Off topic: A pope’s pet elephant, punctuation history, baby needs new shoes, musical coin toss

The elephant under the Vatican was a papal pet and so much more. Look at this… the origins of punctuation marks! Speaking of origins, the history of “baby needs a new pair of shoes.” And wouldn’t this be something if it’s not faked: “The world’s fastest orchestra” looks to be the most accurate at tossing coins into beakers.


Photo of an elephant (not the papal pet) from Monterey County Herald archives


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