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Our Nostalgic Faves are Gruesome

Our Nostalgic Faves are Gruesome

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The first time I encountered it was through an acquaintance’s post. At first glance I thought it was a nostalgic nod to Millennial horror series: Fear Street, Scary Stories, Goosebumps…many of my own childhood favorites! Then I read the caption. As a grown person looking back at the books I loved as a young reader I’d thought myself unique—a horror girly. While I didn’t know a lot of other kids who counted the Crypt Keeper of Tales From the Crypt fame among childhood icons like Big Bird and LeVar Burton, R.L. Stine wouldn’t be the household name he is if I was a special snowflake. The meme’s very existence tells me I’m not. This made me realize that I have no idea what the kids are reading these days. Do they have their own nightmare fodder or are our old favorites really considered uniquely, perhaps prohibitively, ghoulish? And if the kids wouldn’t last an hour in our asylum, …

Celebrities Quietly Paying Huge Amounts for Anti-Aging Stem Cell Therapy That May Cause Gruesome Side Effects

Celebrities Quietly Paying Huge Amounts for Anti-Aging Stem Cell Therapy That May Cause Gruesome Side Effects

Image by Getty / Futurism Age is just a number. Or, in the era of immortality-obsessed elites, it’s just the number of bizarre, supposedly youth-preserving stem cell treatments you can afford. One celebrity to recently come clean about their use of these experimental treatments is British actor and comedian John Cleese. In an interview with Saga Magazine, the 84-year-old revealed that for the past two decades, he’s been spending around £17,000 — the equivalent of about $21,000 — a year on a private stem cell therapy to stave off aging. Sure, the Monty Python co-creator is looking pretty good for his age. But experts warn that not only are the purported benefits of these therapies unproven, they may even be outright damaging to our bodies, possibly leading to gruesome outcomes like cancer. The private clinics that provide these treatments, they warn, operate in “regulatory gray zones” in countries like the US and Switzerland — where Cleese gets his treatment — preying on the public’s lack of understanding on the science behind the technology. “These clinics …

Neuralink Told Its First Human Patient Not to Worry About Those Gruesome Monkey Deaths

Neuralink Told Its First Human Patient Not to Worry About Those Gruesome Monkey Deaths

Image by Getty / Futurism The first patient to get a Neuralink implant had questions about the company before allowing it to cut into his skull — but his concerns, apparently, were quelled. “I read a lot of the negative stuff about this before the surgery — about all the terrible things that [the company was] putting the monkeys through and how awful it was, monkeys like picking out their implant and rubbing it on the ground and all sorts of stuff,” Noland Arbaugh, Neuralink’s first patient, said during an all-hands meeting at the company that he later posted to X-formerly-Twitter. After speaking with “the monkey people” at the company, however, Arbaugh says his concerns were put to rest. “I realized how just wrong all that is,” said the 29-year-old, who has for eight years suffered from quadriplegia, or near-complete paralysis, stemming from a diving accident. What Arbaugh was referring to, it seems, are all the reports about the horrific outcomes for the rhesus macaques Neuralink used to test its brain-computer interface (BCI) chips. It’s unclear …

The gruesome fate of every planet when the Sun dies

The gruesome fate of every planet when the Sun dies

Today, our Solar System is relatively stable. The inner Solar System, including the planets, asteroids, gas giants, Kuiper belt, and more, is minuscule in scale when compared to the extent of the Oort Cloud. Sedna, the only large object with a very distant aphelion, may be part of the innermost portion of the inner Oort Cloud, but even that is disputed. On a linear scale, depicting the entire Solar System in a single image is incredibly limiting; to characterize the orbit of a faraway bound object requires years or even centuries of data. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt Eight planets, an asteroid belt, Kuiper belt, and Oort cloud all orbit the Sun. A logarithmic chart of distances, showing Voyager, our Solar System, the Oort Cloud, and our nearest star: Proxima Centauri. In jumps of factors of 10, we go from Earth’s orbit to Saturn’s orbit to Voyager 1’s distance to the inner Oort cloud to the middle of the Oort cloud to more than a light-year away. Stars and other masses move through the galaxy over time, …

Colorado funeral home contained gruesome remains, FBI says : NPR

Colorado funeral home contained gruesome remains, FBI says : NPR

Booking photos provided by the Muskogee County, Okla., Sheriff’s Office shows Jon Hallford and Carie Hallford, owners of Return to Nature Funeral Home, a Colorado funeral home where 190 decaying bodies were found. Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office/AP hide caption toggle caption Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office/AP Booking photos provided by the Muskogee County, Okla., Sheriff’s Office shows Jon Hallford and Carie Hallford, owners of Return to Nature Funeral Home, a Colorado funeral home where 190 decaying bodies were found. Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office/AP DENVER — Investigators who entered a Colorado funeral home where nearly 200 abandoned bodies were found encountered stacks of partially covered human remains, bodily fluids several inches deep on the floor, and flies and maggots throughout the building, an FBI agent testified Thursday. Prosecutors also revealed text messages sent between the funeral home’s owners showing they were under growing financial pressures and had fears that they would be caught for mishandling the bodies. As the bodies accumulated, one of the co-owners even suggested getting rid of them by digging a big hole and …

Andronicus Synecdoche review – Shakespeare as gruesome gothic opera | Edinburgh festival 2023

If you are going to tell Shakespeare’s tale of tongue slashing and hand chopping, there is no point being mealy mouthed about it. Wrocław’s Song of the Goat company does not disoblige with their version of Titus Andronicus. Andronicus Synecdoche gives a gruesome story the full gothic opera treatment, all monochrome intensity, relentless rhythms and austere, militaristic choreography. Even at the curtain call, the large Polish company finds it hard to smile. This is the company, set up by Anna Zubrzycki and Grzegorz Bral, that made its name on the Edinburgh fringe nearly 20 years ago with polyphonic pieces sung in an invented ur-language that was as haunting as it was fanciful. Shows such as Chronicles: A Lamentation had a mesmerising, religious intensity, the more so because of the physical commitment of the large ensemble. If Andronicus Synecdoche does not have the same quality of mystery and wonder of those earlier pieces, it is no less a physically and vocally imposing piece of work. Directed by Bral, it strips back Titus Andronicus to a brutal …