Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Scary Clowns -- Putting it Mildly

Want to see some truly creepy clowns? We didn't think so. Oh, well. Here are some photos anyway.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Foot Fetish

A while ago my wife went to the mall to do a little shopping. For some reason she can't fully explain she has to eat at the food court whenever she's at the mall. I think it has something to do with her being a child of the 1980s. Anyway, she was at the mall, eating teriyaki chicken of questionable origin when suddenly  a man approaches her. He says, "Boy, it looks like you've had a rough day." Now, my wife is a kind woman, and she doesn't have a good sense of knowing who might be a creep, so she responds, "Nah, it's been an alright day." Encouraged, the guy says, "You know what I like to do when I've had a hard day?" apparently missing that she's had a fine day. Still the innocent little lamb that she is, my wife asks him, "What?" To which he replies, "I like to give foot rubs. You look like you could use a foot rub." Finally the bells go off in her head and she tells him she's fine. He makes a couple more feeble attempts that she rebuffs and then he leaves. When my wife told me this story I asked her if the man had a Canadian accent. I'll explain...

Someone in British Columbia has a serious foot fetish. The problem is these feet aren't attached to the rest of the body. For years now, a series of feet have been washing on the shore of beaches in BC -- one foot at a time. Eight feet in total have washed ashore. The feet are all still in shoes.

There are different theories as to where the feet are coming from. Some theorize the feet are coming from boating accidents or plane crashes, and some people think serial killer or animal attacks. No one really knows.

Here's a Wikipedia article about it. 

(bonus point to the first person to comment a guess as to why the photo in this post is funny)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Murder Mysteries

Over the next couple of weeks we're going to share a series of interesting mysteries.  We hope you find them as intriguing as we do.

The Taman Shud Case,[note 1] also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, is an unsolved case of an unidentified man found dead at 6:30 a.m., 1 December 1948, on Somerton beach, Glenelg, just south of AdelaideSouth Australia. It is named after a phrase, tamam shud,meaning "ended" or "finished" in Persian, printed on a scrap of paper found in a hidden pocket of the man's trousers. This turned out to have been removed from the final page of a particular copy of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Following a police appeal, the actual book was handed in – around the time the body was found, a man in Glenelg had found it on the seat of his car. Written in the book was something looking like a secret code as well as a telephone number.
Considered "one of Australia's most profound mysteries" at the time,[1] the case has been the subject of intense speculation over the years regarding the identity of the victim, the events leading up to his death, and the cause of death. Public interest in the case remains significant because of a number of factors: the death occurring at a time of heightened tensions during the Cold War, what appeared to be a secret code, the use of an undetectable poison, his lack of identification, and the possibility of unrequited love.
While the case has received the most scrutiny in Australia, it also gained international coverage, as the police widely distributed materials in an effort to identify the body, and consulted with other governments in tracking down leads.[2]
Keep reading here.