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Three-person suicide coffin. The story behind this custom coffin is that a couple’s infant daughter died, and they agreed to commit suicide and be buried with the daughter. At the last minute, they backed-out and never picked up the coffin from the coffin-maker. Here it rests at the National Museum of Funeral History, Houston.

Victorian Trick Photography It was not uncommon for Victorian photographers to create such curious images

A Large Jar of Moles Wet Specimens. The Grant Museum of Zoology. London, England.

Dessert fork #bee #leaves

Dessert Fork, ca. 1890

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medicine chest, Vincenzo Giustiniani, the last Genoese governor of the Island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea, in the 1560s. On a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of Chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. The chest contains 126 drug bottles/pots.

Vintage nightmare teeth

Vintage nightmare teeth

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Edward Hart's Prize Fight was first displayed by Hart at the Great Exhibition.

taxidermy - Gallery - The Prize Fight

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A two-headed dolphin has been discovered on a Turkish beach. Teacher Tugrul Metin was walking along the beach at Izmir when he spotted the dead mammal. At three-and-a-half feet in length, the year old calf has two heads but a shared tail. Metin notified the authorities of his discovery and the mammal's body was taken to a nearby science laboratory for further investigation. Marine biologist Mehmet Gokoglu, from Ak Deniz University, said he “welcomed” the chance to study such a unique animal

Pictures of the day

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Alex MacArthur

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Best Friends Necklace… @Tiffany Gordon

Best Friends Necklace…

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skull, 1871 England/France

This is a beauty! This is an antique left prosthetic female arm constructed almost entirely of leather. The hand features a moving opposable thumb and the position of the fingers are a delicate relaxed pose. The hand is entirely removable at the wrist should a different tool or hand need to be placed. The arm is in almost perfect condition for age with expected wear and hairline cracking to the biased leather edges. The device was created for a female with an amputation that reached below the el

Plastinated brain in an open skull with a neural pathway specimen

Skull of a child growing wisdom teeth. This creeps me out...and completely fascinates me!

Early 19th century french vampyr hunting kit. The Specimens of Alex CF.

Memento Mori ring Late 17th century, The Ashmolean Museum

Panther chameleon skull

Bottom view of the human skull

FFFFOUND! | decapitate animals

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Better to borrow a comb

Wondering how popular was this toy...

Rare Anatomic Muscle Study of Taxidermy Deers' Head

Rare Anatomic Muscle Study of Taxidermy Deers' Head | 1stdibs.com

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