Archive for March, 2012

The only known footage of Anne Frank…

We have no words…


“July 22 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.”




Skull Nickels

From this excellent art and design site that I stumbled upon recently, this is colossal, comes a post about hobo nickels. The history of these objects is quite fascinating and they make gorgeous little folk art pieces…




“Although the history of carving miniature bas relief sculptures into coins stretches back to the 18th century if not earlier, it was greatly popularized in the early 20th century with the introduction of the Buffalo nickel. This particular coin was minted using soft metal and was imprinted with the portrait of an indian with bold features, making it easier to deface and transform into the portraits of other people, animals, or even scenery. Add to that the idle hands of unemployed artists during the depression (thus, “hobo”) and soon a flood of curious numismatic treasures were born…”


For the complete piece click here. For more about hobo nickels click here to visit the Original Hobo Nickel Society.


Why Was Oliver Cromwell’s head buried 300 years after he died?


“Welcome to “The Tale of Cromwell’s Head”. In this video we recount events that occurred 350 years ago. A tale of how a newly crowned king extracted revenge on a dead man. Find out why Oliver Cromwell’s head came to be buried 300 years after he died…”


Watch the video here on Tales of Curiosity.




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