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Rare Photograph Of Slave. A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for one thousand five hundred dollars- not a small sum in 1854.
1939. The Immortal Baby Experiment. A secretive cult known as the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians began an experiment to raise an immortal baby. The child would never hear any mention of death, nor any unkind words, and would eat an all-vegetarian "eternity diet." A year later the experiment was abandoned. (But the child, now a grown woman, is reportedly still alive.)