Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Monopod

Okay, is WASN'T Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels who wrote of the Monopods. My daughter Christina corrected me. The most notable reference to the legend was from C.S. Lewis in Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

But the picture above, "borrowed" from Wikipedia, is captioned, "A monopod. From the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493)." So the legend has been around a long time. In fact I also found reference to the writings of Pliney in ancient Greece that are supposed to mention monopods.

There. I was wrong. But I've set the record straight, I think.

For those of you who thought I was never wrong, that was just a test. (Ha!)

5 comments:

Michelle said...

I knew you were testing us - seeing if we were awake and alert to what you post but I got so carried away by Carol's magnificent photos that I forgot to say anything. *wink wink*

Candace said...

Okay now that's about the silliest thing I've ever seen.

kenju said...

I didn't know where it came from, so - you coulda' fooled me - and did.

Nankin said...

Even the best of us are wrong upon occasion.

Peter said...

Sorry to tell you John I was never one of those that thought you were never wrong.