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INCREDIBLE Sharp & Dohme Chocolate Coated Strychnine Cork Top Paper Label Bottle

Chocolate-coated Strychnine

A cigarette company is trying to influence a pregnant mother to smoke their brand of cigarettes because they taste good and because it will make the baby skinnier when it is born.

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Seriously Scary Radioactive Products From The 20th Century

In case you needed that extra boost, radium comes in suppositories, to!

On March 1, 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed. More than 5,000 people were employed by six Companies to construct the dam. Construction began in 1931 and over 100 workers died.

While filming an episode of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ in a funhouse in Long Beach, someone adjusted a dummy which hung from a noose & accidentally broke it's arm off. While gluing it back on, they saw what looked like a real bone. Turned out to be the mummified remains of Elmer McCurdy, an escaped criminal from the Oklahoma pen who had been killed in a shoot out. His body had been sold to a museum where they charged a quarter to view it.

One of the first steam-powered "Manipulators", invented by Dr. George Taylor in 1869. Sold as medical devices to treat "hysteria" in women. In other words, it's an antique dildo.

We talked to them [the prisoners] and in my very limited German I say to them, “We’re Americans - we will save you!” but they don’t say anything. They don’t yell. They don’t cheer. They just stand there, silently. They’re beyond making a noise. They’re beyond having a voice. Prisoner shows him the stoves. He says dont forget. I couldnt. Even if I wanted to.

Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) describes reported cases of the burning of a living human body without an apparent external source of ignition. There have been about 200 cases worldwide over a period of around 300 years. One of the common markers of a case of SHC is that the body suffered an extraordinarily large degree of burning, with surroundings or lower limbs comparatively undamaged. Despite scientific evidence, supernatural explanations of spontaneous human combustion remain…