It’s the end of the year and time for our annual Mini-stories episodes. Mini-stories are quick hit stories that were maybe pitched to us from someone in the audience, or something interesting we saw on twitter, or just a cool tidbit that we found in our research that stuck in our heads, but didn’t warrant a full episode for whatever reason. We’ll have stories of mysterious ice boats, green ruins, sack dresses, steampunk violins, and a little update from a couple of the notable city flags that have been redesigned around the country.
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This is ninety: nine percent, invisible, nine Roman, Mars, is the end of the year in time for our annual many stories episodes many stories are quick hit stories that we're It appears to us from some one in the audience or something interesting. We saw on twitter arrest a cool tidbits. We found in our research that has got stuck in our heads and one come out, but they didn't quite weren't the full episode treatment, for whatever reason there also this great opportunity for us to get to know the non scripted version of the fine people who work on this issue and as the person who cast interview them. It is my favorite part of this week. Real charmers Einstein, love stories of mysterious ice boats, green ruin, sack, dresses, dean, punk violins in a little update from a couple of the notable city flags that and redesign around the country. It's gonna be for first up as senior producer, Katy mingle. So ok, we're gonna start out by meeting Denise.
Hi, my movements, Denise Boniface, I own aquanauts, diving in come on how sunburn, Canada, yet so dear. Peace is from Alberta, Canada, where she owns scuba, diving company. Albert, as you may know, is not a coastal problems. So if your scuba, diving in Albert I you're doing it in lakes, were called their dark, there murky Kaliko it concerns the local. So there this one leg called Lake, Patricia surrounded by mountains, a trait even in a mountain valley. Very bad! Are you my and if you find the right spot on the lake and dive about thirty feet, down, you'll find a shipwreck, It doesn't really look like a ship that looks. I cannot come on I also wonder that all broken up to me.
There and then there's a lotta refrigeration, coils the refrigeration closed for, or you get to that that just For now, so you you make the way down sort of through this murky darkness, like pile of lumber and debris fifty feet. Sixty eight and then you'll you'll find a plaque. This is where women get excited its pitched. But if you shine a light on a you can read it and Denise has read it quite chance, operation how to cut a secret. More to project involving the use of ice in ship construction is therefore about January to a problem like important. Three was a prototype. Information contact. The canadian pipes servants Jasper well so there's a guy hyperlink in the birth of the lake
when we debate the others a cure, yeah, that's ok! So there's so many things about this pact that I love. I love that its at the bottom of the lake. I love the part where it says from or invoke contact the canadian Park service because it's hurting plies, you could just dumbo across this whilst like straws looking at the bottom of the canadian Lake, and I Actually I asked unease that she was like yeah you. You could because there's a lot of people to tighten league but of course the most in Bringing part of the black is the part about the secret World war, two project involving the use of ice in ship construction. What was it about? So ok, so in the early nineteenth forties during World war, two german submarines are you boats, as they were called, or basically wreaking havoc on alleged ships in the Atlantic Ocean just sinking
left and right, and so eventually this person name Admiral Mount Batten goes to Winston. Churchill and he's like we have, I have to do something about this and I think I know what the solution is. A giant and think of all aircraft, crew, air sized ship main of ice goods and actually Churchill is intrigue like it sounds like one of those far fetched that the kind of gets floated during times of orbit never actually gets built. Except for this really did get built, or at least a prototype of it got built, and that is the shipwreck at the bottom of of Patricia Lake. And that's what the black commemorates. While so what in the world made Admiral Mount button, think that unsinkable ship should be made of ice yet so late,
What thou? Okay, so still an aluminum we're in really short supply said I was a big thing. They are actively looking for alternatives and then second thing is that they they hoped that this ice ship would be so dense than it would basically be indestructible and women I think that I would be indestructible because it doesn't seem like right yea it. Actually, it wasn't just plain ice. They were, they were gonna, build these ships out of a mixture of of ice and sawdust called Pie, Crete. Named after its inventor a guy named Jeffrey Pike. So if you mixed,
sort of water and woodchips together and then froze it in May. The ice really really strong, and so this guy Jeffrey Pike he he invented not only pine tree, but he came up with the idea of building a ship out of it, and then he got that idea to Admiral Mount Batten. So the ships will be built from blocks of pi create and then there would basically be pipes with coolant running through the whole thing to keep rice. So that's that's. There Frederick recoils Denny saw at the bottom of the lake and pie. Crete really was the snake incredibly strong and dense mixture and there's the amazing anecdote in this story where Admiral Mount Batten, who again, is not the inventor of Patriot but he's like the main kind of abandoned as for this idea, and he was so hype about it that he brings a piece of paper to me:
in this, is a meaning in which they were trying to convince the Americans and the British were trying to convince the Americans to get on board this. This crazy ice ship plan, it brings a block of pike reach the meaning, along with a regular block of ice and at sea Employment is does this demonstration where he takes out his revolver and he shoots the regular ice and its speed enters into a thousand little pieces and then boy he shoots. The patriot and and the boy bounces off the patriot and actually serve ricocheting into the leg of one of his unlike successful, is actually spike declared a total success and they're all like thumbs up like green light, false be bad, and yet If they decide to go forward with this crazy plan, Winston Churchill signs off on it. I'm not sure what all Americans signed off on it, but they, the American said, will help you do this.
