• Beware the Stairs

    Stairs are the second most common cause of accidental death, ranking only below car accidents. The World Health Organization’s mortality statistics for fall on and from stairs and steps deaths are surprisingly high, typically with the U.S....

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • The Demented Dollhouses of Marc Giai-Miniet

    French painter Marc Giai-Miniet started creating these disturbing shadowbox dioramas rather late in his career. He painstakingly crafts each nightmarish dollhouse with painstakingly detailed existential metaphors, creating a strangely familiar yet surreal and creepy miniature environment. Recurring...

    • Posted March 27, 2012
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  • Dissection Room

    Dissection room of a Bordeaux, France medical school c. 1890

    • Posted March 26, 2012
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  • The Gravestone of Laurence Matheson

    “Asleep” is the marble gravestone of Laurence Matheson (1930-1987), sculpted at the request of his widow by artist Peter Shipperheyn. The grave of Laurence Matheson is located in the Mount Macedon Cemetery of Victoria, Australia.

    • Posted March 26, 2012
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  • Cathedral of Ice

    The Cathedral of Ice from the 1926 film The Holy Mountain directed by Arnold Fanck. The 50 ft. tall cathedral was constructed from ice painstakingly shaped for months on an armature of metal pipes.

    • Posted March 26, 2012
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  • Atomic Bomb Shelter

    Ruth Colhoun and her children climb the stairs down into their new underground atomic bomb shelter in Van Nuys, California, 1951.

    • Posted March 26, 2012
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  • E.B. White

    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. if it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. but i arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire...

    • Posted March 26, 2012
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  • Wicked Bugs

    Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants, is a darkly comical look at the creepy crawlies that infest, infect, and...

    • Posted March 20, 2012
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  • Seely’s Castle in Asheville, North Carolina

    Seely's Castle in Asheville, North Carolina is steeped in rumors of dark and disturbing affairs.

    • Posted March 19, 2012
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  • Wicked Plants: Amy Stewart’s Botanical Atrocities

    Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart explores the dark side of the plant kingdom, delving into the most infamous horticultural homicides.

    • Posted March 19, 2012
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  • Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull of Doom

    The crystal skull of doom was allegedly discovered by 17-year-old Anna Mitchell-Hedges in 1924 or 1927 while accompanying her adoptive father on an excavation of the ancient Mayan city of Lubaantun in Belize, where Mitchell-Hedges believed he...

    • Posted March 18, 2012
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  • Clay Sculptures by Ronit Baranga

    Strange clay and porcelain sculptures by Israeli artist Ronit Baranga. “The use of fingers and mouths in my work is full of intent and meaning. The fingers and the mouth are very sensual organs in the human...

    • Posted March 13, 2012
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  • Release Me Sculpture by Rob Reysen

    Rob Reysen of Lake View Taxidermy sculpted “Release Me” from clay, animal parts and a 250-year-old human skull. The final pieces are high-quality cold cast bronze. Besides his highly detailed and finely crafted taxidermy, Rob also specializes...

    • Posted March 13, 2012
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  • The Anatomical Collages of Juan Gatti

    Argentinian artist Juan Gatti began collaborating with film director Pedro Almodovar in 1988, which eventually inspired the “Ciencias Naturales” series.

    • Posted March 12, 2012
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  • Exploded Hand X-ray

    X-ray of a hand which was holding an explosive when the device detonated.

    • Posted March 12, 2012
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