In World War I, the Girl Guides (English and Canadian equivalent to Girl Scouts) acted as couriers for secret messages from the British counter-intelligence agency. Professional messengers were needed in the war office at the time, so they decided to use the Boy Scouts. It didn’t work out. Their replacements, the girls, were mostly ranging from fourteen to eighteen in age and were paid eight shillings a week plus food. Like other agents they were sworn to secrecy, but no one suspected them.
(Above: The Girl Guides' motto: be prepared.)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Dumb Blonde Test by QuizRocket.com Funny Quizzes!
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I'm actually surprised I got 'not blonde' since I'm sort of slow... One time my bus parked the opposite direction than it normally does, and I actually started walking away from my house because I didn't notice! Luckily my friend turned me around before I ended up in Florida or something.
Posted by Invisible Turtle at 9:37 AM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Hey, everyone, it's summer, which is good, unless you have Thermophobia, the fear of heat. Or you might have Arachibutyrophobia, the fear of having peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. If I had to choose one, however, I think I'd like Lachanophobia, so I'd have a reason to avoid vegetables. Check out for more phobias. (Above: I hope you don't have Cyberphobia!)
Posted by Invisible Turtle at 8:18 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Besides a dance, I've been spending my time reading this. It's pretty funny! I'll dig up something weird before I leave for camp.
Posted by Invisible Turtle at 12:48 PM
Monday, June 2, 2008
The above photo was not photo-shopped in any way... well, it might have been, but the actual thing is real (I know someone who's been there). General 'Stonewall' Jackson was a General for the Confederate army during the civil war. He was shot by his own troops by mistake and lost his left arm to amputation. He was so important that they buried his arm with an actual funeral. He died a few days before the battle of Gettysburg, leaving General Robert E. Lee to lose both the battle and the war.