And then I guess at some point. They also got Canadians involved because they end up building this protein. On this little lake in Alberta, Canada Patricia yes, and they name it project havoc after a Bible verse- and I think the verses pretty interesting worried, Eggers, behold the among the nations and look and wonder marvellously for. I am, Working a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told to you This is clearly the Bible rose, that's lake. We are building and crazy being, and have a cook apparently was the name of the hebrew profit, which I certainly never knew and then the prototype itself was built by canadian conscientious objectors who didn't know what they were building and who had opted for alternative service jobs, and they were, like
given this job and not really told that it actually was a worse. We are for the war, so interest two months: they built a prototype of this ship, but it ended up being harder to build an and more expensive than they thought and by the time the prototype was ready. The war had, moved on, like they were figuring out how to build the atomic bomb they figured out. How to mass produce smaller aircraft carrier. And in the end they they basically scrap the project and ultimately lead it sink into the bottom of late, Patricia and, as we know, you can still see. There today for the crew about. Diving that have occurred in being able to say that you don't have a cat like edge It is, has called a diver. That's it's nice to see at once, but today the too many times not bad interesting, but I'm not in other words, that doesnt really help you truly overburdened,
ESO family like if you build a ship out of I it just sort of lake, turns into nothing slash and burn the ocean, the ants and investing in once you ve. Seen enough. That's that's awesome. Hello, MR special Debbie Schneider men who sent in the Tipp about project have a cook scarcely said it was: as to the many stories absurd that we did last year. So if you also have a mini story suggestion we do read them reach us through the contact page at nine p m that our next step producer, Emmett Fitzgerald aright, Are you ready near you should just they don't know here? Ok, so this is a story about a ruin, it's probably the most famous ruin, maybe in the Roman Colosseum cool New urban. I have never been
I've also never been. But you can you can picture egg absolutely can picture. You can figure in a white columns, kind of dusty beer, denuded of all life, and it just looks like a classic ruin right. So what ya a color wouldn't say: why wait maybe to round off kind of exerting an old old sand. Colored stone till I think that's like sort of the image we have of ruin spite. I was on twitter dividend. I found this kind of amazing thread that feature all these things from the nineteenth century and the Colosseum is totally green. It's like this. This greenhouse covered in vines in and plants and all this to plant life, and it was a thread put together by this guy named Paul, her she's a novelist and a Phd researcher at the University of EAST Anglia, and he studies the history of ruins, and he says
as you know, in until the middle of the nineteenth century, the Colosseum was was Youse totally overrun with plants. There are trees and shrubs and vines. Growing everywhere in- and you know, like always, artists and poets, would run, would write about the Colosseum. Is this verdant greenhouse Charles Dickens visited the ruin and said you know, wrote about its walls and arches overrun with green and in eighteen. Fifty is British botanist, a man named Richard Deacon, decides to do a botanical survey of the Colosseum cataloguing, all of the plants growing on the run. What will be. He found a great many plants are overflowing species than you know them a growing or among the crumbling ruins so that that Paul Cooper, that's the fellow put together the twitter threat exactly, and he told me about all the different plants that that this guy Richard Beacon, found fifty six varieties of grass Cyprus is an Holly's, just incredible variety, and and what comes out of Dickens Book as that
