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Head of the Dog That Bit You

The cynocephalus is a rather fancy name (or at least it sounds that way in English) for a rather simple concept, which is a person with the head of a dog. This is a theme that shows up quite frequently … Continue reading

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Planting Sheep

Seeing a mention of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary in this Wired article made me realize I’d never addressed this myth on my blog, and while I probably won’t be adding anything new to the existing information, it’s something that’s … Continue reading

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