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Snake Oil for what ails you! "Cures headache, neuralgia, toothache, earache, backache, swellings, sprains, sore chest, swelling of the throat, contracted cords and muscles, stiff joints, wrenches, dislocations, cuts and bruises."

Lina Medina is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days. From a remote village in Peru, in 1939 Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents due to increasing abdominal size. She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in her seventh month of pregnancy.

Electric light baths are among the latest inventions announced a newspaper article in 1893. “The necessary parts are a cabinet that encloses the entire body except the head, and fifty electric lamps of sixteen-candle power or 110 volts. They are arranged about the body in groups, with a separate switch for each group, so they can be directed at a particular part of the body. The light makes the patient frisky, and browns the skin like an ocean bath.” Developed by Dr. John H. Kellogg.

The Durrant Girls -- A family with four unusual daughters. They are two sets of twins, each set consisting of one black girl and one white girl. The Durrants are a mixed race couple. The odds of having two sets of twins come out like this must be astronomical!

from Mail Online


Man given heart of suicide victim marries donor's widow and then kills himself in exactly the same way. Heart transplant recipient Sonny Graham, pictured with wife Cheryl, commited suicide.The couple met after Mr Graham started writing to her after being told her husband was his heart donor.Twelve years after the successful transplant operation, Mr Graham shot himself dead, leaving his wife a widow for the second time in strikingly similar circumstances.

Growing up I always thought I had to be more Irish than any of my siblings. My DNA test results, compared to my sisters’ results, were completely surprising