These WWII workers are modeling safety gear for female workers, including the plastic breast protector.
Guanajuato, Mexico is home to El Museo De Las Momias, a unique museum where the mummified remains of over one hundred 19th century cholera victims are on display.
The cholera epidemic gripped the city of Guanajuato in 1833, causing large numbers of deaths in a short period of time, causing new cemeteries to be opened. Years later local taxes made it quite costly to keep the remains interred, so families began to remove them. The naturally mummified bodies were stored in a building which eventually became this museum.
This Day in Science History
Scientists Clone Bits of Genes Taken From Extinct Animal
Fragments of genes from an extinct animal, a relative of the zebra and the horse, have been found and reporoduced in the laboratory, scientists of University of California at Berkely reproted yesterday. They said the gene fragments are the first to be extracted from any vanished animal speceies.
The genetic material DNA, was extracted from a scrap of dried muscle tissue found inside the skin of an animal called a quagga, The skin, preserved 140 years ago, had been kept at the mainz Museum of Natural History in West Germany. The species died out about a century ago. Revival of Species is Remote
Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Quagga_photo.jpg
Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber: which was used in Hitler‘s time to kill Jews, mostly women and innocent children. This image shows the nail scratches of the victims who were slowly suffocated to death by the poisonous gas.
A cancer sufferer travelled thousands of miles across China to buy a two-legged goat that walks on its hind legs because he admires its strong spirit. Wang Xinmin, who suffers from lymphoma, journeyed from his hometown in Fuyang in eastern China’s Anhui Province to buy the animal for 4,500 Yuan (£450) in Zhoukou in Henan Province. The 31-year-old made the decision after reading a newspaper report about how the goat had taught itself to walk after being born with only two hind legs.
Fairies, Nymphs, & Demons - A Bizarre Collection of Strange Specimens
The specimens of Alex CF feature an incredible collection of cryptozoology. His page features amazing stories behind his collection that include descriptions of demons, fairies, nymphs, and other assorted oddities. His pieces are for sale.
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5 Most Bizarre Marriages
- Man marries cat - Uwe Mitzscherlich wed Cecilia – who looks like the TV character’s companion Jess – after being told by a vet that she was ill and might not live much longer.
The blushing ‘bride’ even dressed in white for the biggest day of her nine lives. ‘Cecilia has such a trusting character. We constantly smooch and she has slept in my bed from the beginning of our relationship, which is unique,’ said 39-year-old Mr Mitzscherlich, from Dresden, Germany.
- Woman marries Eiffel Tower - Erika La Tour Eiffel, 37, a former soldier who lives in San Francisco, has been in love with objects before. But it is the Eiffel Tower she has pledged to love, honor and obey in an intimate ceremony attended by a handful of friends. She has changed her name legally to reflect the bond.
- Man marries himself - This one happened in China, 2007. A man and his photo in woman’s costume get married with the witness of more than 100 friends and relatives.
- Woman is married to Berlin Wall for 30 years - Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer, 54, whose surname means Berlin Wall in German, wed the concrete structure in 1979.
- Man in Japan weds anime game character - A man named Sal9000 married the love of his life in November, 2009. Her name is Nene Anegasaki, and she lives inside of a Nintendo DS video game called Love Plus. The wedding took place during a Make: Japan meet-up held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.