Nicolae Minovici - The Doctor Who Hanged Himself for Science - During the first decade of the twentieth century, while employed as a professor of forensic science at the State School of Science in Bucharest, Nicolae Minovici undertook a comprehensive study of death by hanging. Inspired by his research, he decided to find out, first-hand, what it would feel like to die in this way.
This could be the first-ever portrait of Jesus Christ, possibly even created in the lifetime of those who knew him. The extraordinary picture is one of the recently discovered hoard of up to 70 lead codices found in a cave in the hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith. Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing. They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'. In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm. Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later. They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.