Month: April 2014

Escape of a polar bear at Dundee

Great consternation prevailed the other morning in the vicinity of Commercial Street, owing to a polar bear having made his escape and running at large in the streets. It appeared that Mr Woods, Greenmarket, had procured two polar bears, which…

Race between pigeons and bees

At the village of Hamme, in Westphalia, a most singular wager has been made and won. In the sporting records of Europe there has been no such race, and its result will open for us quite a new chapter on…

Actor and geese on the Thames

On Saturday afternoon last week, Mr Felix Rogers, of Sanger’s Amphitheatre, sailed in a tub accompanied by four geese from Battersea to Westminster Bridge. The tub was two feet deep by two feet six inches in diameter, and it was…