On January 1st 2005, some Odessa teens decided to spend New Years night partying in the catacombs. However, in the drunken revelry a member of the group, a girl named Masha, became separated and lost in the catacombs. She spent three days wandering in the freezing cold and pitch black before she died of dehydration. It took two years before the police were able to locate her body and retrieve it from the catacombs.
The Odessa Catacombs are a network of estimated 4000 kilometres-long tunnels stretching out under the city and surrounding region of Odessa, Ukraine. The majority of the catacombs are the result of stone mining.Most of the city’s 19th century houses were built of limestone mined nearby. Abandoned mines were later used and widened by local smugglers. This created a gigantic labyrinth of underground tunnels beneath Odessa, known as the “catacombs”. Today, they are a great attraction for extreme tourists, who explore the tunnels despite the dangers involved. Such tours are not officially sanctioned because the catacombs have not been fully mapped and the tunnels themselves are unsafe. There have been incidents of people becoming lost in the tunnel network, and dying of dehydration or rockfalls.
Viktor Sayenko, Igor Suprunyuck, and Alexander Hanzha, collectively known as “The Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs”, were a pack of Ukrainian thrill killers who brutally killed dozens of people during a near-four week-long murder spree. Starting on July 25, 2007, with Ekaterina Ilchenko and Roman Tatarevich, Sayenko and Suprunyuck initiated their killing spree, randomly picking pedestrians and then bludgeoning them with blunt objects, such as hammers and steel construction bars, and recording some of the murders. Some of the victims were also robbed of their possessions. Multiple bodies would be found in one day, usually two. Additionally, some victims were killed in not Dnepropetrovsk, but towns located in the surrounding areas. Their spree came to public attention after a survivor, fourteen-year-old Vadim Lyakhov, immediately ran to the police after his friend was murdered by them, and also when a victim, Natalia Mamarchuk, was beaten to death in front of many witnesses. The initiated investigation was kept secret at first, but eventually, sketches were distributed and the victims’ stolen possessions were listed to local pawn shops.
The three were arrested a week after the spree ended, when Suprunyuck tried selling a mobile phone belonging to one of his victims. The phone had to be turned on to ensure it worked, allowing law enforcement agents to find it and trace its location, leading to the arrests of Sayenko and Suprunyuck. Meanwhile, authorities invaded Hanzha’s home and arrested him, but not before he managed to erase the information on numerous stolen mobile phones he attempted to flush down the toilet. Sayenko, Suprunyuck, and Hanzha were all charged for numerous instances of premeditated murder (excluding Hanzha), animal cruelty, robbery, and armed robbery. Sayenko and Suprunyuck’s ghastly videos of their murders received a large amount of attention. One of the videos (titled “3 guys 1 hammer”) managed to find its way into the Internet on December 4, 2008; it is a recording of the brutal murder of Sergei Yatzenko, who was killed on July 27, 2007. The leaking of the video received criticism, but it was later admitted that control over videos posted on the Internet was “virtually impossible”.
In regards to this new post floating around the Internet, I would just like to give a helpful hand to EVERYONE who can’t go onto Google and search this themselves to determine whether it is a hoax or not.
Well, IT IS. I’m no spider expert, but I love my arachnids. And I know a hell of a lot about spiders. And I can assure every single one of you that this spider is not only NOT POISONOUS (because no spider is poisonous), it is NOT VENOMOUS. Let me say that one more time. The Two-Striped Telamonia is NOT VENOMOUS. In other words, this spider is completely harmless. Measuring at 8-11 millimeters, this spider is almost impossible to see unless you look closely. Not only that, but the bite of this spider would not even be felt.
And just an FYI, venom and poison are two completely different things. That is something not many people know, but everyone should. It’s something that is not only interesting, but good to know the differences between.
Yes, this spider is real. This is a jumping spider found exactly where it is said in the original post. It originates in many Asian forests. But not in any way is this spider harmful. You wouldn’t know this spider either if you ever came across it. Whomever created this hoax is pathetic. And should be ashamed of themselves. This isn’t even funny. You’re terrifying people. Arachnophobia is serious, and some people have it really bad. I love spiders, always have. I’m not even slightly shaken by the most dangerous spider in the world. But it really angers me when uneducated people come up with this just for a quick laughs. Well good job. You’ve seriously frightened almost everybody that believed this. Your joke was great. Round of applause to you, asshole.
Please pass this around. This spider is not harmful. You would never be in any kind of danger if you came across it.
And lastly, do NOT believe everything you see on the Internet. Google and snopes are both available to you for something like this. If it didn’t legitimately come from any source that is in the least bit recognizable, take a second and think to yourself, “Is this a hoax?”
Be careful, do not fall for everything you see. Because that may put you into more danger than you think.
Roopkund (Skeleton Lake) is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India famous due to more than five hundred human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The location is uninhabited and is located in Himalaya at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet). The human skeletons were rediscovered in 1942 by a Nanda Devi game reserve ranger H. K. Madhwal, although there are reports about these bones from late 19th century. Earlier it was believed by specialists that the people died from an epidemic, landslide or blizzard. The carbon dating from samples collected in the 1960s vaguely indicated that the people were from the 12th century to the 15th century. After studying fractures in the skulls, the scientists in Hyderabad, Pune and London determined that the people died not of disease, but of a sudden hailstorm. The hailstones were as large as cricket balls, and with no shelter in the open Himalayas, many, or possibly all of them, perished. Furthermore, with the rarefied air and icy conditions, many bodies were well preserved.
