Amanda Badgero @a-badgero ?

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  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: The Man Who Discovered Pluto is Almost There   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Artist’s concept of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute In 1929, the Lowel Observatory, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, hired a young man by the name of Clyde Tombaugh to take over the search for a planet beyond [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Hollywood’s Museum of Death   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail From the severed head of a serial killer to mortuary artifacts, Hollywood’s Museum of Death has all the interesting and gory details surrounding death. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…” Psalm 23:4 A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts of [...]

  • Thumbnail Parents should be careful not to give children hope that their pet is coming back by using euphemisms for death such as “he’s gone away” or “she’s sleeping”. Photo by Freerk Lautenbag. Many people say that they are so close to their pets that they consider them part of the family. Well fundamentally they are. [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: The iPod of Urns   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Cremation is not in any way a new concept, it is difficult to trace back the exact date of the first cremation however the fact that it was the most popular method of body disposal in Greece in 800 BC tells us it had been around for a while. Of course the practice became more [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Beauty in Bones   5 years ago · View

    Thumbnail The chandelier in the Sedlec Ossuary is the focal point of the church. In 1278 the abbot of the Sedlec Cistercian Monastery in Czech Republic was sent to Jerusalem and upon his return he brought with him a jar of dirt from the Golgotha, the crucifixion site of Jesus Christ. He then spread the holy [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: A Tale of True Love in the Face of Tragedy   5 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Bethany Schmidt and Ryan Smith met their freshman year while attending the University of Oregon in 2005 and  instantly they became inseparable. After graduating they moved into a one bedroom apartment and began planning their life together. They were at that time when most young adults are just starting to get their lives together, moving [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: New Tattoo Trend Could Threaten Your Life   5 years ago · View

    Thumbnail MedicAlert jewellery is meant to display your personalized medical conditions so that in a situation where you may be unconscious and unable to speak for yourself medical staff will be aware of any allergies or conditions you may have. The jewellery also has a number for the MedicAlert 24 hour hotline. When the number is [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Wreaths of Roses and Ivy Adorn Painted Skulls   5 years ago · View

    Thumbnail The church of Saint Michael has been standing since the 12th century. It is surrounded by a graveyard  and built against a cliff where it overlooks the town of Hallstatt.  The basement chapel of the church contains demonstrations of a ritual that has fallen out of practice almost everywhere else in Austria. It houses a Karner [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: What is the Supercentenarian’s Secret for a Long Life?   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail A supercentenarian is a person who is aged 110 years or older. Currently there are 70 verified living supercentenarians in the world and approximately 167 pending cases needing verification. Never before in history have so many people been recorded living for so long. With all the oldest people being of ages 113 and older many [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Sending Telegrams to Heaven   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail There are many people who strongly believe that their loved ones are trying to communicate with them after they have died. Spooky coincidences such as pictures falling off the wall or a song that reminds you of them suddenly playing on the radio at the exact moment you are thinking of them are just a [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Dreadful Fates What A Shocking Way To Go   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Death tends to be a some what taboo subject for most, having to face their mortality makes people a bit uneasy. Despite this discomfort death is something that will happen to everyone and avoiding discussions around the subject will not prolong your time in the living. One way to make a difficult subject such as [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Deep in the Earth, A Tower for the Dead   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Man began burying their dead mainly for sanitary reasons. Before the invention of antiseptics when a person died of a illness such as tuberculosis immediate removal of the body was very important for the safety of the rest of the family. The burying of the body was not only the quickest way to stop any [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Preserving Beauty for Eternity   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail A huge concern with most people is how they look, we are constantly putting forth efforts to look our best on a daily basis. Appearance is about self-expression, the clothes you wear and the way you present yourself is all part of how you see yourself and how you wish to be seen, it’s a [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Horseshoes are the Door of Life   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In North America the horseshoe is by far the most well-known good luck charm, we see it constantly represented in jewelry, wall hangings and even furniture. But why do we consider this symbol one of such good luck? Even though many of us are fond of this symbol, most are not completely familiar with the [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Changing Tradition with Upright Burials   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A young girl is taught by her mother how to cook a roast. Her mother cuts the ends off the roast, seasons it and places it in the pot. When the girl got older she continued the tradition with her own daughter and showed her to cut the ends off the roast, season and place in [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Queen Victoria’s Mourning Clothing Sold at Auction   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Alexandrina Victoria of the Royal Hanover house was queen of Great Britain and Ireland from the time she was 18 years old on June 20 , 1837 up until her death at age 82 on January 22 , 1901. Not only was Queen Victoria, with a reign that spanned over 63 years, the longest reigning British Monarch of all [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Heaven is for Real   5 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Having to face the reality that you may lose your child is a nightmare for any parent. Todd and Sonja Burpo had to face this very situation in 2003 when their son Colton’s ruptured appendix was misdiagnosed. After five days as his condition worsened and his tiny body filled with poison, Colton was rushed to [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Butterfly Memorials   5 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The act of a ceremonial releasing of doves at special events has been practised for centuries. Around 2900 BC Egyptians would announce the arrival of important guests by releasing pigeons from incoming ships. Many people are looking for more personalized ways to say goodbye and sometimes that means taking old traditions and tweaking it to fit [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: History of Memorial Day   5 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Memorial Day is an American Holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving the U.S. Military. Originally named Decoration Day, this celebration is held on the last Monday of May each year. It can be difficult to trace back the exact origins of Memorial Day as many different regions claim to be [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Relax and Remember a Loved One   5 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A concern that troubles many people when considering cremation as an option is that unless you use an urn, a piece of jewelry ‚ or other receptacle for the ashes of the deceased, there is really no place to go and visit to reflect on the person’s memory as you would following a traditional burial [...]

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