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Death

Unauthorized Dwellings 15

Bonnie and Clyde took over an abandoned house for their last hideout.

Full story here.

More pix here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 03, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, Domestic, Scary Criminals, 1930s

Igorot Cave & Cliff Burial



A BBC slideshow here.

Essay here.



This is an original vintage post-mortem photograph from the 1930s. I believe it shows a very rare glimpse into traditional Igorot funeral customs. The man in this photo is deceased and bound in a sitting position.

A customer who has spent time with the Igorot had this to say, "I can explain why the man is placed in the seated position. I just spent a week in Ifugao, Philippines with a member of this tribe. A person is placed in this position and salted and dried for 3 days. The reason they are seated is because once dry, the person can be removed from the chair and turned,sideways into the fetal position. The Igorot/Ifugao tribe believes that a fetus in the womb is in the fetal position and by placing them in the fetal position after death, they will return to "mother nature/mother earth". Also Interesting to note that deceased loved ones are typically placed under their bed, under a child's bed, under the house, or somewhere else in the house in order to keep them close to the family. Just thought I'd share what I learned straight from a tribe member himself"


Source.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 24, 2020 - Comments (2)
Category: Death, Religion, Foreign Customs, South Pacific and Polynesia

All Things Fall

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 06, 2020 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Technology, Special Effects

Music to Be Murdered By

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 28, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Celebrities, Death, Hollywood, Music, 1950s

Bambi Play Bags

I sure hope there are air-holes in these repurposed drycleaner bags.

Source.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 24, 2020 - Comments (10)
Category: Death, Movies, Children, 1950s

Have a Good Day, Dear

The office as deathtrap.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 15, 2020 - Comments (1)
Category: Antisocial Activities, Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Business, Death, Destruction, 1970s

Jewell Bell, Three-time Widow at Twenty





I am reminded of the famous Oscar Wilde quote:

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 01, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, Suicide, Husbands, 1930s

Death by licorice

The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported on a case of a 54-year-old man who died by eating too much licorice:

On the basis of additional history obtained from his family, the patient was eating one or two large packages of soft candy daily. Three weeks before presentation, he had switched from eating fruit-flavored soft candy to eating licorice-flavored soft candy that contained glycyrrhizic acid, which is converted to glycyrrhetinic acid after it is consumed.

The glycyrrhetinic acid caused his potassium levels to drop, which then caused his heart to stop.

It would have been weirder if he had been crushed by 16 tons of licorice. But licorice overdose is a weird way to die nevertheless.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 29, 2020 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Candy

Killed by oranges

Weird way to die — Ingrid Kerztin was walking by the side of the road, minding her own business, when suddenly 16 tons of oranges landed on top of her, crushing her to death.

New York Daily News - July 5, 1984

Posted By: Alex - Thu Sep 17, 2020 - Comments (4)
Category: Death, 1980s

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