Dr. Nise da Silveira The Most Underrated Woman in The History of Humankind !

Nise da Silveira was born in Maceió, in the northeastern state of Alagoas, Brazil, in 1905. After graduating from the Medical School of Bahia in 1926 (the only woman among 157 men), she devoted her life to psychiatry and never was in agreement with the aggressive forms of treatment of her time such as commitment to psychiatric hospitals, electroshock, insulin therapy and lobotomy. Her method was basically to treat patient which she refused to call them patients instead she called them “Clients” and called the doctor and nursing staff. The hospital ward where she was supposed to work at was dirty and in absolute mess which she arrived, she and one nurse took by their own the job of cleaning the ward to make it appropriate place to live for the clients AKA patients. It is worth mentioning that the male nurse (nurse) hired to work with her was aggressive to patients and used to abuse them and beat them not only that he refused to clean up the ward with the doctor claiming that its not his job. She managed after a while to transform this person into very kind human that treat patients with love and compassion.

 

 

After that a male nurse (Murse) who was interested in painting suggested to Dr. Nise to start bringing basic drawing instruments and let the patients draw. They first refused and acted aggressively towar this concept, she actually fought other nurses not gave patients medicine to calm them down and asked them to leave the patients be them selves only few of them refused to participate in drawings and art work, by time they all got very interested and started drawing what’s in their subconscious and one single man chose to sculpt using clay (none of the patients had art back ground) After that Dr Nise with her nursing staff started getting stray dogs for each patients, of course male doctors along with the head of the hospital refused. They claimed that dogs will bring dirt and infections to the patients although they helped patients to get better massively starting to regain their feelings of love and be loved and the dogs were kept in the outer yard/garden and was taken to vets from time to time. Eventually evil men “doctors” killed the dogs which devastated and traumatized the poor patients who were already half way cured or at least act normally (not aggressive anymore even the most dangerous one who was actually captured in isolated cell and tortured) killing the dogs made the patients conditions worse Dr Nise with her staff had to start from point zero.

Even for normal people dogs give unconditional love and compassion.

The pictures above shows the brutual ways used to treat patients back then and they are still in use for some patients.

Doctor Nise Refused to participate in aggressiveness and brutal method which never improved patients conditions actually it killed their emotions and senses. She fought 157 male doctors to stop this bullshit of treatments, and tried to convince them that her methods actually work and never gave up her dream to stop brutality treatments to stop the hospital dominated by men doctors using aggressive methods that are unproven, she even risked being fired. At the very bottom of this page I will list the reasons why did male doctors refused  and fought back to show that her methods aren’t scientifically proven.

She then came to a genius idea to arrange a gallery in Rio de Janeiro which also serves as a study and research center that collected the works produced in painting and modeling studio. Through her work, Nise da Silveira introduced the only art gallery of psychology ill people in Brazil that includes patients art works and invited one of the most respected artists and critiques, he was stunned and helped her arrange fund for the Museum of Images and art work of the Unconscious and he invited the elite people, psychiatrists and family that have patients thrown and prisoned in the wrong clinics those who suffer from cases related to unconscious and described that these art works created by the patients matches or even exceed the best artists in South America or maybe the world.

A few years later, in 1956, Nise da Silveira developed another revolutionary project for her time from the funds generated from the previous gallery, she created the “Casa das Palmeiras” (Palms House), a clinic for former patients of psychiatric institutions, where they could freely express their art and be treated as outpatients on a daily basis. She also formed the C.G. Jung Study Group, which she chaired until 1968.

Her research on occupational therapy and the understanding of the psychotic process through images of the unconscious gave origin, along the years, to exhibitions, films, documentaries, audiovisuals, courses, symposiums, publications and conferences. She was also a pioneer in researching emotional relations between patients and animals, whom she used to call co-therapists.

In recognition of her work, Nise da Silveira was awarded decorations, titles and prizes in different areas of knowledge. She was a founding member of the International Society for Psychopathological Expression headquartered in Paris, France. Her work and ideas inspired the creation of Museums, Cultural Centers and Therapeutic Institutions in Brazil and overseas. “The Casa das Palmeiras” Is still open to visitors in Rio as a museum.

