My Blog List

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A few weird and scary things

Eyelash Mites
The eyelash mite is a parasite found in the follicles of human faces, primarily in the nose, cheeks and most especially the eyelash area. They measure an incredible 0.012–0.016 inches long! They're pretty harmless to humans, but still, how gross is it that we live our daily lives with worm-like parasites feeding off our oils?!

Pacu Fish
A relative of the piranhas, with a mythical taste for biting off men's testicles,was found in a New Jersey lake this weekend, setting off fears about the spread of invasive species.
The fish, a South American pacu, is usually found in the Amazon and tributary rivers.It is known for its teeth, which bear an eerie resemblance to human teeth. Pacus primarily eat plants and are considered mostly harmless to people, despite their kinship with piranhas. But they do occasionally eat other fish and can potentially outcompete native species or spread parasites or disease.

The Euthanasia Coaster
How's this for twisted? The Euthanasia Coaster is an art design for a steel roller coaster that is literally designed to kill the people riding it. Designed by Julijonas Urbonas of the Royal College of Art in London, the purpose is to take lives "with elegance and euphoria." With one gigantic lift hill and seven inversions, this is one ride you don't want to go on if you are interested in staying alive.

Without going into too much graphic detail, scaphism is an ancient Persian form of torture and execution that will chill you to the bone. The poor victims were trapped between two boats or crammed into a hollow tree, and force fed  milk and honey until they got diarrhea. Then they were covered in milk and honey, especially in the eyes, ears, nose and other orifices. They would be laid out in a swampy area or left stuffed in the tree until the feces attracted insects of all varieties . The insects would gradually eat the victim alive and lay eggs in their orifices or under their skin. Sometimes they were left there for weeks. Exposure and starvation aided in their deaths. Fun, huh?

Oscar The Therapy Cat
Rhode Island's Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is home to a therapy cat with a special and frightening gift: he predicts when patients will die. As of January 2010, Oscar the cat has predicted the impending death of an estimated 50 terminally ill patients.
It's believed that Oscar smells biochemicals that are released by dying cells in the body. Oscar is so correct in his predictions that staff members reportedly notify family members if he is seen sleeping in a patient's room for extended periods of time.

The Phantom Time Hypothesis
This is one Wikipedia page you can really get lost in. This historical theory was created and published by German historian Heribert Illig, in which he proposes that the year 613 was actually followed by the year 911. In other words time did not exist between those years.
There is evidence to back this up. There are no archaeological artifacts, works of art or remains of buildings from this time period. Also calculations based on the relation between the Julian calendars and astronomy all combine to point in his favor.

The Aokigahara Forest
Aokigahara is a forest at the base of Mount Fuji, commonly called either the "Sea of Trees" or "Suicide Forest." Along with the Golden Gate Bridge, it's one of the most common places for suicide in the entire world.
The forest is notorious for its rocky caverns and being eerily quiet. It's also associated with demons in Japanese mythology and is believed to be haunted. Because of this, an annual body search is undertaken in the forest each year.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Through these open doors you are always welcome