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He Wanted to Better Understand Hanging, So He Hanged Himself 12 Times

Gallows image via Shutterstock Hanging is a pretty simple way to kill someone. All you really need is a length of rope, someone who can tie a decent knot, and something from which to hang the victim. If you’re having a fancier execution, you can dress things up with gallows and use the victim’s height and [...]

Steam Train Transformer

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Steam Train Transformer Made by Dandeentremont – watch it in High Definition. Some images of the train are here and here. Link Today’s pictures & links: Love at the First Blast: (cover for “Imagination Stories”, June 1953 – see more) ———— World’s Tallest Building Planned for Rome in 1939 Not only Hitler and Stalin (see the article [...]

Talking Pictures: Glamor Shots

After last week’s Talking Pictures post, featuring plagues of locusts and lightning-struck horses, and the previous week’s, all about death, I figured it was time to lighten things up a bit. So I dug through the archives to find all my favorite shots of sassy broads and glamor girls (and guys) vogue-ing for the camera [...]

Does a Cat Always Land on Its Feet?

(Image credit: Flickr user Mini Mookiy. This is not “Esther”) by Fiorella Gambale, Ph.D. Institute for Feline Research Milano, Italy Cats have excellent balance, and are remarkably acrobatic. When turned upside down and dropped from a height, a cat generally has the ability to land on its feet. Until now, no one has systematically investigated the limits of this [...]