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Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Silence of the Lambs, and American Horror Story all have characters that were based on serial killer Ed Gein,·who was so devastated by his mother’s death that he·began to make·a ‘woman suit’ so he could become her and literally crawl into her skin.’ Source
Top 10 Shocking Historical Beliefs and Practices - Listverse
It is amazing how much the human perspective has changed in the last fifty years. Before the expansion of modern medicine and psychiatric care, people were exposed to brutal procedures and morbid beliefs. In the last 500 years, many strange political ideals have been adopted all over the world.
Rosa & Josefa Blazek (Jan. 20th, 1878-March 30th, 1922). Rosa and Josefa hailed from Bohemia and were joined at the posterior. Since they shared a vertabra, a separation was out of the question. In 1909, Rosa shocked the world by announcing she was pregnant. She had a son and named him Franz, but it is now believed that Franz was adopted and that this was a cleverly timed publicity stunt. The sisters died within minutes of each other in 1922.