April is here and Athens is in full bloom in a whole gamut of colours, starting with the violet of jacaranda to the dainty white of the fragrant nerantzi flowers. The lockdown-weary Athenians are finally embracing the city parks that pre-pandemic were mostly treated as a poor substitute to their village houses and it’s a joy to see a mix of families, couples, teenagers, Greeks, immigrants, babies, dogs, bicycles, skateboards occupying the plentiful benches. However, as it’s already a couple of hours into Monday, let’s get to opening this week’s Crate without further ado.
- Local mythology can be a source of great glory or unimaginable nightmares and Northern American mythology is no exception with creatures like Wendigo, Jersey Devil and Bigfoot to show. (Illustration by Monkey-Paw)
2. Overpopulation of pre-World War 1 Europe found its new home in the US, Canada and Australia – the overpopulation of Japan from the same period found its new home in… Brazil.
3. Do you know what does a fox say? No? In that case let Finnegan Fox from SaveAFox Rescue enlighten you in this delightful matter.
4. The humble potato has acquired a slightly dull reputation in Europe, but one has only look a bit further – in this case all the way to Peru – in order to see that it’s nothing but. They even have a kind with a menacing name of pusi qhachun wachachi or “make your daughter-in-law cry”.
5. This week’s poetry spamming is from the pen of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and the year 1934.
6. And this time I’ll finish off with a word instead of a comic.
And that’s it for this time. Happy reading and until next week!