Looks like another bad year, Mr. Arbuthnot.

Speaking of strange cider rituals, this document, I’m told, details an old Welsh practice whereby a cake was placed on the head of a live cow, then a bucket of cider was poured over. If, when the cow shook its head, the cake fell forward, it meant good luck. If it fell back, bad luck. And here I’ve been flipping a coin all these years. What have I been thinking?

Thanks again to Jim Chevallier over at Chez Jim.

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