All posts by Charlie Hintz

  • 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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  • Woolly Mammoth Antiques & Oddities

    I finally had the chance to stop in at the Woolly Mammoth Antiques & Oddities shop in Chicago, which turned out to be a very unique and interesting excursion. There are not too many places where you...

    • Posted February 11, 2012
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  • Vertebrata

    Vertebrata by French photographer Marc Da Cunha Lopes features bizarre skeletal beings in everyday locations.

    • Posted September 5, 2011
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  • Crossover

    Pictures of a elaborately designed miniature setting of a forest, were filmed solitary and combined with 3D animations of firebugs and gardenspiders in post-production. Accompanied with sound effects and appropriate electronic music the bugs are taking action…...

    • Posted July 22, 2011
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  • Soviet Experiments in the Revival of Dead Organisms

    An experimental medical procedure breathes life into a severed dog head in this 1940 film Soviet documentary.

    • Posted July 22, 2011
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  • Alexander Graham Bell’s Dead Ear Phonautograph

    Alexander Graham Bell created his phonautograph in 1874 using the ear of a dead man to channel sound vibrations into an inscription on glass.

    • Posted July 20, 2011
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  • Top Secret US UFO Black Programs

    Researcher Michael Schratt reveals facts and figures from top secret US government “Black Programs” studying and creating UFOs. Related Project Blue Book Files Available Free Online

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Opthalmophantome

    An antique surgical tool used to train ophthalmologists with pig eyes.

    • Posted January 19, 2011
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  • Man Sitting On A Dead Horse

    A late 19th century photo appears to show a finely-dressed Sheboygan, WI man sitting on a dead horse in the street.

    • Posted December 21, 2010
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  • The Separation

    A short film by Robert Morgan about the separation of conjoined twins and its extraordinary consequences.

    • Posted December 21, 2010
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  • A Chair With Guts

    I'm not sure eviscerated furniture will fit your feng shui...

    • Posted December 21, 2010
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  • 1966 Forehead Grenade X-ray

    An x-ray of unknown origins seems to show a man with a hand grenade embedded in his skull.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Terrifying Vintage Surgical Tools

    Early surgery was more like medieval torture with these devices.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • The Radium Girls

    The Radium Girls were a group of female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with radioactive glow-in-the-dark paint around 1917.

    • Posted December 15, 2010
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  • The Radioactive Death of Eben Byers

    Industrialist Eben Byers died in 1931 after drinking 3 bottles of "medicinal" radioactive water Radithor every day for nearly three years.

    • Posted December 15, 2010
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  • The Sideshow Banner Art of Fred G. Johnson

    Fred G. Johnson is one of the finest sideshow banner painters in the history of the circus and sideshow world.

    • Posted December 14, 2010
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  • Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

    Melissa Milgrom's Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy explores taxidermy from the early pioneers to the modern masters.

    • Posted December 13, 2010
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  • Beauchene Skull: Art of the Exploded Skull

    Disarticulated skulls reassembled on movable stands for study.

    • Posted December 11, 2010
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