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.
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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!
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The Fences Act 1968 sculpture.

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


1916 The New Zealand Labour Party was founded in Wellington.
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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.
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Dangerous ducks behind electric fence in the duck paddock.

1969 The French language was made equal to that of English in Canada.
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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.
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The Primitive Meths were a generous lot.

Yellow = New Zealand
Orange  = Canada
Green = Australian
Red = UK or other nationality
Italics, bold and coloured blue are links to further info. 
Anything outrageous is usually sarcasm and/or humour.

2 comments:

Debby said...

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.

Jayne said...

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

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