Reasons why she was never awarded the Noble Prize or her story been recognized all over the world as she absolutely deserves it in my OPINION:

1. She is a woman and sexism is still practiced in every single in the world.

2. Psychiatrist Medicine industry will go bankrupt if these free drug medications was applied.

3. The so claimed psychiatrics ” AKA drug dealers ” at least some of them” who have gigantic contacts with medicine manufacturers will also go vanished. Also the want people to get hooked and addicted to their medicines for ever to make these drug dealers and manufacturers make more and more money convince people believe that they are actually sick or even crazy.

4. Most of the patients cases suffered from lack of love or separation from their loved ones and these two factors (majorly) causes trauma which can heal by time or push the patients to make them self busy through various activities like art in general or working out, taking care of a pet (specially dogs).

I am very sad for her not to receive the recognition she deserved.

DR. Nise died on October 30, 1999, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

There is a real story movie documenting her live (never edited) every thing in the movie was true. It is available on Netflix called (Nise the heart of madness) its in Portuguese you can use subtitles though. BELIEVE ME IT WORTHS EVERY SECOND.

The movie poster & trailer are below then below the a slideshow its a mix of real events/pictures and from the movie.

 

 

 

 

 

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How Many Times You Should Try

In a society where the one thing constantly celebrated and harped on is success, sometimes we forget the failures that come along with every “person of the year” cover story. Today’s infographic highlights some of the failures experienced by world-renowned individuals:

 

Breaking it down:

  • Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California Film School 3 times. He eventually attended another school, only to drop out and become a director. He returned school to earn his BA 35 years later.

 

  • Productivity guru Tim Ferris was rejected by publishers 25 times for his book The 4-Hour Workweek. It went on to become a New York Times’ Best Seller, as has his next two books The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef.

 

  • Founder of Pandora, Tim Westergren, was rejected by over 300 VCs when pitching for funding. The company spent 2.5 years broke. To compensate for the lack of funds, Westergren worked for free and convinced others to do the same.

 

  • Richard Branson launched 400 companies before founding one that is out of this world (Virgin Galactic). As with any successful entrepreneur, he has failed in many businesses from Virgin Cola to Virgin Brides to Virgin Cars to Virgin Clothing to Virgin Cosmetics. Bet you didn’t know that Branson launched a cosmetics company before, did you? He even started a condoms company in 1987 (which he sold a year later) that has become big in the UK!

 

  • Colonel Sanders was rejected 1,009 times when trying to sell his fried chicken recipe.[6] As we all know, KFC is a world-renowned franchise today and likely inspired the launch of other fried chicken companies. I share more of Colonel’s story here .

 

  • Sylvester Stallone was rejected 1,500 times when he tried selling his script and himself for what would be the film Rocky. Stallone suffers from partial paralysis in his face which made it difficult for him to get casted in an industry that’s all about looks. Today, Rocky is one of the most successful film series of all time, grossing more than US $1 billion.

 

  • James Dyson, founder of the Dyson, created 5,126 times failed prototypes of his vacuum cleaner before succeeding. Today, Dyson sells machines in over 70 countries and employs more than 7,000 people worldwide.

 

  • And you probably know this one: Thomas Edison created 10,000 failed prototypes of his electric bulb before succeeding. As he famously said,

    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

    It is easy to ignore the hard work and failures that winners experienced in their success as they may seem uncool or unsexy.

But failure is part and parcel of success. Failure is where we learn about ourselves and ways that don’t work. Failure is where we become more intelligent and gain more experience and understand the gaps in our skills. Failure is where we move closer to success.

 

Meaning… to succeed fast,

  1. Learn to fail. Fast. Take action. Try different things. Bad ideas, good ideas; it don’t matter. Just put yourself out THERE.
  2. Then, learn from these failures. Be curious. Understand what worked and what didn’t work.
  3. Fix the issues that didn’t work and revise your strategy.
  4. Then, try again.

The more you fail, the more experienced you are. The more experienced you are, the smarter you become. The smarter you become, the higher your chances of success. And in a matter of time, you will reach your desired goal.

Mikhail Gorbachev : The Most Romantic Former President

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, age 80, was born on March 02, 1931. His horoscope sun sign is Pisces and Chinese zodiac sign is Goat.

Gorbachev is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the Soviet Union, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.

Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant Ukrainian-Russian family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters oncollective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While he was at the university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of thePolitburo in 1979. Within three years of the deaths of Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Before he reached the post, he had occasionally been mentioned in western newspapers as a likely next leader and a man of the younger generation at the top level.

Gorbachev met his future wife, Raisa Titarenko, at Moscow State University. They married in September 1953 and moved to Stavropol upon graduation. She gave birth to their only child, daughter Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya, in 1957. Raisa Gorbachova died tragically of leukemia in 1999.

In 2006, Raisa Gorbachev Foundation has been established to help find a cure for cancer in children.

Gorbachev 80th Birthday Party

The 80-years-old politician Gorbachev announced that he had recorded an album in which he sings the songs himself with the leader of one of Russia’s most beloved rock bands, Andrey Makarevich. The album contained seven of Raisa’s favorite songs and was entitled “Songs for Raisa” .The album was sold for $164,940 to an anonymous British bidder at a charity auction to raise money for the foundation he established back in 2006.

‘There will be no bulk selling of the album. We’ve put it on our charity auction in London,’ Gorbachev said.

I have always thought that this man is great .. and yes he is 🙂 

 

PS: this post is a dedication for all of my Pisces readers ;P




 

7 Amazing Success Lessons from Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a famous Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor who lived most of his adult life in France; he is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work.

Among his most popular works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), his portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; during the first decade of the 20th century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas.

His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortune throughout his life, making him one of the best-known figures in 20th century art.

7 Amazing Success Lessons from Pablo Picasso:

1. Get into Action

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

The first part of done is do; to succeed you must be in action.  Put together a “brainless” strategy for your success and work that strategy day-in and day-out.  Success will only find you if you’re in action.  Are you in action?

2. Be Like a Child

“All children are artists.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Artists create, to succeed you must create.  You must create a better life from what you have now, just as a child you have the power to create.  The question is are you going to do it.  You can make excuses, you can complain, or you can create the life of your dreams, starting right now.

3. Learn How to Steal

“Bad artists copy.  Good artists steal.”

When you steal, you make it your own.  So much so that the person who’s been defrauded doesn’t even recognize that they’ve been heisted.  You give your stolen ideas a new twist, a new spin; in a way that only you can do.  …Only bad artists copy!

4. First Things First

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.”

Sometimes things get worse, before they get better.  Even after you climb one mountain, you have to go into a deeper valley to climb the next mountain.  Life happens in cycles; sometimes you have to tear down before you can build up.

5. The Imagination Is Powerful

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

When you imagine something you make it real.  It then exists in the world of imagination.  Through right action that imagination becomes reality.  But it all starts in the imagination.  Every great company, every great concept, was once just an idea in someone’s imagination.

6. Think Bigger

“He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t.  This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”

There are two types of people, those who think they can, and those who think they can’t, in which do you belong.  It’s pretty simple, if you really believe you can do something, and if you can hold on to that belief, through the ups and downs you will accomplish it.  You have to think big, and to think big you have to talk big.  I’m not talking about talking to others; you have to talk “big” to yourself.

7. Experience

“I am always doing that in which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Nothing can take the place of experience.  Do what you’ve never done, to get what you’ve never gotten.  You have to expand your horizons; you have to enter new waters.  When you do, you will grow, and you will change.

A story of hope , a story of determination

Dario Debray Silva Pereira (born November 2, 1972 in Treinta y Tres), commonly known as Darío Silva, is a former footballer who played as a striker. He represented Uruguay 46 times at the international level, scoring 14 goals, and retired from international football after Uruguay failed to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Silva began his career in 1991 when he joined Defensor Sporting Club. From there he moved on to play for Peñarol and Cagliari Calcio. He then played for Espanyol, Malaga and Sevilla. After spending two years in La Liga with Sevilla FC, Silva decided to cancel the last year of his contract after discovering he was not in manager Joaquin Caparros’s plans for their new campaign. He joined Portsmouth on a free transfer from Sevilla in 2005, signing a two-year deal. However, the former international failed to make an impact after suffering an ankle injury, and after scoring just three goals in 15 appearances he was released from his contract on February 14, 2006.

