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I mentioned this is the iconic images compilation post but let me just rant for a little bit. 
This is a portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz. Look at him. Look how ridiculously happy he looks. He’s playing with a card and hole puncher. He’s maybe 6 or 7 years old. I wonder about all the birthday’s and birthday present he missed out on. I wonder about all the best friends he might have made or about the tears that would have streaked down his face the first time he had his heart broken. I wonder about his future career, or how he would’ve proposed to his life-partner. I wonder if he’d grow up to be a doctor or a carpenter or an engineer. I wonder about how those same big, dark eyes would swell up with joy at the site of his very own child.
I wonder how someone can be so outright despicable as to pack him into a gas chamber and take away all of that. 

sixpenceee:

I mentioned this is the iconic images compilation post but let me just rant for a little bit. 

This is a portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz. Look at him. Look how ridiculously happy he looks. He’s playing with a card and hole puncher. He’s maybe 6 or 7 years old. I wonder about all the birthday’s and birthday present he missed out on. I wonder about all the best friends he might have made or about the tears that would have streaked down his face the first time he had his heart broken. I wonder about his future career, or how he would’ve proposed to his life-partner. I wonder if he’d grow up to be a doctor or a carpenter or an engineer. I wonder about how those same big, dark eyes would swell up with joy at the site of his very own child.

I wonder how someone can be so outright despicable as to pack him into a gas chamber and take away all of that. 

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Chimps React to Death 
The above gif shows a group of chimps surrounding the dead body of a 9 year old chimp that died from pneumonia. They’ve grouped together in a way scientists haven’t seen before. The chimps are seeing gently touching the body, smelling and observing.

Another interesting event that happened would be how a female chimp would smack the dead body and run away. The other chimps would observe the body very closely after that event.



Although many articles on the internet will use this as an example of chimps mourning death, researchers aren’t exactly sure of how they feel inside. 
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Last science post: Sneaky, Morbid Fish Predators

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Chimps React to Death 

The above gif shows a group of chimps surrounding the dead body of a 9 year old chimp that died from pneumonia. They’ve grouped together in a way scientists haven’t seen before. The chimps are seeing gently touching the body, smelling and observing.

Another interesting event that happened would be how a female chimp would smack the dead body and run away. The other chimps would observe the body very closely after that event.

Although many articles on the internet will use this as an example of chimps mourning death, researchers aren’t exactly sure of how they feel inside. 

VIDEO

Last science post: Sneaky, Morbid Fish Predators

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THE TORAJO AND THEIR FUNERAL RITUAL

The Torajo are an indigenous group of people that live in Indonesia. For them a funeral is a celebration. There are no tears shed, rather it’s like a going away party. The Torajo work extremely hard to accumulate wealth during their lives. This money then goes to the funeral ceremony. 

The funeral ceremony could be held weeks or even months after someone has died. A body is not buried until all the funds have been raised. Until the funeral ceremony is held, the deceased person is not considered dead but rather ill or asleep. They are embalmed and stored in the same house as their family until the ceremony. 

The ceremony begins when pigs & buffalo’s are slaughtered because it’s believed the spirit of the dead will live peacefully after. The body is buried on the 11th day. 

WALK OF THE DEAD

Every year in August, a ritual called Ma’Nene (The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses) takes place in which the bodies of the deceased are exhumed to be washed, groomed and dressed in new clothes. The mummies are then walked around the village by following a path of straight lines. 

Following these straight lines is maybe the most important part of the ceremony. According to the myth, these lines are connected with a spiritual entity with supernatural power. As this entity only move in straight lines, the soul of the deceased body must follow the same path.

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THE COLUMBUS MENTAL HOSPITAL, TICO CEMETERY

This is one of the cemeteries where the state of Ohio buried the residents of the mental hospital whose families either didn’t claim them or were too poor to afford to do it themselves. The gravestones are all the same size and shape, and most are simply a name with a birth and death date.

The most striking feature is that there are 2 gravestones marked “SPECIMEN.” What that could possibly entail is horrifying. 

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Awesome Behind The Scenes Photos from Horror Movies

The Shining

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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Taking a break on the set of Alien

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Leo gets attacked on Critters 3

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Nightmare on Elm Street

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Jaws

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King Kong vs Godzilla

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Pennywise takes five

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Hannibal Lecter tries a fry for a change

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Child’s Play

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Gremlins and the source of my childhood nightmares

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HERE are some more behind the scene photos.

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