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congenitaldisease:

Smiling on death row: This 1928 photo provided by the Franklin County Historic Preservation Society in Benton, Ill., shows bootlegging gangster Charlie Birger, center, on the gallows just before his public hanging in Benton.

congenitaldisease:

Smiling on death row: This 1928 photo provided by the Franklin County Historic Preservation Society in Benton, Ill., shows bootlegging gangster Charlie Birger, center, on the gallows just before his public hanging in Benton.

Posted 2 days ago
buggirl:

bogleech:

Before this catches on with miserable adult babies reblogging to only add “KILL IT WITH FIRE” or some other idiotic, unfunny meme:
This is a mature female spider of the Nephila genus. I’m not sure the exact species, but members of this genus are also known as “golden silk orb weavers.” Their yellow-orange silk can be used to make golden cloth, like in this tapestry.
The bite of a Nephila isn’t serious. Wikipedia describes the worst case scenario - localized pain or a more severe allergic reaction - but most bitten will only experience a little itching. Like any spider, they only bite in self defense or when forcibly pressed against skin, and these big females are especially docile. I’ve held a related species on two occasions, they don’t scare very easily.
They’re so laid back, in fact, and so insistent on remaining in the same web, that these are the spiders some cultures have used as mosquito guards, deliberately setting them up to spin webs in open windows or over the top of a baby’s crib.
You can trust spiders with babies. Don’t be an asshat about your phobia plz. (By which I mean it’s perfectly okay to have a phobia and be afraid, but you don’t need to hate all spiders and wish they were all dead they didn’t do anything but get born spiders)

Oh, how interesting about the mosquito guards!  I wish more people would think about the orb weaver girls that are outside their proches this time of year as that instead of the pure hatred spiders are usually confronted with…

buggirl:

bogleech:

Before this catches on with miserable adult babies reblogging to only add “KILL IT WITH FIRE” or some other idiotic, unfunny meme:

This is a mature female spider of the Nephila genus. I’m not sure the exact species, but members of this genus are also known as “golden silk orb weavers.” Their yellow-orange silk can be used to make golden cloth, like in this tapestry.

The bite of a Nephila isn’t serious. Wikipedia describes the worst case scenario - localized pain or a more severe allergic reaction - but most bitten will only experience a little itching. Like any spider, they only bite in self defense or when forcibly pressed against skin, and these big females are especially docile. I’ve held a related species on two occasions, they don’t scare very easily.

They’re so laid back, in fact, and so insistent on remaining in the same web, that these are the spiders some cultures have used as mosquito guards, deliberately setting them up to spin webs in open windows or over the top of a baby’s crib.

You can trust spiders with babies. Don’t be an asshat about your phobia plz. (By which I mean it’s perfectly okay to have a phobia and be afraid, but you don’t need to hate all spiders and wish they were all dead they didn’t do anything but get born spiders)

Oh, how interesting about the mosquito guards!  I wish more people would think about the orb weaver girls that are outside their proches this time of year as that instead of the pure hatred spiders are usually confronted with…

(Source: menthaaquatica)

Posted 4 days ago

malformalady:

Wasps feast on a dead mouse carcass

Posted 4 days ago

sixpenceee:

fluttershy-love:

sixpenceee:

In 1997, a metal box was found near Indian Lake in upstate New York by a hiker. The hiker passed away for unknown reasons but he left the box to his nephew John. 

The box contained 21 photographs with varying degrees of water damage, three reels of 8mm film, and an assortment of documents.

The photographs largely depicted children, and the documents indicated that these children had been part of a government-run experiment between the years of 1952 and 1955.

John created this blog where he attempted to document his findings. 

As John dug deeper he uncovered EXTREMELY disturbing findings.

The first reel seems to show four children eating a meal while confined within a cage-like structure.

Other clips from the film reels provide images of children listening to what John believed to be high-frequency sounds which may have been used in some form of psychological conditioning. 

He discovered the existence of a CIA run project called MK-ULTRA. This project was geared towards mind-control using hypnosis, radiation and LSD.

The last picture above he found not on the box but on the website. It says:

“Unidentified white female between the age 8 and 10 years old. Subject underwent 6 months of treatment using heavy doses of LSD, electroshock and sensory deprivation. Experiments under codename: MKULTRA about early 60s. Subject’s memory was erased and her brain is that of a newborn baby.”

John went back to the the place the box was found, and claimed he found the base that the Indian Lake Project was conducted. 

You can read more on his official website here

After doing some digging around, it is uncertain if this is fact or fiction. Things mentioned such as Project MK-ULTRA are real. 

Did the government really torture children for their own knowledge? Or is this just another lame conspiracy theory? 

The fact that this guy kept his blog running from 2005-2013 and didn’t post at all in 2012 shows dedication. 

A really well put together story or another nasty truth about the US government? 

What do you guys think?

I really hope this is fake, god sometimes the United States fucking disgusts me and I live there.

Project MK-ULTRA is real. That’s for sure. The caption on the last photograph about the little girl is supposed to be an experiment as a part of the MK-ULTRA project. 

Let me phrase again what they did to her

“Unidentified white female between the age 8 and 10 years old. Subject underwent 6 months of treatment using heavy doses of LSD, electroshock and sensory deprivation. Experiments under codename: MKULTRA about early 60s. Subject’s memory was erased and her brain is that of a newborn baby.”

Posted 4 days ago

sixpenceee:

If anyone is looking for a terrifying non-fiction book to read I recommend Voices From Chernobyl. Svetlana Alexievich is a journalist who interviewed more than 500 eyewitnesses, including firefighters, liquidators (members of the cleanup team), politicians, physicians, physicists, and ordinary citizens, over a period of 10 years. The book explores the experiences of individuals and how the disaster affected their lives. You will read things in here that will haunt you for day. (Here’s PDF version) (Last Book Suggestion)

Posted 4 days ago

thecryptocreep:

»Fallen Angel 

Two men investigating strange noises in Catalonia, Spain come across what appears to be an unknown humanoid creature crouched in the woods. The figure’s eyes are harshly sunken in and with stumps on it’s shoulder blades resembling wings that were ripped off.

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isis-:

andewhussie:

drumcorpshero:

tylerchokely:

kelseylx:

We discovered a trap door in class today
The Chamber of Secrets has been opened

I CAN SEE FUCKING EYES GOOD BYE CLOSE THAT FUCKING DOOR

NOOO NO lies i see them to

I DONT SEE ANYTHING SOMEONE SHOW ME

OH SWEET JESUS CLOSE THE FUCKING TRAP DOOR

isis-:

andewhussie:

drumcorpshero:

tylerchokely:

kelseylx:

We discovered a trap door in class today

The Chamber of Secrets has been opened

I CAN SEE FUCKING EYES GOOD BYE CLOSE THAT FUCKING DOOR

NOOO NO lies i see them to

I DONT SEE ANYTHING SOMEONE SHOW ME

OH SWEET JESUS CLOSE THE FUCKING TRAP DOOR

Posted 4 days ago

theoverworld:

The Walking Dead

In Indonesia (especially Toraja), a corpse is usually 
carried up to the grave, but in Toraja, the corpse is woken up, where it 
then walks to its grave 

The corpse is awoken using black magic. This is done because in Toraja 
the graves/cemetries is placed above limestones mountains. (Although it is rarely performed anymore)

The corpse walks by itself, and its guided by an expert in black magic behind it. 
But there is one prohibition, the corpse shouldn’t be appointed, once appointed, 
the corpse falls down and isn’t able to walk again.