The Cream of Wikipedia
~ The Cream of Wikipedia ~
I'll add the links to this post as you submit them. I'll try to keep them in some kind of order, probably just alphabetical to begin with and possibly categorised later.
Antikythera mechanism | An ancient mechanical computer.
Alien hand syndrome | When your hand has a mind of its own. My primary defence in all of my court cases.
Allegory of the Cave | Philosophical musings about stuff and such.
Ancient astronaut theories | Retarded but fascinating theories about, well, ancient astronauts.
Aokigahara | A forest which features heavily in Japanese mythology.
Apert syndrome | A congenital birth defect. Includes images you might find upsetting.
Armin Meiwes | German cannibal, which probably doesn't narrow it down much.
Aum Shinrikyo | Japanese religious terrorists.
Baghdad Battery | An ancient battery, presumably for use in ancient remote controls.
Baigong Pipes | Pipe-like formations whose origins are disputed.
Belgian UFO wave | A series of triangular UFO sightings over Belgium.
Bloop | An unidentified underwater sound recorded by the NOAA.
Book of Kells | A beautiful Celtic rendering of the four Gospels; a landmark cultural achievement.
Brain in a vat | Philosophical musings about reality.
Bunny Man | Urban legend about a ghost living under a bridge.
Capgras delusion | When you believe your loved one has been replaced by an imposter.
Carl Tanzler | Classic boy meets girl fairytale.
Chandre Oram | Man with tail. Kinda.
Charles Bonnet syndrome | Vision-impaired people having visual hallucinations.
Charles Domery | A Polish solider who couldn't stop eating.
Chijon family | A South Korean cannibal gang.
Children kept in captivity | A list of notable cases of children who got what they deserved.
Collective unconscious | Carl Jung's theory about an inherited unconscious.
Concrete-Encased High School Girl Murder Case | Teenagers indulging in a bit of recreational torture/murder.
Cargo cult | A kind of religion which casts the veracity all others into serious doubt.
Cleveland Torso Murderer | An unidentified serial killer.
The Cure for Insomnia | A 3 and a half day long movie featuring poetry, porn and heavy metal.
David Parker Ray | Serial killer/torturer with a $100,000 torture chamber.
David Reimer | A young boy with a ruined cock is reassigned as a girl, but doesn't quite take to it.
Dehomag | IBM's involvement in the boosted efficiency of the Final Solution.
Deep-sea gigantism | The deeper you go the bigger they get. Kinda like yo' mama's pussy.
Delphine LaLaurie | A high society cunt who tortured black slaves.
Dnepropetrovsk maniacs | An extremely nasty teenage serial killing duo responsible for the "3 Guys 1 Hammer" video.
Donohue syndrome | A birth defect also known as Leprechaunism, for obvious reasons.
Dream argument | Philosophical musings about what can be considered reality.
Dyatlov Pass incident | Nine ski hikers die.
Ectopia cordis | You get fuckin' born with your fuckin' heart on the outside of your body. FUCK.
Exploding head syndrome | Brain screams.
Elizabeth Báthory | An incredibly sick bitch from the olden days who features prominently in black metal lyrics.
Encephalocele | A severe birth defect which causes the brain to be developed outside the skull. Contains an image of the condition.
Experiments in the Revival of Organisms | The movie Disney has been ripping off for decades. Contains a pic of a decapitated dog.
False awakenings | Dreaming that you've woken up.
Feral child | A child who grows up in isolation, away from human contact.
Forbidden Plateau | A haunted hill.
Freddie Scappaticci | A British spy known as "Stakeknife" who infiltrated the IRA.
Fritz Haarmann | German serial killer who operated before WWII.
Fritzl case | Josef Fritzl learnt everything he knows about parenting from Bobbi.
Giant's Causeway | Hexagonal rocks in Northern Ireland which are allegedly interesting.
Girl A | An 11-year-old girl murders a 12-year-old girl with a Stanley knife.
Gloria Ramirez | A woman dubbed "the toxic lady" because of her blood's effects on her doctors/nurses.
