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Thomas Talcott Hersey of Mitchell, SD made this giant grasshopper. His inspiration came from a grasshopper swarm that killed his crops during the Dust Bowl era, and he called the metal creation Galloping Gertie. When he displayed his invention at Corn Palace Week in Mitchell and charged a nickel to view it, he earned enough to support his family for a winter. Hersey's hobby of fashioning giant bugs out of wood, paper, cellophane, wire, string and oil cloth made him famous.
On August 7, 1994 in Oakville, Washington, gelatinous blobs began falling from the sky. Once the globs fell, almost everyone in Oakville started to develop severe, flu-like symptoms that lasted anywhere from 7 weeks to 3 months. Finally, after exposure to the goo caused his mother to fall ill, one resident sent a sample of the blobs for testing. What the technicians discovered was shocking – the globs contained human white blood cells. (click for more)
Swedish Hustomte: The Naturally mummified body of a swedish "Hustomte" or housegnome. dated 1866 ~Hustomten comes from scandinavian folklore and is a gnome that is said help the farmer and cares for the lifestock, he has a fierce temperament and is very traditional. If he gets upset he will bring misery to the household ~The label reads- "This litte housegnome was found by my father, Jan Peter Peterson, in the winter of 1866 inside the old barn wall. He was already lifeless ~by Jacob Petersson *
La Educación Prohibida - The Forbidden Education This documentary raises the question on why we stick to forms of educating, especially with smaller children, that produce people with the inherent desire to learn but without the open avenues of free thought and experimentation that comes naturally to us.
You’re at a loss. You have doubts about where you are in life. You’ve suffered a trauma, or a friend of yours has. You’re at the fair and have a few spare coins to spend on Madame Mystic, and she manages to tell you about specific things in your life that no stranger could know. Psychic, or cold reading?
Oh the 90’s. Struggling to throw off the shame of the 80’s but not quite able to shake the campness completely, they still did vampires better than a lot of today’s movies, especially Gary Oldman as the titular Dracula. No glittering, no sparkling, no attempts to link his condition to the betrayal of Christ by …
c.1745, Scottish shortening of Allhallow-even “Eve of All Saints, last night of October” (1550s), the last night of the year in the old Celtic calendar, where it was Old Year’s Night, a night for witches. A pagan holiday given a cursory baptism and sent on its way. Oíche Shamhna (Samhain night): c. a long time …