Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a famous one. In fact, when I searched for a picture, I found oodles of movie covers. And WHY was I searching for a picture? Because it turns out the story, like many good ones, was based on reality. William Brodie was a respected man and Decon of Edinburgh... by day. At night, he could be found in the parts of town you wouldn't walk through at night, or during the day, if you had the option not to. He was hung for murdering many people, but beforehand he put a tube down his throat to prevent his neck from snapping. After the hanging, his friends rushed his coffin home so a private doctor could try and revive him. When they opened the casket, it was empty. Did he escape death?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Olympics

As you all know (well, maybe not,) the very first Olympic games were only for men and held naked. But my sources (aka my brother) says very very VERY first ones were not. Why did they make the change? They changed the rules after a woman dressed as a man and entered the Olympic games--beating the actual men. Of course, they didn't like this (were they just really insecure or something?) so they wanted to make sure it would never happen again.
Wonder what they would say to the Olympic games now?

Friday, August 1, 2008

I Have a Weird Post Coming Up!

Not weird, actually. Just really cool. While you're waiting, enjoy this touching video! (No worries, there are no swarms of rodents or haunted dolls anywhere. I checked.)