Strange Australians?

There was a time when Europeans had no idea what people around the world would look like.

Maybe they'd look like this, with giant feet they could use to shelter from the sun?

This image is contained within Margarita Philosophica, a famous text book from the early 1500s.

We looked at various editions of the book at the Royal Society for Episode 34 of Objectivity.

And with the summer of cricket rivalry at its height,  it was unsurprising that librarian Rupert Baker (an Englishman) used the strange depictions to poke fun at me (an Australian).