Is this incredibly poetic description of, crumbling landscape, that has become this kind of overgrown garden. Of great variety describes how its dampen I'm cool in and in a low arcades, the Colosseum, but the dry and woman on on the top lies as you is this incredible cut of micro climate this? This bio dome of they didn't. Life occur specifically the sum of the plants. Was so rather that they didn't actually occur anywhere else in western Europe and so did sits down. He tries to sort of work out how these plants ended up. And this one spot, and this like iconic cultural spot is but is sort of a botanical wonder, and he comes up with the wild hypothesis, but these These plans must have been brought into the Colosseum on on the phone or even the stomachs. The animals. The Romans brought into the arena to fight Romans,
but in Lyons and they to fight gladiators and they brought in giraffes and other kinds of african wildlife. First ceremonial HANS inside the Colosseum in theory, was here as well stu travelling on the backs of of other animals that move around, that we have moved around the world that that that might be the cause of of what brought these these plants cynical, so great, it's a little hard to her from Iceland, where there was, but it's it's a cool. It's a cool story and Paul Cooper really likes this. This image, like poetic about the idea that It needs ritual animal hunts that they were held us as a way of proving that humans had reached a level of civilization that they now have PETE Dominion over the animals. An unwise shown the way triumphed over of the wild and destructive nature of the natural world, but both the berry in the firm and and got to these animals. Were these natural seeds, though, ultimately going to end
aid and climb over the witness whole magnificent ruin, so how it happen that this verdant micro climate, Almost greenhouse, become, Thus the dry ruin that we think up today so Eighteen, seventy ITALY gets unified under a secular democratic government and they take control of the city of Rome, which had previously been in the hands of of the papacy, and this new government is really trying to create a set of rational scientific, modern, italian identity, but they see that is really rooted in this ancient roman history, and so they care a lot about these old ruins like the Colosseum and projecting a certain italian this to you what these buildings represent and the plants don't quite with him? Is that their that they're looking for they? These clauses invaders? then a damaging that the ruins and they began to take the plants off the road
and even at the time there's some real push back from scientists from the botanical community. Who say yes stop. This is this: like special micro ecosystem filled with all these totally unique plant species Italian, Belfast and countess. Wasn't it says that in your nature, like to dress poetically, the venerable walls and it now archaeological cupidity archaeological greed has destroyed. Everything to people were whip, we're getting a bit of an outcry about this at the time, but The ideology went ahead and later on. In sir, you get into the the role of misleading as fascist party they the ruin, completely strict and excavated completely clean, which is poor thing. To preserve a mean: do you preserving is so is really about? Whatever you think is the proper thing to preserve a mean: do you preserving as it is true, Vines were destroying the room. You know ain't right at of the truth. There is true to that. But what is that?
of removing all the vines and what is the three represented in the natural history of the things that are there right exactly, and I think you know Cooper says that when he sees these these beautiful paintings of the coffee on these, plants on the travel there and potentially on the backs of wires raises, raises some interesting questions about about what state we the preserver Ruinin. Is it just the rocks of that? The only thing that we care about any added that our stories embedded potentially within other aspects of what's there that that tell important parts of the house? It has made sad to think that though we ve lost the romantic potential of this site, in this incredible ruin of overgrown with greenery and often affected. Berry. Stories hidden in these different layers of history, Also in the more intangible elements like the floor growing, a particular ruin can telling a huge part of the story suit talking.
