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Psychopomps

Psychopomps

Creatures or spirits in many religions whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls to the afterlife.

Common examples would be the Grim Reaper, Anubis, Charon, or the Valkyries.


Walter Ernest O'Neil Yeo

First Person to benefit from advanced plastic surgery.

Walter Ernest O’Neil Yeo was a sailor during World War I, and is thought to be the first person to benefit from advanced plastic surgery, namely a skin flap.


Inanna

The Queen of Heaven.

Inanna is the Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare. She can be considered the most prominent female deity in ancient Mesopotamia. Inanna’s name derives from Queen of Heaven.


Dog Wearing Military Medals

Dog promoted to Sergeant.

Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.


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Alice Through the Looking Glass chess board.

An ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ chess board, hand-crafted in 1875 by the ‘Alice novels’ illustrator Sir John Tenniel, has been discovered and 150 limited-edition replicas made.

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