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text 2016-03-04 17:41
Recent entries on thedollop.net (with books, of course, so many suggested books)
On Witchcraft - Cotton Mather
DEAD PEOPLE POSING: The Mystery Behind Dead Photographs (FULL EDITION: Photographs explained) - Alexander Coil
Saddle the Wild Wind: The Saga of Squirrel Tooth Alice and Texas Billy Thompson - Laurence E. Gesell
The Run of His Life : The People versus O. J. Simpson - Jeffrey Toobin
Another City, Not My Own - Dominick Dunne
The Museum of Hoaxes - Alex Boese

Podcast Episode 156: The Marblehead Smallpox Riot: Smallpox Blankie, or Why Are My Neighbors Bumpy?

 

Podcast Episode 147: The Greenbrier Ghost: Meatless Mondays are Murder!, or Ghosts Make My Head Spin:

true story of the only known legal case where a ghost testified about her own murder

 

followup entry: Postmortem Photography: includes a premortem photography story about my great-grandfather

 

Podcast Episode 145: Squirrel Tooth Alice: No pithy Bullwinkle title because there are vintage nudes, yes sir you are welcome

 

Podcast Episode 126: RA Cunningham and Tambo: Nickels in the Dime Museum, or How to Buy Other People for Fun and Profit!

 

and, Resources: American Crime Story (and a personal fable, boogeyman and all): relates back to several episodes and ties them all together:

 

All of thedollop.net entries has the mp3 of the corresponding podcast episode embedded in the beginning of the blog entry, so you can easily listen as well as read. Also, all of the entries have many, many more suggested books to read than I have highlighted here. Because it's me.

 

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review 2014-10-25 00:00
Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments
Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments - Alex Boese
Impulse buy. Couldn't leave it alone after reading that crazy blurb on the back cover. Besides, I am so loving the cover and that odd title and thinks that it would look great in my living room library section.
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Part of the blurb that caught my curiosity: Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? -- Kinda morbid huh? But I can't help wondering about the answer to that question.

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review 2013-08-11 00:00
Electrified Sheep: Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments
Electrified Sheep: Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments - Alex Boese This is A 3.5 rating the opening studies are extremely boring.

Chapter 1: Electric Bodies
The study of electric goes to the animals one thing I will remember next time the lights go out with no sign of a storm, then that is pay back from the pigeons.

Chapter 2: Nuclear Reactions
Much better section the things scientist to with Atomic Bombs will definitely leave your jaw with awh stuck.

Chapter 3: Deceptive Ways
Very boring!

Chapter 4: Monkeying Around
Scientist trying to make monkeys civilized and why not figure out if a female monkey has an orgasm
**Spoiler Alert**
The signs of orgasms appear with facial expressions and grabbing its mate head, but like mens nipples there is no need, so the science table is still open if any one wants to take the studies further.

Chapter 5: Do-it-yourselfers
The best chapter of them all, like Boeses' other bizarre experiments explained I was use to.
Scientist of the late 1800s swallowed nuts, bolts, vomit and urine to give us an idea in such cases. The painful reading section for us men will be the smashing of genitals with hammers and weights in frying pans resting on testis just to see what kind of pain it causes??
Self surgery, with cocaine and many other do-it-yourself, don't try this at home painful suggested reading, I recommend to definitely read this chapter.
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review 2012-12-18 00:00
Electrified Sheep: Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments
Electrified Sheep: Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments - Alex Boese A collection of mad, foolhardy and gross scientific advancements that have been made by scientists that are on the very edge of the scientific community.Covers people who have eaten all manner of things, have poisoned themselves, have tried to tech chimp to become low IQ worker and pushed their own bodies to the limits of what they could do.The chapter on electricity is fascinating, as this was an age of discovery. The psychology chapter has been covered in greater detail in other books, but fits well in here. Some of the things that scientists and the military industrial complex wanted to do with nuclear bombs is quiet scary. The final chapter is gross.
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review 2009-11-23 00:00
The Museum of Hoaxes
The Museum of Hoaxes - Alex Boese I always enjoy a book about hoaxes and scams. Much of this material is familiar, but it is still entertaining. I also recommend The Big Book of Hoaxes by Carl Sifakis.
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