v9d4jL2fsPMexad5H7crW05kRfo LIFE STINKS: August 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Top 5 Most Weird World Records

“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

What is the greatest thing you can do for the world? I have my own opinions and before you come up with a list of things let me ask you another simple question. What is the greatest personal achievement for a person? Simple, we all want to be remembered after we die and so there is no other greater achievement for a person more than getting himself immortalised. We still remember hundreds of people who lived thousands of years ago for their greatest achievements. So, by immortalising ourselves we are not only achieving the greatest goal in our lives but we are also doing the greatest thing we can do for this world. So, what are the different ways to immortalise yourself? History will tell us that people have tried everything under the sun to get themselves remembered forever. Making and breaking world records is one among them. World records definitely inspire us to strive harder but sometimes they provoke people to come up with weird and bizarre ideas. There are some world records which are truly weird and after reading this article you might even think that these people are insane but the bottom line is, people will remember a world record holder forever no matter how weird the feat is. Warning: Some videos in this article are gross.

1. Most Maggots Moved by the Mouth in One Hour



Maggots are the most disgusting, slimy, and creepy creature found in decaying organic matter. The mere sight of maggots can evoke fits of coughing and vomiting in some people. Charlie Bell, a former steel worker from UK created a world record on April 7, 2009. This record is considered as one of the most grossest world records. Why? Because he moved 17 kg of maggots by his mouth in one hour. He carried two square foot of live maggots in one hour from one container to another using only his mouth. He broke the previous world record of 15 kg but it is obvious that he might have swallowed at least a kg of maggots while performing this feat. Before attempting this disgusting record, he practised at his home using boiled rice. After breaking the record, he confessed that, "It was like putting my head down a filthy public toilet."

2. Most Feet And Armpits Sniffed



“A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion.” I think most of you will agree with this quote. So, what memories and emotions comes to your mind when you come across a stinking sock? We all are familiar with this stinking feeling but do you know that sniffing stinking feet and armpits can immortalise you in the Guinness book of world records. How? Let me tell you. At present, Madeline Albrecht of Cincinnati, Ohio holds the world record for most feet and armpits sniffed. She achieved this record by sniffing approximately 5,600 feet and an indeterminate number of armpits. Do you want to know how she achieved this? She didn't went from home to home asking people to let her sniff their stinking feet and armpits. If you have any thoughts about breaking this record then you should consider this possibility but Madeline created this record by just doing her job. What job? She was employed at the Hill Top Research Laboratories, a testing lab for products by Dr. Scholl. Her job was to sniff feet and armpits which she did for a stinking 15 years.

3. Loudest Burp - Female



I came across a funny quote while surfing the net, it goes on like this, "Women do not snore, burp, sweat or pass gas. Therefore, they must bitch or they will blow up!" I don't know how accurate this quote is but I think as far as burping is concerned, most of the women avoid it in public because it is usually considered an unladylike behaviour but on 16 February 2008, Jodie Parks from USA proved that women can also burp like a cow. This pretty and demure looking American housewife created a word record in burping on the set of Lo show dei record, in Madrid, Spain, in 2008 where she took the record at 104.75 decibels from 8 feet 2 inches away. Her loudest recorded burp was 107.7 and after six burps, her average was calculated at 104.75. Jodie is also known as "Queen of Burps." So, what do you think "burp like a lady" actually means?

4. Farthest Milk squirting Distance



Before getting into the details, let me get one thing clear. Today, the term "squirting" is often associated with women but this record has nothing to do with it. Here, squirting simply means to eject liquid forcibly in a thin stream from a narrow opening or orifice. The furthest milk squirting distance record was created by a Turkish man named Mehmet Yilmaz, who's eyes don't water like normal people but they milk. Confused? In September 2004, he created this world record by sucking milk through his nostrils and squirting it across the table through his left eye at a distance of 9.2 feet. I know weird world records like this is enough to bring tears to your eyes but as far as it is tears, there is nothing to worry.