Gravity hill | A hill which appears to defy the laws of nature, but doesn't.
The Grinning Man | Is it an alien? Is it a hominid cryptid? Is it a government agent? Is it bollocks?
Harlequin-type ichthyosis | A birth defect which makes the baby look like the spawn of Satan himself.
Head transplant | Self-explanatory.
Heaven's Gate | Suicidal religious cult.
Heavener Runestone | A stone with some strange carvings.
Hello Kitty murder | A woman is abducted, tortured, decapitated and the head placed inside a Hello Kitty doll.
Hinterkaifeck | A murder mystery Shakespeare would be proud of.
Hollow-Face illusion | A profoundly bizarre optical illusion.
Human reactions to infrasound | Self-explanatory.
Hurler syndrome | A severe birth defect.
Infibulation | The act of sewing labia and foreskins shut. Contains photos of the end result.
Issei Sagawa | Japanese cannibal who escaped a lengthy prison sentence and is now a celebrity.
Information Awareness Office | Post-9/11 Big Brother surveillance.
James Dallas Egbert III | A suicidal teenager.
Jerusalem syndrome | A mental disorder which affects an unsettlingly large numbers of tourists in Jerusalem.
Jonestown | Another suicidal religious cult.
John and Lorena Bobbitt | How to cure a rapist.
John Murray Spear | A spiritualist who wanted to create an electrified Messiah.
Kaoru Kobayashi | A Japanese sex offender who kidnapped, raped and murdered 7-year-old Kaede Ariyama.
Kaspar Hauser | A kid who claimed to have grown up in a cell.
Kensington Runestone | Possible evidence that Scandinavian explorers reached North American in the 14th century.
Kuru | Badass disease that makes you laugh until you die.
Lead Masks Case | Two inexplicably dead electricians with weird outfits.
Lina Medina | The world's youngest MILF.
Lingchi | An abolished form of brutal capital punishment from China. Contains a black & white photo of the procedure.
List of paradoxes | A list of mind-melting challenges to your very perception of reality.
List of parasites of humans | Self-explanatory.
List of paraphilias | A list of sexual kinks/fetishes.
List of phobias | Self-explanatory.
List of serial killers by number of victims | I can't believe this competition is still ongoing!
Liquid breathing | Remember the rat in the movie The Abyss?
Luka Mognotta | Canadian bisexual porn actor, animal abuser, murderer, cannibal, necrophile and wannabe celebrity.
Luis Garavito | A Columbian rapist and serial killer.
Mad Gasser of Mattoon | A series of gas attacks or a case of mass hysteria?
Mamoru Takuma | A Japanese mass murderer responsible for the Osaka school massacre.
Man-eating tree | Self-explanatory.
Marvin Heemeyer | Pissed off businessman in a modified bulldozer.
Mary Tofts | Woman gives birth to rabbits? Dr. House would never have fallen for this shit!
Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion | A now legendary hacker hijacking of a television broadcast.
Mellified man | Turn yourself into medicine!
Michael Malloy | Michael "Durable Mike" Malloy: the [almost] indestructible Irishman.
Micropenis | A tiny little penis. The article contains three photographs showing the phenomenon.
Monkeys in Space | I'm not exactly sure how interesting the article is because I couldn't stop laughing long enough to read it.
Montauk Project | The US government dabbles with time travel.
National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation | A bizarre last minute pardon for poultry.
Nazi talking dogs | The Nazis tried training dogs to speak.
Omayra Sánchez | A girl trapped after a natural disaster is unable to be saved.
Operation Minstead | A rapist who makes Kobe Bryant look like a gay faggot.
Operation Paperclip | Nazi scientists have their uses, apparently.
Out-of-place artefact | Artefacts which turn up where they shouldn't.
Oxana Malaya | A feral child who was raised by dogs.
Paris syndrome | The Japs don't enjoy Paris as much as they think they will.
Paul Bernardo | A Canadian serial killer and rapist.
Penile subincision | A form of penis modification as fucked-up as it sounds. Contains a photo of a split cock.
