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In this world of constant conflict, massive human hunger, self-serving governments and Darwinistic business practices; of noise and chaos there arrived a primal howl from the country’s youth for a more peaceful, loving world. That youth would be called the flower children but would evolve into the more politicalized hippies. It would be the hippies of those ragged years of outrage and outcries who were destined to change the world.
One of the 20th Century's most vile serial killers, John Reginald Halliday Christie, grew up humiliated by his sexual ignorance and inexperience. It left him almost completely impotent. However, he later discovered that the act of strangling and otherwise overpowering a woman gave him great sexual pleasure. In this early part of his murderous career, he killed two women, the second of which was murdered with the aid of a device of his own making, a glass jar through which he dispensed lethal coal gas.
46 years after her death, the Catholic Church beatified Bernadette, the first step toward canonization as a saint. During the years of investigation, her life and her death were examined in detail. Her body was exhumed more than once, and initially found free of advanced decomposition, a condition known as "incorruptibility".
It doesn't matter if you're an Obama fan or not--if you plan on ever voting again in your life you need to take the time to read this food-for-thought article. Obama asked us all the question--if we can't trust government, who can we trust. Well, we obviously cannot trust government so...?
At the beginning of the seventies, I was working as a tour guide in Romania, for the only agency which was state-owned. It was a lot of fun, however at times there was a lot of work, and not enough hours to rest, but overall, it was not a bad experience. Here are some stories related to a tour whose main character was... Dracula
Jonathan "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman roamed the frontier Midwest of post-Revolutionary War America planting apple seeds. However, while he loved Nature and was perhaps a gentle and caring man he was no philanthropist: Johnny Appleseed's legendary apple trees had been planted for profit.
The story of Islam, for those open-minded enough to explore it as a purely historical narrative, is as riveting as anything found in the classic collection of fantasy tales, The 1,001 Nights. And, much like The 1,001 Nights, Islam has its Scheherazade.
While perhaps serial killers and their activities may be as old as humanity itself there is one case from the late 1800s from Austin, Texas, that points up the probability of nailing down America's first documented string of serial killings.
Ruth Ellis, the last woman executed in Britain before it abolished capital punishment, was a bleached-blonde party-girl. Her crime, shooting her lowlife boyfriend to death was, was not very interesting or unique. The only reason Ruth Ellis' execution is remembered today is simply this: she was pretty. And pretty people make for better copy.
SkateboardingSkateboarding is an activity that has seen more evolution in its history than perhaps any other sport. First bursting onto the scene in California in the 1950s as a new way to "surf on land", skateboards have gone through countless stages since the original prototype--a simple wooden plank with two roller skate trucks nailed to the bottom. In the early days, skateboarding was considered an off-shoot of surfing. Often referred to as "sidewalk surfing", skateboarders used their basic wooden planks and wheels on land to emulate the feel of riding the waves. It wasn't until the rest of the country caught onto this new fad that it just blew up and became what we now see it as today--a highly competitive sport consisting of ridiculous stunts, tricks, and maneuvers using skateboards with perfect dimensions and intricate artwork. 1940s The first prototype of the modern skateboard was created. It was called the "Skeeter Skate", and it was made from aluminum and was ridden on four pedal-car style wheels. The surface of the Skeeter Skate was about 4 3/8 inches wide and 15 3/4 inches long. You could ride it with a handle attached or without one. Before the Skeeter Skate, a few other things came out resembling skateboards, but they never had steering; you could only go straight on them. This was the first skateboard-type device with axles that you could steer, known as "trucks". [read the rest]