Conradie Hospital lies between the suburbs of Thornton and Pinelands in Cape Town, South Africa. Decades ago, it was considered one of the top treatment centres for degenerative spinal diseases and injuries. It was closed in 2002 by the provincial government and sold to “the highest bidder.” Today, it remains
Early note, obviously not everyone will agree with my opinion that this album is the ‘greatest of all time’ in this genre. That is a very polarizing statement, I realize. Regardless, this album is amazing. Noise is an odd beast. Many people don’t even know it exists as a musical
In the 19th century, death was a big event. From post-mortem photography to memento mori jewelry to the year spent mourning the dead, they took that shit seriously. Coffins were a big deal too, so many companies sprung up to cater to the corpses in all manner of fancy ways.
When did going to the dentist become an event to fear? Looking at antique dentistry tools, I’m pretty sure it was around 7000 BC when the bow drill (pictured below) was used in the Indus Valley to drill into diseased teeth. Thinking about someone hovering over me with that thing
Imagine this – a young couple drives out to some deserted road. It is a spot that people call “lover’s lane”. They park the car and turn out the lights. Then suddenly, without any warning, a great hairy thing rushes out of the woods and begins beating on the windows
The Canadian province of Quebec, nestled inconspicuously between the Atlantic coast and the country’s heartland of Ontario, is known to foreigners for perhaps one reason above all others – its inhabitants are proud speakers of a dialect of French that has remained unchanged for over two hundred and fifty years.