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Death’s Doll: The World’s Most Beautiful Mummy

18 April 2014

They call her ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ the world’s most beautiful mummy. Rosalia Lombardo died from pneumonia in 1920 at the tender age of 2. Her body was embalmed by Alfredo Salafia...

Medicine’s Dark Secrets – Update

3 April 2014

My Dear Donors, It is with a heavy heart that I report to you that I have given notice of termination of my contract with Big Baby Productions Ltd, and will no longer be involved...

Dead Men’s Teeth: A History of Dentures

28 March 2014

I remember as a little girl being utterly terrified at my great-grandmother’s dentures. The first time that I ever realized that she had false teeth was when I found them peculiarly...