Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fear the Fae

In 1888 the Swedish city of Sundsvall nearly burned to the ground.  The conventional explanation is that the blaze started thanks to sparks from a passing steamer.  The truth is far more disturbing.  The gifted Jacob Petersson brings us the actual culprit, demonstrating once again that the fae are a scourge upon humanity.



3 comments:

Odd Fallweather said...

Very cool. Love the detail.

CoastConFan said...

It’s no accident this happened in Sweden, which happened to be the prime manufacturer of matches in the mid to late 19th century, starting in 1836. At one point, there were over a hundred companies manufacturing matches and shipping their product all over the world. So you see it was inevitable that the creatures would get their hands on matches and wreak havoc. I notice she has a box of the famous Three Stars Brand. So what’s Swedish for “Burn, baby, burn”?*

See also http://www.swedishmatchindustries.com/en/Products/Swedish-matches/History-of-matches/

History of matches http://museumofeverydaylife.org/exhibitions-collections/current-exhibitions/history-of-the-match and http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blmatch.htm

*later attributed to H. Rap Brown, but we know that to be erroneous https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_Baby_Burn

Dr. Theda said...

Cool post, good Sir...