He did not put the guano in a bag
on a doorstep, light it on fire and ring
the doorbell. No, he used science.
In the late 1790s, William Buckland, who later became a well-known geologist, pulled a prank on the school he was attending, the University of Oxford. Continue reading “The 18th Century bat poop prank”
Naked of her dress,
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