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Alternate States of Consciousness

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November 1913, Carl Jung began an adventure into his own soul. Over the next 4 years, Dr. Jung transported himself into a series of alternate states of consciousness. This sounds so stimulating, we are planning our own such journey and are seeking others to join us.

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The World's Strangest Museum

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According to folklore, two dead mice on toast will cure a variety of ailments; this rather macabre (and completely unappetising) treatment was displayed in a glass cabinet at The Museum of Jurassic Technology in California. 

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the Nudist Lightning-Botherer

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‘Why don’t you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.'-P. G. Wodehouse

In some societies it was believed that evil spirits were able to enter a person’s soul through their hair, and that only a haircut would drive them out. With this in mind we decided to pay a visit to the finest chirotonsor (an early 1900s word for barber) we could find.

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Strange Endeavours In Space

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"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion."- Democritus

The mummichog or Fundulus heteroclitus is a small and hardy fish. In fact it is so hardy that it is the ‘go-to’ fish for space research. In 1973, two mummichogs left the earth on important business. Their mission was simple: to find out how well fish swim in zero gravity (and the role of the otolith, or earbone, organs).

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