A Summer Water Safety Tip from 1895 A mad, Michelin-man scheme to inject air under the skin to make a natural life belt.
June 17, 2014
Ephemera, Grim and Grewsome, medical oddities, News, Scientific Oddities, Victorian
and tagged A Summer Water Safety Tip from 1895, Dr. Schneider-Preiswerk, flotation devices, injecting air, inventions, life belt, life preservers, mad inventor, maritime, sailors
Silas Told and the Devil-Fish A ripping yarn from a Methodist convert. An intriguing tale of nameless poisons, the Devil, and a strange horned creature following the ship as a kind of marine psychopomp.
January 16, 2014
Animal Tales, Cryptozoology, Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, News, Prophecies, Scientific Oddities, Strange Deaths, Wonders and Curiosities
and tagged cryptozoology, death omens, giant manta, manta ray, Methodism, psychopomp, sailors, Silas Told, Silas Told and the Devil-Fish, slave trade