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Under The Knife, Episode 5 – Human Skin Books

22 January 2015

In Episode 5 of Under The Knife, I discuss the dark history behind anthropodermic bibliopegy, or binding books with human skin. Why was it done? And how exactly did tanners use human...

World’s Littlest Giant: The Curious Case of Adam Rainer

20 January 2015

I often write about rare medical disorders, but there is one extraordinary case which is so strange, that there is only one documented instance of it in medical history. It involves...

Support Under The Knife!

6 January 2015

After failing to turn on the microphone during a daytime shoot, I jump a wall to film a video in Ecton Graveyard in the middle of the night… all in an attempt to win your support...