5. Most Cow Brains Eaten



"Food fighters in Japan think of themselves as athletes. They have a higher recognition of the game and are constantly thinking about records. I probably won't continue for long because it puts pressure on the body. But I am at the age where I can perform my best."

Do you know to whom does this famous quote belongs to? Have you ever heard about Takeru Kobayashi? He is a skinny 35-year-old guy from Japan who is currently ranking third in the world for competitive eating. He made his grand entry into the world of competitive eating in 2001 when he won his first Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Today he holds several records, including four Guinness Records, for eating hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, hamburgers, and pasta. Among all these records, his most weird and impressive world record is for eating more cow brains than any other person ever. He achieved this feat by consuming 17.7 pounds of cow brains in just 15 minutes.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Serenity - A Unique Love Story CHAPTER - 2

“As the earth dies your spirit will bloom; as the world fades your soul will rise and glisten. Amongst the dehydrated crevices of a desert earth you will stumble upon your diamonds; in between the dry skulls and cracked bones you will find your sapphires.”

"Why are you so bitter? You look a thousand years old when really you're what, 17? What's caused this? You should be enjoying all the things like the sky or the way the birds chirp every morning. Some people even didn't wake up today. Do you realise what they would give just to see the sunset one more time?" - Serenity Banks

I'm sure that you all enjoyed the first chapter of "Serenity". You are now familiar with the characters of this unique love story and know about their social life and school life but their personal life is still an enigma for you. I know you all want to know why they are behaving like this and what is going on through their minds. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” As the story progresses, you will come to know about their pasts and you might even be able to make a wild guess about their futures. So, here I present to you the second chapter of Serenity written by Lori McDermett, an angel.

SERENITY



CHAPTER 2


After a two hour lecture from my uncle about how I can't be late today, I finally decided to give in and just be on time. So here I'm at 7:55 waiting on Saint Serenity. I see uncle Don walking with some girl towards me, discussing the papers in her hand. As they get closer I notice how angelic she looks. She looks so calm and carefree. I'm soon forced back into reality when I see her waving in my face.

"Oh, hey I'm Cole. Cole Haven, I will show you around but if you end up on someones hit list today, don't blame me." She does the unthinkable then. She laughs and pulls me into a hug. I NEVER do physical contact. EVER. But for some reason this feels nice. She pulls away and smiles.

"So to English then?"

"Is that your first class?"

"Yup, I have the same schedule, so it would be easier for you." I turned and motioned her to follow. She is soon on my heels asking fifty questions a second.

"Where's all the lockers? Is that the only bathroom? What's for lunch today? Are we close to English yet? Why aren't you talking?"

I sigh. "Because I'm thinking."

She cocks her eyebrow. "What are you thinking about?"

That made me stop. What was I thinking about? I always have thoughts but why can't I remember? Was I really listening? No that can't be, I would have to care to listen. I shook my head and walked into the English room.

"This is the English room. Mrs. Pew is our teacher and you can sit anywhere you'd like to." I then make my way to my regular seat pulling out my spiral when I felt a presence join me. It's her.

"Now what Serenity?"

"You said anywhere. So, I chose the spot next to you." She said so innocently. But she doesn't understand I like being alone with nobody bothering me. It's easy that way. I can get things done faster and more sufficiently. She's now staring at me waiting for a response. When she gets none, she reaches in her bag and pulls out what she needs and some sanitiser. I watch curiously as she squeezes some onto her hand and then offers some to me. I shake my head and she just shrugs and puts it away. I'm just about to question this when in walks the cow herself.

"Good morning class. Today we have a new student. Her name is Serenity Banks. I trust you to treat her as an equal. And it's nice of you to actually be on time Mr. Haven."

"You know how much I love seeing your glowing self every morning." I reply cheekily. She walks to her desk and pulls out a clipboard and begins her lesson. I tune her out until I hear Serenity squeal. I look at her as if saying what the hell. She giggles and explains.

