Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 3 August 2009

Civic Holiday (Canada)
Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)


ROLLER SKATES & MIRRORS

It is claimed that the Belgian Joseph Merlin invented roller skates in 1760. Apparently, Merlin wore his skates to a masquerade ball ehld at Carlisle House in Soho Square, London--but was so unstable on them that he destroyed a "vast and highly valuable mirror" and badly wounded himself.


What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84)
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