Delphine LaLaurie

April 10, 1834 in New Orleans, Louisiana... A fire erupted at the mansion located at 1140 Royal Street in the French Quarter. It was the home of Delphine LaLaurie and her husband, Dr. Leonard LaLaurie. The fire was started by the cook, a 70 year old slave. The woman had been chained to the stove … Continue reading Delphine LaLaurie


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Water Intoxication

Water Intoxication (or water poisoning) is caused when a person drinks too much water. The water gets into your bloodstream and dilutes electrolytes, particularly sodium. This excess water is absorbed by your cells and they swell. This is particularly dangerous in the brain. Symptoms of water intoxication include vomiting, headache, disorientation, frequent urination and fatigue. … Continue reading Water Intoxication