Monday, February 8, 2016



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95-year old Chicago bank remodelled into world-class art center

Serving as a community savings and loan bank in the 1920s, the building on Chicago’s South Side recently found itself in the hands of Chicago’s artist, urban planner, and builder extraordinaire Theaster Gates. After saving the building from demolishment, Gates turned to his own Rebuild Foundation to remodel it into an arts center.
The Stony Island Arts Bank now houses Frankie Knuckles’ vinyl archives, and over 60,000 glass lantern slides from the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute. Check out some images of the Arts Bank below, and click here to learn more about its history and development over the years. via Chicago Reader
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lachrymatory Bottle - Bottles like these were used to catch tears when a loved one passed away.

Lachrymatory Bottle - Bottles like these were used to catch tears when a loved one passed away.
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Italian Actor Declared Clinically Dead After Botched Hanging Scene During Play Raphael Schumacher, 27, had been in coma since a hanging scene in a Saturday performance in Pisa when horribly wrongItalian actor Raphael Schumacher was declared clinically dead on Thursday, days after accidentally strangling himself during the performance of a play in Pisa.The 27-year-old performer had been in a coma since Saturday, when a hanging scene in the experimental production “Mirages” at the Teatro Lux went horribly wrong, according to CNN.A medical student observing the performance noticed that Schumacher was trembling during the hanging scene and intervened, removing the mask from his face and loosening the noose around his neck. He was taken to a local hospital.On Thursday, Pisa Today reported that doctors had declared him clinically dead since he was not responding to treatment.“We are shocked,” Gabriele De Luca, the theater’s art director, told the Daily Mail. “No one, not even us, understands how this happened.” However, De Luca also told the Italian newspaper Il Giorno that Schumacher had altered the script to replace fake gunshots with the noose.Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident to insure that proper safety precautions were followed.
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Italian Actor Declared Clinically Dead After Botched Hanging Scene During Play 

Raphael Schumacher, 27, had been in coma since a hanging scene in a Saturday performance in Pisa when horribly wrong
Italian actor Raphael Schumacher was declared clinically dead on Thursday, days after accidentally strangling himself during the performance of a play in Pisa.
The 27-year-old performer had been in a coma since Saturday, when a hanging scene in the experimental production “Mirages” at the Teatro Lux went horribly wrong, according to CNN.
A medical student observing the performance noticed that Schumacher was trembling during the hanging scene and intervened, removing the mask from his face and loosening the noose around his neck. He was taken to a local hospital.
On Thursday, Pisa Today reported that doctors had declared him clinically dead since he was not responding to treatment.
“We are shocked,” Gabriele De Luca, the theater’s art director, told the Daily Mail. “No one, not even us, understands how this happened.” However, De Luca also told the Italian newspaper Il Giorno that Schumacher had altered the script to replace fake gunshots with the noose.
Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident to insure that proper safety precautions were followed.

Friday, February 5, 2016



A brother and sister in India suffer from a rare condition that leaves them looking many years older. Keshav Kumar, 18 months, and his sister Anjali Kumari, seven, have wrinkled skin, suffer pain in their joints and swollen faces. The siblings suffer from a rare form of 
Progeria as well as a disease called Cutis Laxa, which doctors in India 
say is incurable. Progeria, 
also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), is a rare 
genetic condition that causes a child’s body to age faster than it 
should.Most children with the condition – which affects just one in every 4million births worldwide – don’t live past the age of 13.Photo credit: Faisal Macgray
A brother and sister in India suffer from a rare condition that leaves them looking many years older. Keshav Kumar, 18 months, and his sister Anjali Kumari, seven, have wrinkled skin, suffer pain in their joints and swollen faces. The siblings suffer from a rare form of Progeria as well as a disease called Cutis Laxa, which doctors in India say is incurable. Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), is a rare genetic condition that causes a child’s body to age faster than it should.Most children with the condition – which affects just one in every 4million births worldwide – don’t live past the age of 13.
Photo credit: Faisal Macgray


Plastinated human half head with real dried human brain.
Photo credit: Santa Cruz Curiosities
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