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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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  • 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

    Experiments in the Revival of Organisms is a 1940 motion picture which documents Soviet research into the resuscitation of clinically dead organisms. British scientist J. B. S. Haldane appears in the film’s introduction and narrates the film....

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

    In 1874 Alexander Graham Bell created his version of a phonautograph using the ear and part of a skull of a dead man obtained by an associate. Bell attached a recording stylus to the ear to inscribe...

    • Posted July 20, 2011
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