Three Things I Learned Today

Thanks to a conversation overheard this afternoon on a number 15a to Rathmines I now know that the pre-Socratic philosopher Anaximander believed humans developed inside the mouths of fish until they were sufficiently evolved to break forth and lead independent air-breathing  lives. Only on a Dublin bus…

Ever wondered why the Bing cherry is so called? Of course you have. Apparently Mr Lewelling, who first cultivated the variety in Oregon, had a trusty Manchurian foreman working in his orchards. Ah Bing, immortalised for his services to fruit. 

And did you know that the calibrated doofer sales assistants use to measure your shoe size is called a Brannock Device? Developed by the Brannock Device Company in 1927. Just thought I’d share.

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