Sarah was a Khoikhoi woman who was exhibited as a freak show attraction in early 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus — “Hottentot” was the then-current name for the Khoi people. After she died impoverished at a very young age, her body was dissected and her remains displayed. For more than a century and a half – until 1974! – visitors to the “Museum of Man” in Paris could view her brain and skeleton. In 2002, she was peacefully laid to rest in her homeland South Africa.

The Human Zoo, A Collection of Images

The following bizarre and creepy incident, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, was investigated by a psychiatrist and a paranormal research group. As is usual in these cases, a satisfactory explanation was never arrived at. In May 1999, a 13-year-old girl named Phoebe was sent to see a psychiatrist because of a self-image neurosis. The teenager was evidently d

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The Lebensborn project was one of most secret and terrifying Nazi projects

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Among these tales one of the most tragically gruesome is that of Little Violette whose name rings through infamy, forever associated with the epithet “The Zombie Child.”

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Behold! The Heartbreaking, Hair-Raising Tale Of Freak Show Star Julia Pastrana, Mexico’s Monkey Woman----> a very interesting article

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Emperor Claudius' third wife, Valeria Messalina, was a nymphomaniac. According to ancient historians, she once competed with a prostitute to see who could have the most sexual partners in a night.

15 Truly Bizarre Facts About Ancient Rome

MASTER LIST Medieval English Names

Master List: Medieval Names from England

Titanic Second Officer Charles Lightoller said he knew the real reason why Titanic hit the iceberg and sank. He protected White Star and kept the info to himself except for telling his beloved wife. He followed the "Women and Children" rule and dove into the ocean as it sank. He lead a group of others in staying afloat on an overturned lifeboat. He was the last survivor to board the Carpathia. His is a story worth reading. His version of what happened to Titanic is incredible.

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Racism in 30 "Vintage" ads~WOW!!!! somedays you think some people long for those days-ain't gonna happen smiles

Community Post: Racism In 30 Vintage Ads

Karl the Humanzee, Travis Louie: Karl was discovered working as a servant for a mostly blind aristocrat who had recently returned from India. When the Zoological Society approached her about Karl, she had no idea of what they were talking about. She thought his tanned, weathered appearance was a result of his work as a day laborer.

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Madam Violet, queen of the notoriously dark Edinburgh vampire hive, was twice voted Most Scary Woman in the UK - in 1882 and 1884.

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Can you imagine how you would feel if your father was a convicted hitman?

33 Facts About Famous People You Won't Believe Are True

It was highly embarrassing, but Lord Russell was unable to get his wife to go anywhere without her sister's severed head

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Livia Drusilla...3rd wife of Augustus Caesar-the Most Powerful Women in Ancient Rome

5 of the Most Powerful Women in Ancient Rome

Peter Connolly illustration of a latrine in the Roman forum.

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Milo Manara - history of mankind

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Rome: Sex & Freedom - by Peter Brown | Review: From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity by Kyle Harper

Rome: Sex & Freedom by Peter Brown

Beginning of transhumanism: telescopic bionic eye implant.

Telescopic eye implant approved by the FDA

Based on this, are your roots Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Germain, or Celtic?

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While Romans were extremely hygienic, they did not use soap. Instead, to get clean they would apply perfumed oils to their skin and then scrape it off with a tool known as a strigil. | 15 Truly Bizarre Facts About Ancient Rome

15 Truly Bizarre Facts About Ancient Rome


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One of the biggest mysteries in Hollywood history occurred on the evening of October 7, 1949 when 26-year old Jean Spangler disappeared. Spangler was a model and aspiring actress who had done bit parts in a handful of films. She left her daughter with her sister-in-law and claimed she was going to meet her ex-husband to talk about child support before going to work on a film shoot. However, there were no film shoots scheduled that night, and Spangler’s ex-husband claimed he never saw her. Sp...

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From a missing plane to a vast city hidden beneath Earth, 2014 left many stones unturned. Here are the unsolved mysterious that still puzzle the world.

13 unsolved mysteries that still need answers in 2015

It’s July 1954; a hot day. A man arrives at Tokyo airport in Japan. He’s of Caucasian appearance and conventional-looking. But the officials are suspicious. On checking his passport, they see that he hails from a country called Taured. The passport looked genuine, except for the fact that there is no such country as Taured – well, at least in our dimension. The man is interrogated, and asked to point out where his country supposedly exists on a map. He immediately points his finger towards t...

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Unsolved Mysteries In The World: Mysterious Reappearance of Flight 513

Unsolved Mysteries In The World: Mysterious Reappearance of Flight 513