Penis panic (Koro) | A syndrome which causes people to fear that their genitalia is shrinking/disappearing.
PlayStation Network outage | The Sony PlayStation network is shut down by hackers
Pope Lick Monster | Half man, half goat and half sheep? The fat fucker!
Project ARTICHOKE | Mind control research.
Project MKULTRA | Mind control research.
Pykrete | A form of ice stronger than steel?
Quacker (sound) | An unexplained sound heard by Russian submariners during the Cold War.
Quantum suicide and immortality | A thought experiment involving quantum mechanics.
Richard Kuklinski | Also known as The Iceman, he was an extremely successful contract killer.
Risks to civilization, humans, and planet Earth | Self-explanatory.
Roanoke Colony | A short-lived American colony which later became California.
Robert the Doll | The story of the "cursed" doll which inspired the Child's Play movie(s).
Robert Wadlow | The tallest (confirmed) man who ever lived.
Roman dodecahedron | A puzzling Roman object.
Saint Patrick's Battalion | A band of merry disenfranchised immigrants who switched sides during the Mexican/American war.
Sailing stones | Some bizarre chess game played by nature.
Salish Sea human foot discoveries | Human feet found on the beach.
Sati | Outlawed Indian tradition of a widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre.
Scissor Sisters | Considerably more sexy than it sounds; two Irish sisters who brutally hammered/knifed a man to death.
Sedlec Ossuary | A church I'd go to.
Seito Sakakibara | "Boy A", a 14-year-old Japanese serial killer.
Shankill Butchers | Sectarian mass murders from Belfast who received the longest prison sentences in British history.
Slow Down (unidentified sound) | An underwater sound recording which has yet to be explained.
Solway Firth Spaceman | A photograph showing a "spaceman" in the background.
Starchild skull | A human skull with some unusual features.
Stendhal syndrome | Extreme panic attack-like reactions to art/natural beauty.
Taman Shud Case | An unidentified dead guy. Contains a black and white photo of the corpse's face (SFW, but it IS a corpse).
Tanganyika laughter epidemic | An outbreak of hysterical laughter.
Tarrare | A French soldier with a bottomless gut.
Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca head | The head of a figurine found in Mexico which doesn't appear to belong there.
Teratoma | Tumour with tissue or undeveloped organ components in it. Contains inoffensive images.
Teresa of Ávila | A saint nun who nunned the fuck right out of the Spanish renaissance.
Thalidomide | The drug given to pregnant women which severely deformed their babies.
Therac-25 | A really shit radiotherapy machine.
Texas Slave Ranch | A ranch in Texas which...well, you get the idea. The movie Hoboken Hollow is loosely based on the case. It's shit.
Toynbee tiles | Strange messages embedded in asphalt all around the Americas.
Trepanning | Primitive, superstition-driven brain surgery.
The Troubles | How dirty Protestants ruined everything in Ireland.
Tsutomu Miyazaki | A serial killer/necrophile/cannibal who was a fan of the Guinea Pig movies.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi | Bomb-proof Jap. Survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.
Tuskegee syphilis experiment | Unsuspecting black people used as human guinea pigs in the U.S.
Unit 731 | Infamous Japanese biochemical warfare experimentation camp from WWII.
Vish Kanya | Female assassins who gradually made themselves immune to poison and then fucked their victims to death.
Voynich manuscript | An ancient & mysterious handwritten manuscript.
Waco siege | When the immutable right of religious freedom meets the immovable force of government-sanctioned murderers.
Who put Bella in the Wych Elm? | Graffiti referring to a body found inside a tree.
Year and a Day | A strange rule of law which states that you aren't a murderer if your victim doesn't die from whatever you did for a year and a day.
Zapatista Army of National Liberation/EZLN | Non-violent leftist group which declared war on the Mexican government.
Added! I hadn't heard of the EZLN, cheers for that.
You have way too much time on your hands. You could be looking for my ancestors over there to prove we really aren't related.
