Today was National Mad Hatter Day.
Of course this day is to observe the mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
You may be shocked to find out that he is never called the Mad Hatter, but just the Hatter. However, along with the March Hare he is referred to as being mad.
However, when he was young and lived in Ohio he worked as a hatter.
So, was he a Mad Hatter?
Luckily he did not work long as a hatter and did not have the long term effects of Mercury poisoning that was common with the profession.
It seems that late in life someone forgot what year he was born, as census records up to 1880 show him at about the correct age.
Someday I will write a proper post about his changing age 🙂