Monday, January 4, 2010

Signs and Facts

Know where the Mad Hatter came from?  Not Lewis Carroll, if that's what you thought, although he did fit one right into his Alice adventure.  I read today on Jon Barron's web site that during the 19th century  some hatters used mercury to make their wares.  The results were "baldness, severe muscular tremors, dementia, and fits of wild, uncontrollable laughter. Thus the phrase: "Mad Hatter." "

Interesting, huh?  Stay away from Mercury, and get those old fillings replaced, Thomas!

On another note,  one of the first Signs of the New Year is.....

Seed Catalogs!  These give me plenty to occupy the long hours of winter, waiting and planning for spring.

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