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In the late nineteenth century, people without photoshop created creepy images. Rage — headless portraits and spiritual images. Cost of such work is expensive. However, even the high price people didn't stop. Not all belonged to the headless images positively. Some considered them as "black" and the otherworldly. Perhaps for this reason the most daring portraits of overgrown frightening legends. Terrible montage family Photo Barkley Perhaps the most controversial work in this style — "family Photo Barkley". The picture shows a boy and a girl are standing with the headless body of the mother. The daughter of Mrs. Barclay in the hands of the ax. According to legend, the children in such a cruel way prepared for Halloween in 1890. the Photo was a fake. And not...

His first hydrogenerator Vladimir Lukyanov created in 1936, and use continued until the late eighties. This analog computer was able to compete with their electronic counterparts. by means of the computer, working on water, to solve complex differential equations in the field of road construction and not only. Through his work made possible such Grand buildings as the BAM and Karakum canal. How was a Soviet computer that did not require electricity? What are the problems were trying to solve with the help of his hydrogenerator Lukyanov Vladimir Sergeevich Lukyanov Barely after graduating from College and starting work as an engineer, Lukyanov Vladimir Sergeevich hit the building of Railways. Engineer I noticed one peculiarity — laid by all the rules of...

In England with the name Mary Tudor is inextricably linked epithet — bloody. Such an unflattering nickname, the Queen received for the attitude of the Protestants. Thanks to her, in the sixteenth century burned more than one hundred people. In fact Maria never was a cruel man. She never counted on the throne. However the destiny has disposed differently. What was Bloody Mary? the Portrait of Mary Tudor. G. Ewart, 1554 a Cruel ruler and the fires of the Inquisition the First thing Mary did when she seized the throne, executed relatives. On the block went sixteen-year-old niece Jane grey and her husband and father. Then a devout Catholic, started the reformation of the Church. In its order executed several priests, professing Protestantism. Citizens who...

To somehow attract the attention of the pupils, the teacher wrote on the Board, "Tin. Watch until the end." — For what?— Over the long haul.— Lie. After like five years, and you have eight. Repostnul, admit it? If you have a bad mood — go to the Philharmonic. The mood does not improve, but at least go to the Philharmonic. the Idea for uninteresting film: the main character falls into the past, but doesn't notice it, because they live in Syzran. On Chechen wedding Ramzan Kadyrov caught the machine bride. Read also: Ten short stories about different

The Letter E in the Russian language stands out. Some researchers even attribute to it a kind of powerful energy that helps native speakers time to get rid of the negativity. this letter is associated with a foul and in General with emotional vocabulary. The word "eprst", "fucking hell", "Holy smoke" has long been firmly established in the spoken Russian language. Consider the story more and focus on the most famous untranslatable Russian proverb — "e-mine". the Monument to the letter E, Ulyanovsk Cherished E a Lot of debate about where in the Russian language has a letter E and whether it is necessary in principle. Of course, in order to simplify the letter and print the letter seems useless, but without it will be more difficult to perceive the meaning...

The Khlyst Sect or hristoforov was one of the largest in tsarist Russia. They believed that God incarnates himself in man, and called the elect of Christ and God. christofori Preached asceticism and complete sexual abstinence, but these rules are often violated. Besides, the whip was a kind of marriage that society is considered a sign of promiscuity. How did the Khlyst sect the Founder of the sect hristoforov considered Danila Filippovich. According to the beliefs in his body in 1645, possessed by the Lord of hosts, who gave a dozen new commandments. They were very different from the Christian commandments. In the future, the followers of the teachings of "the Lord of hosts" began to unite into communities that were called "ships". At the head of each...

The Oligarch says to his Secretary: — lyudochka, good news! We're a week are going to Hawaii! the Secretary calls her husband: — Darling, the boss is sending me on a business trip for a few days, I will not. the Husband writes to his mistress: — My Affairs umatyvaet. We're ahead a whole week! the Mistress calls the student which studying at home:— I was sick. So lessons so far. the Boy happily calls his grandfather: — Grandpa, imagine I have a class canceled! Finally we'll be able to go fishing! Grandfather, an influential oligarch, says to his Secretary: — Look, there's a grandson on a fishing trip is calling, so let's reschedule our trip. the Secretary says to her husband: — Head pushed my business trip. the Husband of his mistress: — End. The trip was...

According to the present thieves the code of the criminal world, a woman cannot become a thief in law. However, it can achieve similar status, becoming an authority in the women's prison. In male and female prisons are different rules for prisoners, women do not respect men's thieves concept. But a definite prison hierarchy is there, and there. So what's it take for a woman to climb on top of it? What makes the older cell in the jail In the investigation detention facilities, the authority is in the senior squad or on the camera. Her duties similar to the duties of looking at the area. He explains the new rules of conduct in the chamber, maintains the atmosphere in the team and solve the problems. Also the older the camera in jail ensures that nobody used...

