Like Tinder but with roasted walnuts
Obscure Factoid of Delight: in England for much of the 19th century and into the early 20th, Halloween was also known as Nutcrack Night as it was associated with eating the new season's apples and nuts - and also a time when 'young maids' would play love divination games using nuts in front of blazing fires. If the nut burst in flames it meant your true love had the hots for you, if the nut shattered and spat fragments over the hearth, it meant your lover would be unfaithful. A bit like Tinder but with roasted walnuts. Here's a 1903 vintage invite to a Nutcrack Night party.
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Charles Christian was an English barrister, Reuters correspondent-turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter, who sadly passed away in 2022.
Prior to his sudden death he completed one of his largest works to date: The Witches Almanac, the definitive guide on the history of magic and folklore, including 359 of the most important witches and sorcerers in history.
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