Today is the feast day of Saint Casimir, patron saint of Lithuania and of those suffering from, or wishing to avoid, the flea-borne plague. Love wikipedia!

And a word that means being full of fleas? Pulicosity!

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  1. In celebration of Lithuania's special day you could watch Jonathan Meades' BBC documentary on the Baltic states 'Magnetic North.' It's on Youtube here:

    Here is the part of the documentary about Lithuania:

    Some find his quirky presenting style and his sweeping statements annoying but, well, I don't!

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