+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    ~Marigold~'s Avatar
    ~Marigold~ is offline You make me happy, when skies are grey
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,039
    Thanks
    9,662
    Thanked
    4,985
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MrJones&Me View Post
    I had no idea it was a myth! Interesting... I came across so many stories that state it originated from the black plague theory.
    Kinda boring song now, lol.

    "Life Is Ours, We Live It Our Way".
    Last edited by ~Marigold~; 23-01-2014 at 19:56.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,219
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Not so much an interesting fact but I am always astounded by the level of honesty in the book 'Black Beauty'. It openly talks of death and goes into reasonable detail about some of the painful procedures they used to inflict on horses.
    My DD was reading this for the first time last night! (A shortened version anyway). She called me into the room when she got up to the bit where Black Beauty says he sees a ginger horse dead on the back of a cart, and he says "I think it was Ginger, at least I hope it was". She was horrified and couldn't understand why he would say that about his friend, so I had to explain it to her. Poor horsies. That was my favourite book when I was little but it was so sad.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to CMF For This Useful Post:

    Arlais  (24-01-2014)

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    718
    Thanks
    1,642
    Thanked
    378
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by LotusMum View Post
    Woops, sorry, I edited my comment. I stand by what I wrote though lol. In regards to the drugs, nope, also not true, although its not hard to believe it.
    What it was attributed to was a type of migraine that was named after Alice in Wonderland. Apparently it leads sufferes to feel disconnedted to their bodies, see auras, feel as though their size has changed and so on. Its pretty full on.
    Oh wow that's really interesting!

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    346
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    120
    Reviews
    2
    I've been reading Victorian-age books to my DD and I've found the same thing! I think it was due to the high infant mortality of the age. Most of the books mention the death of children, possibly because many children would have had a sibling or a friend die at some stage so it would have been a normal part of life.

    I had to give up reading The Water Babies to my daughter. I remembered it fondly from my childhood, but reading it now the first third of the book deals with how often the poor chimney sweep is beaten constantly by his master (as a humorous thing!) and then thinly-veiled allegories of children drowning and becoming water babies. It's so depressing!

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,882
    Thanks
    351
    Thanked
    1,438
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I read the other day that in the original sleeping beauty the while the princess was in a coma she was raped by a king and woke while giving birth. There are more that I have heard but can't remember them but still that is kind of messed up.

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    1,138
    Thanks
    195
    Thanked
    214
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    http://listverse.com/2009/01/06/9-gr...-tale-origins/


    How true they all are I do not know but definitely makes an interesting read!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Dr Peter Yong
    By muzzy in forum IVF
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-06-2013, 20:35
  2. TTC after miscarriage - to wait or not to wait?
    By littleduck in forum Pregnancy Loss Support
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-06-2013, 18:19
  3. Peter pan is back!!!!! :)
    By Veve in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 20-05-2013, 22:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Hunter Women's Health Centre
Hunter Women’s Health Centre care for women of all ages, in the full spectrum of their gynaecologic and obstetric health.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!