Another post about unfortunate wives. This time though it wasn’t a resourceful final wife who stopped the evil in its tracks by concealing an armed labourer in her bedroom like the post from the other day.
The wife in this Bluebeardian tale wasn’t anywhere near as resilient, and upon finding her new husband, Kulaxides, was a bad guy immediately became insane. I suppose some women just can’t deal with the slightest thing going wrong on their big day. 😉
The nasty Kulaxides had managed to make his way through seven wives before that point, six having disappeared, and the body of the seventh being found in a ravine.
I doubt that number eight would have lasted too long, what with her being a rich widow who had recently made over all her property to him…..
Again, I have to ask, what on earth did these men have about them that kept them in constant wives!? Perhaps the promise of travelling abroad in this case? Lucky for the rich widow a detective noticed that each time Kulaxides travelled with a new wife she never came home.
I always loved the Bluebeard fairytale when I was young, but he didn’t bother taking his wives on a nice trip before getting rid of them!
According to Pliny the Elder, Cleopatra, in a display that proves that crazy people rise to the top, dissolved an obscenely large pearl in vinegar and drank it in order to win a who-was-the-most-wasteful bet with Mark Antony.
You know, if I had more money than I knew what to do with I would send a large pearl through the innards of a dog, just to tell you if this news story from 1930 has any truth or not.
Of course my findings in that case might end up being guesstimates made from the far end of a shovel and won’t be entirely scientific.
I don’t have anything like that much money so we will just have to rely on internet rumour and speculation to make any findings. The inside of a dog is unlikely to be as acidic as Cleopatra’s carefully prepared dish, so even if the actresses pearl passed all the way through it would have still looked like a pearl at the other end. I expect that it would hardly have the same lovely sheen when is was recovered though.
An emetic induces vomiting, so in this case they didn’t have to wait for the pearl to pass by the normal means. This probably means they got it out rather quickly and makes me quite suspicious of this insurance claim. I wonder how long a pearl has to spend inside a gut to reduce significantly in size? I wonder if the actress had a smaller pearl just hanging around and found a use for it?
When you open your christmas presents in a few days time just be glad that you are no going to open this gift.
I wonder who sent this and why. It was lucky the neighbour whose house it was incorrectly delivered to passed it on and didn’t keep it for themselves….
Can you imagine the look on the face of the bank manager when the vault was opened?
Feasting ants wouldn’t have even made it look like a successful heist had occurred, there would have been shreds of damaged notes strewn all over.
I suspect this is what has happened to my back account too. Of course I couldn’t have spent it on Xmas presents.
I am a little concerned about the people who felt the need to call in experts to identify this ‘fossil’. I would think that the difference between iron and bone would be quite obvious really. I wonder what kind of qualifications or experience the original investigators had if they managed to mistake machinery for a monster?
How annoyed do you think the members of the scientific mission were once they got a good look at this haymakersaurus?