Beautiful Fairies

The word fairy derives from Middle English faierie (also fayerye, feirie, fairie), a direct borrowing from Old French faerie (Modern French féerie) meaning the land, realm, or characteristic activity of the legendary people of folklore and romance called (in Old French) faie or fee (Modern French fée). This derived ultimately from Late Latin fata (one of the personified Fates, hence a guardian or tutelary spirit, hence a spirit in general); cf. Italian fata, Spanish hada of the same origin.


Anthropodermic Bibliopegy, or The Truth About Books Bound In Human Skin

Rare old books are occasionally bound in human skin, including nipples, and even the face of a Guy Fawkes conspirator. Antiquarians have discovered these grisly leather covers on prayer books, astronomy treatises, court cases, and anatomy texts — all written in the past three to four hundred years.

Top 10 Bizarre & Controversial Archeological Discoveries

Many strange archeological discoveries have been made in modern history.  Hundreds of artifacts have been unearthed that have baffled scientists and challenged modern man’s view of history.  Many of these objects have been labeled out of place artifacts or anachronisms. Some of them are undoubtedly elaborate hoaxes.