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The Galloping Girvan Giggles of 1634

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Contrary to popular belief, laughter is not the best medicine (penicillin is). In fact laughter can sometimes be an infectious disease. There have been several cases of laughter epidemics, notably the Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962 (not to mention the Dancing Plague of 1518). A seldom reported example of this inexplicable phenomenon took place in Girvan, South Ayrshire in August 1634.

A young lady by the name of Iris Willowbe was amused by the sight of a grunting piglet running along the keyboard of a harpsichord.

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Gin Palace #3

Blog image of Tall Stories from the Gin Palace #3 The most bizarre invention of 2014 was created by Dr Harry Guber, a 46-year-old resident of South Ayrshire, Scotland. Dr Guber claims to have created the world’s first ‘Retrocausality Invigorator’. ‘Retrocausality’ is the process by which an action affects another action that happened before the former, meaning that the cause of an event happened after it. Though deeply counterintuitive, there is growing evidence that ‘retro-chronal causation’ (as it is also known) is a real phenomenon. Read more
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The Great Kiss of Girvan

Blog image of Tall Stories from the Gin Palace #4: The Great Kiss of Girvan Davina Sangster (1564-1660) was the best kisser in Girvan. Few had kissed her, but those who had spoke of her as an ‘artist of the kiss’. Local stonemason Balgaire Clacher was one of the lucky few. To this day many 16th Century buildings in South Ayrshire feature lips as a cleverly concealed visual motif in their stonework. These are Clacher’s loving tributes to Sangster and her wonderful kisses. Read more
Investigations into Cucumber & Rose

‘Super Cucumbers’ in the 1960s

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Newly released documents prove that three telepathic super cucumbers were developed under ‘Project Moonrose’ 

• After decades of denial, British professor admits one cucumber broke out and remains at large 

• 15,000 super intelligent cucumbers living in the wild in Scotland

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