Nellie Nekhaar Nellie is a guy who work long ago in a snackbar in Delfshaven, the hood in Rotterdam where I was grow up. His name was not Nellie Nekhaar, but it was a name my mother gives him, cause she found him stupid.
Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs 9 February 1854 – 10 August 1929) was the first woman to complete a university course in the Netherlands and the first female physician. Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs was born to a Jewish doctor’s family in Sappemeer. She left the local school when she was 13 to study at a ladies’ school but […]
Le Pétomane Le Pétomane (/ləˈpɛtəmeɪn/, French pronunciation: [ləpetɔˈman]) was the stage name of the French flatulist (professional farter) and entertainer Joseph Pujol (June 1, 1857 – 1945). He was famous for his remarkable control of the abdominal muscles, which enabled him to seemingly fart at will. His stage name combines the French verb péter, “to fart” […]
Mirin Dajo was the pseudonym of a Dutch named Arnold Gerrit Henskes (August 6, 1912 – May 26, 1948). Arnold specifically asked not to be called a fakir. He became famous for radically piercing his body with all kinds of objects and apparently without injury, even astounding the medical community at the time He was born […]
Theodorus (“Ted”) Bernardus Langenbach (Rotterdam, 3 mei 1959) is een Nederlandse party-goeroe. In Rotterdam volgde hij de studierichting Visuele Communicatie en Plastische Vorming aan de Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten. Langenbach is bekend van de MTC-party’s en is hij initiatiefnemer en creatief directeur van de Rotterdamse danceclubNow&Wow en het voormalige WATT. In het begin van […]
Martin Joe Laurello (born Martin Emmerling, circa 1886), also known by the stage names Human Owl and Bobby the Boy with the Revolving Head, was a German-American sideshow performer and biological rarity who could turn his head 180 degrees. He performed with groups such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Ringling Brothers, and Barnum & […]
Brian Dougans (born 1965, Glasgow, Scotland) is one half of the British electronica group, The Future Sound of London. He is a “man of many thoughts and few words” almost always letting Cobain take the lead in interviews with them both. He is also the more technical member of FSOL, doing most of the […]