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The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California which was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester.

Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, the Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its utter lack of any master building plan.

There are stairs leading to nowhere and doors that reveal nothing but a wall behind them.

The property and mansion have been claimed to be haunted by various ghosts, now including Winchester herself, ever since construction commenced in 1884. Under Winchester’s day-to-day guidance, its “from-the-ground-up” construction proceeded around the clock, without interruption, until her death on September 5, 1922, at which time work immediately ceased. The cost for such constant building has been estimated at about US $5.5 million (equivalent to over $75 million in 2012).

*whispers* you can go, visit


Hungarian Magnate’s Sabre

  • Dated: Mid-19th Century
  • Measurements: 82 cm; 32 1/4 in blade

The sword has a curved fullered polished steel blade double-edged toward the point and a gilt-brass hilt cast in low relief, comprising a pair of writhen quillons issuant from gaping masks and with flaming terminals.

The langets feature the crowned Hungarian arms within a wreath, grip with a sun-in-splendour in the centre, and the pommel formed as a deity. It is presented in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard, with gilt-brass mounts comprising locket, chape and two bands for suspension rings all decorated with scrolls, flowers and foliage.

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The Bloody Origin Of Labor Day

Most people know Labor Day as an extra day off of work. Fewer know the holiday comes from a time when the government was offing workers.

It all started with a bad recession in the early 1890s that reduced demand for railway cars, prompting Chicago railway magnate George Pullman to lay off workers and reduce wages. Many of his workers went on strike. The sympathetic American Railway Union refused to handle Pullman cars, hampering commerce in many parts of the country.

"The boycott tapped the deep and pervasive alienation of labor in general," historian David Ray Papke wrote in his 1999 book The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor and Capital in Industrial America.

Read on for the full history of Labor Day.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity Arriving On 3DS March 24th

Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity is releasing in North America March 24th for the Nintendo 3DS:

"Become one of five popular Pokémon from the fan-favorite franchise – Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig or Axew – and journey through infinite dungeons, battle and befriend other Pokémon, collect treasures and explore the game’s vast, beautiful world – all in amazing 3D. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, there are many labyrinths called Mystery Dungeons that change their form every time a player enters. Pokémon, items and treasure within a Mystery Dungeon will change location every time a player re-enters."

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