Some creepy real events that actually happened on Halloween

For some of us, October 31st is the most fun day of the year. And, for others, it’s the spookiest. Bad things always happen on Halloween, in a variety of horror movies, but that’s just movie magic, you think, because Halloween is actually just like any other day. And, most of the time, that’s true, but not in these cases. Famed magician Harry Houdini claimed he could take a blow to the abdomen without being taken down. It was October 22, 1926, when a student at McGill University asked if…

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Amber Beacon Tower in Singapore: an unsolved murder and a restless ghost

We are in Singapore. It is May 15, 1990. A young couple venture to the Singapore shoreline. James Soh, 22, and Kelly Tan Ah Hong, 21, had just started dating two days before, after years of friendship as classmates in secondary school, where they were both prefects. He was studying in a polytechnic when he finally asked her out almost a decade after they first met. On that night, the couple were sitting on the spiral staircase going up to the second floor of the park’s popular Amber Beacon tower…

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Ile Sainte-Marie: Here lie the bones of pirates who terrorized the seas during the 17th and 18th centuries!

We are on the small island of Ile Sainte-Marie, off the coast of eastern Madagascar, where lie the bones of pirates who terrorized the seas during the 17th and 18th centuries. For around 100 years, Ile Sainte-Marie was the home of about 1,000 pirates, including widely-feared brigands William Kidd and Thomas Tew. A recently discovered map from 1733 refers to it simply as “the island of pirates.” Located near the East Indies trade route, the beautiful tropical island’s numerous inlets and bays made it the perfect place to hide ships.…

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Durian: the fruit banned from trains, hotels, and public places~

Here we are: That’s not a joke! This watermelon-size fruit is so pungent that it’s banned from trains, hotels, and public places. It smells like rotting flesh, looks like a prehistoric creature, feels like a Medieval torture device, and tastes, in one writer’s words, like “half-solidified whipped cream crossed with a marshmallow”. Known as “The King of Fruits,” durians are as adored as they are despised… In fact, no other fruit creates such conflicting opinions. Throughout Southeast Asia it is appreciated as haute cuisine to be savored like wine or…

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“Just Do It”: the Nike Slogan inspired by the last words of a condemned to death.

We all know that Nike sportswear company is among the most popular in the world. It became famous during the ’80s and exploded in popularity in the 90s (often called “Nike era”). The reasons that have made the brand popular are to be found in the excellent marketing work, which combined television advertising, famous collaborations or sponsorships in Hollywood movies. “Back to the Future”, in 1985, became famous also for the shoes of Michael J. Fox, which today hold the record sales price at an auction (carried out in 2016)…

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