Morbid Fact Du Jour for November 3, 2014

Today’s Flickering Yet Truly Morbid Fact!

Dr. Grey Walter has cited a case of a man who, whenever he went to the cinema, had to fight off a strong impulse to strangle the person sitting next to him.  On one occasion, he “came to” with his hands around his neighbor’s throat.  It was discovered that these seizures – epileptic in nature – were caused by the rate of flicker of the film.

Culled from: Crimes and Punishment: The Illustrated Crime Encyclopedia, Vol. 1 

Grim Chicago: Embedded Children!

One of the reasons I love living in Chicago is the abundance of morbidity here.  From the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre to John Wayne Gacy to the Eastland Disaster, every neighborhood in the city (and every suburb as well) has its share of morbid history.  What I really enjoy doing, though, is digging up the more obscure stories  of Everyday Tragedies and sharing them on my Grim Chicago blog (which is admittedly just in its infancy).  My friend Erik who lives in Naperville told me a sad tale one day when we were walking along the Du Page River and I thought I’d share.

Embedded Children

Years Of Refusal

Life’s a bitch and then you die.  And then you either get burned up in a crematorium or stuck in a coffin and turn to muck and eventually dry out and become a desiccated shell. Unless you don’t! Be a rebel after you die and REFUSE to rot, just like these peeps!

Five Bodies That Refused To Rot

Thanks to Michael Marano for the link.

Morbid Mirth Du Jour!

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