"Weren't you listening? We are all assigned to learn a scene from a Shakespeare sonnet and perform with the person sitting next to us. She just assigned us Romeo and Juliet! Isn't that great!?!" Sunshine is practically spitting out her every word. Is she actually this excited over a scene from Romeo and Juliet? I just grunt in response.

"Oh, cheer up this is great!!! I love Rome and Juliet. the fact they were willing to die just to be together is just true passion." Her eyes twinkling as she speaks. Her voice smooth and creamy. Wait, I didn't just say that. Ugh, I'm turning into a crazy girl by hanging around this chick. I've got to get out of here. I stand up as soon as the bell rings and try to make my escape.

"Cole, wait up." She yells as she jogs over earning herself a few glares but she just smiles back at them as if not noticing their menacing stares.

"So, what did you do to make them all hate you so much?" She questions. "It's not every day you see such anger pouring out of the aura."

I look at her straight in the eyes. "Some things are better left unknown." And then I head to robotics, when Shawn decides to show up and attempt his slice at me.

"Hello Cole, aren't you going to introduce me to your new friend?" He asks looking her up and down. It's as if he is removing all her clothes. I look at her to see if she realises it but of course she only has that bright happy gaze of joy on her face.

I roll my eyes at him.

"For starters I would never do such a horrible thing to her, for I know the consequences of knowing you. And secondly she is not my friend. She is more than capable of answering herself." He laughs at this and slaps my shoulder.

"Oh that's our Cole, alright. I'm Shawn. And you're?"

"Serenity. Serenity Banks. You wouldn't happen to be Shawn Harp. Would you?" Something new was written across her face. Like a hint of anger. But she masks it well to where most people would fall for this.

"Yes, I'm." He gives her a cocky smile. So you've heard of me?"

She smiles,"Oh, well in that case..." She grabs some random kids drink and dumps it on him. "I prefer it if you would stay the hell away from me." And she grabbed my hand, leaving me dumbstruck and pulled me to our next class.

"LUNCH OH HOW I'VE MISSED YOU!" I scream as I dive into my nachos and pudding. Serenity laughs at this. I look up to everyone staring at her, so I clear my throat.

"Everyone, this is Serenity. She just moved here so stop staring at her as if she's a caged animal." I snap. They all look away mumbling their apologies to her. Then Liz is the first to speak.

"Hi, I'm Liz, I didn't mean to weird you out but it's just that no one ever sits with us." Everyone nods their heads in agreement. But being the strange person she is turning out to be, she smiles brightly at all of them.

"Well, it's their loss now. Isn't it? So what's the rest of your names?"

"I'm Alice and I like you. I can tell there is something special about you." And they shake hands.

"I'm Zane and I'm extremely busy at the moment. About to have another...BREAKTHROUGH! Oh schools security is weak." She giggles and looks towards Max and he blushes.

"I'm Max. And I'm also very sorry for staring. It's just beautiful people like you never come around. You have the brightest eyes I've ever seen. Just wow." He looks at her and awe and I glare at him sending him the message to back off.

"Thank you Max. It's lovely to meet all of you." Now everyone is back to eating and it's silent other than the sound of Serenity's humming. I will never understand this one...

Finally the day is over. I'm done with my time with the princess of happiness. I start walking my way towards home when I see a shadow appear next to me. And do you know, it's Serenity.

"What do you want?" I ask.

"Well, that's no way to treat your neighbour now, is it?" She smirks at me. My jaw drops. She lives next door? No. No way is that possible. So I'm stuck with her at school and then at home. Wait, how does she know where I live? Then as if she's reading my mind, she states,

"I saw you while unpacking yesterday. You were in your own little world, not caring about what's going on around you." Well now that I think about it, I was in a rush to get away from hell on earth. I was probably consumed in thoughts.

"Oh..." Was all I said. we finally reach the front of our two houses and she just looks at them.

"Do you live alone?" My body froze instantly. I haven't spoke about my family since it all happened. So I took the cheap way out on this and kept it vague.

"No." Simple, yet it gets the message across quite clearly. She looks as if she wants to press it but decides against it. And as if flash of a bright idea struck her, she runs inside. I then start making my way towards the door when I hear her shout at me. I turn and she's standing next to me.

