Daily Archives: January 16, 2008

The Bowes Silver Swan

The Bowes Swan; silver fish detail from timetravel-Britain.com There is something primally captivating about the successful reproduction of life in art or technology. The Bowes Silver Swan is a wonderful example, dating back to the 18th century. To the accompaniment … Continue reading

Posted in Biology, Museum Lust, Retrotechnology, Wonder Cabinets | 6 Comments

Virginia battles indecent trucks

Tragically, the epidemic of hanging artificial genitalia from truck hitches has spread, prompting still more state legislation, this time in Virginia (as I posted in 2007, Maryland already tried to ban them). We are a really bizarre species to find … Continue reading

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