Sunday, November 07, 2010

Imps, warts and sex with the Devil: 400-year-old diary of Witchfinder General trials is opened to public for first time

By James Tozer
Last updated at 10:35 AM on 29th October 2010

Witchfinder: Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins in the 1968 film

Witchfinder: Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins in the 1968 film

It is one of the grimmest chapters of our history.

Dramatised in the horror film The Witchfinder General, the execution of scores of innocent village women for consorting with the Devil is chilling. MORE HERE.


Corset piercings tug at perceptions of beauty


Monique Millier, 22, is a two-time corset piercer.



Amid the tattooed throng at the Body Art Expo in San Francisco, Demitria Ruiz drew an iPhone paparazzi - quite a feat considering she flashed not a dot of ink. MORE HERE.


Coffin technologies that protect you from being buried alive

Coffin technologies that protect you from being buried alive In the eighteenth century, rumors swirled about people accidentally buried alive when they lapsed into a deathlike state from cholera. As a result, the safety coffin was invented. Here's how it worked. MORE HERE.

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