Remember swinging so high you thought you could make the swing go over the top of the swingset? And then you'd slow down a little bit so you weren't going so high and jump off the swing and fly through the air.
This crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion.
Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945.