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The Queen may not have had legs but she sure had drawers

They look like something snaffled from a pantomime dame’s wardrobe. But these generously proportioned linen bloomers and chemise were fit for a queen. And not just any queen. None other than Queen Victoria herself wore these at the end of the 19th century…

As well as being embroidered with a crown and the initials VR the underwear also have a number to ensure they could be kept track of when sent to the laundry…

Victoria’s underwear is at Kensington Palace. Which means they have become one of the most important museum pieces in the country. Embroidered with a small crown and the initials VR, the undergarments have been given ‘national designated status’ by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

via Victoria’s big secret | Mail Online.

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Fun stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on The Queen may not have had legs but she sure had drawers

Lay low, Jiminy! You won’t like this.

When it comes to spitting a cricket for distance, the central Wisconsin talent seems concentrated in one Marshfield family.

Brian Johnsrud spat a thawed cricket 22 feet, 8 inches at the Central Wisconsin State Fair on Saturday. Minutes later, his son Jared shot his cricket 10 feet, 5 inches to win the 9-to-11 age division.

Brian Johnsrud says the key is to pick the biggest cricket and put it upside down on your tongue. He also says you have to take the deep breath before putting the cricket in your mouth, so you don’t swallow the critter.

via Full Story.

September 8, 2009 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on Lay low, Jiminy! You won’t like this.