The forgotten legend behind the world’s most famous tongue twister.

FeaturedInstant ArticlesNewsAug 26, 2016 Ian Harvey

For most of us, tongue twisters are simply an amusing childish wordplay. Nevertheless, little did we know there was quite some significant history behind one of the world’s most famous tongue twisters of all.

“She sells seashells by the seashore” this tongue twister take us back to the 19th century when the woman referred to simply as “she” was a real person, and carried the name of Mary Anning.

Anning was born on 21 May 1799, in Dorset, southwest of England. Her family had a rather unusual way of earning money for living. It involved digging up fossils and selling them to people who visited the coast. Although this might sound strange, but back in the 19th century, rich and middle-class people loved having curio cabinets as showpieces in their living rooms. These cabinets were often decorated with various natural relics including fossils, most of them souvenirs brought from abroad.

Portrait of Mary Anning with her dog Tray – Natural History Museum, London

Drawing of Mary Anning’s house in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England.


One Way Street

Daily Prompt-Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why?

The urge to hug a departed loved one again or prevent world war are among the compelling reasons that keep the notion of time travel alive in the minds of many. But when you travel back you can change the future.

The DeLorean time machine was Doctor Emmett Brown’s most successful invention, a plutonium-powered time machine comprised of a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car that had to reach 88 miles per hour in order to time travel. This took place in the movie Back to the Future. Here is an example of Doc explaining to Marty about time travel…

Imagine that this line represents time. At some point in the past, the timeline skewed into this tangent creating an alternate 1985. Alternate for you, me, Jennifer and Einstein…But reality for everyone else.

—Doc showing Marty 1985A on a blackboard

I remember discussing this one time with my Mother. She always wanted to see people living in space and to see space travel become commonplace. We always knew it was a dream but it is something my Mother and I shared and discussed many times. I think in the future people might live longer and I would like to see that diseases that we have today are cured so no one would have to experience many of the problems of today for example: Cancer, Neurological Problems, Blindness etc. I know there are many more.

I would want to see a world where all people are educated about caring for each other and caring for the Earth, so our children’s children will have something to live for. And of course world peace.


Daily Prompt

October is Down Syndrome Month



Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. It occurs in one in every 691 live births. Individuals with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. It is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder. Down syndrome is not related to race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status. The most important fact to know about individuals with Down syndrome is that they are more like others than they are different.

More facts about Down Syndrome here




You’ll fall for anything.


 To me it basically means that if you don’t have a set of standards or beliefs for yourself, you will be easily manipulated by others.

Here are the lyrics from a song by Aaron Tippen.


Impossible, Improbable, Inevitable



Go Confidently



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