posted on May, 23 2013 @ 11:35 AM
reply to post by SilverStar33
I have that book,and if I recall it does have a great series of items trapped in rocks-I seem to remember a Pterydactl(flying dinosaur)being chiselled
out of a french mine,alive for a few moments after they said.
I think its also the book which tells of how the food we call "toad in the hole" got its name-the Victorians used to find live toads in chunks of
coal,and so they tried their hand at experiments-they would put a toad in a bucket,fill it with plaster of paris mix,let it set,then bury the toad in
a hole for a few months/years.
The toads were often recovered alive it is said.
Hence the meal of sausages in Yorkshire pudding became known as "Toad in the hole"by the Victorians at the time,and it stuck!
Its a great book,I will have to dig it out.
Some scary stuff about spontaneous human combustion too if I recall...