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Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons The 7 Most Sexually Deviant Creatures in Folklore Human history is rife with monsters, devils, and things that go bump in the night. It also has its fair share of things that go hump in the night. And let's be reasonable; sexual terror is a real and powerful thing. A monster is ever-so-slightly scarier if it violates you in some way. And maybe that's what people were thinking about when they crafted this handful of ghouls who aren't content to just hide under your bed or stab you at summer camp -- they want to give you the bad touch and make you feel worse about yourself than you normally would when a supernatural monster starts eating you. #7. PumpizoldA/iStock/Getty Images From Hungary, where they have too much time for putting details into their perverted monsters, comes the liderc. When the egg hatches, the liderc is born. Anyway, regardless of what and who the liderc looks like (Some stories say it has one chicken leg it keeps hidden in its pants. Incidentally, there are also a couple of other lidercs out there. #6. #5. #4.

10 More Conspiracy Theories Mysteries Conspiracy theories – I can’t get enough of them! Fortunately there are so many floating about that we have been able to give you not one, not two, but now three lists of theories that many people believe with all their might. It makes the list because it appears in almost every alien or UFO conspiracy theory ever devised. There are television shows purporting to explain just what goes on there, one even including an interview with “a disgruntled employee,” who is provided with black-out lighting, but no vocal distortion, and who states that “it is a testing ground for experimental aircraft. I considered putting the Aurora Aircraft on this list, but since its existence is tied so closely to Area 51, I use Area 51 as a catch-all of sorts. But the conspiracy theory goes on to claim that humans were unable to come up with these technologies. This one at least seems plausible, as it has nothing to do with science fiction. Yes, you read that right. Every generation, since St.

peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows 8 grossest things Bear Grylls has consumed Bear Grylls is one tough dude. Best known for his television series "Man vs. Wild," the 37-year-old was the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest (when he was 23) and was a member of the U.K. Special Forces. In addition to his climbing feats, Bear has crossed the North Atlantic in an inflatable boat, circumnavigated the U.K. on a jet ski, paramotered over both Mount Everest and Angel Falls in Venezuela, and even once rowed for 22 miles, naked, in a homemade bathtub along the Thames River to raise money for a friend who had been badly injured in a climbing accident. Bear was introduced to most Americans through "Man vs. He has gained a reputation for his willingness to eat and drink just about anything remotely edible that crosses his path (including, famously, his own urine). Rhino beetle (click photo to watch) In this clip, Bear gets lucky and comes up with a rhino beetle, heavily armored but best known for its rhino-horn like protuberance. Bear eats and sleeps in a rancid camel

FranceTV The spooky world of the 'numbers stations' Image copyright Thinkstock This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio. It is 13:03 on a Tuesday in a cramped room with some fairly advanced radio equipment. What is suddenly heard on a shortwave receiving station is a 10-minute message in Morse code. There is a small community of aficionados who believe messages like this are a throwback to the era of Cold War espionage. At the apex of the Cold War, radio lovers across the globe started to notice bizarre broadcasts on the airwaves. Encountering these shortwave radio messages, many radio hams concluded that they were being used to send coded messages across extremely long distances. The Lincolnshire Poacher was so named because of two bars from an English folk song of that name being used as an "interval signal". Media playback is unsupported on your device Why might the numbers stations have been used?

Smaller Government Centrist Description You want the government a bit smaller overall than what we have not, but not a whole lot smaller. You could get what you want with a nearly equal mix of Democrats and Republican, if they are the correct Democrats and Republicans. A random selection of each leads to bigger government. Be choosy. Or you could add a few Libertarians to that equal mix of Democrats and Republicans. Then again, this year the Libertarians actually have a more moderate than usual presidential ticket, with former Governor Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray. And I have a few more options for you below. Political Campaigns, Parties and Organizations Balanced Approaches to Smaller Government Here are some sites that offer some creative ways to cut excess government while protecting and even extending the values that big government currently serves. media. Economics Regardless of your political values, economics is worth knowing...

The Bitterroot Footage My name is Chad. I'm a student at a university in New York. I just moved to a studio apartment and needed some furniture. An old wooden box caught my attention. The film was pretty damaged so I just kept it on my bookshelf as decoration, but I couldn't get the images of the pictures out of my head. With help from Dario, we got an old 8mm projector in good working condition on Ebay. I asked my friend to help me make this website so I can share my findings. Wooden Box and photos Open Box with film can and photos One of the photos The projector we're using with plastic reels. Footage online The Photos are online as I promised. Main Page Science Daily News They are the most widely produced fruit in the world and now scientists in Japan have discovered that tomatoes contain a nutrient which could tackle the onset of vascular diseases. The research, published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, reveals that an extracted compound, 9-oxo-octadecadienoic, has anti-dyslipidemic affects. The team led by Dr Teruo Kawada, from Kyoto University and supported by the Research and Development Program for New Bio-industry Initiatives, Japan, focused their research on extracts which tackle dyslipidemia, a condition which is caused by an abnormal amount of lipids, such as cholesterol or fat, in the blood stream. "Dyslipidemia itself usually causes no symptoms," said Kawada, "however; it can lead to symptomatic vascular diseases, such as arteriosclerosis and cirrhosis. In order to prevent these diseases it is important to prevent an increased build up of lipids." Tomatoes are already known to contain many compounds beneficial to health.

Interesting strange facts, interesting facts, strange facts Ironic Situation Let me preface this post by saying that I enjoy a clean headshot as much as the next guy. And I’m not suggesting that violent content should be removed from video games either. In fact, I’m a proponent the belief that giving people the ability to act out this sort of behavior in a fantasy environment decreases the chance of acting it out in reality. [1] What I’m saying is that I don’t see the logic behind an illegal behavior being considered more acceptable than one that isn’t. I understand that a lot of these laws ideas spring less from logic and more from environmental influences. An with that I leave this diatribe vague.

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