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Well. Some days you find yourself researching the history of dermatology, and other days you act like a normal person!

Zinc oxide has been used on the skin for about a thousand years! At four, I am going to do laundry!

Loves you all from a distance...

What strange things have you found yourself researching?


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Jul. 1st, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Nothing too strange. Song lyrics and people mentioned in other's blogs.
Jul. 1st, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Things I learned today:

1. Dr Stephen Maturin makes the acquaintance of shy and melancholy aardvark called Honey in The Mauritius Command (Courtesy of esteven and feroxargentea)

2. In 1830 George Cadogan's daughter Honoria was romantically linked with the dandy Whig politician and First Lord of the Admiralty Sir James Graham. Round about the same time Graham joined a shooting party with John M'Kerlie, a retired naval captain and Trafalgar veteran, who he offered a new command to: the experimental frigate HMS Vernon. M'Kerlie and Cadogan had previously served together as midshipmen on HMS Indefatigable in 1797. (All my own research :) Edited to correct terrible typo in date!

3. Zinc oxide has been used on the skin for about a thousand years. (Courtesy of you! :D)

And I also did laundry today, but I'm not sure if that counts as a strange or interesting thing.

Edited at 2012-07-02 07:43 pm (UTC)
Jul. 2nd, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Toothbase brands and powders from Victorian era. I now know which brands were most popular with which class. :)
Jul. 3rd, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Good to know.
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Jul. 3rd, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
It is funny, sometimes I do the research, and then I don't need it for a story after all. It is enough that I know.
Jul. 2nd, 2012 11:42 am (UTC)
Weevils. They are soooo cute :) They exist in blue, too. Naval weevils :)
And birds. But only a bit. Albatroses and frigate birds. Sloths? Two- and three-fingered.

Sailing in general.

Perfume flacons of the Victorian aera. Uniforms and clothes.

Laundry? What's that? :)
Jul. 3rd, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
The blue weevil is gorgeous! he looks like a precious gem.
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