On September 23, 2006, Silva was seriously injured in a car accident in Montevideo. In the impact Silva fractured his skull, knocking him unconscious and suffering a compound fracture on his right leg. On the day of the accident, a team of five made the decision to amputate his leg below the knee, and Silva underwent an operation which lasted for 3 and a half hours. He was put into a medically induced coma for the amputation. Dario quoted after knowing that he lost his leg “When I found out what happened, I couldn’t control myself. I was in such a shock, I didn’t want to live anymore,” admitted 34 year old Silva, who cannot remember the accident. He adds: “When it became clear, what my family went through because of me, I quickly realized that I’m lucky to be alive!”

Silva left the hospital on October 5 and returned to his home in Montevideo. He went to Italy to receive a prosthetic leg to help him walk without the aid of crutches. Dario did replied all of the letters that have been sent to him , to support him while he is in hospital right after he got back to home .Dario Silva is now aiming to make the 2012 Olympics as a rower.

 

Dario Silva in action "with an artificial leg"

Tragedy only took one leg from him, not his will to life and his eternal optimism. he adapted very well to his artificial leg, which was made in Italy. When he visited Bologna for fittings. Almost unbelievably Dario Silva took the pitch again on Jan 13 2009 after a 3 year absence, taking part in a charity match between Uruguay XI and the Argentina XI for the “Fundación Niños con Alas” (Children with Wings Foundation). Showing he still has it, he not only played but stepped up to score a penalty !

That was one of the most emotional scenes I’ve ever seen ..

The following video shows some of Dario’s goal:

Luis Nazario de Lima, Hanged his boots ..

Luis Nazario de Lima aka Ronaldo one of the greatest players of all time has confirmed that he will announce his retirement on Monday, calling time on a rich and unforgettable career in football.

The legendary striker, currently with Corinthians, has cited injury and fitness concerns as the reason for his bowing out months before his final contract was due to expire.

“My body aches. In my head I want to continue, but this body can’t take much more,” Ronaldo told Fantastico online magazine. “In recent days I have cried like a baby.”

In 2007, he was named as one of the best starting eleven of all-time by France Football and was named to the FIFA 100, a list of the greatest footballers compiled by fellow countryman Pelé. In 2010, he was voted Goal.com’s ‘Player of the Decade’ in an online poll, gathering 43.63% of all votes and was also included as Centre Forward in the ‘Team of the Decade’. He is widely considered by experts and fans as one of the greatest players of all time.

We “Ronaldo Fans in kuwait” and football fans in general were saddened by this news but this is just how life is … Good luck El Phenomeno ..

Here are some videos that show the legendary player do what he is best known for ..

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Honors:

Brazil Cruzeiro

  • Campeonato Mineiro: 1994
  • Copa do Brasil: 1993

Netherlands PSV

  • KNVB Cup: 1996
  • Johan Cruijff-schaal: 1996

Spain Barcelona

  • Copa del Rey: 1997
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1997
  • Supercopa de España: 1996

Italy Inter Milan

  • UEFA Cup: 1998

Spain Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2002–03, 2006–07
  • Intercontinental Cup: 2002
  • Supercopa de España: 2003

Brazil Corinthians

  • Campeonato Paulista: 2009
  • Copa do Brasil: 2009

National team

  • FIFA World Cup: 1994, 2002
  • Copa América: 1997, 1999
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997

Individual

  • Supercopa Libertadores Top Scorer: 1993–94
  • Campeonato Mineiro Top Scorer: 1993–94
  • Campeonato Mineiro Team of The Year: 1994
  • Eredivisie Top Scorer: 1994–95
  • La Liga Top Scorer: 1996–97,2003–2004
  • European Golden Boot: 1996–97
  • Don Balón Award La Liga Foreign Player of the Year: 1996–97
  • Copa América Final Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • Copa América Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • Confederations Cup All-Star Team: 1997
  • Cup Winners Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • Cup Winners Cup Top Goal Scorer: 1996–1997
  • IFFHS World’s Top Goal Scorer of the Year: 1997
  • UEFA Most Valuable Player: 1997–98
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year: 1997–98
  • Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 1997–98
  • UEFA Best Forward: 1997–98
  • Bravo Award : 1995, 1997, 1998
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1998
  • UEFA Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1998
  • Copa América Top Scorer: 1999
  • Copa América All-Star Team: 1997, 1999
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 1996, 1997, 2002
  • Ballon D’or: 1997, 2002
  • World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year: 1996,1997.2002
  • Onze d’Or: 1997, 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Silver Ball: 2002
  • FIFA 100
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1998, 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Top Scorer: 2002
  • Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player: 2002
  • UEFA Team of The Year: 2002
  • Laureus Comeback of the Year: 2002
  • Strogaldo De Legendary Award 2002
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality: 2002
  • La Liga South American Player of the Year: 1996–97, 2002–03
  • Golden Foot award: 2006
  • Brazilian National Hall of Fame: Class of 2006
  • Serie A Player of the Decade: 1997–2007
  • France Football Magazine: Starting eleven of all-time (2007)
  • FIFA World Cup: All-Time Leading Scorer
  • Campeonato Paulista: Best Player, 2009
  • Goal.com : Player of a decade: Winner 2000–2010[22]

