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  • Beachcombed 23 May 1, 2012

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    Dear Reader, 1 May 2012

    This has been one of the busiest months on record. Aupairs came and went, students declined and fell into exams and, though Beachcombing couldn’t bear to write about it at the time, there was a rat’s nest under the stairs: they had their young in some loveletters from two decades ago. The most popular posts this month included Lili Marlene, a Letter from a Witch and that Lincoln Coincidence. Beach’s own favourite was perhaps the force fed queens and Mad Dadd. Off world highlights included the Oxford comma and Stalin; images of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil; the obituary of Mr Facts; the best April Fool’s Joke; the last survivors of slavery in the US; tree inscriptions as a new academic discipline; and robots and warehouses – why go to a shelf when a shelf can come to you? Oh and there is the virus that could kill your computer on July 9. Huge thanks to all those readers who sent in links: Andy, Amanda, Invisible, Laurence, SM, Ricardo and many many others. And now, without further ado, the most important ten thousand words of the last month…

    Fairies and Vegetation:

    Bizarrest Date:


    After the Funeral:

    Christ Execution Document:

    Dark Age Scotland Without Oxygen:

    New Jersey Coincidence:

    Princip’s Conscience:

    Night Climbing:

    Chick Peas:

    Honey and the Anvils of Women’s Thighs:

    Nanny Coincidence:

    Witty Gravestones: R

    War in Dollyland:

    Newspaper Archives:

    Force-feeding Queens:

    Adult Changelings:

    Escaped Lions:
    Human Confetti:

    Accidentally Obscene:

    Britain as Isle of the Dead:

    Severed Head:

    Japanese Torpedo Boats:

    Osiris and Mad Dadd:

    Style Guide:

    Did Christ Exist?

    Singing Enemy Songs:

    Strange Museums:

    Irish Invade Canada:

    Happy May to all!