turnofthecentury:

blackandwtf:1880s
Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868. Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle’s extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of conjoined twinning known as dipygus, which gave her two complete bodies from the waist down. She had two small pelves side-by-side, and each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She could move the smaller legs but was unable to use them for walking. At the age of 19, she married a doctor named Clinton Bicknell and had four daughters and a son. It has been said that three of her children were born from one set of organs, two from the other. Myrtle died on May 6, 1928.
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turnofthecentury:

blackandwtf:1880s

Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868. Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle’s extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of conjoined twinning known as dipygus, which gave her two complete bodies from the waist down. She had two small pelves side-by-side, and each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She could move the smaller legs but was unable to use them for walking. At the age of 19, she married a doctor named Clinton Bicknell and had four daughters and a son. It has been said that three of her children were born from one set of organs, two from the other. Myrtle died on May 6, 1928.

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7/24/2011
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biomedicalephemera:

I really want to do this now…

 WHAT??!!  

biomedicalephemera:

I really want to do this now…

 WHAT??!!  

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7/24/2011
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mediumaevum:

Chloe has a lot of feelings added:
typo: he died in 896, not 856. (i was like, hang on, how much would have been LEFT 40 years later? not much!) still weird as balls. LET’S YELL AT A ROTTING CORPSE FOR A WHILE! OKAY!
Hex answers:
Exactly! :) Not a typo. Here’s what happened:
The Cadaver Synod (also called the Cadaver Trial or, in Latin, the Synodus Horrenda) is the name commonly given to the posthumous ecclesiastical trial of Catholic Pope Formosus, held in the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome during January of 897.  
Before the proceedings the body of Formosus was exhumed and, according to some sources, seated on a throne while his successor, Pope Stephen (VI) VII, read the charges against him (of which Formosus was found guilty) and conducted the trial. The Cadaver Synod is remembered as one of the most bizarre episodes in the history of the medieval papacy.
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Sooo interesting!  

mediumaevum:

Chloe has a lot of feelings added:

typo: he died in 896, not 856. (i was like, hang on, how much would have been LEFT 40 years later? not much!) still weird as balls. LET’S YELL AT A ROTTING CORPSE FOR A WHILE! OKAY!

Hex answers:

Exactly! :) Not a typo. Here’s what happened:

The Cadaver Synod (also called the Cadaver Trial or, in Latin, the Synodus Horrenda) is the name commonly given to the posthumous ecclesiastical trial of Catholic Pope Formosus, held in the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome during January of 897.  

Before the proceedings the body of Formosus was exhumed and, according to some sources, seated on a throne while his successor, Pope Stephen (VI) VII, read the charges against him (of which Formosus was found guilty) and conducted the trial. The Cadaver Synod is remembered as one of the most bizarre episodes in the history of the medieval papacy.

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Sooo interesting!  

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7/24/2011
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mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

Almanzo Wilder, married at 28 to a very lucky 18-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder
Submitted by Tina

 My favorite love story.

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

Almanzo Wilder, married at 28 to a very lucky 18-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder

Submitted by Tina

 My favorite love story.

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7/17/2011
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thosethingsthathappen:

I REALLY need this.


:)

thosethingsthathappen:

I REALLY need this.

:)

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r1vka:

There are no words that can express how I feel about this.

So. Awesome.

r1vka:

There are no words that can express how I feel about this.

So. Awesome.

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

Cowboy, c. 1890.
Submitted by tergiverso

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

Cowboy, c. 1890.

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oldhollywood:

Margaret Hamilton in publicity still for The Wizard of Oz (1939, dir. Victor Fleming) (photo by Virgil Apger)
“I was in a need of money at the time, and my agent called. I said,  ‘Yes?’ and he said ‘Maggie, they want you to play a part on the Wizard.’  I said to myself, ‘Oh Boy, The Wizard of Oz! That has been my favorite  book since I was four.’ And I asked him what part, and he said ‘The  Witch’ and I said ‘The Witch?!’ and he said ‘What else?’”

haha…that’s great!

oldhollywood:

Margaret Hamilton in publicity still for The Wizard of Oz (1939, dir. Victor Fleming) (photo by Virgil Apger)

“I was in a need of money at the time, and my agent called. I said, ‘Yes?’ and he said ‘Maggie, they want you to play a part on the Wizard.’ I said to myself, ‘Oh Boy, The Wizard of Oz! That has been my favorite book since I was four.’ And I asked him what part, and he said ‘The Witch’ and I said ‘The Witch?!’ and he said ‘What else?’”

haha…that’s great!