Poland and any seeing that the twitter thread that he put together and then later turned to an article. In a really dismay, me think about historical preservation and market and archaeological press Commissioner, I really what gets to be a part of what lives on and what we choose not to leave, but doesn't make the cut I wish, in this case, is always plants. I mean this. The world, is not just the things we this all the stuff around it and it could be the natural. Flora and fauna that effect the amazing there- and there are still some it's in the Colosseum and indeed other people that make decisions about what to to pick and material
the weed out and now it's as its whole city, that's built up around this the space and so it since even there even more kind of outline within the rest of the built environment, that's a little little bit of little bit of greenery in a grey concrete world, so a while back? Nine applies digital director, Crook Homestead started, researching a story about sacked cloth, dresses the type of die. Why clothing made from a cycle of flour and feed sex, and we considered it for us, website for a while, but current had a connection to the story. They made it even better. As many story, homemade sat cloth apparel grew really popular during the great depression, but, as I was looking, Do it I thought the idea seemed familiar somehow, so I called
this story, and I know to see if maybe she had told me about them when I was a bit younger okay. So my can you tell us briefly who you are what you do and selling, because there I'm a professor at the university of certain where I teach horses on science and american culture also courses on women generally inside was born in Michigan during World WAR. Two and her dad worked in Detroit at the time I was born. My father was shipped overseas. Its mother went home to live with her family on a farm in the thumb of Michigan, so all people from Michigan. She refers to the shape of Michigan as looking like a gloved hand and refers to it as the or that where it is in the hand right yet and so people, if they're, trying to tell you where they are from an Michigan, though just hold their hand and like point to part of that didn't like their places in America, people and mission. A developed ways to deal with shortages in the late nineteenth. Twenties am going through war war too. Well,
when I was a little girl, my grandmother most of the selling for all of us and so the fabric that she you we're collar and redress was actually bribery that she would pick out by going to the local general store see my great grandmother would the sacks of flour, and then we use those sacks aren't refinery. Facts became one outbreak for these. These dresses, I mean, was the fabric in the other guy picture, the sex that hold rice or something which are terrible, burlap style set like what what was the fabric like? Well, it actually had to be paid finally woven because it was made to hold flower because fixes cotton kind of cavalry, very decent quality fabric, so busy We think of flower is being something that comes in these smaller five or ten pound bags often made a paper, but back then it was a different story. There are large fact. Nobody was because I was because I had to hold his beer or a hundred thousand flower.
So did the flower companies know that people were using their flower sacks and upskilling them as dresses. Yeah, they started to figure this out over time and they started just their designs accordingly, it so someone actually used think that would wash back out see could have this clean white cloth and others went the other direction with ITALY, design these patterns and seed by flower, sacks with dancers or job These are bunnies or flowers or other interesting things in my mom's grandmother would sit through those options and bring home favorites from the store cheek quickly. But I didn't So I think she avoided Pixar regrouping flowers on fabric because she knew what I like people. The term also turn saxon quilts companies even diapers.
In farmers reused, livestock feed begs to net fabric was rougher, but it still work for things like towels for very first sighing experience with people got barbarism forming a format we could do for our apparently, in my great grandfather, had a feedback apron. My great grandmother, medium for doing really dirty work like too dirty even for work. Clothes. For example, helping out cows in labour, I got her ear Are you really want aware? Even your ordinary were closed, because that was really a pretty bloody mass suit, so you'd die seed by a sack of feed for the cows, and then future use that sack to help birth new cows. That's that's pretty crazy! That's what I thought So companies, of course, caught onto the sack fabric trend and they realize they could boost their sales with nicer, cotton and fresh and more sort of fashionable pattern.
Along the way and somebody Factories even sponsored National, sat cloth, dressmaking competitions. I was very clever marketing is, I think about it as a historian supposed him. I talk to my mind that this shit Actually, he said this. That I really liked out and that it was partly quote: fabric of life and those living in rural american right, which seemed really apt. Ultimately, These designs, they of all beyond just being a board of necessity, they became about like fashion identity, for these people, to which I think is really fascinating. What's on your mind restoring buying velvet but while and untrue already live in these parts movies. What's going to the general store, picking out your. And then try to pick out the same paragraph is our neighbour. My job is no matter what even everywhere in dress men have sat cloth. You want to look good. You wanted
say, tell who is from what family, by by another patterns that they were wearing a good tartan like a killed four legs the modern day, killed a circle. This has been really great. I love talking about this. I love the fact that my mom's a historian- and it is just so interested in these things and has his great through personal histories, to thank you so much for comfort for agreeing to do this and talking about I can do about this. I love the fact that my mom's a historian- and it is just so interested in these things and has his great her personal histories to thank you so by tramper for agreeing to do this and taught me finding I've written in this was terrific. I'm happy to be part of any part of surgery. Man, I love, you lot, give a better dead and I'll talk to you soon. Ok, ok, love you took her alive. Tell you! love and everyone who, how big it set up at all this. She was like. Ok, you can, you can cut any part of this. You want, but you
I keep thinking, then sign off. That's why she knows what she's doing eirik thanks so much since we are astute listeners who was in all the way to the end of the show, you you're my favorite cards that are to listen to all the way to the end of the You may have noticed a new production credit since we started using all original music. Since I I've had your voice on here when you actually introduce yourself in what you do with show machinery on I'm the composer fur I do all the music and so you have a many sorry. This is your first many stories now it's my first ready The story ever and also their ago came on the congratulations that its let's hear it. So it's eighteen, hundreds and people are just starting to consume, recorded music and the process of Burning at this time is kind of hectic, and
I like to imagine a lot of fun, maybe maybe more hectic so before they use, microphones and studios sound, was captured by these big horns, which were made of like mainly brass or copper. And these recording horns would collect and focused. So vibrations into this little diaphragm? the diaphragm would vibrator stylus that cut a groove, to a wax disk. Should I be picturing. These recording horns pretty much like a phonograph like an old fashioned photographing plays out through one of these horns. Yeah, it's like the same thing except his backward looking Messiah, that's like part of his just same backwards as forward But the problem with this process was that these recording horns were limited in what sound frequencies they respond to so certain instruments like to buzz and french horns where which were also made of brass, we'll get picked up much louder than string instruments like guitars or violence.
