March 6, 1665

On March 6, 1665, Henry Oldenburg, the first Secretary of the Royal Society, published the first issue of ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society’, the world’s longest-running scientific journal. Young Mary Billington was the first centerfold and her turn-offs consisted of The Plague, beer with arsenic in it, and Tad Thaddeus, the baker’s son, who wasn’t serious about getting married. Her turn-ons were pineapples, because they are so posh, sugar, and Bartley the barrister’s nephew, because he was properly bona fide.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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