The Bloody Benders were an alleged family of serial killers who owned a small general store and inn in Osage township, Labette County, Kansas from 1871 to 1873. The inn was a simple one room house divided into living quarters and the kitchen and store area. The family consisted of John Bender, Mrs. Bender, son John Jr. and daughter Kate. They killed 11 victims.
10 Human Freaks of Nature - Listverse
Kermit the Frog sang that “It ain’t easy being green.” How about, “It ain’t easy being a conjoined-twin forced into a humiliating form of circus-slavery,” or “It ain’t easy having no limbs.” Being green is the least of these people’s worries. (In fact it might be nice to be culturally-beloved for a change.) At the turn of the last century, entertainment was a different species than it is today, having not T.V. or radio or action movies; you had to witness a living miracle in order to be…
Chemical burn victim - Weird Picture Archive
Weird Picture Archive features some of the strangest images found in the world. From bizarre medical conditions to strange animal deformities, we collect and display the oddest of the odd.
A six-year-old girl has baffled medics after her skin apparently turned her into "cow hide" girl. Until just a few months ago, Li Xiaoyuan had just a small birthmark on her back. However, the hairy hide has apparently grown until it now spreads over her entire back and is starting to grow on her arms and face.
In December 1998, a common octopus was captured in Matoya Bay, Japan, which had a whopping 96 tentacles. The unusual octopus had the normal 8 appendages attached to the body, but each one of those branched out to form the extra tentacles. The specimen survived for five months after its capture, and even laid eggs, which hatched into normal 8 tentacled octopi. Upon its death, the 96-tentacled octopus was preserved and now remains on permanent display at the Shima Marineland Aquarium in Japan.
The Ridges Asylum in Ohio. A 54 year old female patient who ran away and was missing for 6 weeks. She was found dead in an unused ward. She had taken off all of her clothes, neatly folded them, and laid down on the cold concrete where she subsequently died. Through a combination of decomposition and sun exposure, her corpse left a permanent stain on the floor, which is still visible today.
Bhopal disaster has no parallel in human history
It all began 18 years ago during the night of 2 December 1984 when 40 tonnes of lethal gases leaked from Union Carbide Corporation's pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. People just did not know what had hit them. There was no warning. Before anyone could realize the full impact of the disaster an area of about 40 square kilometres, with a resident population of over half a million, was engulfed in dense clouds of poison.