The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Sylvain Dornon, a stiltwalking shepherd from Landes in southern France, set out on a journey from Paris to Moscow on the 12th of March 1891. His fifty-eight day walk constituted a genuine curiosity to the Russians, to whom this sort of locomotion was unknown. via wikipedia