1. When People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers In Museums
Found on Bored Panda.
2. This Fantabulous Forgotten Boy Band
The Fantabulous Jags ladies and gentlemen. Have a listen.
3. Matching Family Sleepwear of the Seventies
Found on Grooveland.
4. Lights made from real French Bread
A bread has some interesting charms. There’re potentials besides just as food. Pampshade is a handmade product made from real bread.
Bread flour, Cake flour, Salt, Yeast, LEDs, Batteries, and so on…
Pampshade is durable, because of special treatment and resin coating.
Available on Pampshade by Yukiko Morita
5. Soviet Prototypes for their First Night Vision Goggles
Found on English Russia.
6. Pripyat: Before & After
Found on English Russia
7. The Forgotten Gravetunnels of Brussels
The Gravetunnels are located in Laken, a quartier of Brussels. They were built because the city of Brussels was dealing with an extreme overpopulation in the 19th Century and the burial grounds of Brussels were getting too small. In 1870, the mayor of Brussels commissioned large tunnels under the churchyard of Laken in where rich people could be buried. The original Gravetunnel was completed in 1878 and was 31 meters long.
In the 20th century more Gravetunnels were constructed in Laken, not because of overpopulation, but because of luxury. Rich people liked the idea that their relatives could visit their graves without being bothered by the cold Belgian rain. Moreover, being buried in Laken was a very prestigious matter because it was also the cemetery where the royal family had their tombs.
But in the 1980’s the enormous maze beneath the graveyard of Laken was closed down due to moisture and rotting cement. People of the modern age care less about their last resting place and so the tunnels fell into neglect.
Two years ago – after almost 40 years – the city of Brussels started renovating the Gravetunnels (see below). Last June they were reopened to the public. Today it is once again possible to be buried in the Gravetunnels of Belgium…
Found thanks to a reader, whose photos of the Gravetunnels can be found here.
8. Bizarre Victorian Erotica– with Skeletons
Found on So Bad So Good
9. A Medieval Medicine Chest
Belonging to Vincenzo Giustiniani, the last Genoese governor of the Island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea, in the 1560s. On a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of Chios – a black eagle above a three-towered castle. The chest contains 126 drug bottles/pots.
Found on Pinterest.
10. Harry Potter’s London
Leadenhall Market is a covered market in the City of London, located in Gracechurch Street. The ornate roof structure was designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones. More recently its been used to represent The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Photo found on Flickr by Craig Richardson.
11. Early science-fiction illustrations for Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon
Found on the Public Domain Review
12. Before the FBI, there was the Pinkerton Detective Agency, which had more employees than soldiers in the US Army
Founded in the early 1850s by Scottish immigrant Allan Pinkerton, the “Pinkertons” were the nation’s first and most prominent private police force. They’re best known for hunting down Old West outlaws and train robbers, but they also worked as presidential security, intelligence operatives and—most controversially—as management muscle during labor strikes.
Fun facts: The Pinkertons created one of the world’s earliest criminal databases, warred with Jesse James and his gang, were once larger than the U.S. Army and the agency still exists today.
More found on History.com
13. A New Documentary on Jayne Mansfield … and Satanic Worship?!
The legend of Mansfield’s death is the subject of the latest documentary from P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes, the creative powerhouse behind Room 237.
Mansfield 66/67 opens at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre on October 27, screening with the Jayne Mansfield classics The Girl Can’t Help It
Found on Dangerous Minds.