Neurological damage caused by mercury used in the curing process of felt was one of these reasons hat makers were known as "Mad Hatters" in the 19th century.
... Sorry if I've ruined Alice in Wonderland for anybody now. :/
This was our wedding cake! We each picked 2 books by our 2 favorite authors, his were Finnegan's Wake & Ulysses by James Joyce and mine were Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion by Jane Austen. They turned out better than we had expected!