April 4th, 2006

Puddle Graphic

I wouldn't have thought to do that!

For the 1850 wedding of his daughter, Louisiana plantation owner Charles Durand bought a shipload of spiders from China, and released them along the mile-long road to his mansion. Then he brought in sacks of silver and gold dust from California. Using bellows, his slaves blew the dust onto the webs the spiders had built, creating a sparkling canopy, under which 2,000 guests walked to reach the altar that he had built in the front yard.
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