Strange Bodies

Dermographia on Face and Knee

Dermographia on Face and Knee Today we peer into the face of Mrs. Marcil of St. Jean Baptiste, Manitoba, Canada, and onto the–well, knee–of a French schoolgirl for some mysterious markings.

The Broom Corn Seed Funeral Swindle

The Broom Corn Seed Funeral Swindle Who among us has not fantasized wistfully about faking their own death and disappearing? Some amusing and instructive stories of vintage insurance fraud from my files.

Vexed With Orders for Dead Monkeys

Vexed With Orders for Dead Monkeys. A baby giraffe chair, a swan table lamp, a door-stop made from an ostrich leg. Abominable animal art.

A Benares Lady Magnet

A Benares Lady Magnet A visitor to India finds a “Devil Woman” with the power to levitate and magnetically attract man and beast.

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