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Chernobyl Today: A Creepy Story told in Pictures

By Village Mayor • Mar 27th, 2009

In the zone of alienation in northern Ukraine, Kiev Oblast, near the border with Belarus.  Its population had been around 50,000 prior to the accident. Today, the only residents are deer and wolves along with a solitary guard.

Prypiat used to be proud for being home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. But something happened on 26 April 1988...

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I'm Cool With A Stump: Steampunk Terminator Arm Actually A Real Victorian Prosthetic

When I first saw this thing I assumed it was just some steampunky arm somebody made because they're obsessed with Edward Scissorhands and all around creepy and girls love guys that are creepy (I wanna lick on yo armpits, lady!). Except not really because I have no idea what girls like except flowers and jewelry. They love those things. Everything else is up in the air as far as I know. Anyways, an actual turn-of-the-century prosthetic arm. It's barely noticeable.

Made from steel and brass, this unusual prosthetic arm articulates in a number of ways. The elbow joint can be moved by releasing a spring, whereas the top joint of the wrist allows a degree of rotation and an up-and-down motion. The fingers can also curl up and straighten out. The leather upper arm piece is used to fix the prosthesis to the remaining upper arm. The rather sinister appearance of the hand suggests the wearer may have disguised it with a glove. Among the most common causes of amputation throughout the 1800s were injuries received as a result of warfare.

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The Snow Yak Show Exhibition Book!

A showcase of pieces from Mark Ryden's 2009 solo exhibition at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, The Snow Yak Show Exhibition Book features many color images including Mark's paintings, and drawings.

This 64-page hard bound full-color edition also includes a collection of personal photographs from the show. Click the "detail views" button above to see all 68 pages.

Porterhouse Item Number: P096 Book Size: 11-1/4" x 14-3/4" Pages: 64 Publisher: Last Gasp This item is limited to three per order. Only $28 clams Exclusively from: PORTERHOUSE FINE ART ADDITIONS

And now to kick things into gear

Updated on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 7:43PM by Registered CommenterJonathan Blackburn

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