Category: Animals

Bull in a china shop

The strange sight of a bull in a china shop was actually witnessed yesterday in Ilford, from whence the animal was being driven in company with a herd. It rushed into the shop kept by Mr Barnes, and got firmly…

Strange birth

A boy in the district of Kirkcaldy who has a passion for chicken-hatching, got a large egg some time ago from some sailors just come from Alexandria, and placed it under a favourite hen, expecting to get a large Egyptian…

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…

Driven mad by spiders

James Payn, a native of Liverpool, is now in hospital at Portland (Oregon), recovering from an attack of insanity, the result of a strange incident. Last October he started on his way across the continent, and visited various cities. At…

A singular incident

A melancholy fracas has occurred at Indianapolis owing to an actor being bitten by a dog. It seems that there is an actor there of such exquisite proportions that he is known as the Apollo Belvedere. He was walking in…

Cured by lightning

A most extraordinary occurrence is reported from Tupai, says the Perak Pioneer. A Chinaman there, who rears pigs and ducks, was disagreeably surprised one day to find a litter of 11 grunters born with distended hind legs as if they…