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Odd Imagery

Spooky Day #2

Pumpkins have started spreading their doctrine. The heads of non-believers will be used as decorative warnings to stay faithful.

Woodruff House. Bizarre Halloween Postcard, 1901. Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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Odd Imagery

Spooky Day #1

Skeletons have started rehearsing. They find it hard to get motivated since they are all dead on the inside.

Three skeletons ‘playing’ music, 1893. National Archives UK, public domain.

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Weird Videos

Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961)

“Creature from the Haunted Sea is a 1961 horror comedy film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a parody of spy, gangster, and monster movies (mostly Creature from the Black Lagoon)” – Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0)

Griffith, Charles B. Creature from the Haunted Sea, 1961. Internet Archive, public domain.

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Odd Imagery

Skull and Head

This is an ivory model of a skull and a human head. Worms and frogs adorn the sculpture.

Credit: Ivory model of a skull and a human head, France, undated.Science Museum, London.Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Defensive Farts

The Bombarier beetle releases hot noxious chemicals as a defense mechanism. The fart even has a popping sound!

Bombardier Beetle, 1870. Internet Archive, public domain. Information from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0), read more.

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The Pantry (1530)

Quite the collection! Know any recipes that include a skeleton as an ingredient?

Unknown Artist. The Pantry, 1530. Biblissma Portal, public domain.

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Odd Imagery

Bull in Handstand (1619)

Quite an impressive feat for anyone, especially a humanoid bull!

Toutin, Jean. Bull in Hanstand, 1619. Rijksmuseum, public domain.

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Beggars (1915)

I usually avoid sharing sad things within archives, but some images sometimes compel me.

Bain News Service. Beggar & Beggar’s Dog, 1915. Library of Congress, public domain.

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Odd Imagery

Swallowed Trinkets (1933)

There are X-Rays of trinkets children swallowed.

During the Great Depression, candy with a “prize” inside – usually a coin or a lead trinket – was very popular. However, they could be deadly when swallowed by small children. These photos taken by Dr. Chevalier Jackson, a pioneering laryngologist, helped convince Congress to approve a provision in the 1933 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act still in force today, which prohibits the sale of trinkets embedded in confections.

– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Jackson, Dr. Chevalier. X-Ray of Trinket Swallowed by a Child, 1933. United States Food and Drug Administration, public domain.

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Don’t Go To Bed With A Malaria Mosquitos (1944)

I guess going to bed with non-malaria mosquitos is okay.

United States Government Printing Office. Don’t go to bed with a malaria mosquito, 1944. National Library of Medicine, public domain.