The Christmas Elves of Scotland

In Scotland, during Christmas, roving bands of elves are warded off by defensive walls of fire. AWESOME!

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Happy St. Nicholas Day!

Did you put your shoes out? Now that’s change you can believe in!

History Schmistory: December 5. Opera Invented. Also, boredom.

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History Schmistory: December 4th – Ghost ship

1872 – The Atlantic Ocean

The Mary Celeste is discovered mysteriously abandoned. All her crew and the lifeboat are missing, never to be found….creepy

 

By Unconfirmed, possibly Honore Pellegrin (1800–c.1870). This speculative attribution is suggested in Paul Begg: Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea. Longmans Education Ltd, Harlow (UK) 2007. Plate 2 (Scanned from Slate magazine, December 6 2011) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Unconfirmed, possibly Honore Pellegrin (1800–c.1870). This speculative attribution is suggested in Paul Begg: Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea. Longmans Education Ltd, Harlow (UK) 2007. Plate 2 (Scanned from Slate magazine, December 6 2011) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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History Schmistory: December 1 – America calling

1878 – Washington DC

The first telephone is installed in the White House. Reports that the first call went to Domino’s pizza remain unverified…

 

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: November 27th – Up up and ‘get’ away

1962 – Seattle Washington

The first test flight of the Boeing 727. Incidentally, if you ever find yourself in Costa Rica you can stay in a hotel made of an old model!

By Gotanero (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Gotanero (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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