- Dated: early 16th century
- Culture: probably Italian
- Measurements: length 122 cm
Source: Copyright 2013 © Bolk Antiques
Look at how pretty it is!!!
Via Art of Swords
After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in. Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.
The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.
The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.
Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home.
Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”
When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.
Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”
i fucking love old irish stories
That’s fucking awesome. They thought she was incredibly ill, buried her, she got woken from her coma, and literally went about her way for many many more years.
I was speaking with a Black friend of mine earlier today about this and he brought up a great point. The Elite, White media can literally stir an entire Nation into a frenzy over the massacre of 20 suburban white children but simply overlook the deaths of over 100 Black children in Chicago. Wake up, People, you are being played by the Government and the Media. All children should be equal in the eyes of our Government.
Wow. I definitely did not hear about that. That is seriously fucked up.
Milan Kundera, Immortality
…and a place, presumably, without any still water ever? Not puddles or lakes. Not that it provides a clear clear view or yourself, but better than nothing at all.
Just ragging on, just a thought…
Kyoshi Warriors @ SakuraCon
Everything about this is just absolutely AMAZING
SO much love for all these fabulous ladies in these amazing cosplays :D
RAAH! This is so cool!!!!
Ok, this is just awesome.
Via 七転び八起き - Fall seven times get up eight
Dragonheart! I was obsessed with this movie when I was little!
Always reblog draco
I love this movie.
And I refuse to acknowledge the abomination that is it’s sequel.
Via Catharsis Echo
I’m so done with this planet
she saved two lives and all they care about is her nipple.
this is sexism, my friends.
Via Budo and the Beast
Remember that paw-adorned manuscript that circulated the internet last month?
Well, scribes having problems with cats (and mice) is nothing new. Check this out:
- A Deventer scribe, writing around 1420, found his manuscript ruined by a urine stain left there by a cat the night before. He was forced to leave the rest of the page empty, drew a picture of a cat and cursed the creature with the following words: Here is nothing missing, but a cat urinated on this during a certain night. Cursed be the pesty cat that urinated over this book during the night in Deventer and because of it many others [other cats] too. And beware well not to leave open books at night where cats can come.
- A medieval manuscript offered a tasty treat for the little vermin, as this eleventh-century copy of Boethius’s De consolatione philosophiae illustrates. The manuscript has been all but devoured by rats and mice and every page shows the marks of their teeth.
- Aside from their book-endangering eating habits, mice could be an annoying distraction, as illustrated by the twelfth-century scribe Hildebert. The illustration shows how a mouse has climbed up Hildebert’s table and is eating his cheese. Hildebert lifts a stone in an apparent attempt to kill the mouse. In the book that he was writing, we find a curse directed at the cheese-nibbling beast: Most wretched mouse, often you provoke me to anger. May God destroy you!
Via Mike's Tumblr Feed
The Laws of Robotics
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Via Sad but True
“Selected pages from the Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a 15th century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed.”