Category: Disturbing Reality

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Our Beloved Dead: Mummies of the World

The modern trope of a mummy covered in bandages and groaning after explorers is actually a Victorian artifact. Victorians were deeply uncomfortable with the mummies of Egypt, and despite using these previously sacred artifacts as cultural tropies,...

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Terrors Eaten Around the World

When it comes to food, everyone gets to be an expert. No matter what it is you like, no one can really argue with you (though there’s a chance they’ll try!) The truth is that the culture...

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Among the Missing: People Never Seen Again

Human beings are social animals. That means that we like to stick with the people we consider friends and family, and generally, people know where their nearest and dearest are. That means that when someone goes missing,...

Burke and Hare

The Vile and Villainous Victorians

The Victorians gave us quite a lot when it came to innovations and scientific advances. They lived at an interesting time in history, where science was taking precedence over tradition in terms of the way that people...