Persistent Swedish wife and the first pacemaker

In 1958, Arne Larsson was a man in serious trouble. His heart was failing him badly. At only 43, his heart beat was so low that he started fainting dozens of times a day and many times would even drop dead. His desperate wife Else-Marie had to revive him up to 20-30 times a day. However, when Else-Marie found out …

The Feejee Mermaid

Leased by P.T. Barnum from another showman, the Feejee Mermaid was displayed to the world as a real mermaid caught near the Islands of Fiji.

L’Inconnue de la Seine

Celebrated as a muse by writers and artists worldwide and used as a model for the face of CPR dummies, the death mask of “The Unknown Woman of the Seine” (French: L’Inconnue de la Seine) is said to have been commissioned by the pathologist at the morgue after the young woman drown in the 1880s.

Last queen of Hawaii

The first and last queen of the Hawaiian kingdom, Queen Lili’uokalani (1838-1917) was overthrown in 1893 by a coup supported by the U.S. military.