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The Bizarre Story Of How The Original Poster For Jaws Went Missing

The Bizarre Story Of How The Original Poster For Jaws Went Missing

The first pages of Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel, “Jaws”, as well as the opening minutes of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster, begin with the attack of a young, late-night skinny dipper named Chrissie Watkins, who’s dragged to her watery doom by a great white shark, feeding in the waters off the…

Eight Bizarre And Painful Highlights From Two Centuries Of Beauty Tech

Eight Bizarre And Painful Highlights From Two Centuries Of Beauty Tech

Humans have been pursuing this elusive quality known as “beauty” long before the miracles of modern medicine. Inventors were always coming up with tools meant to help women — and men — achieve the wide-held physical ideals of their era. Eager test subjects would get hooked up to devices that…

The Untold History Of Ugliness

The Untold History Of Ugliness

We’ve all had that moment while perusing a flea market or junk store when you stumble across an item and have to yelp, “Good lord, that is ugly!” So ugly, in fact, you have to marvel that it even got made in the first place.