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Monday, 2 February 2015

Fish Bowl

The round fish bowl was invented by Countess Dubarry (1743 – 1793). She was a mistress of France's King Louis XV.

Horace Walpole, the son of Britain’s first Prime Minister Robert Walpole, owned a cat called Selima, a tortoiseshell tabby who drowned in a goldfish bowl. This inspired his poem “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a tub Of Gold Fishes.” (1748)

Fish bowls don't provide the proper amount of oxygen and are actually terrible homes for fish.

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