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The Dayalets

http://www.lileks.com/institute/dayalets/

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The Anatomical Machines of the Prince of Sansevero

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This is the woman (via http://catetom.splinder.com/).

Sansevero’s anatomical machines have gradually become the protagonists of legends according to which the models were the outcome of an operation of human vivisection in which a woman and a man were killed through the injection of embalming substances in their blood vessels. Due to lack of written documentation on the early history of the anatomical machines, controversy about how they were actually made continues.

http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~tcrnmrf/machines.htm

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HEADS

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Jane’s Oceania Home Page is a right maze of a website but there are some very nice pictures.

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The Feathers of one bird, spread out

 

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THE GODDESS OF BENZAITEN

From Okinawa Soba’s flickr via Agence eureka.

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Herefordshire folklore

I’ve been to the Museum and Art Gallery of Hereford and there was a section on local folklore. 

Curse doll and curse found in a crevice of the brickword at 21 East Street, Hereford. The curse was found within the folds of the dolls dress. It reads: 

” Mary Ann Ward. I act this spell on you from my holl heart wishing you to never rest nor eat nor sleep the rester part of your life. I hope your flesh will waste away and I hope you will never spend another another penny I ought to have. Wishing this from my whole heart. “

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