Man I buy coffee from them on a regular base to help them :p
Another add-worth article (again medicine. . . I`m soooooo into this topic :love: )
Ectopia cordis | You get fuckin born with your fuckin heart on the outside of your body. FUCK
List of Phobias | Self-explaining
My dad is a retired nurse who worked primarily with deformed and educationally subnormal kids, so he's given me a few things to look up.
The first is Harlequin-type ichthyosis, but the article doesn't contain any actual pictures, so here are a few (they're pretty horrendous; be prepared):
I saw this defect on a gore site at first - a home video showing close-ups of a baby with this condition. I assumed it was fake for many years. Here's a similar video clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im0ohYH5zCU [Kinda upsetting]
Donohue syndrome, aka Leprechaunism, is added too. Again, no pics in the article, so here are a couple (nothing too upsetting here):
Hurler syndrome is something I experienced first hand, a few kids in my neighbourhood had it and they were well-known/loved by pretty much everyone and were quite happy/contented all the time. Kids with this condition don't live too long though, I still remember when each of them died. Life's rather unfair.
Apert syndrome is added too, which causes malformation of the skull.
Encephalocele, aka cranium bifidum, is when the baby is born with its brain on the outside. Article added!
Not really. 500g about $7 :D
Man hti is probably the disease that brought me into the topic of pathology etc. (along with Carcass of course...). It's just extremely fascinating how your body can deform by those soooooo small parts of your cells :love:
You ever heard of this one, Gomli?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinterkaifeck I love that one.
I love a lot of the uber-paranormal ones, silly or not, like this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grinning_Man
There are a couple favorites I used to have but cant fucking remember the names for the life of me. One was about some Polish (or was he French? Might have been French) dude back in the early 20th century that had some extremely rare condition where he had to constantly gorge himself with food every few hours and if he didn't, he'd begin to starve. In his most desperate times he was known to eat herds of cats (usually while alive), screws, clothing, and even once, allegedly, a baby (a hospital he was staying at had a baby go missing. He was skinny, too. If anyone can find me this I will be forever in love with them.
EDIT: Paddy helped me find it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarrare and, another:
Another great one was about some house in the midwest (I believe) that had some really interesting extraterrestrial activity. Err.
I found a clip on YouTube of Omayra Sánchez (article above) and I'm holding back tears...
Omayra Sánchez: "Please, I want to say some words"
Male voice: "Yes, go ahead"
Omayra Sánchez: "Mother, if you are listening, I think you are. Pray so I can walk and these people can help me. Mama, I love you very much; papa, brother. Goodbye mother."
Jesus Christ. I hope I have the balls this kid had when I'm about to die.
EDIT: Added your suggestions Dylster.
Oh my god I know! The article on Aum Shinrikyo just blew my mind, they sound so fucking cool.*
*in a crazy way, I'm not joining any time soon.
EDIT: Also added an article about Oxana Malaya, a girl raised by dogs, and an article on feral children in general. Oxana is an interesting character:
Yeah but I think it's boring :D
Check out :
Fritz Haarmann (classic) | Warte noch ein Weilchen, dann kommt Haarmann auch zu dir...
Armin Meiwes | SICK SICK SICK bastard. Cut off the penis of a dude and ate it together with him
YOU'RE BORING! I think I really like it because of its peculiar evidence, paranormalness and unsolvedendence. I actually don't really believe in ghosts or much paranormal shit, but I find the idea and stories fascinating.
I had never heard of this Armin Meiwes fellow. Pretty interesting. What I find more interesting, however, is the psychology that goes on in someone who wants to be eaten and goes that far with it. Where does it come from? Why? How prevalent is such a condition?
Added the Fritzl (Josef Fritzl) case article. Bobbi, check your genealogy notes, I think you may be Austrian.
Ever heard of the three instances of a personlaity, defined by Sigmund Freud? Should give you some answers if you're in that topic ;) I'm in such a,lucky position I got psychology at school
Here are a couple of screen captures from the Meiwes video, but be warned that they're pretty graphic:
I wonder if Armin had any experience as a butcher, he seems to know what he's doing here.
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