There Was A John Wilkes Booth “Mummy” That Toured The US (Cruel Weird Awful 5)

Because nothing big can happen without a conspiracy theory surrounding it, in the early 1900s a guy toured the US with a preserved body that he claimed was John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln

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Violet Jessop Lived Through Three Shipwrecks, Including The Titanic (Cool Weird Awesome 519)

One of the more than 700 survivors of the sinking of RMS Titanic was Violet Jessop, a stewardess who helped passengers get into lifeboats and wait for rescue. Amazingly, Jessop had been in one shipwreck before that, and would go on to be in another. Plus: today marks 100 years since the death of the man who patented the Ouija board. His tombstone pays special tribute to his contribution.

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