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This Is What The First Television Test Broadcast Ever Looked Like — So Weird

After a long, hard day at work there’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting in front of the television and catching up on the latest episodes of my favorite shows.

But television wasn’t always as advanced as it is today. Way before digital television or even analog TV, the thought of watching live newscasts from home was only a figment of one’s imagination. We have inventor John Logie Baird to thank for turning the type of television we know and love today into a reality.

He played an important role in transmitting the first live televised images. The year was 1925, and Baird had found a way to televise images from one room of his laboratory to another. He did so by filming a dummy. From there, “Stooky Bill” was born. Stooky Bill was created for the purposes of Baird’s experiments and the creepy dummy is now known as the first successful televised broadcast subject.

Although this was a monumental moment for technology, it’s freaky as hell.

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Well, I’m never sleeping again. I appreciate the fact that live broadcasts are now a thing, but this? This I could do without.

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These Explorers Found A Makeshift Prison…Complete With An Electric Chair

Urban exploration isn’t a hobby without risks. Those who choose to explore the unknown can expect to encounter a variety of strange situations. Very rarely, however, do they come across homemade electric chairs in the abandoned places they explore.

In the middle of the desert, urban explorer Adamthewoo came across what looked like your average abandoned building. But strangely enough, it was surrounded by barbed wire on all sides. He went in for a closer look, which is when he made the bizarre discovery.

(source: Adamthewoo)

Well, that doesn’t look safe at all. Part of me really wants to know what exactly went on out there, but I know that whatever it was, I probably wouldn’t like it.

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When They Couldn’t Kill The Cockroach Infestation, They Just Burned Down The House

They say that if you see one cockroach, there are way more where that came from. But what happens if you see hundreds of cockroaches? Well, call the fire department, because your place needs to be torched.

I’m not even joking. In Pana, Illinois, a house was so infested with cockroaches that the fire department had to dig a mote and start a controlled fire so that the cockroaches didn’t infest more homes on the block. It’s pretty brutal (but also kind of satisfying) to watch firefighters send these roaches straight to Hell.

As a hater of cockroaches, an event like this in my neighborhood would be cause for drunken celebration. What a time to be alive.

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Richard Speck Was One Of The Most Sadistic Serial Killers Of All Time

Richard Speck’s whole life seems to have set him up for murder.

Speck was born in 1941 the seventh of eight children, and his life was marred by crime and disorder. After his father died, his mother remarried a peg-legged drunk who was emotionally abusive and introduced his young step-son to alcohol. Speck was an alcoholic by 15 and was arrested dozens of times for petty crimes.

At 19, he tattooed “Born to Raise Hell” on his forearm, an incredibly foreboding choice that would ultimately become infamous. In 1963, his illegal activities escalated to forgery and burglary, but after he served 16 months in prison, he was paroled. Just one week later, he attacked a woman with a knife, and although he was sentenced to another 16 months in jail, he was released six months later due to an error.

He continued with a string of burglaries and stabbing incidents until July 13, 1966.

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That day, he started a drunken reign of terror in Chicago that began with the rape of Ella Mae Hooper.


Hooper and Speck frequented the same bars. Speck took her to his room and sexually assaulted her one night. Then he stole her handgun before doing some more drinking. Dressed all in black and as he left, he pocketed the handgun and a switchblade.

At 11:00 p.m., he broke into a townhouse that was occupied by eight nursing students.


He rounded them up and held them captive in a room for hours before taking them out one by one. He stabbed and/or strangled Patricia Matusek, Nina Jo Schmale, Pamela Wilkening, Suzanne Farris, Mary Ann Jordan, Merlita Gargullo, and Valentina Pasion. Speck raped his final victim, Gloria Davy, before strangling her to death.

Only one woman in the house managed to survive. Cora Amurao hid under a bed when Speck left the room with one of his victims. He’d apparently also lost count of how many women he was holding captive at that time.


Speck was declared competent to stand trial, where Amurao bravely faced him and identified him as the killer. The jury convicted Speck in just 49 minutes.

Richard Speck died of a heart attack in 1991. An autopsy revealed brain abnormalities that stunted memory and strong emotions, which experts believe contributed to his murderous tendencies.


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To learn more about Richard Speck, check out the documentary “Born to Raise Hell,” available on YouTube.

There’s more content floating around about Richard Speck, including a truly insane video taken after he spent most of his life in prison. Speck really was born to raise hell, staying true to his sadism right up until he died.

