"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

In 1855, newspapers distributed a report from France delivering a highly unusual cautionary tale about the hazards of lightning strikes.  It seems a fateful bolt from the blue turned a little Mademoiselle into a Monsieur:

The kind of thing that could happen to anybody.

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