"You want to go some place?" And in that moment something changed between us. Maybe for the good, Maybe for the worst. So, I branch out on a limb and go with my gut for the first time.

"Sure."

"SLOW DOWN!!! I'm not running my way up this hill no matter how hard you drag me." I'm exhausted and she pushing my limits isn't exactly what I call fun. Let me fill you in. After I agreed to go somewhere, she decided we can start an adventure. So far we have ran all over the town, had some coffee, chased birds, outran some dogs and now she is dragging me up a hill so we can watch the sunset over the horizon.

"We are going to miss it if you don't pick up the pace! Now move your legs faster and it will be over with quicker." I pick up my pace a bit and she's right, we made it there just in the nick of time.

"Wow. This is beautiful." She says staring up at the sky with wonder and amazement.

"Ya...I guess so..." I don't know what's so great about the sky. It's Just a bunch of gases. She looks offended by this.

"Why are you so bitter? You look a thousand years old when really you're what, 17? What's caused this? You should be enjoying all the things like the sky or the way the birds chirp every morning. Some people even didn't wake up today. Do you realise what they would give just to see the sunset one more time?" She rambles on. She's right. I should lighten up.

"And what do you suggest?" I yell throwing my hands up. She smiles her million dollar smile and grabs my hand, sending bolts of electricity through me.

"I have an idea..." And we are off again, headed where ever the wind takes us. Or in my case, wherever Serenity takes us.

Please post your valuable comments and suggestions about this unique love story.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Serenity - A Unique Love Story

"There comes a point in your life when you realise who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. So don't worry about the people from your past, there is a reason they didn't make it to your future."

This is the quote which I always feel connected to. We all know that life is not fair and it is really unfair to some people like me. What is the use in crying over spilled milk and I have learnt that when life gives you lemons, don't look here and there. No one will come forward to take your lemons and if you are not willing to do anything with your lemons apart from collecting more lemons, then you will hit bottom before you even realise it. So, I just follow the simple rule, "When life gives you lemons make lemonade".

I really hate my life. I can't even blame myself for my current situation. Most of the people are pushed into darkness mainly because of the choices they had made. I didn't made any wrong choices in the past but still I got ambushed by Karma.

A week ago, when I was drowning in darkness, I met an angel named Lori McDermett. She is really an angel, she changed my perception towards life. She is very young but she is very matured for her age. She loves music and her ambition in life is to become a music composer one day. She loves reading books especially biographies. She has never before written a story in her life but today she wrote a story for me. After reading the story, I realised that this angel has some real writing skills. The way she expresses a situation, the use of similes and metaphors, and the emotions, all are very strong in her writing. In this article, I'm going to share the first chapter written by this angel, Lori McDermett.


SERENITY




CHAPTER ONE


I've waited for this moment since I ever laid eyes on Shawn Harp, but now that it's here, I can't go through with it. This isn't what Serenity would want. Is it? No. She would want me to move on and let it go because "things happen".

"Please...please don't...I'm really sorry man all this happened. I didn't mean any harm I swear. I didn't kill Seren...AHHHHHH"

I couldn't let him finish that sentence because I know he poisoned the only good thing that's ever happened to me. Now she's gone. A lost soul floating around, waiting on anything to sweep her in the right direction. The time is now or never...
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Nine Months Before


!BRINNNNNGGGGG! I have to cover my ears or else I swear they are going to explode. Thanks to that awful reminder that this isn't a dream, that I'm in fact still in this nightmare. Let me explain my situation a bit. My name is Cole Haven, I hate all the fake bimbos and douches who attend this jail or as most call it school. You see I'm different, I know this but the problem is everyone here just doesn't understand the reality of life. All they care about is who's going with who to prom or who just knocked up who this year. But in my honest opinion, who gives a shit? This is high school. You know the thing that magically ends in four agonising years. Anyways, I've been "bullied" ever since my second grade due to my essay over transgenders and their confusion. No one really understood, needless to say they thought I was a freak of nature. So, I have no friends, no one cares, and a whole bunch of people eating at my back. I just love life!

