Timothy Clark Smith’s grave in New Haven’s Evergreen Cemetery. Smith was a 19th century doctor with an incurable fear, taphephobia — defined as an irrationally morbid fear of being buried alive. Fear of being buried alive was elaborated to the extent that those who could afford it would make all sorts of arrangements for the construction of a “safety coffin”, or other safety measures to put in place. Dr. Smith was buried in a specially prepared grave with his face positioned beneath a cement tube that leads to the surface. The 6ft tube ended at a piece of 14×14 inch plate glass allowing Tim to gaze upward towards the Vermont skies in the event that he was buried alive. For extra protection, a bell was supposedly placed in his hands that he could ring in case he woke up.
Canadian iceberg that strikingly resembles Batman’s profile taken by Mike Parsons. Mike Parsons posted the picture onto the Facebook group Growing Up In Newfoundland with the caption, “Contemplating, Little Bay Islands, NL,”
Photo credit: Mike Parsons
A brass corset on display at the Wellcome Collection in London, the A to Z of the Human Condition begins with ‘Acts of Faith’ and ends with ‘Zoonoses’ - diseases transmitted to humans by animals.
The Great Wall of Vagina - Jamie McCartney (x)
Jamie made molds of the vaginas of women between 18 and 76 years. Among others, they include twins and transgender women. Women are often confused about their vagina, because they think it looks different: with this project he demonstrates that vaginas are as different as faces. McCartney hopes that his work will help to stop the increasing growth of labia corrections in recent years.