Monday, 7 June 2021

Some More Facts

 Good morning everyone, unless it isn't morning were you are. It is a somewhat chilly morning here,although others may disagree.

Being Monday it is fact day so here we go.

1961 was the last year that can be written upside down and still appear the same. The next year that this is possible will be 6009.

Raw cashews poisonous

Victorian villains William Burke and William Hare used to dig up the dead and sell them to medical students. They stole bodies from graves in Edinburgh and soled them onto a doctor Robert Knox. When news spread of these happenings love ones in Edinburgh would cover their love ones graves with heavy iron grills to keep the evil pair at bay.

Because of this the pair turned to murder to keep up with the growing demand for the dead.

The magic word “abracadabra” was originally for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.


Margaret D said...

Good grief, how dreadful were those two.

Kea said...

I knew that bodies were dug up and sold for medical use, but I didn't know the names of the perpetrators. Ugh.

Hmm, I wonder if "abracadabra" will cure my own hay fever this year. :-P

Nancy Chan said...

I love cashew nuts and we usually roast them in the oven.

Rita said...

I didn't know their names but I had heard about people who grave robbed bodies to sell to the medical establishments--and that they later just killed people because they got more money for fresh bodies. I didn't know people were making it difficult for them to rob the graves. Kind of funny! Serves them right. Horrible people. But then think about the people who bought the bodies without questioning where they came from.

CWMartin said...

The abracadabra thing puts a new spin on the old Steve Miller song...

Karen BakingInATornado said...

Wow, grave robbers to murderers, people never stop surprising me.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Margaret D........Yes for sure

Kea......So did I, if only cure was as easy as a word

Nancy......Me too

Rita.......So bloody true

Chris.....Oh yeah

Karen.....Me either

Juli said...

You think those two ever used raw cashews for their murderous plans?


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