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

10 Very Unusual Graves - Oddee.com

In 1961, Leonid Rogozov, 27, was the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. During the expedition, he felt severe pain in the stomach and had a high fever. Rogozov examined himself and discovered that his appendix was inflamed and could burst at any time. With a local anesthesia, he operated himself to remove the appendix. An engineer and a meteorologist assisted surgery.

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

Fathers were not allowed in the delivery room until Jay and Marjie Hathaway found a doctor that allowed Jay to be present for the birth of their son James in 1965. The couple went on to found the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth.

What the what?

In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.

This is a photo of a 19 year-old girl, who stopped aging at age 2, being held by her 17 year-old younger sister. Her name is Brooke Greenberg, and her doctors have termed her condition "Syndrome X."

Valkyrie Bust

6000 year old kiss. Hasanlu, Iran. It's the placement of her hand upon his jawline. The image of them gazing into one another's eyes. A moment frozen in time.

Does the human soul weigh 21 grams? On 10 April 1901, an unusual experiment was conducted in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Dr. Duncan MacDougall was going to prove that the human soul had mass, and was therefore, measurable. He weighed 6 people who were on the brink of death then weighed them again as they died. He got some interesting results.

Photo by Alice M. Boughton, ~ 1910... The woman on the left is deceased while the woman on the right looks to be holding her. They look to be sisters.

Juliane Koepcke, 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. However, she had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508.

Patented in the United States in 1922 and popular in 1930’s London, the baby cage was intended for city folk whose kids weren’t getting enough fresh air and sunshine. WHAAAAAAT??????

Antique Heroin: Over-the-counter medicine in late 1800's. By 1914 could only be used with a prescription. Heroin banned for medicinal use in 1924. Was often advertised as a cough suppressant

Irma Grese, the "Hyena of Auschwitz," a vicious, sadistic guard who was described by one interviewer as "the worst human being I have ever encountered." She was hanged at the age of 22 alongside other sadists from Auschwitz and Belsen.

Dressing Up,1860 [A woman wearing a crinoline being dressed with the aid of long poles to lift her dress over the hoops] by London Stereoscopic Company

An English girl comforts her doll in the rubble of her bomb-damaged home in 1940.