“Though what could I make that could compete with the horrors going on every day?” Francis Bacon’s horrifically morbid paintings were likely deeply rooted in his tragic life experiences. In childhood, his father detested him for being “delicate”; Francis had terrible allergies and was a homosexual, the latter of which had him sent away to Berlin with a family friend he described as “a real ultra sadistic sadist” who “revelled in kinky heaven”.
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If you’re visiting a farm, keep an eye out for an ominous-looking bronze fog. Nitrogen tetroxide, a red-orange gas, is made by certain bacteria during fermentation when oxygen is lacking in the crop. The lack of oxygen causes the bacteria to use the nitrate within the crops, which then produces nitrogen tetroxide. Inhalation of the gas is known to cause permanent lung damage or kill people and livestock. To prevent this, farmers have started performing nitrate tests after four weeks of fermentation. Read full article here