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StoryCloud - A new story every Monday, 18th June - 3rd September 2012. 12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction. Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown.

12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction

But you doesn't have to leave reality for this—our own world has places so abnormal, they make alien societies seem ordinary. Here are 12 remarkable locations in which people once lived (and some still do). 1. Izu Islands Off the coast of Japan lies a series of volcanic islands. 2. Neft Daslari is a functional city built 34 miles from the nearest shore. 3. One of the creepiest places on Earth, Sedlec Ossuary is a Roman Catholic chapel in the Czech Republic. 4. Temperatures in this Australian mining town reach well into broiling, so the opal miners who live there have built most of their town underground. 5.

In 1962, a huge underground coal deposit ignited beneath the town of Centralia, Pa. 6. It's funny how something as boring as zoning regulations could lead to one of the most exciting office buildings on the planet. 7. Inside a spectacular Spanish church sits an enormous glass box. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Bizarre Suicide. 1994's MOST BIZARRE SUICIDE At the 1994 annual awards dinner given by the American Association for Forensic Science, AAFS President Don Harper Mills astounded his audience in San Diego with the legal complications of a bizarre death.

Bizarre Suicide

Here is the story. "On 23 March 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound of the head. The decedent had jumped from the top of a ten- story building intending to commit suicide (he left a note indicating his despondency). As he fell past the ninth floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast through a window, which killed him instantly. "When one intends to kill subject A but kills subject B in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject B. "The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple's son loading the shotgun approximately six weeks prior to the fatal incident.

There was an exquisite twist. "The medical examiner closed the case as a suicide. " Weird Things. Weird Things - Strange Facts - Funny Stuff - Cool Links. Would you eat from a toilet?

Weird Things - Strange Facts - Funny Stuff - Cool Links

Many people do exactly that at a place called "Modern Toilet" in Taiwan. Commodes make seats, urinals make bowls, ice cream looks like (you know what) and everything is all about the bathroom in the entire establishment. Novel? Sure it is, but is it for everyone? SEE THIS TOILET POST HERE Welcome to Weird Things and Strange Stuff - I am your host, Mr. You wonder why I look so darn good? Weird Human Circus Freaks (not for the weak of heart) What Are These Weird Diseases? These Guys Are Ready to Help - For A Small Fee Check Out Lambpeace.Com Funny Amimal Pictures Here Weird Ugly People (Really) Crazy Celebrity Yearbook Photos 14 Weird Fetishes You Have Never Heard Of Say Hello to "SNARF", the world's biggest, fattest Dog (He Licks ALL the plates) World's Biggest Fattest Giraffe - Discovered in Tanzania by Louigi Leakey Lurch has the world's largest horns. This is Lurch, the proud bearer of the world's largest horns.

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Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace

True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane.

In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war, putative wives and such. Where exactly? How I Would Do It Some Other Areas. Match the arrestee with their alleged crime. Inspiration Gallery #139 – Various quotations « From up North. Top 10 Deadliest Rampage Killers. Crime We’ve seen plenty of movies, books and documentaries on serial killers, but not so many on those who are so efficient and deadly that they can murder dozens of people in a single day.

Top 10 Deadliest Rampage Killers

Murder sprees seem to have become more prominent over time – notably the tragedy in Norway, which is as recent as July 2011. This evil act will no doubt happen again thousands of times in the future. What I have presented in this list is no more than the proverbial tip of the iceberg. George Hennard 23 dead, 20 injured On October 16th, 1991, George Hennard, of Bell County Texas, drove his pick-up truck through the window of a Luby’s Cafeteria. Throughout the massacre, the patrons of the cafeteria could do no more than hide underneath tables. Baruch Goldstein 29 dead, 125 injured Baruch Goldstein was an American-born Israeli settler who perpetrated the notorious Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, in 1994.

Toi Mutsuo 30 dead, 3 injured Campo Elias Delgado 30 dead, 15 injured Cho Seing-hui 32 dead, 17 injured. An Alternative History of Western Arts and Literature. Snopes. Le Jeu (mind game) Bruiser: A street sweeper's tales. Sciences Humaines, articles, encyclopédie, magazine des sciences. Writing Inspiration (history) Crime Spider - Crime Library - Crime Scene Photos - Criminal Justice Directory. Necrologie. The Science of Forensics. Abraham Lincoln Online A wealth of resources related to Abraham Lincolns life.

