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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

May 22, 2017 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Perfectly preserved head of a serial killer, since 1841 (article)

Diogo Alves was born in Galicia in 1810 and traveled to Lisbon early in his life, to serve in the houses of the well-to-do of the Portuguese capital. This southwards migration was common to plenty of Galicians looking for work, but Alves soon realized a life of crime would be more profitable. (History often blames an opportunistic barmaid for this shift in morality, because what’s a story without a temptress?) From 1836 to 1839, he transferred his workplace to the Aqueduto das Águas Livres (Aqueduct of the Free Waters). Nearly one kilometer (0.62 miles) long, the Aqueduto spanned the Alcântara valley, allowing both water and suburbanites to make their way into the city, 213 feet above the rural landscape.

Many of these commuters were humble farmers traveling to the city to sell their produce, a fact Alves was privy to. He would await them on their return by nightfall, divest them of their gains by whatever means possible, and unceremoniously push them to their deaths. He repeated this sequence 70 times in the three years he was active in the Aqueduto, and it’s unclear why he stopped. Police intervention was hardly a factor, as the deaths were dismissed as a wave of suicides—it’s not like anyone in power would have feared a murderer who targeted only the poor.

Having retired from the Aqueduto, Alves set his sights on flightier targets, formed a gang, and started targeting private residences. Eventually, after breaking into a physician’s house and murdering the people inside, he was caught by the authorities and sentenced to hang in February 1841.

 

CAT scan of a drug mule 

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16 Of The Most Expensive Paintings Ever Purchased

May 22, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Untitled – Jean-Michel Basquiat- $110.5 Million

Seller: | Buyer: Yusaku Maezawa

 

Irises – Vincent van Gogh – $110.7 Million

Seller: son of Joan Whitney Payson | Buyer: Alan Bond

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

May 18, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

There was a female Rock Band name ‘Rockbitch’ which was famous for throwing ‘Golden Condoms’ at their audience and whoever got it, was taken backstage to have sex with band members

Rockbitch was probably the raunchiest band on the planet. Many of the band members performed naked, or nearly so. Songs like “Fistfuck” would be acted out onstage. During every show, they’d toss a “Golden Condom” into the audience and invite whoever caught it, male or female, to come backstage and fuck several members of the band. (“Babe” Wills liked to point out that, of everyone who ever caught the Golden Condom, the only ones who would chicken out were the men, some of whom apparently assumed it was a joke. 

None of this was done for shock value, at least not primarily. As outlined in various essays and manifestos on the band’s website, Rockbitch’s mission was to destigmatize female sexuality and sex in general. And hard rock seemed like the perfect vehicle for doing so. “When a woman can’t even strip to the waist and play a bitching, head-down guitar riff, have her lead singer fuck her with a strap-on whilst a stage surfer licks her feet without authorities wanting to ban over 18’s from coming to see it — well, what has the world of rock and rebellion come to!?” their website playfully asks. 

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

May 17, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

What is the inmate pecking order in prison?

Jail and prison populations involve people living in very close proximity to one another (in some housing situations, the toilet seat might be only a few inches from your face when you’re lying in bed), so it is natural to expect that a culture and social structure will emerge.

At the top of the heap would be high-ranking members of crime organizations. Old-style Mafia first come to mind. These guys are still powerful, but maybe not as much as they used to be. More likely you’ll find people in what are usually called “gangs,” e.g. Crips, Bloods, Black Guerrilla Family, Latin Kings, MS-13, etc. There are also gangs that operate mainly within prisons, such as the Mexican Mafia, Aryan Brotherhood, United Blood Nation, etc. Most established prison gangs have alliances with “free world” gangs. 

Members of these gangs, the “soldiers,” are the next level down. They are protected by other gang members, as an insult or assault on any gang member is viewed as an act against the entire gang. The origin of prison gangs was for mutual protection, usually against other ethnic/racial factions. Prison and street crime gangs don’t have much of an equal opportunity program.

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The Cool Kids Of History

May 15, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

Brigitte Bardot in Cannes, 1950s 

 

1925 criminal’s mugshot 

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

May 15, 2017 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Women from Kuwait waiting to vote

 

Heartbroken monkey clutches her child after it collapsed… and it regains consciousness two minutes later.

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

May 11, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Andy Warhol ejaculated on canvas and it sold for $40,000

Andy Warhol eating a hamburger

 

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Oskar Dirlewanger: The Most Evil Man In The Nazi SS

May 10, 2017 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

by Matthew Forbes

Some of the ways of the Third Reich continue to resonate in society today. Documentary channels air endless programs about German warplanes and tanks, as well as the many immense battles waged during the Second World War. Less closely explored are the darker side of the Nazi-led war machine. Or, perhaps is more honest to say, the true side of the Nazi-led war machine.

Adolf Hitler, as war leader, was prey to many bizarre schemes. In March of 1940, just before the German invasion of France, Hitler decide to form a fighting unit composed of convicted poachers and commanded by a hard-charging military man. Yes, poachers — people who hunt wildlife illegally. Presumably Hitler thought these men’s flouting of the law would give them an edge in combat. As for their commander, there was only one man for the job, a man known to SS leader Heinrich Himmler: Oskar Dirlewanger.

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