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  1. The Screaming Hairy Armadillo of Yore

    TwilightBeasts digs into the evolution of armadillos, revealing the existence of the pink fairy armadillo, the screaming hairy armadillo, as well as a species so large it used huge claws to create burrows in rock. Yes, rock.

    Animals
  2. History of Ornithology

    At the American Ornithological Society’s History of Ornithology, site you can explore a field of science “populated by interesting characters, adventure, intrigue and discoveries, that guided the development of many aspects of biology.”

    History
  3. The Grey Fox: Legendary Train Robber Billy Miner

    The Library and Archives Canada blog shares their collection on Billy Miner, a notorious train robber and serial prison escape artist. “The Gentleman Bandit,” as he was known on both sides of the Canada–U.S. border, was seen as generous folk hero to many.

    Education
  4. Finger-Ring Lore

    Did you know that, ‘A dove, carrying an olive branch in its mouth, engraved in pyrites and mounted in a silver ring ensured the wearer the utmost hospitality wherever he went, as it conveyed the power of “fascination.”?’ Learn more about rings at the Maynooth University Library blog.

    History
    Maynooth University Library Archives
  5. Getting Stuffed at Christmas: Sage

    Did you know that sage, as a member of the mint family, is considered medicinal? “Sage is singular good for the head and braine, it quickeneth the sense and memory, strengtheneth the sinews…” –John Gerard, 1597

    Nature
    Photo courtesy of the Manchester Museum Herbarium