Lost and Found: Rediscovering a Great Mind

Professor Dr. Frau Anna M. Guillotte, MD, DVM, Ph.D

Hoodwink Historical Society

Fig. 1 - Bearonardo and Sticky

Fig. 1 - Bearonardo and Sticky

We have had many great minds in our culture: Plato, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, but none so special as Bearonardo (fig. 1). As part of a long-term research project for the Hoodwink Historical Society (HHS), Professor Dr. Frau Anna M. Guillotte has tirelessly pursued the uncovering of this delightful character that unfortunately was forgotten long ago. Was he too shy to share his genius? Was it his blue fur that others wanted to dismiss? Sure, he was a bear but let's look beyond the fur and explore what true talents he offered this world.

Fig. 2 - Cake-a-Baker

Fig. 2 - Cake-a-Baker

 

Bearonardo was born in a remote village called Blah. With few friends and little contact to the outside world, growing up in Blah  was sometimes a lonely experience. Bearonardo entertained himself often by exploring the outdoors, creating games, and building contraptions. As an adolescent he entered into the Tortellini School of Art and studied all forms of creativity. This is where he met Sticky and they became life-long friends.

Over time, Bearonardo and Sticky embarked on many adventures, designed unique devices and played with creativity. The HHS has discovered Bearonardo's personal journal which recorded many of his experiences (fig. 2). It is interesting to note that the journal was written in very large letters - researchers suggest Bearonardo either had bad eyesight or just liked filling up his pages.

Fig. 3: Artist rendering of propeller vehicle

Fig. 3: Artist rendering of propeller vehicle

Some of his design's include a propeller-driven vehicle (fig. 3), an apparatus that showers you and brushes your teeth, and a machine that makes fresh pizza in 30 seconds (pizza was a known delicacy in the nearby town of Dough).

HHS will be publishing the fully illustrated story on Bearonardo by spring of 2015. For more information on the Hoodwink Historical Society and Professor Dr. Frau Anna M. Guillotte please visit her personal page.