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If you are anything like myself, a trip to the dentist is cringe-worthy at best, and utterly terrifying at worst. I had a colleague of mine, a dentistry student, describe this as “irrational, but not uncommon.” Though it is perhaps of little comfort, visits to the dentist, or the “tooth

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One of the few male figures during the Salem Witch Trials of the 1600s was a man named Giles Corey. Born in England, Giles later immigrated to Massachusetts and became a prosperous farmer and a pious figure in the Salem church. By 1692, the trials had absorbed daily life in

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During the 18th Century, medical schools were flourishing throughout Europe, and in many centres, there was a drive to standardize the curriculum to more consistently train doctors, which would, amongst other things, slowly lift the status of the profession and better prepare provincial doctors to treat their patients according to new,

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BizarreCvltureHistoryMusic

I’ve really been getting into what I call “global surf music” lately, or surf music from bands who aren’t from the United States. There’s a lot of great full compilation albums on YouTube and I had found this one, Surfbeat Behind the Iron Curtain,  a compilation of surf and instrumental

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The sky has darkened Thirteen as we are We are collected woeful around a book Made of human flesh – Mayhem “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” Not only macabre inspiration for black metal lyrics or H.P. Lovecraft, one book published as recently as 1923 is rumoured to be bound in human

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CvltureHistoryMusicRaw Punk

When most people think of the beginnings of punk rock, they’re more than likely not going to be thinking about bands of four to six shaggily-mop-topped guys wearing tight, multicolored pants; but these are, in fact, the origins of punk rock – the 1960s garage bands. Some of these garage bands

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