"Mr. Haven, you are late again". My English teacher Mrs. Pew so generously points out.

"And you're over weight. What's your point mam?" Well if she is going to state the obvious, so am I. She's fuming, like she is trying to expand herself more than ever before but it's not possible. When I say fat, I'm not using it just for fun because obesity isn't something to be taken light.

"PRINCIPLE'S OFFICE NOW!!" I can't help it. I love watching the reactions of others. I salute her in goodbye promising to be back tomorrow. The Principle's office is now my home away from home. Don is one of the only people who understands my advanced thinking and humour here at Killjoy school. Yes, I know what you are thinking. I'm on a first-name basis with the principle, but it's because I've known him all my life, he is my uncle. All of a sudden, I'm being pulled out of my world of thoughts and slammed into a wall. Then I see him. Shawn Harp. The one person who has broken all social rules to ensure that my life remains a living hell. But hey, at least he is consistent.

"Look what we have here. What is a shit face like you roaming the halls for?"

"I don't know what are YOU doing"? I snickered a bit, he was asking for that one. He glared at me and shoved me against the wall.

"You treat me with respect, got it?"

"Whatever..." I shoved him off me and kept walking, mumbling about how I can't wait to leave this jail. I was plotting my revenge, when I run into the famous Macy Slade. The rich snotty, prep girl who always has coffee in her hand. How she keeps it perfectly full at all times is beyond my head. So, yes the coffee is now all over her and yada yada...

"You...You...YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR THIS!! Why don't you ever watch where you're going".

"Aw did someone's dad cut of their credit card?", as weak as I may sound, I know everyone's weaknesses. Why? Because they are so fake. It's easy.

"When Shawn hears about this..." She kept going on and on but I've learnt to tune it out. So, here's the thing, Macy Slade is a first class slut and blonde. She and Shawn have been on and off, mainly using each other to climb the social ladder.

"HELLO?!!! Are you even listening? Uhg I swear you're stupid". She stomps off in her heels and whips her high ponytail barely missing my face as she turns. By now I've reached my uncle's office. I smile at his secretary, Jo-Anne, and head on as she nods me in.

"HONEY I'M HOME", I yell as I plop myself in a chair. He looks up from his computer looking tired and stressed. He worries too much, no matter how big or small the problem is, he still worries.

"What do I owe the pleasure of the company of my favourite nephew?"

"Well I was sent here because the dumb cow of an English teacher like to point out the obvious". My uncle sighs at this but makes no remark. He just looks down and continues typing and I start filling his files that he always leaves out. If there's is one thing I can't stand, it's a messy work place. How can people sit around in filth and accomplish anything? Then he looks up and speaks.

"We have a new student coming. Her name is Serenity Banks. She was the head of her class at her school before but is now in second..."

"Because I'm first." I interrupt.

"Well yes...Anyways she will be needing someone to to show her around tomorrow and since I have to punish you, this will have to do for now".

How is that a punishment you deserve? I HATE PEOPLE! They are all the same.

"Give me detention for a week, a month, LOCK ME IN DETENTION, JUST DON'T MAKE ME SHOW HER AROUND".

"My decision is final". He says with that voice, that just says, drop it you're not going to win this. Well, this is just another great person to add to the list that want me dead and gone. It's only one day, right? I can do this.

Lunch finally rolls around and man I can't explain how much I love lunch. It's a break in the middle of the day, just to eat. Believe it or not, I sit with actual people. It's just a group of the outcast. There's Zane Colder who can hack anything. Least to say, he's a computer genius. Then there is Liz Eclarety, she is leaning towards the dark side if I say so myself. Her hobbies include art. That's it. Next you have Alice Dayle who is just always there...Then there is Max Jawslen who is obsessed with lights. Don't ask. And lastly there's me. My only dream and goal in life is become an architect. Building the impossible is my goal. So there you have it ladies and gentleman, the outcast.

