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January 17, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

hachiko

This is the last picture of the world’s most faithful dog, Hachiko. After his master’s death, he waited for his return in the same location every single day for almost 10 years until he too passed away.

There is a statue of him in Shibuya, Tokyo right around the spot he was known to wait for his master. Coincidentally, it’s a very common meeting place

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January 16, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

joseph merrick elephant man

Joseph Merrick, aka The Elephant Man, c. 1889

Joseph Merrick, more popularly known as the Elephant Man, had to sleep sitting up because of the extra weight his deformities put on his head. According to his autopsy, he died of a dislocated neck by trying to sleep lying down, in order to “be like other people.”

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January 15, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

Grigori Rasputin. 1916

Rasputin was a religious mystic and faith healer. The heir to the Russian thrown had hemophilia, which at the time was poorly understood and potentially very dangerous. Rasputin was able to stop his bleeding, either by using hypnosis or giving him aspirin. This gave him access to the royal family and influence with the Russian Empress.

During WWI Rasputin prophesied that Russian forces would not be victorious until the Emperor personally led them. This did not go well. Rasputin was later assassinated for unclear reason. He famously took a long time to die and survived through several methods of murder.

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January 14, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

greatest beer run ever

John “Chickie” Donohue, a merchant marine from New York City snuck into the war zone in Vietnam in the ’60s to DELIVER BEER to his three enlisted buddies from back home. It is known as the GREATEST BEER RUN EVER and has a documentary made about it.

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January 13, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

Peter Freuchen

Artic explorer Peter Freuchen and wife Navarana, 1917

Standing six feet seven inches, Freuchen was an arctic explorer, journalist, author, and anthropologist. He participated in several arctic journeys (including a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland), starred in an Oscar-winning film, wrote more than a dozen books (novels and nonfiction, including his Famous Book of the Eskimos), had a peg leg (he lost his leg to frostbite in 1926; he amputated his gangrenous toes himself), was involved in the Danish resistance against Germany, was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis before escaping to Sweden, studied to be a doctor at university, his first wife was Inuit and his second was a Danish margarine heiress, became friends with Jean Harlow and Mae West, once escaped from a blizzard shelter by cutting his way out of it with a knife fashioned from his own feces, and, last but certainly not least, won $64,000 on The $64,000 Question

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January 10, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

jack the baboon

During the 1800’s, a railway signalman who lost his legs in an accident, purchased a baboon. The baboon began to operate the railway, and was eventually given a job and salary. In 9 years of employment, he never made a mistake.

The baboon essentially reacted to whistles from the trains. Each train had a different whistle and the Baboon learnt each trains noise, and set up the signals accordingly.

When complained about, the railroad came to fire him and his handler. The handler convinced management to let the Baboon work for an hour while they watched. It was said the Baboon never took his eyes off the management as he performed his duties to perfection, thus convincing the railroad to employ him because of how accurate and good his signalling was.

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January 9, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

tim allen's mugshot

Tim Allen’s Mugshot after being arrested in 1978 for possession of over 1.43 lb of cocaine

On October 2, 1978, Tim Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 1.4 lbs of cocaine. He subsequently pleaded guilty to drug trafficking, and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years, instead of possible life imprisonment. He was paroled on June 12, 1981 after serving 2 years and 4 months in the Federal Correctional Institution in Sandstone, Minnesota.

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January 8, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

Ray Campbell vs Dick Hyland

This picture shows the end of a 15 round boxing match between Ray Campbell and Dick Hyland in 1913. Take a look at the condition of the two fighters, battered, bloodied, bruised and staring down each other at the end of the fight. Boxing in those days was very different. There was no mandatory eight count. There was no neutral corner. If your opponent knocked you down, the second you get off your knees, you’re getting punched by a guy who’s been loading up his power shot for seconds (an eternity in the ring).

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January 7, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

george stinney jr

In 1944 a black teenager named George Stinney Jr was accused of murdering two white girls on flimsy evidence, he was tried without legal representation with an all-white jury, and he was executed by electric chair at the age of 14

He was accused of killing two white girls in a rural part of a South Carolina mill town. He actually participated in the town’s search party for the girls, but he made the fatal mistake of telling people that he had seen the girls on the day they died. One day later, he was arrested and his family was forced to leave the town. His father was fired from his job at the mill, and his siblings were told that they would be lynched if they didn’t leave immediately. The court refused to hear his appeal, and the appeals on his behalf to the governor for clemency were denied. He is the youngest American to be sentenced to death and executed.

Executioners noted that he was too small for the electric chair when he died; the straps did not fit him, an electrode was too big for his leg, and the boy had to sit on a bible to fit properly in the chair.

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January 6, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Picture Of The Day |

jack the ripper from hell

Jack The Ripper’s ‘From Hell’ letter

On October 16th, 1888 George Lusk, the president of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, received a three-inch-square cardboard box in his mail. Inside was half a human kidney preserved in wine, along with the following letter. Medical reports carried out by Dr. Openshaw found the kidney to be very similar to the one removed from Catherine Eddowes, though his findings were inconclusive either way. The letter read as follows:

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