Welcome to Freaky Fridays where I post links to the odd and the fantastic. Thank you to my friends, especially Sally and Arthur, who sent me pure gold this week. Have a weird news story? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Take a look inside the famous Witch House of Beverly Hills showcased on Los Angeles Magazine.
Perhaps you are in the market for a gift for that very special someone. May I suggest a haunted doll? You can have a child, teen, or adult spirit. Please please please read the reviews; they're pure gold like this one:
"My first haunted doll is named Bonnie. I bought from AJ's haunted doll store. She is a fine spirit, sometimes active sometimes not. I guess it all depends on her mood (AJ knows why). We have experienced electric disturbances and sounds during the night."
Tell us why, AJ! Tell us whyyyyyyy. Also a quick Ebay search turned up a whole army of haunted dolls for sale as well. I guess it's a thing.
I found this little nugget at a flea market and she is truly the stuff of nightmares.
Does your figure belong to a different decade? Are you a 1920's pixie or a 1950's bombshell trapped in skinny jean hell? The eagle eyes at We Sew Retro have compiled "The Vintage Sewing Nerd’s Guide to Netflix" and it's decade by decade up through the 1960's. Now you can indulge in all the period dramas you want. Not only that, they also have great tips for sewing.
By now we've all heard that Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine but back in the day, lots of regular old products contained shocking ingredients. This drug meant to calm down the elderly that I found on Dose is actually an anti-psychotic. This ad, my god this ad...
But early medicine didn't stop with dosing the very young and very old with heroin and cocaine, check out these bizarre historical headache cures from long long ago on mentalfloss. Who doesn't want to take a bath with an eel?
Deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna) was used to enlarge the pupils of Italian renaissance women for beauty's sake. It's also likely the drug that made Juliet appear dead in Romeo and Juliet. Healthline discusses the medicinal and deadly uses of belladonna also known as The Devil's Berry. It goes to show you that interesting facts lurk everywhere, even your health website. Isn't the internet delicious?
Pretty sure the headline says it all: Woman Wakes Up to Exotic Animal Caressing Her. Ahhhh Florida.
Knitted dissected animals? Sure.