10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet this Week! #7

 

In September 1991, after the Soviet coup d’état failure, also know as the August Putsch, 1.6 million rock fans converged on the Tushino International Airport. just outside of Moscow for the very first open air rock concert ever staged in that part of the world.

As part of the ‘Monsters of Rock’ series of mega-concerts extending over 15 years, the free show lineup included AC/DC, Metallica, Motley Crue, Pantera and The Black Crowes, and was also attended by 11,000 soviet troops to keep the peace.

Great song, lots of long hair, feet wide apart, devil hand-signs . . . big scary crowd!

Courtesy of Youtube

 

2. And now for something a little lighter – how about a trip to Transylvania?

The first part of Bram Stocker’s 1897 gothic horror masterpiece, Dracula, takes the form of a travel journal written by fictional leading character Jonathan Harker, on his journey from Munich to Transylvania, where he plans to meet the mysterious Count Drrraaaacula (sorry, couldn’t help myself) in his castle.

A graveyard of old Transylvanian Saxons, a perfect backdrop for a tale of the Undead, Stoker's original name for his novel. Luke Spencer
A graveyard of old Transylvanian Saxons, a perfect backdrop for a tale of the Undead, Stoker’s original name for his novel. (Photo: Luke Spencer)

Those who have read the tale will know that it doesn’t end well for . . . okay I won’t give it away! Let’s just say they all die in the end hahah!

Atlas Obscura author Luke Spencer takes us on a scarily fascinating journey following Jonathon Harker’s own dark journey, and where possible, taking the same train routes and staying in the same hotels, towns or cities, essentially using the novel as his travel guide.

The pics alone make for a scary read, even in this day and age, in a part of the world that is still largely unexplored and mysterious.

Bram Stoker in 1906, and the cover of the first American edition of Dracula, 1899. (Photos: FluoritLaufer/CC BY-SA 3.0; Public Domain)
Bram Stoker in 1906, and the cover of the first American edition of Dracula, 1899. (Photos: FluoritLaufer/CC BY-SA 3.0; Public Domain)
Castle Bran. (Photo: Alexandru Panoiu/CC BY 2.0)
Castle Bran. (Photo: Alexandru Panoiu/CC BY 2.0)
The home of Vlad Dracul, and birthplace of his infamous son, Vlad the Impaler. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
The home of Vlad Dracul, and birthplace of his infamous son, Vlad the Impaler. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Looking down from Castle Bran. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Looking down from Castle Bran. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
The archetypal Transylvanian scene; old town below, forests covered in mist, the spires of medieval churches and castles looming above. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
The archetypal Transylvanian scene; old town below, forests covered in mist, the spires of medieval churches and castles looming above. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Faded grandeur of Brasov's Belle Epoque era buildings. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Faded grandeur of Brasov’s Belle Epoque era buildings. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Secret passageways inside Castle Bran. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Secret passageways inside Castle Bran. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Overgrown cemetery in Sighisoara. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Overgrown cemetery in Sighisoara. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Although Bram Stoker never set foot in Transylvania, its medieval setting in the mountains proved a perfect backdrop for his tale. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
Although Bram Stoker never set foot in Transylvania, its medieval setting in the mountains proved a perfect backdrop for his tale. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
"We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England...and there shall be to you, many strange things." - Bram Stoker, Dracula. (Photo: Luke Spencer)
“We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England…and there shall be to you, many strange things.” – Bram Stoker, Dracula. (Photo: Luke Spencer)

Oh and btw, I used to be a Werewolf . . . but I’m alright nowOOOOOOOOO!! (Sorry, dad joke – still can’t help myself!)

Courtesy of Atlasobscura

Pics courtesy of Luke Spencer/Atlas Obscura

 

3. Who’s up for a Hungarian pub crawl?

Don’t know about you but after all that traipsing around Transylvania, I’ve got a thirst! – so while we’re in the general vicinity, let’s all go to Hungary for a trawl through some of their darker, more obscure pubs.

Around a decade ago, Hungary’s capital Budapest boasted a lot of spooky, abandoned buildings, so some of the more creative residents decided to turn one into a low-key club with little more than discarded furniture and a bit of artistic license.

Thus began the rise of Budapest’s ‘Ruin Pubs’, which have now become somewhat of a major attraction for the thirsty locals and visitors alike, and they now have on offer a Ruin Pub Crawl, where you can get down and dirty with the locals at some of the lesser-known pubs and clubs around town.

Ellátó Kert
Ellátó Kert
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EXTRA
Fogas Ház
Fogas Ház
Füge Udvar
Füge Udvar
Grandio
Grandio
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Instant
Retox Party Hostel
Retox Party Hostel
Szimpla Kert
Szimpla Kert
UdvarROM
UdvarROM

Source (and if you’re feeling thirsty and want some more details): welovebudapest

 

4. Those wacky Japanese are up to their old tricks again.

Last week it was dogs, this week it’s cats that get the photographic treatment – only this time they’re wearing make-up!

Yes folks, those funny old Japanese love their tech and are right into a trend where they’re using an App originally designed for humans, and giving their furry feline friends (okay there is one dog) a digital makeover, and it’s JUST A LITTLE BIZARRE actually!

The app ‘Perfect365‘ detects the facial features and then applies liberal doses of foundation, some lippy, a touch of eyeliner, the obligatory false lashes, and god-forbid, even a wig if the furry one insists.

