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It’s an Egg’s Life

Of all the strange and oddly named characters in nursery rhymes, one of the most famous has to be Humpty Dumpty, perhaps the first egg to receive a name. Versions of the poem date back to at least 1797, and … Continue reading

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Cole Mining

While we know that Old King Cole was a merry old soul with a love for music, whether he actually existed is a matter of some debate. There are records of a few different British rulers named Coel, dating back … Continue reading

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The Chickens Are Coming!

The Toyminator, by Robert Rankin – This book is the sequel to The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse. If you’ve read that one, you know that it ends with Eddie Bear becoming mayor, and Jack being appointed an honorary … Continue reading

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My Mother, the Goose

While the name “Mother Goose” is now most closely associated with nursery rhymes, it was originally fairy tales that were attributed to the mysterious personage. While Charles Perrault’s 1695 book of fairy tales was properly called Histoires ou contes du … Continue reading

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