Gladstone knows a little something about buying makeup, even though he hasn’t done it in, like, WEEKS.

4 Things People Mistake for Signs of Aging

#3. Mall Makeup Mirrors

Although not based on personal experience, I’ve heard women bemoan how awful they seem to look in the mall makeup counter mirrors. Their color is washed out. Their cheeks look sunken. Their eyes are mere chasms of darkness where joy once lived. Horrified by their terrifying visage, they whip out their purses, pocketbooks, and money clips (if they’re incredibly butch) to purchase cosmetics to help soften and remedy the horrific effects of time. … Before you go having a nervous breakdown, consider this: it’s the mall’s job to sell you stuff to make you look better.

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eBook Readers? Yeah, they run Doom.

This is a prototype port started by an enthusiast in 2011 to the Pocketbook 360 Plus, so as to demonstrate the device’s e-ink display and processor.

Naturally, it doesn’t run fantastically, but for something designed to display static text and little else, it’s pretty impressive!

Thanks to Shadsy for submitting this!

Amongst a collection of medical oddities housed at the Surgeons’ Hall Museum in Edinburgh lies a tattered pocketbook. It is dark brown—nearly black—with a pebbled texture and gold lettering that has begun to fade with age. Upon closer inspection, the words ‘EXECUTED 28 JAN 1829’ and ‘BURKE’S SKIN POCKET BOOK’ come into focus, revealing the item’s true origins. This is a book bound in the skin of William Burke, the notorious murderer and body snatcher of Burke & Hare fame.

The process of binding books using human flesh is known as ‘anthropodermic bibliopegy’.

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