Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘museum’

Feb

25

2015

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A soldier who loved his sweetie to the bone

Tweet Here’s a delightful anecdote: A Civil War soldier had his leg amputated, and while he recovered in the hospital, he carved this pin for his sweetheart out of his own leg bone. Who’s this lucky gal Lizzie, you ask? Well, we will never know, because he died of infection before he could tell the […]

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Feb

24

2015

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The world’s most expensive selfie surfaces after four centuries

It's Van Dyck's self-portrait, from the late 1630s. Now the world's most expensive selfie is one of its oldest.

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