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BizarreCvltureHistory

Besides writing on a couple of underground magazines, I am a high school teacher. More precisely, I teach Philosophy and History. And if making teenagers fall in love with the first is child’s play, the latter is always a really tough pill to sugar. Therefore, I borrowed from my middle

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CvltureFeaturedHistory

via io9 written by George Dvorsky During the Middle Ages, torture was considered a legitimate way to extract confessions, punish offenders, and perform executions. Some methods were considerably crueler than others — these 10 being among the most barbaric and brutal. Europe’s Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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BizarreCvltureDeath MetalFeaturedHistorySocial JusticeUncategorized

When you hear someone mention “The Satanic Panic”, your mind is probably flooded with all sorts of images, like vintage Iron Maiden tees with Eddie prominently displayed in some nightmarish incarnation. Or Dungeons & Dragons and a twelve-sided die. Or perhaps Anton LaVey sporting his signature Fu Manchu mustache and

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ArtCvltureHistoryPhotography

The photos you are about to see prove that way before internet porn reached its lubed-up fingers into every household, humans were getting their freak on and documenting it. And some of the positions that are in these photos show a good amount of creativity. These people were really saying

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BizarreCvltureHistory

Winter, 1484. Pope Innocent VIII decrees an approval for the Inquisition to proceed in “correcting, imprisoning, punishing” perpetrators of witchcraft “according to their deserts.” With such a papal order, the age of the witch-hunt in Europe had begun. 1324, County Kilkenny, Ireland. Over a century before the Vatican’s edict and

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BizarreHistory

When I was a boy, I think it’s safe to say that I was very much like other boys when it came to the idea of monsters. Dracula, Godzilla, the Hulk, Goosebumps… These were the coolest things my impressionable eyes had ever seen at the time. I believe this enthusiasm

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