Category Archives: Macabre

Top 10 Macabre Museums

Warning: Disturbing Images

Top-10-macabre-museumsAre you the kind of person who likes to go to museums? You might change your mind once you have visited some of these totally macabre keepers of the dead. To imagine that there is so much pain and suffering in this world and to be grateful that it has not happened to you are just a few of the feeling you can leave these museums with as you try to find your way back to the safety and sanity of your life. Good luck with that.

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Top 10 Causes of Death in Humans

Death, it is as inevitable and inescapable as…well, there is nothing with which it compares. There is just no way around it. Without death, however, there would be no human race. There would be no room for it. We have one planet, just one. As part of a checks and balances system we have to die in order to continue to exist as a species. Every human being understands this, deep down, at our core. With our population growing faster than our life spans can check our growth, we will very soon out grow our living space so without knowing it, we help death along by killing enough of our own to try to maintain the balance. Nature does her part as well. Here are the top ten things that kill people most in the world so that we do not become as extinct as the dinosaurs before us that faced a similar problem. (and you see how that turned out).

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Top 10 Unusual Ways to Dispose of the Dead

Death and taxes may be two things in life you can be sure of, but when it comes to that last big sent off, customs can be as different as day and night. While every culture honors the memory of the departed in some way, just what those ways are tends to reflect that society’s lifestyle, beliefs, and superstitions. Burying the dead is seen as a respectful way of keeping the corpse away from animal scavengers while providing closure for the living. With that in mind, looking at the most bizarre burial customs will give us a unique look into the heart and soul of people around the world.

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Top 10 Psycho Female Killers

Whenever you see a serial killer on the tube or see them in a movie, it is always some sick, crazy dude with a big knife or machete. Rarely do you hear or see any high body counts attributed to women. It is not fair, because… they are out there–lurking in our kitchens, driving our children to soccer practice, attending our PTA meetings. They like the fact that we have overlooked them because that means that we are not quick to suspect them when they do their dastardly deeds. They wait, they plot, and then they kill. Sometimes they just kill one. Sometimes they kill forty. Sometimes, they do not even need a weapon to wipe out an entire family. They are women, but you will not hear them roar. Read this list. It might prepare you for the woman that you bumped into at the post office, the one that you cut in front of at the supermarket or yelled at in traffic. She might even be outside your window right now, in the dark, waiting for you to turn out the light. If you know of a good one not listed her, give us a shout out.

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Top 10 cruel torture methods

If you think that torture was something that existed only in the so-called Middle or Dark Ages, you would have to think again. Torture is still very much a part of the repertoire of law-abiding as well as lawless institutions and unscrupulous organizations. Every once in a while, the media unveils instances of torture.

A recent well-reported case is the torture of the members of the Iraqi football team by Saddam Hussein’s eldest son, Uday Hussein, when they lost a match. Torturers caned the soles of the players’ feet, or made them kick a ball made of concrete. Cases of torturing prisoners have also been reported in the United States, showing that this method of interrogation is not limited to a particular period or country.

In this list, only torture methods that do not require any special device built purposively for inflicting pain have been considered. Specially made torture devices will be in another list.

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Top 10 Historic Brutal Executions

Capital punishment has come a long way as far as our styles of execution. In most civilized countries, we have humanitarian ways to put criminals to death. Even in third world or semi civilized countries and kingdoms, beheading is pretty much the worst of it. We also hear of torture and humiliation techniques that we believe to be inhumane and downright barbaric. Folks, what happens in today’s world are child’s play as compared to how we used to carry out punishments just a few hundred years ago. In fact, humankind has become downright gentlemen about capital punishment. Read on as you discover the horrible and painful ways in which brutal executions were carried out in our Top Ten List of Historic Brutal Executions.

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Top 10 Demons that may visit you at home

As children, we were told that on December 25, in the wee hours of the morning, a jolly old fat man named Santa Clause would slide down the chimney and leave loads of gifts to all the good little children. We were also told that the Easter bunny would leave candy and eggs, the Tooth fairy would leave money, and that, given the right motivation (being loaded on a jetliner), pigs could fly. Well, here is one you can believe, Demons exist, they are all around us, and here is the list to prove it.

Alfonso de Spina, in 1467, compiled this classification of demons, based on German folklore and other European countries. The criterion for this classification was inspired by legends and stories, and as real to our ancestors then as it is to the Church, Demonology, Occultism, and practitioners of Renaissance magic today. Here, I use six of his ten, the rest are mine picks.

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