The Girl In The Box - the seven-year sex slave    For seven years, this is the box kidnapping victim, Colleen Stan, was kept imprisoned.    On May 19 1977, 20 year-old Colleen was hitchhiking in Red Bluff, California. There were many rides offered to her which she declined, feeling distrust towards the drivers. Eventually, a young couple - Cameron and Jan Hooker - with a baby pulled over to offer her a lift, and deciding the couple seemed nice enough and trustworthy enough given they had a…

The Girl In The Box - the seven-year sex slave For seven years, this is the box kidnapping victim, Colleen Stan, was kept imprisoned. On May 19 1977, 20 year-old Colleen was hitchhiking in Red Bluff, California. There were many rides offered to her which she declined, feeling distrust towards the drivers. Eventually, a young couple - Cameron and Jan Hooker - with a baby pulled over to offer her a lift, and deciding the couple seemed nice enough and trustworthy enough given they had a…

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The Scold's Bridle, a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the 16th and 19th Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them. Scold comes from the 'common scold': a public nuisance, more often than not women, who habitually gossiped and quarrelled with their neighbours, while the name bridle describes the part that fitted into the mouth. Wow!

The Scold's Bridle, a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the 16th and 19th Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them. Scold comes from the 'common scold': a public nuisance, more often than not women, who habitually gossiped and quarrelled with their neighbours, while the name bridle describes the part that fitted into the mouth. Wow!

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Medical Oddities, Nature's Anomalies and Carnival Gaffs: A Pop Up Book for Children by crowolf / © All rights reserved

Medical Oddities, Nature's Anomalies and Carnival Gaffs: A Pop Up Book for Children by crowolf / © All rights reserved

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Edward Mordrake was a 19th Century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his "devil twin" removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the back of his head.

Edward Mordrake was a 19th Century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his "devil twin" removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the back of his head.

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Now this is remarkable. I hope you, too thought this was a picture of actual human beings. The fingers that slightly indent the flesh of the woman. looks normal, but it should not. It is a 400 year old sculpture - marble - that is a fucking hard material. Contemporaries used to describe the way bernini worked as "raping marble" because he could do things to it, others were not even able to think of.

Now this is remarkable. I hope you, too thought this was a picture of actual human beings. The fingers that slightly indent the flesh of the woman. looks normal, but it should not. It is a 400 year old sculpture - marble - that is a fucking hard material. Contemporaries used to describe the way bernini worked as "raping marble" because he could do things to it, others were not even able to think of.

Metal boxes, that are about 20 inches in height and are a complete square, five foot by five foot, sunk deep in the surf suddenly began appearing along West Coast beaches in Oregon, Washington State and Northern California beginning Feb. 6. They have no opening, no seam, they can’t be moved; even when yanked by a four-wheel drive truck pulling with heavy chains around them,  they are solid and metallic and seem to have this keening wail coming from both the boxes and the atmosphere around…

Metal boxes, that are about 20 inches in height and are a complete square, five foot by five foot, sunk deep in the surf suddenly began appearing along West Coast beaches in Oregon, Washington State and Northern California beginning Feb. 6. They have no opening, no seam, they can’t be moved; even when yanked by a four-wheel drive truck pulling with heavy chains around them, they are solid and metallic and seem to have this keening wail coming from both the boxes and the atmosphere around…

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