Picture the scene: It’s 3:48PM and the lines are steadily building under the bright lights of your favorite shopping center. Your stomach is still full from turkey, stuffing, rolls, and oh the gravy and mashed potatoes, but you must press on. 4:21PM: the line now stretches down the front of the building and around the… Continue reading Black FriYay! The History of Behind How We Got Our Shop On.
Today is an exciting day in the Library of Curiosities household. Though the past Spring and Summer season I was on the hunt. Loaded up with muddy buckets, dirty shovels, and nitrile gloves (all leaving their dusty mark on the floorboard of trusty rusty adventure mobile), I set out on a mission of collection. Verbena,… Continue reading Pollinator Palace – My Journey to Create a Monarch Waystation
Thomas Edison. Nikola Tesla. George Westinghouse. Three names at the heart of the race to Electrify the United States. In late 19th Century, the three battled to become the king of the Gilded age through acts of sabotage, and innovation. Tied together by a drunk who accidentally electrocutes himself, and the first death by electrocution,… Continue reading A Curious Review: The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World.
Aquarist: noun. "A person who keeps an aquarium." The pet fish: an easy transition into pet parenthood. Complete with that first glorious moment when bubbles glides into his new fishy home with a fluid plop. So much excitement. So much glee! At first, the fish bowl stays immaculate. Cleaned regularly, new filters on time, water… Continue reading It’s a Fishy Situation…
One Hundred Fifty. 150 is the rough estimate of total number of ducks in my collection. However, my 150 does not account for two sponge cleaning ducks, a duck soap-on-a-rope, two rubber duck Pez dispensers, a crystal duck purchased from a Swarovski store in its home country: Austria, duck bag clips, four stuffed ducks that… Continue reading The “Quacktacular” History of The Rubber Duck
Hello, and thank you for finding your way to the Library of Curiosities. It has been brought to my attention that I am in fact curious about too many things, and that no, I cannot keep going to college and study all the things, so I hope to share my curiosity with you. Before I… Continue reading The research begins