In 1984 at the "KuibyshevAzot" the alarm rang. Missing sensor with a radioactive element. The device was found, but the consequences were terrible. The level of radiation at the plant exceeded the norm at least 100 times. The staff suspected nothing. disasters like the accident at the Lighthouse and the sad story of lake Karachay, are taught to handle isotopes with caution. Otherwise, tragedies occur. Case "KuibyshevAzot" is not the only example. Photo: Vadim Kondrat'ev Invisible radioactive isotope In 1984 at the "KuibyshevAzot" near Samara sounded the alarm. While checking were missing a small sensor. Inside innocuous at first glance, the device was cesium-137. Sensor with a dangerous isotope found quickly. It turned out that he had not managed to leave...

Cech Victor Lustig can rightly be called the king of crooks of the twentieth century. Knowledge of psychology and ability to understand people has helped him to ingratiate himself to the powers that be, including to the mafia Capone. To the whole world the name of the swindler occurred after he sold the Eiffel tower. And for the second time. So how did he manage to pull off the biggest Scam of the last century? Skilled gambler Victor Lustig Victor Lustig was born in Bohemia in 1890. His father was the mayor of a tiny town, and almost all the time the boy spent in his office. There he saw how people fawn and offer of bribes to his father. While still a mere child he began to understand the physiognomy and psychology. These skills are a huge help in his life....

The Main occupation of the women in Russia were farming and having children. And the attitude of the woman carrying the child was special and was the subject of many superstitions. In Russia believed that a pregnant woman resides at the boundary of two worlds: the world of souls and the world of the living. During your interesting situation the expectant mother was under the patronage of the gods. So with pregnancy and childbirth was associated with multiple takes. he was a patron to pregnant women the God Kind Our ancestors believed that babies under the mother's heart, dwell the souls of deceased people. In the beliefs of many of the Slavic tribes was common belief that the souls make the round of rebirth. Thus the soul of an ancestor was the descendant...

One fellow did not want to look for a job, and he decided to open a business: to start to treat people. Gather up the last of our savings and gave is: "the Doctor will cure any ailment for 5000 rubles. Otherwise, you will return to 10 000 rubles". And almost immediately came the first customer. Doctor:— At that complain?— Doctor, you know I can't taste it. Really.— So, of course. Now I'll give you the drug, you will need to drink.The patient has been drinking.— Doctor, so it's a gas!— Congratulations, you're cured! With you five thousand. the Patient, terribly upset, goes away. after some time again comes to the same patient:— Doctor, help me. I lost my memory. Actually can't remember!— Well. Now I'll give you medication... Doctor, but this is petrol, I...

"But why did aborigines eat cook? What is unclear — the science is silent" — sang the infamous Vladimir Vysotsky. And really, for what? The captain could negotiate with any person and never harmed the residents of the open land. However, in spite of all their politeness and kindness, Navigator still lost his life. So what happened to James cook in his last expedition? a Portrait of James cook. N. Dance-Holland Paradise island In 1776 James cook on the ship "the resolution" went into its third round-the-world expedition. His way lay along the shores of the Islands of New Zealand and Tahiti. Two years after the start of the expedition due to the strong wind the ships cook landed on the nearest island. It was the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian archipelago...

About a tragedy that occurred in the resort town of Svetlogorsk in 1972, has long held back. From all of the witnesses took a subscription about nondisclosure, and the place of the accident quickly eliminated. the Investigation also took a lot of time. From the airport flew perfectly serviceable at first glance, the plane, and the crew was very experienced. So what happened in Svetlogorsk in may 1972? Rock pine on the Morning of 16 may 1972 from the airport Khrabrovo flew Antonov an-24T. Seven crew members under the command of captain Vilora Gutnik had to make a flight on a given route, checking the radios. However, over the small town in the Kaliningrad region, Svetlogorsk, the unexpected happened. upon Entering the layer of thick fog, the plane began to...

The foundations of Life of the Roma did not fit into the Bolshevik ideology. Romale not joined the party, constantly wandering from place to place and cared only about himself. To educate them in the spirit of communism was possible far not at once. In 1933, was issued a special Decree about eviction of the Roma from Moscow, and in 1956, a Decree of settlement. These documents greatly helped the Soviet authorities in the rehabilitation of Roma and the fight against those who change would not. Certification Roma In the first years after the Bolsheviks saw in the Gypsies allies. Poverty and Tabor collectivism mistook for class proximity. However, the Roma tribes were always far from politics. Realizing that Gypsies do not wish to accept the new ideology, the...