Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Drinking Contest Results in Alcohol Poisoning

In Moscow Russian man died after winning a drinking contest. He consumed several pints of vodka and all five contestants had to receive hospital treatment for alcohol poisoning. "The competition lasted 30, perhaps 40 minutes and the winner downed three half-liter bottles. He was taken home by taxi but died within 20 minutes," said Roman Popov, a prosecutor pursuing the case in the town of Volgodonsk. The prize for winning the drinking contest was 10 bottles of vodka, reported the London Telegraph. However, the Itar-Tass news agency says Volgodonsk police are charging competition officials with involuntary manslaughter. Russians frequently down about a quart of vodka at one sitting, but last year 40,000 Russians died of alcohol related illnesses.

After drinking all that...makes me wonder if they still wanted the prize!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me

Yes, I'm now 39 years old now. Where does the time go! I remember twenty years ago I thought 39 was old! LOL! Now that I'm there it doesn't seem to be though I have alot of gray hair to show for it. My dh came home from work around 3 am or so and stayed up to decorate and blow up balloons and wrap a few gifts for me. So I woke up to find balloons littered on the floor which the kids love and are having a blast with them. LOL!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Great Cakes!

I was browsing the net and found a blog with great ideas about wedding cakes. They are pretty amazing! :D The picture you see on the left here is from the site. I don't know who made the cake or took the pic but I love it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


The term is “Noyades" (French, noyer, to drown.) A means of execution adopted by Carrier at Nantes. It refers to drowning as many people at once...they have even taken 90 or so priests, stuffing them in a flat-bottom water craft and then scuttling it so the boat sinks–water pours in and everyone screams and gasps for air. See Wiki for more. It doesn't have to be priests though when using this technique. They say that Nero, at the suggestion of Anicetus, drowned his mother in this same manner.
It happened during the “Reign of Terror” which was fifteen months after The French Revolution.
Those being drowned were considered to be enemies of The Revolution and the noyades were primarily used against the religious factions that upheld monarchy rule.
Jean Baptiste-Carrier, who was responsible for helping to set up the tribunals to punish enemies of The Revolution, is said to be responsible for drowning 2000 people under his own command alone. The condemned suffered further humiliation in that he had them tied to their “ships of doom” naked.
Lastly, the noyades spawned the term “underwater marriages.” This is where they would couple up a priest and a nun, tie them together and send them to their watery grave. “To death do us part” was very quick.
The drownings were also referred to as 'republican baptisms'

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Horror Survival Guide

*When it appears that you have killed the monster, *never* check to see if it's really dead.
*If you find that your house is built upon or near a cemetary, was once a church used for black masses, had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house, move away immediately.
*Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
*Do not search the basement, especially if the power has gone out.
*If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, or if they speak to you using a voice which is other than their own, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. NOTE: It will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared.
*When you have the benefit of numbers, *never* pair off and go it alone.
*As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
*Never stand in, on, above, below, beside, or anywhere near a grave, tomb, crypt, mausoleum, or other house of the dead.
*If you're searching for something which caused a noise and find out that it's just the cat, leave the room immediately if you value your life.
*If appliances start operating by themselves, move out.
*Do not take *anything* from the dead.
*If you find a town which looks deserted, it's probably for a reason. Take the hint and stay away.
*Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you're doing.
*If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.
*If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, get away from them as fast as possible.
*Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.
*If your car runs out of gas at night, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help.

Source Unknown

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cannibal on Trial in Germany

KASSEL, Germany - A German man awaiting trial for murdering and eating an acquaintance has conceded cannibalism "will only lead to problems," the London Mirror said Monday. Prosecutors allege Armin Meiwes, 41, killed then ate computer analyst Bernd-Juergen Brandes, 42, after the pair set up the death-wish meeting over the Internet. Police found Brandes' mutilated and partially eaten remains. Most had been grilled on a barbecue. Meiwes, who goes on trial next week, denies the murder charge. But prosecutors say the case cannot be considered assisted suicide even though Brandes agreed to be killed. Meiwes said he is writing his memoirs from prison, adding: "I don't recommend that people follow my example. It's not a good lifestyle."

Sunday, May 10, 2009

To all the mummies

I just want to wish all those mummies out there a Happy Mother's Day. I won't be able to spend it with my mother as she lives hundreds and hundreds of miles away and would cost way to much for us to visit. So I did make sure to send her a card earlier. My kids made something at school for me and my dh got me some flowers and a card. I decided to make turkey for supper today as I have been craving it for the past two weeks. LOL! Hope you all have a great day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Frankenstein nearly came true!

In 1803, Italian physicist Giovanni Aldini ran electric current through the newly dead body of murderer George Forster.

The prison record states that "on the first application of the process to the face, the jaws of the deceased criminal began to quiver, and the adjoining muscles were horribly contorted, and one eye was actually opened. In the subsequent part of the process the right hand was raised and clenched, and the legs and thighs were set in motion."

One witness reportedly died of fright, but there was really no cause for alarm. If Forster had returned to life, the prison planned to re-execute him — after all, he'd been sentenced to "hang until he be dead."

Thursday, May 7, 2009

American Ghost Hunter

I always love a good ghost story. I love to read about them and watch them on t.v. This is the official trailer for the feature film, "American Ghost Hunter". Produced by those who bring us Paranormal State which I try to watch every Monday night. :) I love the show so I'm really looking forward to watching this movie when it comes out. :D

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009


GPD is what is called Great Pumpkin Day. For one day a month on the last day of the month I do something geared towards Halloween. I even have a binder just for Halloween.
For April's GPD I began to look over the net for ideas for costumes. I haven't decided what I want to dress up as. Last year I wanted to dress up as a ghost but couldn't find what I needed to put it together.
My son has decided he wants to be a bat. So I looked online to get some ideas I can use to put it together. It's a fairly easy costume to do so that won't be a problem. I just have him wear all black, attach black wings to his arms and give him bat ears with some vampire teeth to finish the costume off.
My older daughter hasn't figured it out yet. She probably won't decide till the end of September when we go to the store to check out the costumes and our youngest is only 3 so we will probably find something when my other daughter chooses.