Fritz Haarmann’s Preserved Head - Known as the "Butcher of Hanover" and the "Vampire of Hanover" was a German serial killer who is believed to have been responsible for the murder of 27 boys and young men between 1918 - 1924. He was convicted, found guilty of 24 murders and executed. Haarmann was beheaded by guillotine on April 15, 1925. His head was preserved in a jar by scientists to examine the structure of the brain. Haarmann's head is now kept at the Göttingen medical school.
A model slips and falls while presenting a creation from the Herve Ledger by Max Azria Fall 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York, February 15, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES)
The Kalash are fascinating. Kalash people are a non-Muslim aboriginal minority living on the fringes of northern Pakistan, the only ones not following the religion in all of Pakistan. Their genetic makeup is so pure and distinct, that they are unlike other human races, thanks to their evolving DNA and rare alleles. Their isolation have helped them to preserve their culture. Even more interesting, most don't look Caucasian like this girl, but their gene pool creates great variation.
LIE: Abraham Lincolns Last Day TRUTH: Fake, fake, fake. This is a badly done photoshopped combination of individual photos of the people involved onto a backdrop of the theatre. There were no photographers there that night.
Sanju Bhagat, whose stomach was so swollen he looked pregnant, said he'd felt self-conscious his whole life about his big belly. Doctors, believing he had a tumor, operated in June 1999. But as they cut deeper into Bhagat's stomach, gallons of fluid spilled out and then something extraordinary happened. First, one limb came out, then another limb came out... Bhagat had been carrying the mutilated body of his twin brother in his stomach all his life....
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (1832 - 1919). First-ever female surgeon in U.S. Army (1862). Later became a spy and POW. While imprisoned, refused to wear clothes because it was "becoming of her sex." When released back to U.S., became a leader for suffrage, health care, and rights for women. Only woman ever to receive Medal of Honor.
Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1873. Over the next four years he overcame harassment, isolation, and insults to become West Point’s first African American graduate and the first African American commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army.