William Burke was one of Scotland’s most notorious criminals. Between November 1827 and October 1828, Burke, along with William Hare, murdered approximately sixteen people in Edinburgh. As part of what became a lucrative business, they infamously sold the bodies of their victims to anatomy lecturer, Dr Robert Knox, for dissection purposes. When they were caught, Burke was sentenced to death, whereas Hare was spared (for giving evidence against Burke) and Knox denied knowing where the bodies c...
Nikola Tesla. Tesla never slept for more than two hours a day. Tesla got more out of the day with his limited sleep schedule. Like Da Vinci, Telsa also followed the Uberman sleep cycle and claimed to never sleep for more than two hours a day and reportedly once worked for 84 hours in a lab without any rest or sleep.
Something quite interesting...The Lover's Eye. In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy british and european lovers exchanged eye miniatures…love tokens so clandestine that even now it is almost impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. They were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.