February 5th - The bees left. They were gone for three weeks, during which widespread panic gripped the city, but then returned in good spirits. Beekeepers said that they had no idea where the bees had gone, but tiny hats and noisemakers were discovered at the bottom of several hives.
February 10th - Frustrated scrapbooker Elizabeth Green created an organization system that actually worked. It hinged on a series of binders and a simple, yet ingenious configuration of clear plastic storage devices, and could be applied to anything from papers to military hardware. The entire process was so revolutionary and so elegant that office supply companies, seeing their bottom line threatened, immediately had Mrs. Green assassinated.
March 24th - Chronic wasting disease was identified in deer and elk herds in the highlands. Measures were taken to cull the infected animals, and icons of Saint Anna Cervinius were handed out along with hunting licenses. Rumors that some of the elk had been infected with a new and virulent strain that led them to attack other creatures, including humans and bears, were never confirmed. Scarred and traumatized bears, newly emerging from hibernation, were considered inconclusive evidence.
June 10th: Noted hermeticist Alexis Neville wrote his treatise “On the Vanishment of Socks” which provided an excessively lengthy theory as to where the other sock goes when it vanishes. It was eleven hundred pages long and included accounts of his ritual summoning of the creature he named The Devourer of Socks, which he claimed was a lost beast from ancient days who had once been appeased by offerings of fabrics, and which now subsisted by stealing socks from laundry.
November 5th - A small grey dog walked into the Royal Botanical Gardens. It looked around, urinated on a few flowers, and then curled up around the Oracular Arum. The next time the gardeners looked for it, it had vanished, and there was a perfectly carved statue of a small grey dog in its place.