The Inside Skinny: Folklore + Life on the Moon + Throwback Thursday + come back Elizabeth Bathory all is forgiven
And we kick off today's stories with a reminder that the 17th of January is "Old Twelvey" or Old 12th Night because here in the UK some people still haven't got over the Julian-to-Gregorian calendar change in 1752! Still, it provides an another excuse to go wassailing!
It seems like it was only the other day we were all stunned by the news the Chinese had succeeded in growing cotton seed on their new Moon lander spacecraft. Hang in, it was only the other day. Well it's gone to join the choir eternal – it's now dead – it couldn't survive the lunar night. Story by The Register.
Finally... Throwback Thursday – Austrian actors Senta Berger + Marissa Mell + Maria Perschy circa 1963.
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