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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles Manson…

 

So….I have to confess that when my Mom sent me this list…I actually knew all 5 of the items listed below.  I seem to have an obsession with True Crime…and Manson has always fascinated me!  Have actually read the book Helter Skelter twice.  Go figure!

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Anyway…here goes:

Manson Had a Previous Criminal Record

Manson’s first known crime was committed at age 12 when he stole money at a grocery store. He later stole cars and took them over state lines, which is a federal crime, forged checks and stole mail. At age 13, he committed an armed robbery. At 17, he committed rape and was accused of domestic abuse when he was 20 years old.

He Had Previously Visited the Home of Sharon Tate

Manson considered himself a great musician and had made friends with Dennis Wilson, who was the drummer with the popular music group, the Beach Boys. Manson ended up living at Wilson’s house for several months, along with about a dozen of his followers, costing Wilson a great deal of money and even stealing a gold record from the musician. Despite this, Wilson introduced Manson to record producer Terry Melcher, actress Doris Day’s son, and they visited the home where Sharon Tate lived.

Although Manson Masterminded the Murders, He Never Participated in Them

Manson’s cult followers are known to have killed eight people at Roman Polanski’s home, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate; Abigail Folger, the coffee heiress; Wojciech Frykowski, author; Jay Sebring, a hairstylist; and Steven Parent. Cult follower Bobby Beausoleil, accompanied by Susan Atkins and Mary Brunner, killed Gary Hinman, who was the music teacher who introduced Manson to Dennis Wilson. Following the Tate murder, he and his followers murdered Leno LaBianca, a supermarket exec, and his wife, because Manson thought the Tate murders were handled sloppily.

The Name “Helter Skelter” Was Taken From a Beatles Tune

Manson had the grand ambition of running the country, and he thought a race war would do that. He called his movement “Helter Skelter” after the song by the Beatles. Manson reasoned that blacks would win the race war initially but would be unable to run the country themselves, and that is where white people would step in. He used the fear of a war between the races to compel his followers to commit the murders.

A Change in California Law Saved Manson From the Death Penalty

Manson, along with his followers Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Tex Watson and Leslie van Houten, were all convicted and sentenced to the death penalty in California in 1971. However, the death penalty was overturned in California the following year, so all their death sentences were commuted to life in prison. Manson died in prison at age 83 on November 19, 2017, after never having expressed any remorse for the killings.

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The Town That Spent 25 Years Underwater

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This is Villa Epecuen, an old tourist town south of Buenos Aires that spent a quarter of a century underwater. Established in the 1920s on the banks of a salt lake, the town was home to over 5,000 residents and a holiday destination to thousands more vacationers from the Argentinian capital.

In 1985, a dam burst and buried the town in 33 feet of salt water, rendering it a modern-day Atlantis. Initially, people waited on their roofs, hoping for the water to recede. It didn’t, and within two days, the place was a devastated ghost town.

In 2009, the waters began to recede and what emerged resembles an apocalyptic world.

Evenly-spaced dead trees still line what used to be streets, rusty bed frames poke out from concrete rubble and sign posts point to nowhere.

Amazingly, one resident remained in this desolate place. Pablo Novak was the only person not to leave his hometown when the water swallowed it up in 1985. He lives in a stone hut with a fridge and a basic cooker. I guess there’s no place like home…

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INSECT PIZZA – WTF??

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When my mom sent me an email with a list of State Fair Foods….

And the ones that you should try and the ones to avoid….

I was not expecting INSECT PIZZA TO BE ON EITHER LIST!!!!

Here is what the Indianapolis Star said about it:

“Insect pizza: Great Instagram photo op, but have a ton of cold root beer ready to wash down this one. The crickets, scorpions and mealworms lack flavor, but all those little legs and wings and thoughts of things will stay with you for hours. Pro tip: The fried mealworms are easier to eat. No legs to get struck between your teeth. The pizza underneath is not bad, thick and bready. Look for Swain’s Fine Foods pizza shop near the 38th Street gate.”

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is no photo op here!

There is no washing this s**t down here!

WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!???

On a side note…the Deep Fried PB & J looks and sounds AWESOME!

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Things Cats Do…

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Now…if you have ever seen the Musical Cats…I am guessing that you absolutely LOVED IT!

I know I did!   And I had no problem with a bunch of humans dressed up pretending to be cats!  It was actually very very cool!

But then…My mom sent me the following video.

And now…when ever I think about humans acting like cats…I feel….DISTURBED!

Check it out:  Things Cats Do That’d Be Creepy If You Did Them

MEOW!

A Couple Creepy Things…

Every now and then…my mom sends me some really “Creepy” items!!

Today I am sharing two of those with you!

First…we have a really creep Icicle!!!   Yikes

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Secondly…well….I have always thought clowns were REALLY FREAKING CREEPY!!!   AUGH!

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