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22 Insane Facts About Aleister Crowley, Perhaps The Most Unique Person Ever

22 Insane Facts About Aleister Crowley, Perhaps The Most Unique Person Ever

Aleister Crowley was one of the most bizarre, fascinating, and mysterious figures of the 20th century. Known in his own time as “the wickedest man in the world,” Crowley equally attracted and repulsed his contemporaries. From spiritualism and writing to mountain climbing, yoga, and the occult, Crowley left his mark on many different facets of …

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10 Bizarre and Bloody Practices of Medieval Barbers

Perhaps the best description of medieval barbers comes from an inscription on a 16th-century woodcut by German artist Jost Amman, presented in the first person from a man practicing the trade: “I am called everywhere, I can make many healing salves, I can cure new wounds, also fractures and chronic afflictions, Syphilis, Cataract, Gangrene, pull teeth, shave, wash …

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Amazing Early Photos of the World's Most Iconic Companies

Amazing Early Photos of the World’s Most Iconic Companies

Many of the most respected companies in the world started off from humble beginnings; Whole Foods co-founders John Mackey and Rene Lawson lived in their storeroom for a time after being kicked out of their apartment, while Mark Zuckerberg famously conceived of Facebook in Harvard campus housing. Whether or not you know the stories behind …

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People Who Were Bricked Up Or Buried Alive

People Who Were Bricked Up Or Buried Alive

Immurement, or the complete enclosure of a human being into a small space with no escape, was historically a common form of punishment across cultures throughout history. Indeed, history is full terrifying tales of people who were bricked up or buried alive. Enclosing a person into a tiny box was considered one of the slowest …

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Facts About The Blue Fugates, A Family With Blue Skin Thanks To Inbreeding

Facts About The Blue Fugates, A Family With Blue Skin Thanks To Inbreeding

People come in all colors – to an extent. You wouldn’t expect to see a human with naturally blue skin. But that’s the case for the Blue Fugates. Who are the Blue Fugates? The title refers to members of the Fugate family of eastern Kentucky, particularly those who lived in the early- to mid-20th century. …

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The Term "Flying Saucer" Originated With This Infamous Sighting, Only A Few Weeks Before Roswell

The Term “Flying Saucer” Originated With This Infamous Sighting, Only A Few Weeks Before Roswell

The infamous UFO crash that occurred in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico, is the extraterrestrial sighting that brought aliens into mainstream conversation. But the UFOs spotted just weeks before Roswell are even more fascinating, and much more carefully documented. Kenneth Arnold didn’t just experience one of the most interesting and well-researched UFO sightings of the …

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Here Is All The Physical Evidence That Jesus Christ Was A Real Person

Here Is All The Physical Evidence That Jesus Christ Was A Real Person

  In the hunt for physical evidence of Noah’s Ark and proof that Moses parted the Red Sea, scholars have shown that science can support Biblical stories. But what about proof of Jesus? Is there physical evidence that Jesus, the alleged son of God and savior of mankind, was a real person? Scholars and Christians have debated the reality …

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These Were The Ideal Beauty Standards For Men And Women Throughout The 20th Century

These Were The Ideal Beauty Standards For Men And Women Throughout The 20th Century

Beauty is fluid. For proof, look no further than the varied beauty and fashion trends popular in the United States in the 20th century. Depending on the decade, the ideal man or woman looked quite different. While men’s styles focused largely on clothing and less so on their bodies, 20th century beauty trends for women were heavily influenced …

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