Monthly Archives: August 2022
Question: What British seaside town did Hitler order the Luftwaffe to not bomb in WW II? Answer: Blackpool, so it could be used it as Hitler’s personal resort once Great Britain had been trounced and the Germans took over. https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/feb/23/hitler-blackpool-resort-plans
I was swarmed by ferrets once. Five of them. Friendly little things. One was in my lap, one on my shoulder, and two clinging to my legs. The other one climbed inside the bag I was carrying. They’re curious, too. https://www.ferret-world.com/ferret-facts/ferret-history/ https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-health-literacy/fun-ferret-facts And adults/teens who’d enjoy a mystery with a ferret character, should try the […]
My father served in WW II, but didn’t have a lot of old army buddies. He married my mother on August 15th, 1942, and while they were honeymooning in Scotland, the rest of his unit went to Dieppe. Not many came back.
I didn’t have any of these, but I certainly saw and heard them a lot when I was backpacking around Europe with my bezzie mate in 1971. https://qz.com/871228/clacker-popular-toy-recalled-because-it-explodes/ https://www.nytimes.com/1971/08/14/archives/in-italy-the-noisy-clackers-have-gone-from-nuisance-to-recognized.html
https://historyhouse.co.uk/articles/sand_castles.html And if you want to get really fancy … https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-build-sandcastle-180975406/