I'm now happily enjoying my sandwich when the devil and his blonde minion show up.

"Macy said you spilled her coffee all over her".

"Now, Now lets not get rash. I didn't spill her coffee intentionally on her. We both weren't looking and crashed into one another. Simple as that. Now if you excuse me, I have better things to be done". I pick up my food and leave the cafeteria with gazes burning the back of my head. Will this day just end!?

I finally make it home after the day in hell. I grab some food and head upstairs to do some research on the Serenity chick. Who names their kid Serenity? I pull out my keyboard and type her name in the search and up pops tons of things about winning a science convention at NASA or helping rebuild ecosystems. Oh God why me?!? She's a saint. Helping children's shelters, volunteering at old folks home. Does she want to be successful in life? Tomorrow is going to be like trying to manage a wildfire in a dried out forest.
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To Be Continued...
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After reading this first chapter, I think you all will agree that Lori has some unique writing skills. So, please encourage this budding young talent with your valuable comments and suggestions. If you find some faults in her writing, then please be open with your criticism, so that she can correct her mistakes and make improvements.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Top 5 Most Weird Medical Syndromes

A syndrome can simply be defined as a group of symptoms that together are indicative of a particular disease or disorder. Common cold and cough are the most common medical conditions we are familiar with but still there exists thousands of mundane to highly unusual medical disorders. So, which is the most dangerous well-known syndrome? Yes, it is Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We are aware of this syndrome because it is the most fatal medical condition but do you know about any other rare and weird medical syndromes. I think some of you are familiar with human werewolf syndrome and vampire syndrome but in this article I'm going to explain about some odd diseases you have never heard of. These rare disorders are either biological or psychological or cultural in nature. While reading this for the first time, you may feel that these weird conditions are actually medical myths but no, they are as real as you and me. As a matter of fact, these weird conditions are very rare but still some unlucky people in this world suffer from these bizarre syndromes.

1. Sexsomnia Disorder



This weird and rare disorder is also known as "sleep sex". I always thought sleepwalking was the most weird medical condition but sexsomnia not only changed my perception but it also blew my mind. Why? Because a person suffering from this sleep disorder engages in sex or sexual acts while completely asleep. In short, this disorder compels a person to have sex while sleeping. This can be alone or with a partner and depending on this, the sexual acts may vary from fondling and masturbation to heterosexual and homosexual intercourse. In some rare cases, sexsomnia has been alleged as the cause of sexual assault and even rape. This disorder was officially identified in 2003 and since then it has been used as a defence against some alleged rape cases. Why? Because a sexsomniac doesn't remember the acts he had performed while he was asleep.

2. Genital Retraction Syndrome



Many surveys have proved that a majority of men are confused about the length of their manhood. I think, there is no moment more anxiety-inducing in a young man’s life than the first time he measures his manhood. I think most of the men will agree with me. So, how this is connected to genital retraction syndrome (GRS)? When the confusion about the size of genitals turns into a mental disorder, then it is assumed that the person is suffering from GRS. Let me explain it more clearly. It is a culture specific syndrome. People suffering from this syndrome believe that their external genitals are shrinking or slowly disappearing into their bodies. If the sufferer is a male then he believes that his penis is shrinking and if it is a female then she believes that her nipples are shrinking. This genital-shrinkage anxiety is mostly common in Asia and Africa, so it also known as "Penis panics" in these areas. In extreme cases, this syndrome can cause physical injury. How? This syndrome can compel a man to perform manual penile traction by using some clamping devices and an anxious female sufferer may pull her nipples or even insert iron pins into her nipples. Scientifically nothing has been proved to support this belief but some people attribute this condition to witchcraft and superstition.


