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Freakish Facts

By: Stephanie Roisland

Abnormal Musings and Freakish Facts #3

1. In Evil Dead II, you can see Freddy Krueger’s glove from Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s hanging above the door in the tool shed.

2. Rather than risk breaking continuity, Sissy Spacek slept in bloody clothes for three days while filming the prom scene in Carrie.

3. In the original Scream, the high school janitor is named “Fred” and wears red and green shirt, an allusion to Nightmare on Elm Street, also directed by Wes Craven. The janitor is played by Craven himself.

4. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if  injected intravenously, it can kill you.

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5. When Thomas Edison died in 1941, Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.

6.  A ghost costume isn’t authentic unless there is poop in it. Since ghost wear the same clothes they died in and an unfortunate side affect of death is defecation this fact is true. So next time you plan on wearing a sheet to a party remember to sit on melted chocolate first.

7. George Romero started his career on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The episode where Mr. Rogers’ had to get a tonsillectomy was the inspiration for Romero’s 1968 zombie film, Night of the Living Dead.

8. Dan O’Bannon was the screenwriter for the Alien movie and got his idea from the braconid wasp. They inject their eggs into certain caterpillars or wood-boring beetle larvae, resulting in a chest bursting birth/death.

9. The vampire alter-ego of Count Orlok is only seen on screen for a total of 9 minutes in Nosferatu 1922.

10. When Mahatma Gandhi died the autopsy revealed that there were five gold krugerrand in his small intestine.

11. In Lucerne, Switzerland, you can hire an evil clown to follow and stock your child for a week before their birthday. Then on their special day it will smash a cake in your kids face.

12. Scientists say that a zombie apocalypse is very possible in the future due to the recent findings of a group of specific brain parasites.  Lucky for us, at the moment it only affects bugs.


Posted by Stephanie Roisland

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