Medicinal Cannibalism, Makeshift Corpse Zoos and Mummy Parties

It’s a well-known fact that human beings are morbidly fascinated by the macabre, and this held especially true in the Victorian Era when there was nothing better to do but poke at dead bodies. Human corpses were not rare, but were still seen as a commodity, something interesting to be used and viewed. A very … Continue reading Medicinal Cannibalism, Makeshift Corpse Zoos and Mummy Parties

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The Victorian ‘Air Diet’ and Breatharian Practices

There are lots of different dieting fads these days, whether it be the Keto Diet, the Atkins Diet, or the Vegan Diet. There is one diet that originated in the Victorian Era though, that really takes the cake, no pun intended. Labeled the “Air Diet” and popular among young girls, typically pre-adolescents, the Air Diet … Continue reading The Victorian ‘Air Diet’ and Breatharian Practices

The Romanovs

The early 20th Century was an odd time, the entire world balancing on a knife’s edge of magic or science, hope or despair. A good example of this was the Romanov family: the Russian Tsar, his wife and children. Mystery and intrigue followed them in life, and mystery and intrigue followed them in death. Nicholas … Continue reading The Romanovs

Baby Farmers

In modern times, there are many laws to keep children safe, and adoption agencies and centers for abortion. In past times however, this was not the case. So what happened to the children who were not wanted? Well, the circumstances weren’t always the same, but oft times they were sent to a baby farm. A … Continue reading Baby Farmers