Victorian Self-Care: Dr. Macaura’s “Blood Circulator”

This is a Victorian blood circulator. Devices like these were rarely—if ever—advertised for their explicit purpose. Just as modern consumers might want discrete packaging, these devices were often referred to as massage tools or blood circulators. This device was patented in 1869, officially as a blood circulator by Dr. Gerald Macaura. It was used, however, […]

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Top 15 Most Scary Videos Caught at Hospitals

Top 15 Most Scary Videos Caught at Hospitals

15. Newborn Taking NDTV published this surveillance video on November 5, 2012, after a woman was caught taking a newborn baby from the maternity ward at Yashwantrao Chavan Hospital in India. According to the video description: “[Taking] newborn babies from hospitals is a [act] that seems to be growing by the day across the country. […]

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Top 15 Encoded Messages in Live Broadcasts

Top 15 Encoded Messages in Live Broadcasts

15. “RATS” While subliminal messaging in advertising and elsewhere is illegal in many countries, the US does not have specific laws against it. The use of subliminal messaging in advertising is decided by federal law enforcement. Being as such, what kind of ads might benefit from subliminal messaging? Certainly product ads…but what about political ads? […]

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