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137 Freaky Wikipedia Entries

137 Freaky Wikipedia Entries

15 Bogeymen From Around The World Creepy The bogeyman is a legendary ghost-like monster. The bogeyman has no specific appearance and conceptions of the monster can vary drastically even from household to household within the same community; in many cases he simply has no set appearance in the mind of a child, but is just an amorphous embodiment of terror. The Namahage visits each house on New Year’s to ask if any misbehaving children live there. The Korean bogeyman is called Kotgahm, which is the word for persimmon. Duérmete, niño, duérmete ya. If you think of a coconut as a head, with the three holes the features of a face, you can see how El Coco might be transformed in the mind of a child to a hairy little man. One of the most unusual of the world’s bogeys is Groke, a giant blue blob who is so lonely and sad that the ground beneath her feet freezes as she walks. There are many theories about the origin of the word “bogeyman.” The boggart is a malicious fairy who causes personal calamities, small and large.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Reviews - StumbleUpon The Mystery Behind Anesthesia Going under: Emery Brown’s quest to understand how anesthesia affects the brain could ­provide crucial clues about what goes wrong in certain ­disorders. A video screen shows a man in his late 60s lying awake on an operating table. Just outside the camera’s view, a doctor is moving his finger in front of the man’s face, instructing him to follow it back and forth with his eyes. Seconds later, after a dose of the powerful anesthetic drug propofol, his eyelids begin to droop. Then his pupils stop moving. As an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brown is constant witness to one of the most profound and mysterious feats of modern medicine. But though doctors have been putting people under for more than 150 years, what happens in the brain during general anesthesia is a mystery. “By taking away different functions that we associate with consciousness,” Brown says, “we might be able to start piecing together parts of the jigsaw puzzle.”

Funny T Shirts 12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown. 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.

The Strangers | Creepypasta Index My name is Andrew Erics. I lived, once, in a city called New York. My mother is Terrie Erics. It all started when I decided, around the time that I turned twenty-five, that it was time for me to give up taking my backpack in to work. I had an mp3 player, which helped pass the time for a while, but when it broke – it would shut down at the end of every song if I didn’t skip to the next track manually – I gave that up too. Just as people-watching was threatening to get unbearably boring, I found my first incongruity. He was on the subway in the afternoons. By the time the subway reached my stop, I found myself queasy, and when I exited the car my hands were shaking like I was having a nicotine fit. I found myself intentionally dawdling after work in the afternoons, stopping to browse in kiosks in the mall near the subway even when I didn’t intend on buying anything. They didn’t, though, not in any way that I could tell. He hadn’t gone anywhere! I lost my job the next week.

of Philosophy&-&Philosophy - the best subject in the world The first reason why Philosophy is the best and most important subject in the world, is because it gives us the opportunity to think more deeply about the subjects that really matter to us as individuals and to societies, nations and humanity itself. These include such questions as: Everyday life often seems so full of pushes and pulls that it can be hard to address such matters in as full a way as we might wish. Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young, nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the benefits of philosophy. (Letter to Menoeceus) The second reason why philosophy is so important as a subject is because it deals in the realm of causes and ideas which govern human life. For example Plato lived over two thousand years ago and what he said about such subjects as the nature of truth, justice and beauty have formed the starting point for so much of western thinking since that time.

[2.0] Refining The Art v2.3.1 / chapter 2 of 13 / 01 nov 12 / greg goebel / public domain * The invention of frequency analysis made simple monoalphabetic substitution ciphers much too easy to crack, and led cryptographers to design new and more formidable codes and ciphers over the next centuries; the contest between codemaker and codebreaker escalated to a higher level. In the meantime, the general public began to recognize the use of codes and ciphers, and simple cryptosystems came into popular use. * The Arab world was well ahead of the West in cryptanalysis, but in European monasteries, monks engaged in analysis of Biblical texts kept interest in cryptology alive in the West. Their interest was provoked partly by the fact that the original Hebrew sources of the Old Testament actually include enciphered words, though more as a literary gimmick than to keep secrets. The French codebreaking tradition began with Philibert Babou, who was followed by Francois Viete. use the force luke -- gives: -- and so on.

Gingerbreads Head Recipie The season of giving will be upon us in just a few short days. I love December. People start baking and sharing sweets with friends and family … even people that might not normally bake any other time of the year. There is just something about the holidays and baking for others that makes people feel good to give. I like to give fudge, pies, cake balls, cookies… cookies … and more cookies. I like my sweets on the smaller side, so I end up with larger numbers. One … more cookies. Two … I could have fun and focus on their faces … oh and three…… less piping and less chances for my icing to look crooked. : ) Ooooh, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Can you smell it? Add the spices to your flour … it will make your dough delicious. I don’t have pics of the rest of the ingredients, but we don’t want to look at those anyway. We want cookies. I used a small cookie cutter to make the base for the faces. Little bitty blank canvases. Where to start? Well, I have to start by drawing ideas out first. Ugh. Yay!

The Economics of Happiness In the last few years, a growing number of economists have been discovering happiness. It's not that they are spending more time admiring flowers, helping old folks cross the road, dancing on the street or baking pies for neighbors. In fact, these happiness economists are working long hours in soul-numbing ways, torturing data with their latest econometric techniques to force deeply buried facts to the surface. What is different is that these economists are revisiting old assumptions and asking new questions. They're not taking the neoclassical model of rational economic man for truth. Not everyone is welcoming this new research program. I talked to Rafael Di Tella, an Argentinean economist at the Harvard Business School who is deeply involved in happiness research. How worried are those who believe society is but the sum of all the (selfish) individuals (with insatiable appetites) who square off in the market against powerful corporations freed of government control?

Creepypasta Index | Scary Horror & Paranormal Stories 6 Books Everyone (Including Your English Teacher) Got Wrong #3. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Anybody who grew up in the 1960s (and still remembers anything about it) can tell you what Lewis Carroll's classic children's book was really all about: A girl takes a "trip" down the rabbit hole and finds herself in a surreal world where animals start talking to her. We didn't really need Jefferson Airplane to clarify it; Alice in Wonderland is the Fear and Loathing of fairy tales. What it's really about: Lewis Carroll was the pen name of the very conservative Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Anglican deacon and professor of mathematics. All the weird drug-trippy stuff that's been misinterpreted since Woodstock is, we're sorry to say, really just an elaborate satire of modern mathematics. What incensed Dodgson was that math no longer had any real-world grounding. Dodgson to new mathematics: "Get the hell off my lawn." #2. Jack Kerouac is responsible for every last one of them. Crazy, baby. And worse taste in fashion. #1.

Culture Vaults : Resonant Frequencies and the Human Brain One of the great revelations of 20th century science is that all existence can be broken down into simple wave functions. Every photon, energy emission, and elementary particle rings with its own unique wave signature. When we see a color, we are actually seeing a distinct frequency of visible light. When we hear a sound, our eardrums are actually being vibrated by subtle waves in the air molecules around us. Even the neurochemical processes of human consciousness ­ our very thoughts ­ ring with their own distinct wave patterns. By studying the way that waves interact with other waves, researchers have found that even low-powered oscillations can have enormous effects on standing waves, physical structures, and even the human brain. Tesla first realized the massive potential of resonant waves in 1898 when he performed a simple experiment with an electromechanical oscillator the size of an alarm clock. "The principle cannot fail," Tesla would say. Monroe's Big Discovery The Neural Radio

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