Series: Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions (Part II)

6. Cowper Coles – Turret Ship
A famous Chinese stateman once said: “Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts” I guess Cowper Coles should have really taken that thought into consideration before inventing the turret ship- an ironclad war vessel, with low sides, on which heavy guns are mounted on a low structure, which may be rotated. The ship was so overly loaded with armored structures that they shifted its centre of gravity and caused it to become unstable resulting in the vessel capsizing on 6th September 1870. Cowper Coles was one of the 500 that died when it sunk. Only 18 of its crew survived.

7. Henry Winstanley – Lighthouse

Necessity is the mother of invention. Sure enough, after losing not one but two of his ships on the treacherous Eddystone Reef, Winstanley, a famous English architect and engineer felt it necessary to construct a lighthouse for the protection of his own and other ships. In the early 1700’s he invented the first Eddystone Lighthouse and proudly told the world that he wished he could “be in the light-house during the greatest storm that ever was”. Little did he know his prayer would soon be answered on the night of November 26th, 1703, when one of the most destructive hurricanes Great Britain has ever experienced shook the reefs and did incalculable damage. In the morning, when the skies finally cleared, and ships reached Eddystone Rocks, Winstanley’s great lighthouse was gone. And he was gone with it.

8. John Godfrey Parry-Thomas

Welsh motor-racing driver and engineer J.G Parry Thomas, with a strong desire to regain his title as land speed record holder, a title snatched away from him by Malcom Campbell, decided to create a special type of vehicle to achieve his dream. His invention was a car he called Babs, which had many modifications, such as exposed chains to connect the engine to the drive wheels and the high engine cover requiring him to drive with his head tilted to only the right side. On trying to reclaim his record from Campbell, in the final race, the right-hand drive chain broke at a speed of 170 mph (270 km/h), flew into his neck, partially decapitating him and causing a head injury. He died instantly.

9. Marie Curie- Radioactive substances

Ever wondered where the word ‘Polonium’ came from? Well, it came from a Polish physicist and chemist and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie who named her newly discovered chemical after her native country. Ever wondered what happened to this discoverer of Polonium, Radium and Theory of Radioactivity? She died on July 4, 1934, from aplastic anemia, as a result of exposure to radiation after working continuously in a small enclosed shed without any safety measures because radiation’s danger  were not well understood at that time. To add to the misery, following her female instincts, she had carried test tubes containing radioactive isotopes in her pocket being mesmerized by the ‘pretty blue-green light’ that the substances gave off in the dark.

10. Donald Campbell – Speed engine for motorboat

Speed thrills but kills. We all know it yet we all ignore it. It’s human nature to challenge well known facts of life. British car and motorboat racer Donald Campbell was no different. He broke eight world speed records in the 1950s and 60s and to quench his insatiable drive to conquer speed he decided to try for another water speed record in 1966. This time the target was 300 mph. He invented a lighter and more powerful engine for his boat Bluebird K7. Blame it on adrenaline rush or sheer stupidity but instead of refueling and waiting for the wash of his first run to subside, as is usual with speedboat races, Campbell decided to make a return run immediately. The craft’s stability began to falter as it travelled over the rough water and it somersaulted at a 45 degree angle plunging back into the lake and disintegrating at a speed of 320mph. Needless to say, the inventor was killed.

