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ANIMALS Rest In Peace, Giant Earwig!

I CAN’T IMAGINE MORE THAN THREE PERSONS who rejoiced when they saw one. The St. Helena Giant Earwig (Labidura herculanea in Latin) was a monster, at least 3 1/s inches long, with gripping pliers of incredible 1 1/2 inches – on their behind! Thanks god, he lived on the remote Atlantic island of St. Helena … Weiterlesen »

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BUILDINGS If You Ever Come To … (No. 73)

It’s easy to find: 500 Chartres Street, at the corner of St. Louis Street. A fine building, errected 1815 to house the French Emperor Napoleon I, should he be able ton escape from his prison island St. Helena in the Atlantic. He didn’t and died there in 1821. But his many aficionados in the USA, … Weiterlesen »

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