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The History Place Presents A. Lincoln Information about Lincoln's life, including a timeline, photos, and speeches. Abraham Lincoln: A Leader of Honor Includes photos, web links, resources, speeches, and grade-specific lesson plans. The Abraham Lincoln Research Page Contains photos, speeches, lesson plans and classroom activities, related web links, and additional resources. Abraham Lincoln: A Photobiography Classroom lessons, combining student activities and use of web resources. Abraham Lincoln Classroom Lessons History-social science lessons by grade level and California State Framework standards. Inspiration for the Uninspired. ~ Best of Stories, etc. ~ stories, pictures, humor, current events, religion, news articles, etc. heartfelt stories, humorous stories, inspiring pictures, stories for all ages, awesome images.

Stories. <3. MMR vaccin cause of epilepcy. France telecom suicide. Brain Difference In Psychopaths Identified. Professor Declan Murphy and colleagues Dr Michael Craig and Dr Marco Catani from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London have found differences in the brain which may provide a biological explanation for psychopathy.

Brain Difference In Psychopaths Identified

The research investigated the brain biology of psychopaths with convictions that included attempted murder, manslaughter, multiple rape with strangulation and false imprisonment. Using a powerful imaging technique (DT-MRI) the researchers have highlighted biological differences in the brain which may underpin these types of behaviour and provide a more comprehensive understanding of criminal psychopathy.

Dr Michael Craig said: 'If replicated by larger studies the significance of these findings cannot be underestimated. The suggestion of a clear structural deficit in the brains of psychopaths has profound implications for clinicians, research scientists and the criminal justice system.' Homeless man's radio voice makes him a web star. Illicit_trafficking_2000.jpg (1593×916) Wierd Facts/Misconceptions.

Stories. The Law of Attraction - How Does It Truly Work?‬‏ Après une erreur médicale, le médecin se suicide - tian sur LePo. Top 10 Strange Phenomena of the Mind. Humans The mind is a wonderful thing – there is so much about it which remains a mystery to this day.

Top 10 Strange Phenomena of the Mind

Science is able to describe strange phenomena, but can not account for their origins. While most of us are familiar with one or two on this list, many others are mostly unknown outside of the psychological realm. This is a list of the top ten strange mental phenomena. We have all some experience of a feeling, that comes over us occasionally, of what we are saying and doing having been said and done before, in a remote time – of our having been surrounded, dim ages ago, by the same faces, objects, and circumstances – of our knowing perfectly what will be said next, as if we suddenly remember it!

Déjà vu is the experience of being certain that you have experienced or seen a new situation previously – you feel as though the event has already happened or is repeating itself. Déjà vécu (pronounced vay-koo) is what most people are experiencing when they think they are experiencing deja vu. Ransom note generator. Comment Neelie on. [...]

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Hello, and welcome to you all. As we all reflect on what we've learned in 2011, let me share with you three things I've witnessed this year. You witnessed what you alread knew, I guess, not learnt. Hard to make a selection, you went for the most business oriented tools. We shouldn't forget the educational tool, and this whole new generation of super connected, super instructed and critically knowledgeable. 24 heures chrono chez les flags. Top 9 Strange Streets in the World. 1.

Top 9 Strange Streets in the World

Shortest Street in the World , Ebenezer Place – Scotland Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, is credited by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world's shortest street at 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in). In 2006 it surpassed the previous record (5.2 m, 17 ft) set by Elgin Street, Bacup, Lancashire. The street has only one address: the front door of No. 1 Bistro, which is part of Mackays Hotel. The street originated in 1883, when Ebenezer Place was constructed; the owner of the building, a hotel at the time, was instructed to paint a name on the shortest side of the hotel. 2. Spreuerhofstraße is the world's narrowest street, found in the city of Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is situated in Los Angeles, CA and is one of the most complicated interchanges in the country. 4. The street is famous for a small section near the top of Russian Hill, between Hyde and Leavenworth streets. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10 Of The Strangest Unclaimed Airline Baggage Items Ever Found.

