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The Parrot Who Witnessed and Re-enacted a Murder
On May 13, 2015, Michigan police were called to a Sand Lake home. When they arrived at the site, they found a married couple lying in a pool of blood. The man, 46-year-old Martin Duram, was dead from five gunshots. But miraculously, his 49-year-old wife Glenna, who was shot in the head, was still alive. She was rushed to the hospital where she eventually made a full recovery.
Escape the Jar. Break the Chain.
May 6, 1954, London A crowd has gathered at the University of Oxford’s Iffley Road track. Today on the agenda: a one-mile race. The runners are in their positions. Focused. Silent. The weather is not on their side. A sound signal pierces the air, and the race begins. Minutes later, as the times are being read, the crowd goes wild. History has just been made!
Fear, Abuse, and Neglect: Behind the Walls of Insane Asylums
Today, mental health is a widely recognized and discussed topic, but in the past, that was not the case. Only a century ago, any type of mental illness was stigmatized, and those suffering from it were rejected from society and placed in Insane Asylums (also known as Lunatic Asylums).
5 Bizarre Last Requests of Death Row Prisoners
Before they are executed, death row prisoners are usually granted a last statement, a last meal, a phone call, or time with their family. But sometimes, their wishes are not what one would expect from a person whose days are numbered.
The Morbid Tradition of Living With the Dead
There are not many things guaranteed in life, but death is one of them. And whereas we remember and respect the deceased, there has always been an invisible line between the world of the living and the dead. But what happens when that line gets blurred and when those who have passed away stay with us.
The Haunting Last Messages Sent From the Titanic
On April 15, 1912, at 02:20 am, the RMS Titanic sank taking more than 1,500 souls with it. Since then, countless documentaries have been made recreating the events of the fateful night, and many interviews have been conducted with the survivors who recalled their last memories of the sinking ship.
The Unsettling Story Behind the Nose Plug Tradition
In India’s green Ziro Valley of Arunachal Pradesh lives the peaceful Apatani Tribe. For centuries, the Apatani people have been practicing a lifestyle of harmony and oneness with nature. They have resisted modernization and stuck with their longstanding ways and traditions. But one of those traditions is dying out.
"Real-Life Mowgli": The Feral Boy Who Was Raised by Wolves
On a chilly February night in 1867, a group of hunters was wandering through a forest in the Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh, India. But then, they saw something that stopped them in their tracks. In front of them, moving between the trees, was a pack of wolves followed by a small child - walking on all fours.
5 Disturbing Psychiatric Treatments From History
With the ‘explosion’ of social media and a loneliness epidemic, mental health has become a crucial topic in today’s world. From books, meditation, psychotherapy sessions, and medication, we are constantly finding new and better ways to keep our minds healthy.