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    • The Lampshade The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans is a 2010 nonfiction book by U.S. author Mark Jacobson. It recounts the attempt to ascertain the origin of a lampshade purportedly made from human skin. It was not until 2012 that DNA testing was sophisticated enough to determine that the shade was likely made from a parchment of cow skin.
    • Woman in a Lampshade Woman in a Lamp Shade is a 1983 collection of short stories by Australian writer Elizabeth Jolley. The collection contains the following stories:"Pear Tree Dance" "Adam's Bride" from Meanjin, 1979 "Hilda's Wedding" from Looselicks, 1976 "Two Men Running" from The Bulletin, 1981 "Uncle Bernard's Proposal" from Landfall, 1973 "Paper Children" "The Play Reading"from Australian Good Housekeeping, 1981 "The Libation" "One Christmas Knitting" from Memories of Childhood edited by Lee White, 1978 "Butter Butter Butter for a Boat" "Woman in a Lampshade" from Westerly, 1979 "Wednesdays and Fridays" from Quadrant, 1981 "Dingle the Fool" from Quadrant, 1972 "The Representative" "Clever and Pretty" "The Shed" from New Country edited by Bruce Bennett, 1976 "The Last Crop"
    • Lampshades made from human skin There are two notable instances of lampshades made from human skin. After World War II it was reported that Nazis had made at least one lampshade from murdered concentration camp inmates: a human skin lampshade was reported to have been displayed by Buchenwald concentration camp commandant Karl-Otto Koch and his wife Ilse Koch, along with multiple other human skin artifacts. Despite myths to the contrary, there were no systematic efforts by the Nazis to make human skin lampshades.
    • Lampshade A lampshade is a fixture that covers the lightbulb on a lamp to diffuse the light it emits. Lampshades can be made out of a wide variety of materials like paper, glass, fabric or stone. Usually conical or cylindrical in shape, lampshades can be found on floor, desk, tabletop, or suspended lamps. The term can also apply to the glass hung under many designs of ceiling lamp. Beyond its practical purpose, significant emphasis is also usually given to decorative and aesthetic features. A lamp shade also serves to "shade" human eyes from the direct glare of the light bulbs used to illuminate the lamp. Some lamp shades are also lined with a hard-backed opaque lining, often white or gold, to reflect as much light as possible through the top and bottom of the shade while blocking light from emitting through the walls of the shade itself. In other cases, the shade material is deliberately decorative so that upon illumination it may emphasize a display of color and light emitting through the shade surface itself.
    • Lampshade spider Lampshade spiders, family Hypochilidae, are among the most primitive of araneomorph spiders. There are two genera and twelve species currently recognized. Like mygalomorphs, most hypochilids have two pairs of book lungs, but like araneomorphs they have intersecting fangs, with the exception of some species which have chelicerae in an angle that is neither orthognathous or labidognathous. These long-legged spiders build typical "lampshade" style webs under overhangs and in caves. In the United States the fauna is primarily associated with the Appalachian, Rocky and California Mountains. Ten of the known species are found in these ranges, all in the genus Hypochilus. The genus Ectatosticta is found in China.
    • Lampshades on Fire "Lampshades on Fire" is a song by American alternative rock band Modest Mouse. It is the lead single from their sixth studio album Strangers to Ourselves, released on December 15, 2014. This song as well as the entire Strangers to Ourselves album was mixed by Joe Zook.
    • Lampshade hat A lampshade hat is a millinery design in which the hat has a small circular crown – typically flat, but sometimes rounded – and flares outwards to create a cone-like profile. In shape, it may have some similarities to the pillbox and bucket hat, both of which were popular at around the same time, although the classic lampshade design is longer and more flared than a pillbox and is generally made of stiffer material than a bucket hat.
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