Posts Tagged ‘morbid’

England’s Oldest Known Shipwreck Found, With A Morbid Cargo

A wreck hunter in England has discovered a rare 13th century ship, the oldest shipwreck known in English waters. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Morbid Fascination: The Birth of the True Crime Genre

For many true crime junkies, podcasts are the way to go to get your next fix. But before podcasts and streaming documentaries, what did people do to get their true crime docs?  Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Writings News History Ancient Traditions Read Later 

Morbid Matters: Estimating COVID-19 Mortality

It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers.  While the ghoulish daily press announcements about infections and deaths across many a country have diminished and, in some cases, disappeared altogether, publications abound about how many were taken in the pandemic. The […]

Spitalfields Roman Woman Reveals London’s Multicultural, Morbid Past

The somewhat morbid history of East London’s Spitalfields Market area is revealed after three decades of archaeological research, and the story of the enigmatic “Spitalfields Roman woman” unearthed in 1999 AD is finally becoming clearer. Since the 17th century AD London’s famous East End Spitalfields Market has been a hub for traders working from stalls […]

Tzompantli, A Morbid Aztec Skull Rack, Unearthed In Mexico City

A tzompantli was a wooden rack developed by several Mesoamerican civilizations to publicly display the skulls of war captives. According to Joel W. Palka’s 2007 book  Historical Dictionary of Mesoamerica, the tzompantli was a scaffold-like construction of poles on which heads and skulls were placed, and many similar skull towers have been discovered across Mesoamerica dating between 600–1250 AD. In 2017 […]

The Morbid Legacy Of The Doctor Who Tried To Weigh The Human Soul

The fascinating legacy of the controversial American physician who weighed the human soul and determined dogs don’t have one is an incredible story. And, like in many areas of life, what one believes and one’s beliefs have a huge influence on outcomes. Speculating upon, and fighting over, the existence, functions and restrictions of the human […]

How John D. Rockefeller Used the AMA to Take Over Western Medicine

The Flexner Report was a very useful tool commissioned by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller. Rockefeller had made a massive fortune with Standard Oil and was setting his sights on gaining a monopoly in the drug and pharmaceutical industry. by Makia Freeman However, first he had to get rid of the competition, which consisted of […]

New York taxi drivers to be banned from flirting with or ejaculating on passengers

New York City officials have revealed new proposals that would ban taxi and hire car drivers from flirting with passengers or initiating any kind of unwanted physical contact. The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has set out specific rules that include taking away licenses and imposing fines for drivers who touch or ejaculate on their […]

Obnoxious neighbor: Okinawa residents outraged over yet another rape by US soldier, call for reduction of US military presence

     Residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa have taken to the streets to show their outrage against the alleged rape of a Japanese tourist by a US sailor. Thousands also aired their concerns about the island’s controversial US military base not being a good neighbor. The Okinawa Prefectural Assembly supported the population’s anger, passing […]

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