What is not determined was where the group was headed to. There is no historical evidence of any trade routes to Tibet in the area.
Indeed, for medical students, it is the pathological samples on display at the Mütter Museum of Human Pathology in Philadelphia, PA that are the most fascinating, for example, the late stages of a disease like a tumor. Luckily such things are quite rare to see in real life, or even in a doctor’s lifetime, so those interested have to visit specialized museums like the Mütter for an in-depth look.
(Above: The cankers of syphilis.)
According to the guidelines of the 18th century when the Academy of Physicians was founded, Christians could not donate their bodies in the name of science. Thus, the doctors of the time had to find unwilling “volunteers” among those who had no choice: murderers, robbers, thieves, deserters, prostitutes, gypsies and others. Ironically, those once living on the fringes of society got preserved for eternity.
Newlyweds Shriya and Bimal Patel had spent most of their first year as man and wife with him in Austin and her in Dubai. You’d think that once they were reunited, some freaky sex stuff would get started. That’s probably what Mr. Patel pictured when his wife offered to give him a hot oil massage in the bathtub. She even set the scene — romantic candles, a faint scent of gasoline … The hopeless romantic was already in the tub when he realized that the oil she was pouring wasn’t so much oil as it was gas, and the candles weren’t there for ambience. For all we know, he didn’t figure it out until he found himself bathing in a roaring tub of hellfire.
Shriya fled the scene, jamming the bathroom door on her way out. If Mr. Patel had been paying attention, he would have noticed that the fire alarm was off the wall and the apartment sprinklers were wrapped in plastic bags. In other words, this wasn’t a spontaneous “douse my husband in gas and burn him alive” impulse that had hit her in the heat of the moment — she had planned it out to the last detail, and during the entire process never stopped to think that maybe there were easier ways to break it off. Shriya was, as you can imagine, charged with murder.
Sky burial, or ritual dissection, is a funerary practice in Tibet, wherein a human corpse is incised in certain locations and placed on a mountaintop, exposing it to the elements (mahabhuta) and animals – especially predatory birds. The majority of Tibetans adhere to Buddhism, which teaches rebirth. There is no need to preserve the body, as it is now an empty vessel. Birds may eat it, or nature may let it decompose. So the function of the sky burial is simply to dispose of the remains. In much of Tibet, the ground is too hard and rocky to dig a grave, and, due to the scarcity of fuel and timber, sky burials are often more practical than cremation. High lamas and some other dignitaries may receive burials so as to honor them in death, but sky burials were standard practice for commoners.
In most accounts, vultures are given the whole body. When only the bones remained, they are broken up with mallets, ground with tsampa(barley flour with tea and yak butter or milk), and given to crows and hawks that have waited until the vultures had departed.
The Keddie Murders is an unsolved 1981 American quadruple murder that took place in Keddie, a former resort town in the foothills of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Glenna “Sue” Sharp, 36, and her five children had been renting the cabin since November 1980. On the night of April 11, 1981, Sue was home with her daughter, Tina, her two youngest boys, and a young friend of the boys, Justin, who was staying the night. Her oldest son, John, and his friend Dana Wingate, had spent the day in nearby Quincy and were also going to stay the night at cabin 28. John and Dana were last seen hitchhiking from Quincy to Keddie. The crime may already have been in progress when they arrived at the cabin. At approximately 8 am on the morning of April 12, Sheila Sharp, upon returning from the sleepover next door, discovered the bodies of Sue, John and Dana in the cabin’s living room. All three victims had been bound with medical tape and electrical appliance wire.
Examination of the bodies determined that each of the victims had been bludgeoned with a claw hammer, and Sue and John had been stabbed repeatedly, including both being stabbed once in the throat. An inexpensive steak knife discovered at the scene had been used so forcefully that the blade had bent approximately 25 degrees. In 1984 the cranium portion of Tina Sharp’s skull was recovered near Camp Eighteen, a geodesic distance of roughly 29 miles from Keddie. Months later, after an anonymous caller to the Butte County Sheriff’s office claimed the skull was Tina’s, the Camp Eighteen area was searched again for several hours over a period of days. The jawbone and dozens of other bones were found, along with other potential evidence. From these discoveries, no new information regarding the crime surfaced in the media. The murders remain unsolved to this day.
Toxoplasma gondii is a species of parasitic protozoa. The definitive host of T. gondii is the cat, but the parasite can be carried by many warm-blooded animals (birds or mammals, including humans). T. gondii infections have the ability to change the behavior of rats and mice, making them drawn to, rather than fearful of, the scent of cats. This effect is advantageous to the parasite, which will be able to sexually reproduce if its host is eaten by a cat.The infection is widespread in the brain, with more cysts targeting the parts of the brain corresponding to fear. The widespread nature of the infection causes many previously unnoticed symptoms in the rats.
Scientists at Oxford University discovered that the parasite changes the rats in one subtle but vital way:
Rats carrying the parasite are for the most part indistinguishable from healthy ones. They can compete for mates just as well and have no trouble feeding themselves. The only difference, the researchers found, is that they are more likely to get themselves killed. The scent of a cat in the enclosure didn’t make them anxious, and they went about their business as if nothing was bothering them. They would explore around the odor at least as often as they did anywhere else in the enclosure. In some cases, they even took a special interest in the spot and came back to it over and over again.
In other words guys, this parasite makes it’s host want to kill itself. Now imagine if there was something like that in humans…