Musician Builds Guitar out Of His Dead Uncle’s Skeleton, Uses It to Play Black Metal!

A man by the name of ‘Prince Midnight’ decided to use the skeleton of his dead uncle, Filip, to make a guitar. He has documented the creation of what he calls his ‘Skelecaster’. He appears to have attached a neck, pickups, volume knobs, strings, and electronics to the skeleton. The rib cage serves as the body of the instrument and the spine and pelvis make up the rest of it. On the headstock are the words: ‘Filip Skelecaster’. According to Prince Midnight, the guitar plays perfectly and “sounds awesome”. Continue reading »

What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?

Some of us might like to reinstate this food guide from World War II because butter has its own food group. (National Archives, Records of the Office of Government Reports)

Food. We love it, fear it, and obsess about it.

We demand that our Government ensure that it is safe, cheap, and abundant. In response, Government has been a factor in the production, regulation, research, innovation, and economics of our food supply. It has also attempted, with varying success, to change the eating habits of Americans.

From the farm to the dinner table, explore the records of the National Archives that trace the Government’s effect on what Americans eat. Continue reading »