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8 Artists Who Poured Their Heart and Soul Into Their Work (Also: Their Blood and Urine)

All artists put a little bit of their soul into every piece. But these artists put their soul – and a whole lot more – into their art. 1. Hair and Nails When Hananuma Masakichi learned he was dying of tuberculosis, he wanted to give his girlfriend a way to remember him. So he constructed a life-sized [...]

The Rat That Poisons Itself—For Defense

Plenty of animals have their own poison, but the African Crested Rat is the only known mammal outside of humankind to create poison from an external source. The rat chews on the bark of the Acokanthera tree until it starts to ooze a poisonous goo; the rat then rolls around in the substance to protect [...]