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The Creepy Clown Uprising

In late August last year in Greenville, South Carolina, a little boy in Alabama ran to his mom with a odd story. Two people dressed in clown garb - one with a red wig, the other with a black star on his face - had tried to lure him into the woods. And so it began.  Clowns began appearing like pumpkins at fall festivals. Calls came pouring in at the Greenville County police's office, as both children and adults reported clown sightings near apartment complexes and at the edge of the woods. In Spartanburg, also South Carolina, there were reports of clowns trying to lure kids into the woods with treats.  By September, North Carolina cities Greensboro, Marion and Winston-Salem were...

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Examples of Anthropomorphism in Victorian Art

Anthropomorphism - the attribution of human traits and emotions to non-human entities, including animals - has existed probably since the dawn of time. One ancient example is Aesop's Fables, in which stories such as The Hare and The Tortoise have been recounted to numerous generations. In the 19th century, Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland was and continues to delight audiences to this day - it includes a talking caterpillar, mice, flowers, and late hares in full human dress. In the same era Alice came out, the Victorian Era (1837-1901), there was a trend of photographs or paintings of animals in various anthropomorphic poses, doing human things and wearing human clothing. An example of a Victorian Christmas card: Victorian ad on a trading card...

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Where the Monsters Roam

Where the Monsters Roam Architect Pirro Ligorio competed the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Rome after the death of Michelangelo.  Pirro was an amazing architect but he created a place so unusual, it was strange for back then in the Renissance and even more strange now.  The park is called the park of wonders and is a mix between reality and mythology.  The park is in Bomarzo, Lazio, Italy.   The Park of Monsters Pirro created a park that has strange mythological creatures sculpted into the surroundings.  The park celebrates mythology and the struggle between good and evil.  Some of the sculptures in the park include Hercules in battle, Jupiter, dragon, pegasus, cerberes and various monsters.  The park opened in 1552....

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Relativity

Let's Talk Time Time is a standard unit, like a pound or millimeter, it can be measured.  Pounds by weight, millimeters by distance and time is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years.  The point is that time has standard units.  The thing is we feel time.  Our brains might know it is a standard unit, but time feels slow or time can feel fleeting.  The think is our brain tricks us.  It make fun go by fast and the boring times go by slow. Visual Aid Art can be seen as the ultimate magic trick.  Artist take things like paper and canvas and make them tell a story.  They give us reasons to believe, reasons to...

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The Oh So Mysterious Coral Castle

The Coral Castle The castle is not made of coral, it is Limestone.  They are right, Coral Castle sounds a lot cooler than the limestone castle.  Coral Castle is rumored to be a mysterious place, where one man created a castle out of giant blocks of limestone.  These giant blocks weigh tons.  The blocks where moved my a man that was 5 ft tall and weighed 100 pounds.         Ed Leedskalin Ed was born in Latvia in 1887.  He was engaged to a 16 year-old who didn't really want to marry him, because he was 10 years older and she felt he was too old for her.  He became so depressed he left Latvia and wondered around...

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