3. Alice In Wonderland Syndrome




AIWS is also known as "Todd's syndrome" or "lilliputian hallucinations". So you will be thinking how "Alice in Wonderland" and "Gulliver's travels" are connected? If you had read these books then you will know that one thing is common between them, yes, the theme used in both of these books are similar. So, a person suffering from this syndrome literally lives in a world filled with wonder and Lilliputians. How? This is a disorienting neurological condition which affects human perception. A person with AIWS sees a object as either much smaller or larger than it is. Alteration of body image as well as alteration of visual perception occurs in this weird disorder. The symptoms of AIWS are fairly common in childhood but still some people carry it to their mid 30's. AIWS occurs when abnormal amounts of blood is pumped into the brain due to some abnormal electrical activity. This more than necessary blood supply to the brain affects the visual perception of a person. This condition is often associated with migraines and hallucinogenic drugs.


4. Walking Corpse Syndrome



Scientifically this syndrome is known as "Cotard's syndrome". If you are fan of Zombies then this syndrome will definitely surprise you. Why? Because this syndrome literally turns a person into a zombie. How? People suffering from this syndrome have the delusional belief that they are dead, decaying, or have lost their blood or internal organs. Weird delusion, isn't it? Apart from all these delusions, some sufferers also believe that they are immortal. A person passes through three distinct stages before becoming a chronic Zombie. In the first two stages, a person exhibits psychotic depression and withdraws himself from others. In the final stage, the person experiences severe hallucinations and chronic depression. This syndrome is associated with brain damage, schizophrenia, or other mental illness.


5. Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome



PSAS is also known as "Restless Genital Syndrome". What is the most interesting part of a sexual act? Yes, defintely the orgasm. Female orgasm is a mysterious topic and this syndrome makes this topic a real enigma. How? This syndrome causes spontaneous, persistent, and uncontrollable genital arousal in women. The weird fact is that these orgasms occur without any sexual desire. The physical arousal caused by this syndrome can persist for weeks at a time. It means that, a woman suffering from this syndrome will experience 200 plus orgasms each and every day. That is more than any woman can ask for. The sufferer has no control over these orgasms and it can be really embarrassing if the orgasms occur in public places, or in meetings, or even when the sufferer is having a dinner with her parents. Orgasms might provide a temporary relief but within a few hours, the sufferer is again bombarded with an onslaught of orgasms. The best and the worst thing about this syndrome is that there is no known effective cure.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Top 5 Most Weird Medieval Deaths

What is the greatest universal ultimate truth? Yes the truth is that death is an unavoidable calamity. Woody Allen had said, “I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.” It is not only him but each and everyone of us also have the same opinion about death. What do people wish for the most? Yes, people wish for money, health, love, and success but most importantly we wish to die in a peaceful manner. Many people will not admit it openly but we all know that it is the truth. Are you a fan of the "Final Destination" franchise? If yes, then you will know that death is not only inevitable but it is also damn cruel. No one wants to be a part of real life Final Destination. Death not only ends life but strange and weird deaths can also cause severe embarrassment. For example, imagine this scenario, a soldier returns from the war to his hometown and dies from a falling coconut that hit him on his head. The soldier not only suffered a weird death but death also stole the glory of a soldier from him. We know that medieval period was famous for Wars and violence but do you know that this period is also well-known for some strange and weird deaths.

1. Edward II of England



Edward II is regarded as the most incompetent ruler of England. Why? Because his rule was marked by political squabbling and a series of military defeats. If this wasn't enough to turn his reign disastrous, he is also rumoured to have been bisexual. Isabella of France was his queen and due to some political as well as personal reasons she left Edward II in 1325 and went back to France. There she joined hands with her lover Roger Mortimer and invaded England in 1326. Edward II was defeated in the battle and was captured by his own queen and her lover. Immediately after his abdication in January 1327, Edward II was first imprisoned at Kenilworth Castle. He was subjected to a series of torments which included being starved and thrown into a pit full of rotting corpses. They tried to kill him indirectly with all these horrible methods but as Edward was a strong man, he survived it and in April, he was transferred to Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire. After surviving many more horrible treatments in this castle, he was finally murdered on 21 September 1327. How? It is rumoured that on this unfortunate day an assassin of Isabella and Mortimer entered his cell and held him down and inserted a red-hot iron poker into his rectum through a drenching horn. It is believed that the agonising screams of Edward was heard for miles around. Edward was murdered in such a horrible manner because his enemies wanted the world to believe that he had died of natural causes.

