Thursday, November 08, 2007

Figureheads and UFOs

  • Curious Expeditions blog has a fine little entry on the history of figureheads. One of the interesting tidbits that he brings up is
    The bared breasts of the female figurehead wasn't just for sailor's enjoyment. "An adage dating at least to the time of Pliny the Elder maintained that the waters could be calmed by a woman uncovering her body at sea, and many sailors no doubt hoped that the representation of a bare-breasted woman would stave off foul weather."
  • So the validity of UFO sightings is difficult to prove one way or the other. "Who cares?" says Greg at UFO Mystic, "they're fun."

Canby Depot Museum