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“if you see me, cry.”


Hunger Stone :

Recent droughts in Europe once again made visible the “Hunger Stones” in some Czech and German rivers.

These stones were used to mark desperately low river levels that would forecast famines.

This one, in the Elbe river, is from 1616 and says: “If you see me, cry.”

“when the well is dry, we will know the worth of water.”

-benjamin franklin



credits: history review



it took a while and a team of busy gatherers

but the kinder were happy to announce

they had collected and lined up

79 rocks

and that equals 1 museum. 


“as with other phases of nature, I have probably loved the rocks more than I have studied them.’

-john burroughs

leave no stone unturned. – euripides



he spent all of his recess

digging in the

hard muddy ground

with a

broken plastic shovel

and a little team

of even littler friends

and at long last

all of this hard work

paid off

and he

presented this

very special


a rock

in all


muddy glory.

geologists have a saying – rocks remember.
– neil armstrong