The Unexplained & Happenstance

Monday, December 6, 2021

The Only Thing That I Got from This is That It Was a Bit Late for Dinner

Maybe I'm wrong, but for me, 7:30 p.m. is near my bedtime these days. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

A Birthday Gift for a Woman Who Was Way Ahead of Her Time

Here is a bit of proof that not all women were housewives during the twentieth century as once thought. As seen here, Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette used her motorized Autoped, "a birthday gift from her journalist husband," to commute to her office where she worked as an administrator in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Cat Under the Ladder Appears to Be His Instructor

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Friday, December 3, 2021

I Would Have Never Guessed That This Famous Tradition Is an Ancient One

Probably the most famous tradition in the United States is the dropping of the New Year ball in Times Square, New York City, at 11:59 P.M. Thousands gather to watch the ball make its one-minute descent, arriving exactly at midnight. The tradition first began in 1907. The original ball was made of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Because We All Enjoy a Little Finger with Our Pumpkin Pie

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Real Winnie-the-Pooh Bear Cub Was Originally a Military Mascot

In 1919, Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian journeying on a train from Winnipeg at the beginning of WWI, purchased a bear cub in White River who he named Winnie. The cub became the mascot for Colebourn's regiment and was eventually donated to the London Zoo on December 1, 1919, when the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

As If Learning the English Language Wasn't Already Hard Enough

There is a constant flow of new words hitting the dictionary and neologism is a fancy term for “new word.” This year's top new word is "NFT" which is the abbreviation of "non-fungible token," and it has been named "Word of the Year" by dictionary publisher Collins, beating "crypto" and "cheugy" for... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Warning, Don't Go in the Water!

Oh, no, say it isn't so! The moment that you realize that those pretty lights are anything but...The reality of this scene is that those shining lights are alligator eyes shining. Location: Myakka River State Park, Florida. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

From Slave to Samurai, Proof That Anything Is Possible

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Friday, November 26, 2021

The Destination Where Tourists Are Soothed by the Sight of These Guys

A short ferry ride from Japan’s east coast, Tashirojima has a population of one hundred humans who are vastly outnumbered by their furry friends. This is the place where humans are soothed by the sight of cats roaming freely. Originally the cats were encouraged as the island produced silk, and mice... Sign in to see full entry.

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