Abnormal Musings and Freakish Facts #2
By Stephanie Roisland
1) Psycho was the first movie to show a toilet flush.
2) The original title for Halloween was The Babysitter Murders. It was not chosen for the
official title because the story was to take place
in only one night for budget reasons.
3) Pentheraphobia is the fear of a mother-in-law.
4) Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cannot find food.
5) When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. First is sight, then taste, and touch.
6) In 1845, President Andrew Jackson's pet parrot
was removed from his funeral; he was using
7) Tom Cruise was offered the role of the titular character in Edward Scissorhands; he turned it down because he wanted a happier ending.
8) In 2003, the skeletal remains of a human that measured 6 inches was found in a Chilean ghost town. A definition of the size, mutations, and origin have not yet been found.
9) A human body decomposes four times faster in water than on land.
10) The human skeleton at the end of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was, in fact, a real skeleton
bought from India.