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He has not even the courage of other people’s ideas, but insists on going directly to life for everything, and ultimately, between encyclopaedias and personal experience, he comes to the ground, having drawn his types from the family circle or from the weekly washerwoman, and having acquired an amount of useful information from which never, even in his most meditative moments, can he thoroughly free himself."

Oscar Wilde

Harry Kellar (1849–1922) was an American magician of the late 19th and early 20th century, famous for his large stage shows during which he’d perform tricks such as the “The Levitation of Princess Karnac” and “Self Decapitation”, in which his head seemed to float apart from his body. He was hugely popular in his time, inspiring the likes of Harry Houdini.

"Okay. My, that Sun is bright."

Alan Bean
- The fourth person to walk on the Moon. -

Dr. Curran Pope

Considered hydrotherapy – treatment in which the temperature or pressure of water is used – as a viable method for curing anything from diabetes and heart disease to
paranoia and alcoholism.

"It is, moreover, as a sexual symbol in the middle of the face, obscene:
that is why it pleases women.

Arthur Schopenhauer


Justus D. Barnes. Playing leader of


Vesalius sees the veins and arteries like a pipe, synovial fluid like oil, and the skeleton like the walls and supportive beams of a house.We find city streets in the digestive system, a winepress in the sinuses, a storeroom in the stomach, and reins and pulleys in the ligaments.

The Vesalian body was not gears and oil, but rather wood, stone, and all things organic and ingeniously designed by


Donald, McKAY and Jack.

Modoc warriors during and after the The Modoc War. The war was fought between the Native American Modoc people and the United States Army between 1872-1873 and had its roots in the forced resettlement of the Native Americans.

The Nantucket Sea - Serpent Hoax

With the region of New England's long history of sea-serpent sightings, rumours quickly began to circulate reporting that, at last, one of the elusive creatures had come ashore.

People came flocking to investigate but instead of the long awaited New England Sea Serpent they found something quite different – although most definitely a serpent of some kind, it turned out to be of the inflatable balloon variety.

The whole thing had been an elaborate publicity stunt by the puppeteer Tony Sarg.

The winner of marathon race of the


Olympic Games.

The Fifth Olympiad

In 1908

Dr Julius Neubronner patented a miniature pigeon camera activated by a timing mechanism.

The invention brought him international notability after he presented it at international expositions in Dresden, Frankfurt and Paris in 1909–1911.

Spectators in Dresden could watch the arrival of the camera-equipped carrier pigeons, and the photos were immediately developed and turned into postcards which could be purchased.

Plates from

Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne's 'Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine'.

By applying electrodes to male and female volunteers, Duchenne was able to activate individual muscles in the face. He saw the human face as a map, the features of which could be codified into universal taxonomies of inner states, with each muscle representing a

'movement of the soul'.

He listed 53 emotions that could be classified in terms of muscular action.

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The Public Domain Review

Revista en línea y dedicada a la exploración de las obras curiosas y atractivas de la historia del arte, la literatura y las ideas. En particular, la atención se centra en las obras que ahora han pasado a ser de dominio público, campos comunes de material fuera de los derechos de autor que todo el mundo es libre para disfrutar, compartir y basarse en ellas sin restricción. Su fin es promover y celebrar el dominio público en toda su abundancia y variedad, y ayudar a sus lectores a explorar su rico terreno.