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Placenta Smoothies

Unsafe for Revulsion-prone Stomachs.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 22, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Body, Blood, Cannibalism, Eccentrics, Fads, Food

The Coldest Case

It appears that the 126 year old cold case of Jack the Ripper has been solved by DNA testing. A shawl that was alleged to have been found next to Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper's victims, carries mitochondrial DNA profiles from both Eddowes' line and the familial line of one of the Ripper suspects. Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, who subsequently spent his later years in mental asylums, lived in the area of the killings, and was a suspect, left his DNA behind on a bloody shawl. That shawl turned out to be a time capsule for justice.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Sep 19, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Crime, Death, Evil, Science, Historical Figure, Seventeenth Century, Blood

Antique Homicide Photos from NYC Archives


Over 300 gruesomely fascinating murder victims, at the NYC Archives. Of course, the 800K+ other shots are pretty cool as well.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 28, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Photography and Photographers, Urban Life, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century, Blood

Drug Turns Man Into Human Blood Hound

I came across this brief article in a back issue of Fantastic Adventures magazine (August, 1940).

The source isn't the most credible. (I don't think Fantastic Adventures peer-reviewed its articles.) But the story made me curious enough to do a google search to try to figure out where this drug 'anhalonidin' came from. A lot of the search results discuss it in connection with the cactus lophophora, from which comes the drug peyote. That kinda makes sense, I guess. Though I'm not sure if lophophora grows all the way down in Colombia.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Mar 10, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Drugs, Psychedelic, Experiments, Blood

Woman Injects Horse Blood as Art

Full story here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 26, 2011 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Stupidity, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Blood


And they say you can't remake a classic!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 30, 2011 | Comments (5)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Psychology, 1960's, Blood

Follies of the Mad Men #142

1) Brenda Vaccaro is scary and threatening.

2) Not a mother, but will have her say anyhow.

3) Plastic better than cardboard?

4) Giant swimming pool = all the embarrassing flood dangers women risk if wrong tampon is chosen.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 25, 2011 | Comments (13)
Category: Body, Blood, Business, Advertising, Products, Hollywood, Hygiene, Body Fluids, 1980's

The Return of Doctor X

Humphrey Bogart regarded this as his biggest dog of a film. He plays a mad scientist who went to the electric chair, died, was revived with "synthetic blood," then had to subsist by draining the blood of others.

And here's the weirdest thing: almost every scene in this trailer is an outtake, not seen in the actual film! I wonder if viewers of the era felt ripped off.

'Nuff said!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 27, 2010 | Comments (3)
Category: Body Modifications, Horror, Medicine, Movies, Science, Experiments, 1930's, Blood
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