(via Wikipedia)

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Hey, Guess What! Mites Are Probably Reproducing On Your Face Right Now

Having a perfectly clean face is something that a lot of people strive for, as evidenced by the billion-dollar skincare industry. In fact, you probably have a collection of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and exfoliators hanging out in your bathroom…so how would you feel if I told you that your face is covered in mites right now?

Don’t freak out. D. folliculorum and D. brevis are the two species of mites that love chilling in our pores. Over the course of its 14-day lifespan, a mite will eat, sleep, and mate from the comfort of its own little pore.

These parasites are found on the faces of basically all adults. No matter how hard you scrub, you won’t be able to prevent new mites from moving in.

(via The Verge)

Fortunately, they’re pretty much harmless. Some believe that they are linked to rosacea, but that doesn’t affect too many people, and it’s not life threatening. We all just have to accept the fact that our faces are crawling with these little guys.

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Driver Thought He Was Tough With His Bat But Quickly Realized He Was Outgunned

In Israel, a road rage incident stripped a driver of his dignity…and his baseball bat!

Everyone gets a little road rage now and then, but failure to control your emotions on the road can result in dangerous and even life-threatening situations. At worst, most of us say a few swear words and go on about our day, but this enraged man took things to the next level.

What irritated the driver is unclear, but he goes as far as to stop traffic and confront the guy behind him. Little did he know that he was bringing a baseball bat to a gun fight.

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I would have reacted the exact same way! If this is some nonsense you’d pull, be sure to share it with your friends.

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This Guy Took A Video Of His Eyeball Getting Tattooed…So There’s That

In 2016, having a few visible tattoos isn’t quite as shocking as it was 20 years ago. That’s partially why those in the body modification community have begun experimenting with even more extreme ways to up the ante…which is how eyeball tattoos became a thing.

Even though it seems really dangerous, you can actually tattoo an eyeball safely if you know what you’re doing. In the video below, one adventurous soul chose not only to have his eyeballs tattooed, but to document the whole thing on film.

I don’t suggest watching this video if you’re in the middle of eating lunch.

(via Reddit)

While it looks kind of cool, I have a feeling that he’s going to have a hard time finding a job after this.

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It May Look Brutal, But This Handy Tip Will Give Your Mashed Thumb Some Relief

When YouTuber yasarfaster smashed his thumb with a hatchet, it seemed like it would never heal. Instead of the swelling subsiding, the thumb seemed to grow more every second. With each passing hour, the bruising under his nail got darker and darker.

To give his most useful digit a little relief, he decided to take an unconventional approach. He went ahead and punctured the nail with an insanely hot paperclip.

Consider yourself warned, because things are about to get bloody.

As ViralNova’s resident expert on clumsiness, this will come in handy when I ultimately crush my own thumb into oblivion. That initial burn might be brutal, but in the long run, it’ll save me a lot of pain.

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This Security Camera Footage Does Look An Awful Lot Like Evidence Of Ghosts

The way that ghosts behave has always intrigued me. Why do they do the things they do? While it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever get a real answer, that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate.

Personally, I think most spirits screw with us for fun. Being dead sounds like a pretty boring gig, after all. If you could, why wouldn’t you spice things up by pranking the living? I know I would. For evidence of such mischievous activities, I present to you the following security camera footage from outside a mosque in Malaysia.

It’s freaky activity, but it’s certainly not evil.

(via Reddit)

Honestly, this seems a little too perfectly staged for my taste. I want to believe, but I need to throw in a healthy dose of skepticism as well. Still, spirits do seem to feel drawn to places of worship, so who knows?

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The Creepy Sounds He Just Recorded In This Old Mine Are Super Unsettling

The Waldeck Mine located in the canyons of Wiluna, Australia, was once a booming gold mine.

The mine was built over 150 years ago, but operations have since ceased, leaving the area abandoned. Although based on video footage from a recent expedition, it sounds like something more demonic than the passage of time might have been the facility’s downfall.

While exploring tunnels and crevices, a man only identified as Frank stops directly in his tracks when he hears some unusual noises. The man inches toward the sounds, thinking out loud about what they could be. As the noise level increases and becomes more alarming, Frank backtracks and decides that whatever is behind this mess, he wants nothing to do with it.

If you ask me, it sounds like tribal chanting in a foreign tongue.

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What do you think was the cause of those mysterious sounds? A gust of wind or something a bit more supernatural? Let us know your best guesses.

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