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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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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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Death at the Helm (1893)

Death isn’t the best traveling buddy, but at least you won’t feel lonely.

Munch, Edvard. Death at the Helm, 1893. Munch Museum & Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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Top Hat (1870)

A mysterious floating hat.

Buel, Ell W. Top Hat, 1870. George Eastman Museum, public domain.

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Nutcracker with A Bloody Sword (1898)

There stood a Nutcracker with the bleeding sword in his right hand and a candle in his left hand.

Beautiful nightmare fuel. The artist, Willem Wenckebach, mostly does architecture drawings. So while browsing his collection, this piece really stood out!

Wenckebach, Willem. Nutcracker with a Candle and Bloody Sword, 1898. Rijksmuseum, public domain.

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Frog Serenade (1876)

Romance is still alive, not croaked.

Soule, J.P. A Male Frog, playing guitar…, 1876. Wellcome Collection, public domain.

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Samurai With Sword From 1860

Posing armored Samurai with a sword and dagger. The photographer was Felice Beato, who was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers.

Beato, Felice. Samurai With Sword, 1860. Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Weird Videos

The House of the Devil (1896)

The House of the Devil is supposed to be the first Horror Film ever made. This short silent film was made by Georges Melies, a french pioneer filmmaker. This film was thought to be lost, until 1988, when a copy was found in the New Zealand Film Archive.

Writer and director Méliès, Georges. The House of the Devil, 1896. Internet Archive, public domain license. Information from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Diving Inventions From The 1830s

These are a series of illustrations from patent applications by the Møller brothers.

The wide-bottomed and dress-like suit was supposed to be better suited for muddy sea beds. The bottom of the suit had a roller for easy movement. The hexagonal wheel was to be used by the diver to move forward and backward. The boat hook was for grabbing and holding interesting objects or pushing others aside. Source.

This suit, the Møller brothers said, could be made from both leather and natural rubber. To protect the head and upper body against the pressure of the water, the helmet and cuirass(breastplate and backplate) had to be made of copper or other metal. The suit and cuirass were held together with screws. Source.

This illustration depicts all the possible positions a diver could be in. Very comical looking. Source.

Møller brothers. Diving Inventions, 1830s. Danish National Archives(Rigsarkivet), CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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Paris Shops In 1866

This photo was taken over 150 years ago in Paris! The blurs are the shoppers walking through the store area.

Marville, Charles. Paris Chops, 1866. Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License.