Dumb stunts that led to an untimely end.

Tags: death

Timing is everything.

Can someone do a tumblr gif version?

"Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive."

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (via simsalalu)

(Source: schnupferich, via afewmorepages)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

historyofromanovs:

MEET THE ROMANOVS!

Need to know more about the Romanovs? Need information? Have ever “met” the Romanovs other than Nicholas II’s family? Here’s a page of all main Romanovs in history for you to see and read about. It’s still a work in process and there are some more Romanovs to add. The photographs are linked. If you click on a photo, it will take you to the Romanov’s Wikipedia page.

YES GOOD THANK YOU FOR THIS

Hello useful.

(via unabridgedchick)

unabridgedchick:

bookriot:

This book locket would be perfect for Hermione! We pick more jewelry for fictional characters.

Or for me.  This would be really perfect for me.

We wants it.

unabridgedchick:

bookriot:

This book locket would be perfect for Hermione! We pick more jewelry for fictional characters.

Or for me.  This would be really perfect for me.

We wants it.

thevictorianlady:

French author Emile Zola’s photographs of Paris during the Exposition Universalle of 1900.

Many of the buildings seen here were built especially for the world’s fair and demolished directly afterwards. Attractions included modern marvels such as the Palace of Electricity (shown in the first photograph), the world’s largest Ferris wheel, and representations of architecture from around the world. 

Zola, his mistress Jeanne, and their two children were among the fair’s 50 million visitors.

This Zola’s photos series is fascinating. Maybe I should start writing about ze guy again.

xmorbidcuriosityx:


The Legend of Margorie McCall
After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in. Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.
The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.
The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.
Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home.
Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”
When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.
Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”

(Source: Cult of Weird)

Oh oh oh why is real life not only stranger than fiction but frequently funnier?

xmorbidcuriosityx:

The Legend of Margorie McCall

After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in. Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.

The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.

The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.

Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home.

Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”

When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.

Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”

(Source: Cult of Weird)

Oh oh oh why is real life not only stranger than fiction but frequently funnier?

xmorbidcuriosityx:

(Source: The Epoch Times)

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