By Elizabeth P. Archibald
Need to know tips to backyard with lobsters? how you can sober up? develop a beard? or just tips on how to make an ideal omelet? glance no additional. particularly, glance backward.
Based at the well known weblog, Ask the Past is stuffed with the knowledge of the ages--as good because the fad diets, zany pickup traces, and bacon Band-Aids of the a while. Drawn from centuries of old texts by way of historian and bibliophile Elizabeth P. Archibald, Ask the Past bargains a pleasant array of recommendation either clever and weird.
Whether it's eighteenth-century bedbug recommendation (sprinkle mattress with gunpowder and permit smolder), price range type guidance of the center a long time (save at the outfits, splurge at the handbag) or a sixteenth-century primer on seduction (hint: do no go gas), Ask the Past is a wildly pleasing consultant to existence from the folk who lived it first.
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How little effort does it take a bat to roost upside down? Dead bats are routinely found in typical roosting position, looking like they are just taking a snooze. Only when they want to take off from their roost do bats have to flex their muscles. Other anatomical oddities also help bats roost upside down. Their necks are extremely flexible, so if they need to look behind them—no problem—they can turn their heads 180 degrees. The hind legs of bats are rotated so that their knees face backward, which aids in roosting.
But since I work, perhaps this too came from my labors. The pleasure came from the idea that I was providing for my family and showing love through my efforts. I asked my wife this question and she said that men are idiots and don’t have the sense to stay in the air-conditioned house and cook. She might have something there. 2. Male Bonding Chris Bennett also observes: Another aspect of grilling that deserves mention is the camaraderie it engenders. The grill gives men a place to stand and talk and renew acquaintance, while the smoke chases the women away.
You need special equipment and the more you practice the better you get. I think this is another draw to men to do the grilling. Although some married male grillers enjoy preparing the side dishes, our correspondents report that it is usually the wife who issues the invitations, prepares the non–barbecue-related food, sets the table, and cleans the dishes. Some women, resigned to their fate, have decided to go with the flow. Even if she can’t get her husband to agree to food preparation parity, this barbecue widow, who prefers to remain anonymous, will take what she can get: If I were the one on whom the family depended to plan, prepare, and put most of the meals on the table every single day, all year long, and if, on occasion, someone else said: “Hey honey, don’t worry about dinner tonight, I’ve got it covered,” I’d be up in a Calgon tub with candles, a book, and a beverage until I was called down to the table (which I probably set myself ).
Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear by Elizabeth P. Archibald