That makes sense so nowadays we record every instrument, on track and do a lot of levelling after the fact. But back then, they had to record a whole orchestras with just one are sometimes too if they were really fast. See these big recording horns in a single room right and then they just me copies of the disk that they recorded on. There was no editing if there was too much french horn or if an opera singer like Blue out recording with their falsetto you throw this Gawayne! You do it again, so annoying Get a balanced mix of different instruments and voices, sound engineers would arrange the musicians all around the studio at various distances, from the recording horns. Sometimes they too have like the latter instruments. Like french horns pointed out the back wall away from the recording horn and musicians, would be watching their conductor like in a mere Louth
I put pianos on top of platform so that you know that the mallets and chords that are inside would be lined up with the recording for him and this one's on my favorites they'd, some put a singer like on a little trolley, so that an assistant could we'll them closer to the worn for quieter. Uncle passages and we'll them away during loud ones, chaotic is like a rube Goldberg recording. You know an orchestra amazed by the string, events where the hardest to record and because of that like stand, a base parts were often just played onto, but instead and a lot of engineers didn't want to deal with recording violins at all. So there were very few. What is with violence on them before a certain time. Is that true? Well, there were actually a fair amount of recordings of violence, but it was part because of the engineers going through all this trouble to do these elaborate sessions, but also because of this openly,
Ok, so can you this guy? What you're holding I'm holding a stroll violin which sham my band made founded this novelty music shop and it's it's got like the neck and like head and bridge of a violin and the strings by it, instead of like a body. It's just got this like wooden rod and then this lake huge Horn, yeah, it's coming out of it. So imagine going like a violin with no would eat what he called the Baltic. The body that has the EU like. We think that resonates that goes up against your neck. When you play, violent, that's all gone, and then instead is this busily a trump. Sitting on the appointed folded back into itself and the sound comes out of the end of the of the trumpet horn, just like how recording was like the gramophone back, where is this is also the same concept of the gramophone phone vibrating of the strings goes into. This diaphragm, that's down here by the bridge and vibrate,
The sound which gets projected out by the horns while with amazing, it looks really it's like it would be the centrepiece of esteem punk orchestra. Basically, there are, there are em with esteem punk bans that they do. This it sounds. I would love to that's awesome- in a way its native state like in this room. A kind of sounds like like an recording of a violin, because it's going through that diaphragm and horn and has a little bit of a electoral acoustic sort of seeming processing get in
part of it? Is that, like the reason why recording sound that ways, because that's what the old recording horns we're like able to pick up, and so with this, is doing what it was actually just amplifying the frequencies that, like the recording horns, would pick up it's always sort designed to speak too. The horn that is doing the recording in some ways like it's, that is the analogue the match on the other side of it, to make it even better to be picked up yet another thing They did was it actually like the horn. They made the sound more direction on, because all of these musicians had to fun all their sounds like into this. Like one acoustic horn in the corner of the room, it was really helpful. You can have a violin. That would point it sound directly at the horn rather than mine. Just radiating out into the room, which is linked with the resident body usually does know. That's all every little. While it is a big deal on the recording industry in these designs were applied to all kinds of instruments. Stroke, guitars drew cello, drew mandolin, stroll ukulele ease and
so a lot of instruments that lake warrant under the strong name, but there were just a lot of different instruments like from different companies that utilised this design in straw is the brand name Lester The name of the person who invented the first one, who is John Madden, as a Gustus strove, and so were they the all manufacture by a company that was the stroke company, or is it just a design that was used by anybody? strove island company and them they can manufacturing them even passed. Strode death and nine fourteen. His his son picked up where he left off There are a lot of articles that were speculating about where it fit in broader world of music. Like this one in strand magazine from nineteen o too, that I found, I was pushing hard these instruments were the future thermotics out loud and pure. But what is of great importance as an entire absence of scrape? This is a point.
