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The Origins of Wonder

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-The idea of putting an insect inside a hollow object, like an apple, blown egg, gourd, ring, etc., to make it move mysteriously was recorded in a late fifteenth century notebook by Thomas Betson, a monk at Syon Abby in Middlesex. This notebook is at St. John's College, Cambridge, MS. E.6, according to Richard Kieckhefer in //Magic in the Middle Ages//, 1989, p. 91. Betson used a beetle in a hollowed apple. In //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13226/​Gibeci+re/​183|Gibecière]]//,​ Vol. 2 No. 2, Summer 2007, p. 183, Vanni Bossi claimed that early Japanese books feature eels in gourds for the purpose.+The idea of putting an insect inside a hollow object, like an apple, blown egg, gourd, ring, etc., to make it move mysteriously was recorded in a late fifteenth century notebook by Thomas Betson, a monk at Syon Abby in Middlesex. This notebook is at St. John's College, Cambridge, MS. E.6, according to Richard Kieckhefer in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​32864/Magic+in+the+Middle+Ages/103|Magic in the Middle Ages]]//, 1989, p. 91. Betson used a beetle in a hollowed apple. In //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13226/​Gibeci+re/​183|Gibecière]]//,​ Vol. 2 No. 2, Summer 2007, p. 183, Vanni Bossi claimed that early Japanese books feature eels in gourds for the purpose.
  
 An early published source of the same apple/​beetle combination is Thomas Hill's //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5416/​Natural+and+artifial+sic+conslusions+electronic+resource/​24|Naturall and Artificiall Conclusions]]//,​ 1567, n.p. Later in the same book, Hill described a similar feat of causing an egg to fly away by inserting a winged insect into a hollow egg. It probably sounded good at the time, but the method cannot work due to science. An early published source of the same apple/​beetle combination is Thomas Hill's //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5416/​Natural+and+artifial+sic+conslusions+electronic+resource/​24|Naturall and Artificiall Conclusions]]//,​ 1567, n.p. Later in the same book, Hill described a similar feat of causing an egg to fly away by inserting a winged insect into a hollow egg. It probably sounded good at the time, but the method cannot work due to science.