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Legend of Spring Heeled Jack – The Demon Killer

Legend of Spring Heeled Jack – The Demon Killer

Picture this: It’s 1838, the second year of Queen Victoria’s reign. You’re an inspector, working for the Metropolitan Police Service, a newly-formed organization tasked with laying down the law on the foggy streets of London. You don’t have an easy job: The first case of successful forensic fingerprinting won’t happen for another 54 years. The …

How to make a bird box | Natural History Museum

What you need Wood, nails, wire, pliers, terracotta pot, file, hammer and hosepipe. Step 1. Build Use the file to enlarge the drainage hole to the correct size for your bird species. 25mm for coal tits, marsh tits and blue tits. 28mm for great tits and tree sparrows. 32mm for nuthatches and house sparrows. Hammer …

Who’s laughing now? | Natural History Museum

Spotted hyenas have a bad rep They’re depicted as traitors and cowards And their laughter is defined as creepy But the truth about these animals is quite the opposite Hyenas have been misrepresented for centuries but actually they are incredible animals. People tend to think that hyenas are scavengers, but actually they hunt for most …

How to eco-wrap a present | Natural History Museum

What you need Brown paper, foliage, metallic pen, twine, craft supplies, eco-friendly paint Step 1. Create Roll out your brown paper Select a leaf with a clear shape Paint the leaf on one side Press it onto your paper like a stamp Repeat all over until your paper is decorated Step 2. Wrap Once the …