Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24 is International Fairy Day



This picture dates to 1917 -- well before Photoshop! Little girls were thought too innocent to fake photographs, so the fairies in this picture must therefore be real. No less than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the ├╝ber-rational Sherlock Holmes, was completely taken in by this picture and other, similar ones.

I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but these pictures didn't actually show real, live fairies. (Read more here.)

Nevertheless, today is International Fairy Day. If you feel there's magic in the air... there just might be.

It's also the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist -- but we've talked enough this week here at the Blog of Days about people who've lost their heads. Besides, the commemoration of John the Baptist's beheading is at the end of August. We can come back to it.

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