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It’s a Round, Round World

Thanks to Erin Ptah, I recently found out about the ostrich egg globe that was discovered by an Austrian collector. Dated to around 1504, it appears that the halves of the egg were cast separately, then glued together. It’s quite … Continue reading

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Oz and Uz

While L. Frank Baum claimed that he took the name “Oz” from a filing cabinet drawer, there’s some doubt as to whether this is actually true or just something he thought was more interesting than the truth, I couldn’t say. … Continue reading

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