Rosalia Lombardo died of pneumonia at the age of two in Palermo, Sicily on December 6th, 1920. She is the best preserved child in the world and she was embalmed by the country’s best embalmer, Alfredo Salafia.
Urban legend has it that Rosalia opens her eyes every now and then. Most of the time, it was brushed off as just a rumor, until someone set up a camera and discovered this.
Lol this reaction gif.
Considering there’s a two hour lapse between each photo and only a very little movement in total, nevermind in between photos, this can most likely be chalked up to environmental changes effecting the elasticity of the tissue.
Embalming does not vacuum seal a corpse, it’s just injecting some preservatives into the tissue to slow decay (like putting preservatives in food so it won’t go bad within a day).
Changes in humidity, barometric pressure, and temperature can and do still have an effect on embalmed tissue, making it more dry or more wet, hotter or colder, or more or less swollen than usual. All of those things can cause parts of the body, such as eyelids or fingers, to move. This corpse’s eyes were apparently not glued shut when it was embalmed, which is often done to prevent exactly this occurrence.
Nothing mystical or scary about this, just a shoddy embalming job and small environmental changes (really, unless this body is being kept in a hermetically sealed cleanroom with precisely managed environmental controls, all it would take is a rainy day to change the tautness of the skin on the body and make the eyes open or close).
The Magic Begins
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hp cast + ALS ice bucket challenge
I will keep you from all harm
this kind of art is so important
Date someone who meets you half way. Date someone who brings you a glass a water when they get themselves one. Date someone who makes sure you don’t spend money on ridiculous things. Date someone your ex hates and your mom loves. Date someone who’d rather spend a Friday night watching movies, than out with 50 people they barley even talk to. Date someone who sleeps on your chest and leaves a little puddle of drool. Don’t date someone who makes you leave oceans of tears.
At the end of the day it’s the little things. (via gretzky
Cards Against Humanity + Deep Breath (x)
This group finally came together and I couldn’t be happier! It’s definitely my biggest accomplishment for a group to date, with 24 girls and we even got some of our friends to join us last minute which was really neat! :) The fact that they’re all my designs is a weird experience for me and it’s a little overwhelming… xD
Not all the photos are up yet but here are some of my favorites of the ones I found. I hope you enjoy!
Ana- thearctictale - Arctictale(FB)
Ariel- cassierolee - Cassierole(FB)
Aurora- NyankoChi Cosplay(FB)
Belle- Ginger Quinzel(FB)
Cinderella- Artisticpsyco Cosplay(FB)
Charlotte- raindrop-cosplay - Raindrop Cosplay(FB)
Eilonwy- Rahze Works(FB)
Elsa- Rukia Hitachiin Cosplay(FB)
Esmeralda- water-tribe-swaggah - Almost Legit Cosplay(FB)
Jane- defenderdev - Defender Dev(FB)
Meg- pokemonmasterkimba - Kimba Sprite Cosplay(FB)
Merida- bridgottogelato - Gelato Cosplay(FB)
Minnie- Purple Tulip(FB)
Pocahontas- brixyfire - Brixyfire(FB)
Rapunzel- shannuckles - ShannonAlise(FB)
Sally- Almost Legit Cosplay (FB)
Snow White- Ashpash Cosplay(FB)
Tinkerbell- Maid of Might Cosplay(FB)
Vanellope- antiaichan - Anti Ai-chan Cosplay(FB)
Adam(Beast)- Adam, Ginger Quinzel’s hubby
Peter Pan- Emerald Archer Cosplay(FB)
Photos are by Ben Rogers Photography and Richard Arbuckle
A group of 24! That is serially impressive