Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 7, chooks, goats, mad scientists and Sam Fox

Once we worked out that the Feral kid was off in his own world again on Tuesday - and intent on building an electromagnet, from which he could not be swayed - the day trotted along at a great clip.
Bribing him with visits to the hardware and electronic stores tomorrow if he finished his text book work today was a winner.
Except he'll be making bigger and wilder things after this electromagnet.
I can see that back shed being taken over soon....

1348 The Black Death arrived at Weymouth.
Finding the hostelries full,however, it moved on to the next village.
This is not the Black Death.
This is an Australorp.

1793 First meeting was held of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island.
The petits fours were delish!
The Fences Act 1968 sculpture.

1851 The discovery of GOLD!!!! at Clunes, Victoria, was announced.
This sheeple with Attitude was not on the menu that evening.

1916 The New Zealand Labour Party was founded in Wellington.
Taking exception to pollies in all parties being labelled silly old goats.

1924 Tom Watson, who never existed, won Olympic Bronze for New Zealand.
Click HERE for explanation.
Dangerous ducks behind electric fence in the duck paddock.

1969 The French language was made equal to that of English in Canada.
If you've got 2/- you can get some of whatever they're selling.

1986 Sam Fox hit the top of the charts for 3 weeks with Touch Me.
The Primitive Meths were a generous lot.

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  1. Let the Feral beast experiment. That's what my husband told me when Dylan dismantled the washing machine. (True Story...he was like, 10 or 11.) Now he's a highly paid electrician/automation mechanic/programmable logic dude. Tim was right. I was terribly short sighted to be so pissed about the washer.

  2. LOL Debby!
    My cousin did something similar but he used his mother's washing machine parts to make a very early type of computer.