Punch,  40 (1861), [ii].

Astronomical Information. From Punch's Almanack for 1911. Venus



Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Exploration, Futurism, Transport, Mineralogy, Cultural Geography, Extra-Terrestrial Life, Mathematics, Human Development

    Introduces Venus as a planet 'composed of ivory of the finest quality' and which was visited by Sir Buffalo Humpe in 1900 in his aerial ship. Describes the exotic minerals found on the planet and the exotic customs of the 'Lilliputian' inhabitants, including the fact that 'once a-year they stand on their heads for forty-eight hours together in honour of Quadratic Equations'.

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