John Lee of Babbacombe


John Lee of Babbacombe, Devon, cheated the hangman’s noose three times in 1885. Sentenced to death for the murder of his employer, Lee survived because on each occasion the trap-door on the gallows failed to open, even though the mechanism was tested before and after and found to be in perfect working order. The authorities knew when they were beaten and Lee’s sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

I’m In Love With Mr Clean Magic Erasers

I haven’t blogged about this yet but I was cleaning the house today and had to break out the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get some crayon off of one of Tyler’s chairs where he colors. Barbara, you were right they are great at taking crayon off of the plastic chairs.  Any way, I took the chair into the kitchen and saw the kitchen sink which has always been a little on the brown side even though it is supposed to be white.  I did a few quick wipes and instantly the water around it turned brown.  I scrubbed with it some more and the more I scrubbed the more white the sink got.  My old house had tile floors in the main entry way and all of the way back to the kitchen.  The magic erasers are great at cleaning the grout between the tile.  I’ve also used the erasers on the shower floor and they work wonders there as well.  So hopefully you don’t just take my word for it, go out and pick some up today!  After all they don’t call him Mr. Clean for nothing!