Browsing: The Bizarre

A Brief History What follows is (as far as we are aware) a work of fiction written several years ago by a young lady interested in the supernatural in the style of the stories found in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) or a more modern creepypasta. Digging Deeper: Full text of Chapter 1 of The Nightmare of the Baby Head “Hi Mom,” said Jack, a 6-year-old who loves to play with Barbies. “Hi,” replied the mom, “do you want a snack?” “No,” said Jack, “I’m going upstairs in my room to play with my Barbies.” “Okay,” answered the mom…

A Brief History What follows is a short story written by an unknown author either before or in 2010, the year when it was posted on the Creepypasta Wiki by Orange.Soda.  This content is available per the Creative Commons License.  The story has become an internet legend and has been adapted into a short film (2017).  This story has had a positive reception.  TatsTopVideos ranks it among the “Top 22 Non Gaming Creepypastas”. Digging Deeper: “The Russian Sleep Experiment” Full Text Russian researchers in the late 1940s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in…

A Brief History On January 31, 2018, we celebrate National Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day, one of those many days you find all over the internet that seem to have no specific origin. Well, this cowboy does not celebrate this particular “holiday,” because of the JERK (or jerks) that came up with the WEP (Windfall Elimination Provision) that cheats people like me out of half their social security! Today we list 7 Jerks of the Month. Digging Deeper 1. WEP (Congress). How can our country celebrate social security when so many people are getting so thoroughly shampooed by the…

A Brief History On November 25, 2009, almost 3 inches of rain fell in only 4 hours on the Western Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah located on the Red Sea.  The city was celebrating the Eid al-Adah festival (Feast of the Sacrifice) during the annual Hajj, a Muslim tradition of making a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once during every Muslim’s life.  Double the normal annual rainfall, the downpour created a flash flood that swept away over 3000 cars and killed at least 122 people. Digging Deeper Jeddah, being close to Mecca, is a normal place to pass through on…

A Brief History On November 20, 1518, Sir Marmaduke Constable, a Tudor Era English courtier and soldier, died in a most unusual way.  One may even say, in an idiotic way.  This gentleman died when he drank a glass of water and swallowed the frog that was in the water!  (No, we have no idea why there was a frog in his water.)  Normally we like to save the best for last, but in this case, old Marmaduke has to take top prize for dreaming up stupid ways to die.  We list Mr. Constable and 9 others who probably wish…

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