2. Sigurd Eysteinsson



Sigurd Eysteinsson who is also popularly known as "Sigurd the Mighty" was the second Viking Earl of Orkney. He died in a bizarre manner solely because of his stupidity. It is more appropriate to say that he was killed by a dead man. How? According to the Orkneyinga Saga, Sigurd challenged his enemy Máel Brigte to a 40-man-a-side battle. I don't know why the historians call Sigurd a mighty warrior but for me he was a coward. Why? Because in this battle against Máel Brigte, he treacherously brought 80 men instead of 40. Máel knew that he had been betrayed and fought valiantly but ultimately he was slayed and beheaded by Sigurd the mighty. He strapped the head of Máel to his saddle as a trophy and embarked upon his journey back to his homelands. Everything was fine for this mighty warrior but as the journey progressed, Máel Brigte's buck-tooth scratched his leg and broke the skin. At this point, as Sigurd was basking in his glory, he either didn't observed it or didn't took it seriously but after a few days the wound became infected and the mighty warrior died. As, Máel was indirectly responsible for this bizarre death, he is also known as Máel Brigte the Bucktoothed.


3. Caliph Al-Musta’sim



Al-Musta'sim Billah was the last Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad. In 1242, he became the ruler of Abbasid domain after the death of his father. The greatest resistance to his power came when the Mongol forces led by Hulagu Khan invaded Abbasid domain in 1258. Caliph Al-Musta’sim not only failed to raise an army but he also failed to negotiate with Hulagu. This failure cost him dearly as Baghdad was sacked by the Mongols and he was captured alive. The mongols were a superstitious people and believed that spilling royal blood would bring bad luck. Do you remember Game of Thrones, season 1, Khal Drogo killing Viserys without spilling any blood by pouring molten gold over Viserys head? If you think bloodless murder can't be performed in any other manner then you are wrong. Why? Because Hulagu killed Caliph by rolling him in a rug and trampling him to death with his horses. Some of his sons were also killed in this brutal bloodless manner. I think Viserys and Caliph are not familiar with each other but one thing is definitely common between them, they both not only died in weird manner but they also experienced the terrible agony associated with a bloodless murder.

4. Martin of Aragon



Martin of Aragon is also known as "Martin the Elder" was the king of Aragon from 1396 to 1410. Have you ever heard about "death from laughter"? No, then have you heard about "laughter is the best medicine"? Yes, everyone knows about this but do you know that sometimes too much laughter can turn lethal. There are many historical deaths attributed to laughter. You can check them out later but before that do you want to know how Martin of Aragon died? Martin was a die hard foodie and he had the habit of gorging on an entire goose which often resulted in indigestion. In 1410, when Martin was dining in his castle in Barcelona, his favourite Jester Borra came. Martin asked the jester where he had been, to which the Jester replied, "Out of the next vineyard, where I saw a young deer hanging by his tail from a tree, as if someone had so punished him for stealing figs." This answer was so hilarious to the king that he burst into an uncontrollable fit of laughter. The king laughed so hard that something inside him literally burst and he died. So, it was concluded that Martin had died from a lethal combination of indigestion and uncontrollable laughing. Do you find it funny? Go on laugh your way to death.

5. Béla I of Hungary



He was also known as Béla I the Champion or the Bison because of his brute strength. He was the King of Hungary from 1060 but he ruled for only a brief period of three years. Why? Because he died in a bizarre accident. How? Béla's father was a cousin of the First King of Hungary. So, after his father's death, he was forced to leave the country. During exile, he gained the title of "the champion" and came back to Hungary in 1060 and defeated King Andrew I to become the new king. Béla became the new king but with that he also made several political enemies. In 1063, while Béla was sitting on his wooden throne, it suddenly collapsed and he died. Weird, bizarre, and tragic death for a champion. Many historians believe that this wasn't an freak accident but was a cleverly executed assassination.