Series: Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions (Part I)

It’s all fun and games… until something you invent ends up killing you. Inventing new products or processes is not easy. It’s challenging and risky and sometimes, just sometimes, lady luck decides to look the other way and in a cruel twist of fate with a tinge of irony, you end up losing your life to the hands of your own creation. Here’s a list of  brave inventors who, in the process of trying to make the lives of others better, lost their own !

1.  Thomas Midgley- Leaded Petrol and Mechanical Bed

Thomas Midgley, an American chemist who developed both leaded petrol and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), was notoriously known as ‘the one human responsible for more deaths than any other in history’. As if it was nature’s idea to get revenge on him he was left disabled in his bed due to lead poisoning and polio at the age of 51. Keeping his inventive juices flowing, he designed a complicated system of strings and pulleys on his bed so that he could lift himself up when needed. This invention was the cause of his death at the age of 55 when he was accidentally entangled in the ropes of his bed and died of strangulation. Talk about double irony.

2. Otto Lilienthal – Hang Glider

‘To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything’ – famous words uttered by Otto Lilienthal who was one of the pioneers of human aviation and invented the first few hang gliders. He made over 2500 successful flights using his own inventions for five straight years starting from 1891 until one fateful day, in the mid of 1896, his glider lost lift and he crashed from a height of 17m (56 feet). The impact broke his spine and a day later, he succumbed to his injuries. His last words are a source of inspiration for all those who face numerous obstacles in life while trying to achieve something big: ‘Small sacrifices must be made!

3. Franz Reichelt- The Overcoat Parachute

Franz Reichelt an Austrian born tailor of the 1800’s was most famously known for inventing an overcoat which he claimed to act as a parachute and could bring its wearer gently to the ground or even to fly under the right conditions. This inventor, who was also called the ‘The Flying Taylor’, attempted to demonstrate his invention by jumping off the first deck of the Eiffel tower himself instead of using a dummy, in front of a large crowd of spectators and camera crew. The result? The parachute failed to deploy and he crashed into the hard concrete ground at the foot of the tower, the impact immediately killing him.

4. Alexander Bogdanov- Blood Transfusion

A renowned Russian physician, philosopher, economist, science fiction writer, and revolutionary, Alexander Bogdanov developed a sudden interest in the possibility of human rejuvenation through blood transfusions. In hopes of achieving eternal youth and bodily revitalization, he undertook 11 blood transfusions, ultimately reporting an improvement in eyesight and reduction of balding. Great invention, right? Wrong. Bogdanov died in 1928, after he did a transfusion on himself with blood from a student that had tuberculosis and malaria.

5. William Bullock- Rotary Printing press

In the history of bizarre accidents, William Bullock’s story is always cited as an example. Bullock was an American inventor whose 1863 invention of the rotary printing press helped revolutionize the printing industry due to its efficiency and ability to print 10,000 units per hour. In April 1867, while he was trying to install a new printer in one of his presses, in a frustrated attempt to make adjustments to the machine, he kicked a driving belt onto a pulley. What followed next tops scenes from even the most gruesome movies like Hostel and Saw. His food got caught in the merciless contraption, was crushed beyond repair and developed a severe gangrene infection for four days. Bullock died during an operation to amputate his foot. Bizarre Indeed.

No Wonder Why He Was One of the Greatest !

Texting may be a boon in today’s world, but the concept was visualized more than a century ago.

And, it was a pioneering American physicist who had predicted the portable messaging service, like the SMS, via a handheld device in the Popular Mechanics magazine in 1909, its technology editor Seth Porges has claimed in a report.

Nikola Tesla, the physicist, was an inventor and a mechanical and electrical engineer. He was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity. Tesla saw wireless energy as the only way to make electricity thrive, according to Porges.

Telsa wrote in the magazine that one day it’d be possible to transmit “wireless messages” all over the world and imagined that such a hand-held device would be simple to use and one day everyone in the world would communicate to friends using it, Porges said.

This would usher in a new era of technology, Telsa wrote in the publication. “Nikola Tesla was able to predict technology which is still in its nascent forms a hundred years later. He talked a lot about his other great passion, which was wireless power.

“It has taken a little longer to get off the ground, but work on fascinating wireless conductive transmission is going on right now in research centres at MIT and Intel and other places,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Porges as saying.

108 years ago ! YES One hundred and eight Years !