Solo players, will value highly. Of course, the idea new violin that can be played upon immediately. It is finished and they will pay It's marvelous tone and quality of sound or possibly comes a shock to old fashioned people to whom the array Violence has been a cherished idle, but the spirit of invention respects no one's prejudices and those actually photo fiddles playing underneath which her annabel relative to the straw violin. So I say you have won, but where it, what happened to these instruments in the larger world So around one thousand, nine hundred and twenty five electric microphone technology made its way into recording studios. A flash in the pan thing, but they were a really valuable tool for the beginnings of the recording industry, and governments no longer like you know, made the same practical sense, Lorraine. According in rhetoric, so this drove island companies led production and then finally shut down and nineteen forty two you tell him, sat up
I kinda alone, oh right about them, is kind silly flash in the pan thing, but a really valuable tool for the beginnings of the recording industry and without them there are a lot of record swear violins, like wouldn't have been his present, probably or studios just like, wouldn't have bothered to record them. So after they weren't necessary because recording technology had advanced did they just kind of fish loud as an instrument of actually still around you can find them and wide use and folk music from Romania, Myanmar Shakira. At a stroke, island player as part of heard, twenty ten, twenty eleven tour and rest better get two hours. You know those ones with like that. They metal bodies and they got kind of like those nice designedly. I hadn t totally. So those are the same technology is the strove island
and one of the inventors of the resonate or guitar had visited. The stroll factory like in hey day- and there are a number of articles that say that he based his designs off when he saw there, so it so listen to this day, and what is it that you mean you said your little sad about it, but why are you so? But what does it do for you? What do you enjoy about? I think what I sad about his elegance. Just it's so dear. Then a violin like the attic The strand magazine article as I'm trying to be like this is like better than the violin. Then, of course you know like violins or driven around had been are unfair on or like know better than only many sexy kind of a little bit more limited range by definition than a violin, but it has arrived, They kind of there's something nice about that sound yeah, it's a different kind of range of frequencies, and I just think that, like it's wonderful, they have like different kinds of sounds right.
So we're cool? Well, thanks for introducing this to the strove island, it's amazing thank you were gonna, take a quick break, drew up on a couple notable stories in the flurry of flag redesign that were catalyzed by the TED talk. I gave a couple years back stated. We often don't think of winter as a time of growth or creation. But if you think about it, it's the perfect time to greet your own website, because recoup dob you thinkin about being proactive and now square space can help you do it with Squares Bates. You can take your cool ideas, you ve creative content, your services, goods and you can turn them into a beautiful website in just a few clicks. Does it because there is to use templates, are created by
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Burlington Vermont had an open call flag, redesign contest to replace their coat of arms style, flag and the competition was won by twin twelve year old Brothers Owen in Lucas Marta. It's a white, green and white zigzag stripe on a blue field is a very handsome black congrats guide of particular note in the flag. Redesign world is the flag of power. Could Tello Idaho Pocatauro was voted the worst city flag in North America by the members of the north american bucks, a logical association, and it was kind of the punchline of the TED Talk and after they but the talk. They invited me up to poke Della to spur their flag redesign efforts and they couldn't have been nicer and more gracious. At a fantastic time there, I'd faced with the mayor CBS Sunday morning came to Patel. Do a national news piece about their redesign and I think, even though, often with them this He came away from the experience, really excited and enjoyed the attention and best of all that our
along effort they get a new beautiful flag. The new flag is called mountains left and it has three red peaks: symbolizing, three local mountains. On a field of blue and a blue line at the bottom, that represents the portal of river and at the top of the highest peak, is a golden compass rose, representing booksellers transportation. History is a fine flag. I hope to see it everywhere next time their view curious to see a picture of it in Google. Its tweets endangers likings your phone, but will also have a picture of it on our website at nine ip I dot org well done book Adela. It was a real honor to be your guest. Going to take a little break until two thousand and eighteen. But I'm going to put some surprise 99ci stories in the feet that I know you'll dig so you've might not even notice we're gone. Have happy new year, will be back in twenty eighteen with another many stories instalment featuring the rest, the true in a couple, this nurse justice stories as well. So you
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