Author Archives: Fannie Cranium

About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.

133 Days Lost at Sea on a Wooden Raft, the Poon Lim Story

November 23, 1942, 750 miles off the Amazon coast of Brazil: British armed merchant ship SS Benlomond traveled without convoy from Cape Town, South Africa, en route to Paramaribo, Suriname, six days from her destination. Accounts vary on the crew … Continue reading

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Mildred “Mama Dip” Council

Welcome funny names fans! Not since early 2017 have we had an opportunity to talk about food celebrities. The streak is broken today. Let’s celebrate Mildred “Mama Dip” Council. There are no photos of Mrs. Council in the public domain, … Continue reading

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Polixeni Papapetrou

Hello Funny Names Fans! For those of you who love the land down under, we are celebrating famed Australian photographer, Polixeni Papapetrou. Her name is pronounced poh-leek-SEE-nee  pah-pah-PET-roo. I have been unable to verify if her father had a pet … Continue reading

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Chief Slugamus Koquilton

Glinda, the Good Witch, told Dorothy to tap her heels together three time and say, “There’s no place like home”. Glinda was right. One of my history buff friends suggested our next guest, Chief Slugamus Koquilton, formerly of Muckleshoot, Washington, … Continue reading

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For Ignaz Semmelweis Hand Washing is a Good Thing

Welcome back Funny Names Fans. My favorite aunt once asked me to write a post about Ignatz Ratzkowaski. Only I can’t find him anywhere. But it did lead me to someone with an equally wonderful name. Dr. Ignaz Phillipp Semmelweis … Continue reading

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