Saturday, March 24, 2007

Just For Fun

"A bezoar is a stone taken for the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons." - Professor Snape, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

"He hurtled back to Ron's side, wrenched open his jawn, and thrust the bezoar into his mouth. Ron gave a great shudder, a rattling gasp, and his body became limp and still." - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

A Bezoar Goat:

Took my little sister to the natural history museum today and imagine my surprise at finding a Bezoar goat in a display case!


Jo said...

Thank you so much!

I knew what a bezoar was when Snape asked Harry the first time I read it, even though Harry didn't.

I never knew and never would have guessed that there was a breed of goat called bezoar, though!

In other news, I have the body and neck of the Weasley sweater completed and am starting on the first sleeve. I always seem to choose the largest project possible to fit the allotted time, and then wind up rushing at the end.

I have to stop by Michaels and get the silver yarn for the snitch's wings today. I already have a shiny white opalescent yarn for the actual wings. The silver will provide a slightly different shade for some definition so that the wings don't turn out to be just white blobs.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, I'll be about a block away from AC Moore in Fairfax, so I'll use my 50% off coupons to get two different shades of gold.

I'm thinking of putting a star on the sleeve, too, but haven't decided.

I jus tried to post this, and it looks like it didn't go through. If ther are two comments, I'm sorry.

Lynn said...

Had no idea there was a kind of goat!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Janet said...

J.K. went into alot of research for these books. I am continually impressed w/her knowledge and imagination.

Miss Scarlett said...

Thanks for sharing the pic - looks like the poor guy is in need of a bezoar himself!

Ann said...

Thank you for sharing the picture with us! It looks kind of smallish - is it really that small?