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City Paper interviews the “Don Juan of Satanism”

Sociable Satanist: Occult investigator “Dr. Daniel Rumanos” doesn’t need a day job By Van Smith (Baltimore City Paper, 8/8/2012) Meeting “Dr. Daniel Rumanos” face-to-face can be somewhat of a letdown. He is, after all, someone who once claimed to cast Satanist … Continue reading

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1920s Hopkins Professor Sought 34 Gallons of Rye for Research During Prohibition

By James Stimpert (Johns Hopkins University Hub, 8/11/2016) A rather unusual permit application resides in the Records of the Office of the President in the Johns Hopkins University Archives. In April 1920, Professor John B. Watson, a psychologist credited as … Continue reading

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Oyster Growing on a Set of False Teeth

(Weird Universe, 11/26/2012) Oysters will grow on almost any surface, including false teeth, if that’s what happens to be available. The tooth-growing oyster shown above was found in the Chesapeake Bay in 1898, and sent to the Smithsonian where they … Continue reading

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“Rave On” – Baltimore, Maryland WJZ 13 Expose of 1990s Rave Culture

Kai Jackson, Al Sanders and Denise Koch report on Baltimore’s burgeoning rave scene in the early 90s. Locations include Modern Music and the “Column” warehouse near TV Hill. Rise: DJ Who – Donny Burlin filmed by Michael Francois Rise: Dubtribe … Continue reading

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