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“I remember looking down and seeing purple nail polish on the thumb.”
“Goose grease mixed with honey, the flesh of a mad dog (salted), the skin or old slough of a serpent, a clod from a swallow’s nest…pull out the feathers from around a live rooster’s anus and apply the anus to the bite wound!”
George Mayerle’s eye chart featuring characters in English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian, as well as symbols for children or illiterate adults, 1907 (via The Verge)
"Across the bottom, boxes test for color vision, a feature intended especially (according to one advertisement) for those working on railroads and steamboats." Read all about it.
“I think when you said ‘I can breathe’ was one of the happiest moments of my life.”