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Courtesy of Sobadsogood

 

5. Halfway through and that’s Intermission Folks, so BRING ON the BAND!

Yes folks, it’s the Fabulous Moranbong Band again, bringing you all their latest hits straight from North Korea to You.

Each member has been PERSONALLY selected by the Supreme leader himself, Kim Jong-unAnd you won’t be disappointed!

Soaring guitar solos, full orchestral backing, and with such lyrics as “We’ll exert ourselves with the Labor Party!” and “We are living the youth in the time worth doing!” – kinda tugs at the ol’ heart strings dunnit!!

SO what more can I say but just sit back and ENJOY!

Brought to you courtesy of rocketnews (I’ll never go there again!)  🙂

 

6. Halloween is just around the corner so get baking with these c(r)ool cookies

Yes in a little under 3 weeks time Halloween will be upon us again, so it’s time to break out the Scary Clown costu . . . . erm, OK then, maybe just an old sheet with some holes cut out eh!?

Mum, while the kids are working on their scary costumes, why not whip up a batch of these cookies to frighten the hell out of those pesky little trick ‘r treaters that always seem to come right in the middle of dinner.

This recipe from Instructables.com shows you step by step how to create a batch of terrifyingly tasty chocolate chip cookies.

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Yummo!!

Source: sobadsogood

 

7. And for those toddlers too young to go Trick or Treating, why not buy them some soft, cuddly toys to play with instead!

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Source: Darkroastedblend

 

8. What’s on my Soundcloud playlist at the mo!

(It’s actually pretty good!)

 

9. Heading to London soon? – Ghosts & Executions tour sounds like fun!

The spooky clock tower of Westminster with bare tree in autumn
The spooky clock tower of Westminster with bare tree in autumn.

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Why not take the Ghosts and Executions tour for a fun day out when you’re in jolly old London Towne next – maybe for a memorable first date with that girl down the hallway at work, or why not some fun with the kids, or book out the whole tour and go on your own! Scar-r-r-r-yyyyyy!!!!

Or there’s the Hampton to Highgate Haunted Halloween Pub tour

Yes of course you can drink – more fun that way! . . . stumbling around in the dark, no-one around, strange noises, coupla bovver-boys . . . . with bats . . . and chains . . . Yep definitely have a drink!

Highgate cemetary
Highgate cemetary
Highgate cemetary
Highgate cemetary
Highgate cemetary
Highgate cemetary
Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath

 

OR

 

for those of you staying longer-term and need the house cleaned there’s always . . .

• The Londoners Paid To Clean Houses Naked •

 

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EEEEEEeeeeeeeek . . . run for your lives people!!!  —  Scary!!!

Courtesy of Londonist

 

10. Some of the worlds biggest, longest, fattest, tallest . . . records that are just plain SCARY!

 

Billy Leon and Benny Loyd (USA), are the heaviest twins, weighed 337 kg (743 lb) and 328 kg (723 lb) respectively.
Billy Leon and Benny Loyd (USA), are the heaviest twins, weighed 337 kg (743 lb) and 328 kg (723 lb) respectively.
Kim Goodman (USA) can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets.
Kim Goodman (USA) can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets.
Jonah Falcon, an American actor and writer has the World’s Largest Penis. (13.5 inches – 34.2 cm)
Jonah Falcon, an American actor and writer has the World’s Largest Penis. (13.5 inches – 34.2 cm)
The largest breast belongs to Annie Hawkins-Turner(USA) who has an under breast measurement of 109.22 cm (43 in) and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 177.8 cm (70 in).
The largest breast belongs to Annie Hawkins-Turner(USA) who has an under breast measurement of 109.22 cm (43 in) and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 177.8 cm (70 in).
Lisa Sparxxx is a noted American pornographic actress. She had sex with 919 guys in a single day.
Lisa Sparxxx is a noted American pornographic actress. She had sex with 919 guys in a single day.
The Longest nose on a living person measures 8.8 cm (3.46 in) long, belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek (Turkey).
The Longest nose on a living person measures 8.8 cm (3.46 in) long, belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek (Turkey).
 Giant Gippsland – The World’s Largest and Most Extraordinary Earthworms.

Giant Gippsland – The World’s Largest and Most Extraordinary Earthworms.
A Swiss gardener, Beni Meier, grew the world’s heaviest pumpkin, which tipped the scales at 2,096.6 lbs.
A Swiss gardener, Beni Meier, grew the world’s heaviest pumpkin, which tipped the scales at 2,096.6 lbs.
Longest Fingernails belonged to Melvin Boothe (USA) whose nails had a combined length of 9.85 m (32 ft 3.8 in)
Longest Fingernails belonged to Melvin Boothe (USA) whose nails had a combined length of 9.85 m (32 ft 3.8 in)
Sarah Massey Has 7-Foot Wide rear-end.
Sarah Massey Has 7-Foot Wide rear-end.
 The world’s longest hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in).
The world’s longest hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in).

Source: Amplifyingglass

 

Bonus Extra – A Glimpse behind the scenes at Fetish Parties

I’m not even sure what’s going on in some of these pics – Yikes!!

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Source: Featureshoot

Photos: MagLau

 

Hope you enjoyed this weeks list of Interesting stuff off the net guys – and if you’d like to leave a comment below on anything, or want to suggest stuff you’d like to see in the future maybe,  just let me know in the Comments section below!

Have an awesome week peeps! 🙂

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