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An old tired dog, ghosts and orgasms.

An old tired-looking dog wanders into a guy's yard. He examines the dog's collar and feels his well-fed belly and knows the dog has a home.

The dog follows him into the house, goes down the hall, jumps on the couch, gets comfortable and falls asleep. The man thinks its rather odd, but lets him sleep. After about an hour the dog wakes up, walks to the door and the guy lets him out. The dog wags his tale and leaves.

The next day the dog comes back and scratches at the door. The guy opens the door, the dog comes in, goes down the hall, jumps on the couch, gets comfortable and falls asleep again. The man lets him sleep. After about an hour the dog wakes up, walks to the door and the guy lets him out. The dog wags his tale and leaves.

This goes on for days. The guy grows really curious, so he pins a note on the dog's collar:

"Your dog has been taking a nap at my house every day."

The next day the dog arrives with another note pinned to his collar:

"He lives in a home with four children -- he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'


Ghosts of the Coal Mines

They were deprived of experiencing the sunlight and fresh air. Instead, they lived in darkness underground, relying on their instincts and the guidance of their human partners, known as conogons.

These horses were born, worked, and perished in the dark, enduring strenuous labor. It was not uncommon for a single horse to pull up to eight heavy coal wagons alone.

Despite their challenging circumstances, these animals maintained their dignity and were aware of their rights, such as refusing to move if they felt burdened with excessive wagons.

They also possessed a remarkable sense of time, knowing when their working day should end and finding their way back to the stables even in darkness. This demanding work of horses in the mines continued until 1972 when technology took over, marking the end of an era.

On December 3, 1972, Ruby, the last miner's horse, emerged from the mines in a grand fashion. Accompanied by an orchestra, Ruby, adorned with a flower wreath, was brought out of the darkness, symbolizing the conclusion of the era of mining horses and their connogon partners.

To commemorate their shared labor underground, a sculptural composition named "Conogon" was erected within the Museum-Reserve "Red Hill."



During the ancient times, hysteria was considered a female-specific disorder. The symptoms of hysteria included anxiety, mood swings, and depression. The treatment for hysteria was a pelvic massage, which sometimes resulted in what is now known as an orgasm.

In the 19th century, the medical community believed that hysteria was caused by the uterus moving around the body. Doctors would diagnose women with hysteria and prescribe a pelvic massage to treat the condition. The massage was typically performed by doctors, midwives, or even family members. The treatment was time-consuming and exhausting for the practitioner, as it often took hours to achieve the desired result.

As more and more women sought treatment for hysteria, doctors began to use new techniques and tools to speed up the process. In the 1870s, a British doctor named Joseph Mortimer Granville invented the first electromechanical vibrator, which he called the "Granville Hammer." He designed it as a medical device to help doctors treat hysteria more efficiently. The device consisted of a large, heavy battery-powered vibrator that was used to stimulate the pelvic area.

The vibrator quickly gained popularity among doctors and patients alike. Women began to attend consultations to have their "treatment for hysteria" with the vibrator. Doctors would apply the vibrator to the clitoris or vulva, which would stimulate the woman to orgasm quickly and easily. The treatment was seen as a medical necessity and was even prescribed to women as a cure for various ailments such as anxiety, insomnia, and back pain.

The vibrator became so popular that in the early 20th century, companies began to manufacture vibrators for home use. The first vibrators for home use were sold as "personal massagers" and were advertised to help women achieve "relaxation" and "relief from tension." However, as attitudes towards sexuality began to change in the 1960s, the vibrator became more widely recognized as a sexual device.

It’s interesting how vibrators have a long and fascinating history that dates back to the ancient times. It was originally used as a medical device to treat hysteria, a female-specific disorder. It quickly gained popularity among doctors and patients, and soon became a common household item. The vibrator is now recognized as a sexual toy, but its origins are a reminder of how medical practices and attitudes towards sexuality have changed over time.


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