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 The Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is housed in former Khmer Rouge high security secret prison S-21, a concentration camp for political dissidents during Pol Pot’s genocidal rule. A former high school, the Khmer Rouge annexed S-21 for the imprisonment, torture and murder of men, women and children who “thwart[ed]

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Do you take yourself too seriously? Are you in major need of a sense of humour? A lobotomy may help lighten you up so you can enjoy life, instead of spending the rest of your days as an angry troll!  Cruising around the country in his “Lobotomobile,” Dr. Walter Freeman

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 Cosplay has become a part of a multi-billion-dollar industry of conventions, calendars and television, but 40 years ago it was a much smaller community of costume enthusiasts and comic book fans. The costumes were just was wild and well constructed as they are today, and with much less access to

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While many historians explore the history of nations and kings, in 1974, the French historian Philippe Ariés explored what may be the sole constant in human existence: death. In a series of lectures entitled “Western Attitudes Towards Death” 1, Ariés contends that the perception and reception of death reflects the

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Every so often, an archaeological dig will turn up something mysterious that leaves scholars scratching their heads in wonder and amazement. And then there’s excavations, like that of an ancient sewer in Ashkelon, that leave them downright horrified… Ashkelon was a port city on what is now the shores of

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The Age of Enlightenment had yet to begin and it would be well over a century until revolution touched off in France. Ruled by a traditionalist monarchy and a corrupt state church, the country was still very much stuck in the dark ages throughout the Early Modern period. The Catholic

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