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In 1950s Russia, where vinyl was scarce, music fans salvaged discarded radiographs from hospital waste bins, using a special device to press the grooves of forbidden jazz and rock ‘n’ roll bootlegs into the surface of the thick plastic.

The radiograph ‘records’ were cut into a rough disc shape with manicure scissors and a hole was burned with a cigarette. According to author Anya von Bremzen, “you’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”

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Gavin Cooney writes:

One of those creepy X-Ray machines that takes ‘naked pictures’ of you. Interesting to note that in the US, the TSA allow you to politely opt out and go for a pat down. In the UK if you get selected for it, you must go through or not travel. I wonder if Leo and co will go for the UK option?