Happy Birthday, Charles Norris!
Charles Norris (right), born December 4, 1867, was New York City’s first Chief Medical Examiner. As a pioneer in the field of toxicology, Norris’s work made “dead men tell more tales than live ones ever could,” asserted District Attorney John E. McGeehan of the Bronx.
Chemist Alexander Gettler (left) worked directly under Norris directing the city’s first toxicology laboratory. Together the pair elevated forensic chemistry to a legitimate science and set a standard for the rest of the country.
Learn more about toxicology in The Power of Poison.
Image via Library of Congress
Found in the fantastic Letters of Note book, which also gave us 20-year-old Hunter S. Thompson’s remarkably brilliant advice on life:
On November 18, 1938, as news of the devastating looting and destruction of Germany’s Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues spread around the world, 36 prominent American writers – including John Steinbeck, Lillian Hellman, and Dorothy Parker – sent a strongly worded telegram to President Roosevelt urging him to cut all ties with Nazi Germany.
Letters of Note is a must-read.
"For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.”
I WANT THAT CAT AND I WANT THIS LIFE
”..The God Graveyard, old gods that have been worshiped throughout our history but are no longer prayed to, how many more will be thrown into the wind?…”
That’s really creative and ingenious
If you look really hard in the second picture there’s Tom Hiddleston as Loki
REBLOG : This girl was found dead the morning after this photo was taken. She died of suffucation, and was found with a plastic bag over her head. She loved taking pictures of herself. It wasn’t until a week after she was killed, her sister found this on her laptop. Police investigations have no lead on her murder except for the man hidden in this picture. The mans identity remains unknown. If you dont reblog this in 254 seconds this man will appear in one of your pictures and kill you the same way she was.
I AIN’T RISKIN’ ANYTHING!
I SORRY FOLLOWERS!
BUT I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN THESE THINGS!
WHICH IS RIDICULOUS!
BUT I AM REBLOGGING IT!
// I WILL NOT RISK THIS
i don’t always reboot these kinds of things, but when i do I DO
#*dies of emotion* #but what if molly was his companion once #and now he stops by for breakfast #and keeps commenting because it seems like every time #there’s another ginger kid #adn when he sees harry it’s like ha! #i knew they couldn’t all be ginger! #and molly doesn’t bother telling the doctor that harry isn’t hers #because he is after all one of her boys #and she loves him just as though he was a weasley (via dwcompanion)
those tags broke me a little inside
Oh… There’s goes my heart…
"He likes to pretend he’s ginger."
ALL THE YES