Victorian Anti-Masturbation Devices.

Victorian Anti-Masturbation Devices: Those obsessed with preventing acts of self-love. This terrifying contraption is called a ‘jugum penis.’ It was designed to prevent both masturbation and ‘nocturnal incontinence.’ Should a man become aroused in the middle of the night, this contraption would clamp down, extinguishing both his desire as well as his erection. Medical practitioners…


Keith Sapsford, leaps to his death 1970.

Keith Sapsford was a 14 year old boy who stowed away in the wheel housing of a Japan Air Lines flight bound for Tokyo from Sydney, Australia. An amateur photographer, John Gilpin, was taking a photo as the plane departed and unwittingly caught an image of the boy falling 200 feet to his death. The…



U.S. Navy Captain Todd Morris and Commander Daniel Primm of Surgical Company A, 4th Medical Battalion Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, explore the open abdomen of a Nigerien police who was a knife victim in Tahoua, Niger during Exercise Shared Accord 2006. (U.S. Air Force Photography by Technical Sgt Sean M. Worrell)(Released)


Elder Peter Godsday Orubebe (born 6 June 1959) was appointed Nigerian Minister of Niger Delta on 6 April 2010 when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet. Orubebe was born on 6 June 1959 at Ogbobagbene, Burutu Local Government Area in Delta State. He is of Ijaw origin. He attended the University of Lagos,…


Mary Ward (27 April 1827 – 31 August 1869)

Mary Ward (27 April 1827 – 31 August 1869) was an Anglo-Irish amateur scientist who was killed when she fell under the wheels of an experimental steam car built by her cousins. As the event occurred in 1869, she is the world’s first known fatal motor vehicle accident.

Unusual death: Clement Vallandigham 1871

Clement Vallandigham, born July 29, 1820 – June 17, 1871) a lawyer and Ohio, U.S., politician defending a man on a charge of murder, accidentally shot himself demonstrating how the victim might have shot himself while in the process of drawing a weapon when standing from a kneeling position. Though the defendant, Thomas McGehan, was…



Marlon Lowe was carried over 40 feet by a giant unknown bird in July of 1977. Two birds swooped into his yard and the larger of the two picked him up by his shirt and attempted to fly off with him. His mother Ruth chased the bird and Marlon was dropped. They reported the incident…


Ella Harper – The Camel Girl Ella Harper

Ella Harper – The Camel Girl Ella Harper (born in Tennessee in 1873), known as the “Camel Girl”,[1] was born with an orthopedic condition that caused her knees to bend backwards, called congenital genu recurvatum. This deformity is very rare. Her preference to walk on all fours resulted in her nickname “Camel Girl”. In 1886…


Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955)

Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955), the youngest of 12 children, was born with a parasitic twin and had 4 legs and 3 arms. She entered the sideshows at age 2 and made enough money to send all 11 of her siblings to college. The pretty and curvaceous Betty Lou had no shortage of admirers and became…