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Pinterest’s office is exactly what you’d think Pinterest’s office would be: Charming!

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October 31, 1892: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Is Published

On this day in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was published. The book, written by Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first collection of Holmes stories after Holmes began being featured in The Strand Magazine in 1887.

Doyle’s inspiration for Sherlock Holmes’ character was based on his college professor, Dr. Joseph Bell,  and Bell’s skill in observing minute details of a patient’s condition.

Test your powers of perception and play Masterpiece’s Sherlock Observation Game.

Photo: Cover of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle. First edition. (Wikimedia Commons)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

October 31, 1892: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Is Published

On this day in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was published. The book, written by Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first collection of Holmes stories after Holmes began being featured in The Strand Magazine in 1887.
Doyle’s inspiration for Sherlock Holmes’ character was based on his college professor, Dr. Joseph Bell,  and Bell’s skill in observing minute details of a patient’s condition.
Test your powers of perception and play Masterpiece’s Sherlock Observation Game.
Photo: Cover of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle. First edition. (Wikimedia Commons)
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The Hanging Coffins on the Cliffs 

In areas of China, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the dead soar up above the living in hanging coffins on the cliffs.

The tradition of hanging coffins is quite ancient, in China going back to 772 BC, although it is still practiced in some places, such as Sagada on Luzon Island in the Philippines. The reason for hanging coffins varies as much as the cultures that have practiced the burial tradition, ranging from practical reasons to avoid the dead being disturbed, to more spiritual beliefs like bringing the deceased closer to the heavens.

One of the biggest mysteries around the hanging coffins is how exactly they got up there.

Speculation and history abound at The Hanging Coffins on the Cliffs, on Atlas Obscura!

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"I left my true love in the Dominican Republic when I was very young. My family was leaving for Puerto Rico. I ended up marrying a man who did not treat me well, and moving to America. My true love is married now as well. I still talk to him, but we cannot be together. It is impossible. Maybe when we die, it will be possible. I hope that we die at the same time.”"What was the greatest day you ever spent together?"She laughed, looked down, and said: “A week before I left the Dominican Republic, he said to me: ‘If you don’t come to the hotel with me, I will kill myself.’”

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"I left my true love in the Dominican Republic when I was very young. My family was leaving for Puerto Rico. I ended up marrying a man who did not treat me well, and moving to America. My true love is married now as well. I still talk to him, but we cannot be together. It is impossible. Maybe when we die, it will be possible. I hope that we die at the same time.”
"What was the greatest day you ever spent together?"
She laughed, looked down, and said: “A week before I left the Dominican Republic, he said to me: ‘If you don’t come to the hotel with me, I will kill myself.’”

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