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CYCLOPEDIA

OF

WONDERS AND CURIOSITIES

OF

NATURE AND ART, SCIENCE AND LITERATURE;

REPRESENTING

ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY,

NATURAL
PHRENOLOGY, ASTRONOMY, BOTANY, GEOLOGY,
HISTORY, ICHTHYOLOGY, MYTHOLOGY,

METEOROLOGY,

ORNITHOLOGY,
MINERALOGY, CHEMISTRY, ZOOLOGY, ENTOMOLOGY, BIOGRAPHY,

ETC.;

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ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES, IN ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE,

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ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER ONE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS.

Volume I.

NEW YORK:
HURST & COMPANY,

122 NASSAU STREET,

Cyc 430,5

COLLEGE

AY 14 1910

S.H.E. Freund,

Cambridge

CONTRIGHT, 1878, er
HENRY S. ALLEN.

COPYRIGHT, 1881, BT

M. S. ALLEN

COPYRIGHT, 1882, BY

W. B. PAYNE.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I CURIOSITIES RESPECTING VAN. iaman Body-The Countenance-The Eye-The

Ear-The Beart-The Circulation the Blood - Respiration - The Hair of the Head-The Beard-Women with Boards Sneezing..

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CHAPTER II.
CURIOSITIES RESPECTING MAN-(Continued).
Diference between the Sexes-Comparative Number of the Seres at a Birth-Ext:

ordinary Instances of Rapid Growth-Daniel Lambert-Giants-Dwarfs-Bimo.
Carious Account of the Abderites-Account of a Country in which the Inhabita:
reside in Trees..

CHAPTER III. CURIOSITIES RESPECTING MAN-(Continued). Astonishing Acquisitions made by Blind Persons-Wonderful Performances of a les

male, blind almost from Infancy-Wonderful Instances of Adrvitness of Persons born defective in their Limbs-Curious Account of Incapacity of distinguishing Colors Ventriloquism-Sword-Swallowing-Indian Jugglers.

CHAPTER IV. CURIOSITIES RESPECTING MAN-(Continued). Instances of Extraordinary Fasting-Wonders of Abstinence--Sleep-walking-Sleep

ing Woman of Dunninald-Instances of Extraordinary Dreams-Poetical, Grammatical, and Scientific Deaths-Anthropophagi, or Med-eaters—Account of a Wild Man..

CHAPTER V. CURIOSITIES RESPECTING MAN-(Continued). Striking Instances of Integrity-Shocking Instances of Ingratitude Extraordinary

Instances of Honour-Surprising Effects of Anger--Remarkable Effects of Fright, or Terror-Notable Instance of the Power of Conscience...

CHAPTER VI. CURIOSITIES RESPECTING MAN-(Continued). Remarkable Instance of Memory-Surprising Instance of Skill in Numbers-Extraor dinary Arithmetical Powers of a Child-Curious Instance of Mathematical Talen; -Stone-eater-Poison-eater-Bletonism-Longevity..

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CHAPTER VII. CURIOSITIES RESPECTING MAN -(Continued). Combustion of the Human Body, produced by the long immoderate Use of spiritaona

Liquors. From tho “ Journal de Physique,' Pluviose, Year 8: written by Pierro Aime Lair

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CHAPTER VIII. CURIOSITIES RESPECTING MAN-(Continued.). John Elwes Daniel Dancer-Henry Wolby-John Henley-Simon Brown, and his ca.

rions Dedication to Queen Carolina-Edward Wortley Montague-Blaise PascalOld Parr-George Psalmanazar-John Case-Jobo Lewis Cardiac-John Smeaton George Morland-Henry Christian Heinecken-Thomas Topham-Zensis..

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