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12.) These baby cages were used in apartments in the 1930s to make sure the child got enough fresh air and sunlight. And danger.

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888

I don't want to believe the thing about how right-handed people live longer than left-handed people....

An extremely rare narwhal skull with double tusks. There are only about 10 other bones like this in the world. Narwhals are a rare arctic whale. It is challenging enough to see one with one tusk. It is almost an impossibility to actually catch one with two tusks. Biologists estimate that there are only 1 in every 1000 Narwhal who actually have a double tusk. They are uncertain of why this phenomenon exists. They are even more uncertain why these sword like tusks occur on the whale.

8 Foot Human Giant's Mummified Remains from California is Purchased by the Smithsonian

A mysterious creature from between 150 and 160 centimeters was found by an archaeologist near Lahun when exploring a small pyramid near the Dynasty doceaba of Senusret II. "The mummy of what appears to be an alien, dates back more than 2000 years and it seems it would be a humanoid" said a source at the Egyptian Antiquities Department, who provided details and photographs of the find but did so under condition anonymity. "

After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

The world’s oldest condom, dating back to 1640, has gone on display at a museum in Austria. The reusable condom dates back to 1640 and is completely intact, as is its orginal users’ manual, written in Latin. The manual suggests that users immerse the condom in warm milk prior to its use to avoid diseases. The antique, found in Lund in Sweden, is made of pig intestine

In 1705,Margorie McCall died & was buried after a LONG wake. That night, grave robbers exhumed her. They attempted to cut her finger off to remove a ring but while cutting into her finger, Marge came to & they bounced. She got out of the coffin & walked home.She knocked on the door just as her family gathered at her home. Deep in grief, her hubby said “if your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.” He opened the door & she was there, very much alive. He fainted dead away.

In 1809, 46 year old Jane Todd Crawford rode 60 miles on horseback to see Dr. Ephraim McDowell who removed a 22 lb ovarian tumor through a 9" incision in 25 minutes (before anesthesia and antiseptic). Within a few weeks she got back on the horse, rode home, and lived another 22 years.

Lentini was born in 1889 in Rosolini in Sicily,one of twelve children. His twin brother, who consisted of a leg and a set of genitals, was born attached to his spine. While he was billed as ‘The Man With Three Legs’, Lentini actually had four feet as a small malformed secondary foot protruded from his third leg. In total he had three legs, four feet, sixteen toes and two sets of functioning male genitals. He married, and had 4 children. He continued touring until his death in 1966, age 78.

St Bartholomew (*He was an early Christian martyr that was skinned. If you look closely, you’ll notice that’s not a robe, but actually his removed skin hanging around him* ) by Marco d’Agrate, 1562 (Duomo cathedral, Milan-Italy)

Human Fetal Skeleton in Glass Womb on Stand

Macabre, but true - Victorian death photos. The photos served less as a reminder of mortality than as a keepsake to remember the deceased. This was especially common with infants and young children; Victorian era childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might have been the only image of the child the family ever had. The later invention of the carte de visite, which allowed multiple prints to be made from a single negative, meant that copies of the image cou...

A dead little girl surrounded by her dolls. Placing a child in a chair as if they had fallen asleep amongst their favorite toys was a common tableau in Victorian Momento Mori.

Tarantula Shoe: the scariest shoe ever!

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