she never expected to absorb the poison though her vaginal wall
Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Jack Ketch?s Botched Executions

quote [ The job of an executioner in medieval England was detestable. Nobody invited them to their homes. They were not allowed to go to the church, and some schools did not even take the children of executioners. ]

Hang me, Jack Ketch, though I've done no wrong

[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Escape From Colditz Castle

quote [ On a rocky outcrop high above the Mulde River in the small town of Colditz in Saxony, Germany, sits the massive Colditz Castle. Once the former residence of kings of Saxony, this fortress was turned into a maximum security prisoner-of-war camp during World War 2 for incarcerating incorrigible Allied officers who had repeatedly attempted to escape from other camps. ]

Escape the castle walls
[SFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:11amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

The Case of The Exploding Teeth

quote [ In the January 1861 issue of The Dental Cosmos, the first major journal of American dentistry, a Pennsylvania dentist named WH Atkinson documented three cases of a remarkable phenomenon that he had encountered over a period of forty years in practice. ]

Her horsey teeth explode around us
[SFW] [history] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:25amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 27 February 2023

Hobbyists for Hire

quote [ We live in a world where some tasks would be impossible to do if not for absurdly dedicated hobbyists. If you own a metal detector, you know what we mean. ]

Combing the beach with my metal detector, combing the beach 'cause I'm all alone

[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:13amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 26 February 2023

See Rare Images of Early 20th-Century Antarctic Expeditions

quote [ For the first time, hundreds of photos, lantern slides and glass plate negatives are available to the public ]

I felt the chill of mystery
[SFW] [history] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 13 February 2023

Inside a Decades-Long Quest to Measure Love

quote [ The journey of the ?Love Tester,? from serious-seeming science to the penny-arcade amusements. ]

Put your love to the test
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 11 February 2023

The Ruin and Revival of the City that Built America

quote [ Some American companies are such a part of our everyday lives, they?re taken for granted, the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Google for example. But there is another company that although it can be seen everywhere, no-one notices. ]

Well I'm making big money a workin' at Bethlehem Steel
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:24amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 9 February 2023

The Get Out And Push Railroad

quote [ For a very short five years, Wilmington, Los Angeles, was connected to the Willmore area of Long Beach by a street railway, initially pulled by a horse and later by a steam engine. ]

They have to get behind the train car and push
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:07amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 6 February 2023

New York?s Forgotten Radio Island

quote [ As far as islands go, Manhattan is one of the most famous and instantly recognisable. But if you were to charter a boat and sail around its coastline and through New York?s natural harbour you?d come across many more islands so small that hardly anyone knows are there. ]

Last transmission from the island radio
[SFW] [history] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

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