January 20th, 2013
If you’re a fan of thrillers or you just like all things that are creepy, then this list is just right for you. Here are three creepy topics that have rattled the world’s mystery box for decades and can surely keep you up at night. So close your lights and read on; you’re in for a great fright.
1. Freddy Jackson
Freddy Jackson was an air mechanic who was accidentally killed by a propeller two days before a military air company photograph was taken by Sir Victor Goddard. His funeral was held during the same day of Goddard’s Squadron’s picture taking. He appeared in the photograph partially behind a man. Crew members recognized his face from the photo, taken in 1919 during World War I and was published in1975.
2. Shanti Deva
Shanti Deva was a four year old child from Delhi, India who claims that she was a mother of three children, had died in childbirth living in Mathura. With a bit of research, her parents investigated and found that there is a place called Mathura and a woman named Ludgi, who Shanti Deva continually says she is, had died there. Shanti went to the place and spoke the local dialect and confirmed the facts of Ludgis life with 24 accurate statements matching in the area.
3. Overtoun Bridge
One of the scariest places in the world is the Overtoun Bridge. Located in Milton, Dumbarton, Scotland and built in 1859, the bridge was a venue for dogs who continuously commit suicide by jumping off the bridge. The incidents were recorded during the 1950′s and 60′s. Common dogs to commit suicide in the bridge were collies. Some claimed that the Overtoun Bridge is haunted, or a thin place that it was the barrier to the world of the living and the dead.
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August 27th, 2012
This world, even this universe, while governed by universal laws, which are virtually uncontrollable, is a big paradox. While everything might seem normal, actually, many weird stuff is happening not just in our daily lives, but outside the Earth itself. Scientists continue to show us the the universe is still evolving, ever changing, and becoming harder to believe every day in this list.
1. Negative Energy
In our daily lives, we know that the freezing point of most objects is around 0 degrees Celsius. The standards of science declares that precisely -273.15 degrees Celsius is when most particles of elements stop completely. But even if it is the last point of freezing, you can’t actually make something cold with this one. This point, or this energy, doesn’t apply to physical particles of atoms, but to vacuums. Vacuum energy does exist. Along with negative energy, these might be the ways we can get to light speed travel.
2. Frame Dragging
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity states that a large mass that moves can pull the weight of others beside it. Stephen Hawking, whose works are based and built up on Einstein’s past works, stated that time travel can be possible through frame dragging. The frame dragging effect was demonstrated by the Gravity Probe B experiment that measured the space-time distortion near the Earth. The bottom line: the probe moved from its orbit 2 meters per year caused by the space-time distortions caused by Earth.
Einstein’s E=MC2 equation states that energy and matter have a solid connection. It states that energy and mass create a gravitational field. However, geons, an energy wave that creates a gravitational field, first investigated by John Wheeler in 1955, may actually exist. By concentrating intense light at a particular point, the gravity caused by the light might collapse into a black hole if strong enough. However, it is still not proven, yet they are believed to form temporarily.
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July 30th, 2012
Heavyweights and other things aside, there are many things that weigh 1,000 pounds. However, the catch is that these things aren’t supposed to weigh 1,000 pounds. While some of the items in this list might prove to be 1,000, some of them will surprise you. Really, surprises are the best things in life, as long as you aren’t the one weighing 1,000 pounds of course.
1. Butter Sculptures
There are artists in the Pennsylvania farms, and Pennsylvania has farms that specialize in making butter and other dairy products. In their yearly farm show, artists display their masterpieces entirely made out of butter. These may come in form of people, things, animals, virtually anything that one can imagine. However, these particular sculptures are, of course not edible as it is made from a mix of cow manure and butter. They all weigh 1,000 pounds. Butter can weight heavy you know.
An average car can weight 4,000 pounds. But to make it as light as 1,000 pounds, no one will take you seriously. Apparently designs for new vehicles that weigh only a thousand pounds do exist. But manufacturers are still looking for the right materials. Most of the designs work with compressed air engines that run on hot air, having tiny motors located directly to their wheels
3. Wild Boar
A hunt for a good game in the wild can become a historic moment in one’s life. The life of a particular hunter changed when he hunted down a 1,000 pound wild boar while in his hunting game. Quite too good to be true? Ancient creatures from prehistoric times weighed more than a thousand pounds, and this might just be a relic worthy for scientists to resolve.
4. Lead Coffins
Coffins nowadays weight from a few hundred pounds to a thousand pounds. While not there to keep the dead as dead as they can be six feet under, they are durable and can last for years to come. Enter the old millenia where thousands pound coffins were not meant to exist, or were they? Archaeologists found a thousand pound coffin made of lead in Italy. See it here. It’s really real!
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July 2nd, 2012
Our American culture is by far what we’ve come to know as the norm when it comes to living daily. On average, the American culture is quite influential. Due to the effects of globalization and the Internet, cultures are converging. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, globalization is definitely not enough to suppress what is innately unique to every country’s culture. Here are a few unique cultures that you might find taboo for the American taste.
A word of warning, two of the topics here may not be suitable for people with weak stomachs or sensitivities.
We’ve watched movies where the hero and the bad guy duel to the death dealing out ferocious punches, kicks, grabs and even shooting each other until one died. Duels still exist in some cultures, namely those of an indigenous nature. In the Philippines, tribes still duel to see who can lead the tribesmen in taking the throne.
While dueling was widely practiced in the 15th to 20th centuries, dueling is quite different today. It is a sport. Restoring one’s honor was the basic rule of duels. It meant that your honor can only be repaid by your willingness to risk it in a battle.
Eunuchs are men who are castrated from birth. China is the country with such a tradition. A Eunuch gain immense power more than political entities, given that they served in the country’s Sui Dynasty. Eunuchs can serve in the Imperial Service as punishment or as employment.
Castration allowed the male to have a childlike and inhuman flexibility, which allowed them favor in many culture due to the ‘perfectness of the male’s pitch. Well, if you’re willing to risk your manhood, you might just gain power.
3. Foot Binding
This one comes from China again. Females in China have their feet bound by plasters, so tha their feet will not grow properly. The practice was intended to have the feet break and badly deformed. Most elderly Chinese women of today are disabled because of this practice.
The intent of the practice was to honor the sacred tradition of China. As a patriarchal community, men were more superior than women. Feet, a tool for mobility, was only limited to men to perform well in their daily tasks. Women were seen as ornaments designed only for the benefit of the male. However, the mutilation resulted to the necrotizing flesh and deformed toes of the women, which were broken and constricted tightly.
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