Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mrs. O'Leary's Cow . . .

. . . turns out to be innocent. Wikipedia as sometimes occurs has the straight scoop. The newsman who first reported the cow explanation later admitted he made the story up.

Other theories abound--including one about a comet breaking up and starting multiple fires on the same day.

Mrs. Catherine O'Leary Milking Daisy
Norman Rockwell, ca. 1935