Burial hands.The body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial at Jalozai refugee camp.The child's family,originally from North Afghanistan,had sought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought.The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed and wrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In the overcrowded Jalozai camp of 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalid…
The Blood Eagle was a method of torture and execution that is sometimes mentioned in Nordic saga legends. It was performed by cutting the ribs of the victim by the spine, breaking the ribs so they resembled blood-stained wings, and pulling the lungs out through the wounds in the victim's back. Salt was sprinkled in the wounds.
German Crown Jewels: The Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire. It was made probably somewhere in Western Germany, either under Otto I with additions by Conrad II during the late 10th and early 11th centuries. Currently, the crown and the rest of the Imperial Regalia are exhibited at the Hofburg in Vienna — officially "until there is again a Holy Roman Emperor of the German Nation."
Max Factor: Born Max Faktor in Lodz, Poland during the 1870s, Max Factor is often called the father of modern makeup. In 1914, Max Factor created a makeup specifically for movie-actors that, unlike theatrical makeup, would not crack or cake. In 1904, Max Factor and his family moved to the United States, where immigration officials at Ellis Island gave him the name Max Factor. He sold his rouges and creams at the 1904 World's Fair,.
"Not everyone knows that Heroin was invented by the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, makers of Aspirin. It was viewed a safe alternative to morphine. During the testing many researches found that together with pain killing the drug made them feel elated, euphoric and heroic. So the new drug was called Heroin. It was banned in Germany only in 1969."