Themes & Things To Keep In Mind When Writing Fantasy Stories and Adventures « Daily Encounter. This list is far from complete. It’s not even trying to be complete. It knows better than that. It just wants to be helpful and provide some inspiration here and there; you know, offer little suggestions that might lead to bigger ideas. (Especially by using the words offered as Wikipedia searches!) Feel free to make suggestions in the comments! Weather Natural: sunlight, rain, snow, hail, fog, humidity, moonlight, wind, smoke, clouds, shadows, overcast skies, clear skies, lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, moon in sky during daytimeFantastic: summoned weather, unnatural coloration (eg. green fog) Terrain Changes Landmarks Natural: stone outcropping, lightening struck trees, large boulders, waterfallsArtificial: lone buildings (eg. towers, houses, barns), statues, signs/markers, border wallsFantastic: large skeletons (eg. dragons, giants) After-Effects of Events Tricks Cultures Mysticism Events Unfolding Harsh Situations fatigue, hunger, thirst, extreme temperaturesenemy territories (invading?

The Crime Report - Your complete Criminal Justice source. The 7 Most Bizarrely Unlucky People Who Ever Lived. We're not saying these are the unluckiest people in history; we realize the world is full of starving children and cancer victims. But sometimes you see people who have weird, one-in-a-million instances of bad luck, often over and over again, and you can't help but wonder if they didn't piss off a Gypsy at some point. We're talking about people like... Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence Unlucky Because: They've been attacked by terrorists more times than John McClane. It wasn't just New Yorkers who were traumatized by the September 11th World Trade Center attacks.

Wait, did we say once in a lifetime? At this point they may have felt cursed or, worse, that they were unknowingly starring in an action film that kept doing shitty sequels. But it wasn't over. There they saw the worst terror attack in that country's history, as shooting and bombing attacks killed and wounded hundreds. News stories say the couple "refused to cut short their holiday" after the Mumbai attack. Look how unsinkable! Mrs. A thrifter's paradise. Super powers chart. Vidocq (les Nouvelles aventures de) - Générique d&#039;intro (Le.

Looking for examples of genious cover letters - coverletter cv. Help me find examples of great cover letters. I have been looking trough the internet and all the kind of books for help with my cover letter. The trouble is all i come up with resembles the standard boring business cover letter. I am applying for very competetive jobs so i need to stand out. An earlier metafilter post linked to this .

I really like the tips it outlines and the recommended letter but need some more inspiration. I should state again I look more fore example letters than general writing tips. Dumb Criminals » Stupid Criminals, Dumb Crooks, and Funny Crimes. Sunday, January 5th, 2014 • Filed under Theft Mmm…honey. Good in green tea, good with peanut butter. Who knew insect vomit could be so versatile and tasty? So versatile, in fact, it can be used as a term of endearment?

“Bee puke, I’m home!” Read more » Saturday, January 4th, 2014 • Filed under Assaults, Other Weapons Squirrels are a nuisance, hands down. Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 • Filed under Arson You know one good thing about this freezing winter weather? Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 • Filed under Assaults, Other Weapons How much do you love peanut butter? Sunday, December 1st, 2013 • Filed under Technology, Theft How about that holiday weight gain? Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 • Filed under Drugs, Drunks Clothing is always crazy, but lately with Black Friday looming near, merchandise shelves are getting more and more outrageous. Monday, November 25th, 2013 • Filed under Other, Technology Remember when Facebook was the rad thing? Sunday, November 10th, 2013 • Filed under Theft. 9 Strange Things Found While Searching for Waldo. ​Martin Handford's Where's Waldo books have been adored by kids the world over since the absent minded candy striped hitchhiker first made his debut in 1987.

That being said, this is not an effort to defame the Waldo (or "Wally" depending on where you're reading this) books because frankly, life would be much less cool without them. Instead, our ambition is to point out some of their most noteworthy peculiarities -- things that we didn't necessarily find mentioned on the scrolls and postcards adorning each map, or on the checklists in the back of each book. No, these are the images and concepts that stayed with us long after we found Waldo, and for probably the wrong reasons. Whether amusing, horrifying, bizarre, or simply too historically accurate for our own good, Waldo's journeys took us down some interesting paths by way of subject matter that Handford has all but wiped from the most recent Waldonian adventures, possibly thanks to pressure from his publisher. ​ Okay. Welcome to! Stephen Downes Guide to the Logical Fallacies. "The Lost Symbol" - Magic Squares and the Masonic Cipher.

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