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Madame Delait: Clémentine Clattaux was raised in Thaon-les-Vosges in Lorraine. She shaved regularly and was married to Joseph Delait, a café owner, until she saw a bearded lady at a fair in Nancy.  She bet with her husband’s customers that she do better, and she won the wager.

“ Clémentine Delait (March was a French bearded lady who kept a café. Clémentine Delait and her husband kept a café in Thaon-les-Vosges, in Lorraine, France.

Long before bikers and rockers, skull jewelry was once a daily reminder of the fleeting nature of life. Skeletons in the catacombs of Rome were decorated with elaborate jewelry. Sixteenth century carved quartz skulls grin with jeweled skulls in necklaces and rings that are startlingly modern.

Today, Thames & Hudson publishes Paul Koudounaris' Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs. These skeletons were installed by the Catholic church in towns across Europe after an outbreak of literal iconoclasm (i.

Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History - Selection of skeletons (photograph by Oskar Proctor)

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Art & Natural History, London. This is definitely an out of the norm museum ! All of the creepy and diverse exhibits are sure to keep me in awe of the many activities London's art culture holds!

“ Edna May photographed by W. & D. Downey, 1890′s. ”

“ Edna May photographed by W. & D. Downey, 1890′s. ”

Born a dipygus and shown here on her wedding day, four-legged skier Ashley Braistle died on May 11, 1996 due to a skiing accident.

Myrtle Corbin was able to control the limbs of her sister but was unable to use them for walking. She herself had a difficult time getting around as she was born with a clubbed foot. Technically, the ‘Four-Legged Woman’ only had one usable leg.

Mesoamerican jade-inlaid teeth, its amazing how these inlays are still there - what glue did they use?

Sophisticated dentistry allowed Native Americans to add bling to their teeth as far back as years ago, a new study says. Ancient peoples of southern North America went to “dentists"—among the.