A Taxonomy of Bookworms and Other Musings

 

Traitement_baquet.jpgBaquet. Interior view: Drawing room scene with many people sitting and standing around a large table; a man on a crutch has an iron band wrapped around his ankle; others in the group are holding bands similarly; to the left, a man has hypnotized a woman.

Born today: physician and astrologer Franz Mesmer.  You know the word mesmerism? That’s his scientific contribution. He called it animal magnetism, kind of the 18th-century version of the force, which carried on into the 19th century when surgeon James Braid coined the term hypnosis.

Writer Margaret Fuller was born today. So was Swedish botanist and physician Carl Linnaeus.  He devised a binomial naming system of all living things and is thus known as the father of modern taxonomy. Cyrill Demian received the patent for the accordion today in 1829, in Vienna.  Bonnie & Clyde were shot and killed by police today in 1934.  In 1533, the marriage of King Henry VIII to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, is officially absolved.  His second wife Anne Boleyn would be beheaded almost three years to the day.  Rosemary Clooney was born today in 1928.

For today:

Bristletail vs silverfish

 

Silverfish or firebrat: silverfish

Ice cream flavor: pistachio

Horoscope: Cosmopolitan I mean, it says it has everything you need to know about your week.  I know it’s almost over, but better late than never? I am assuming you will need a case or two of this. And a bottle of this. And this? And a lot of this.

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Published by Guinevere Han Derpants

Writer. Not waving but drowning. Don't worry, help is probably on the way.

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