Curious History’s Top Ten Posts for October, 2013
- The Most Beautiful Trees in the World - 89,158 notes
- 10 Must See Photographs from the 1940s - 43,760
- 10 Incredibly Creepy Cakes for Halloween - 26,092
- Incredibly Carved Pencil Sculptures - 24,450
- What the World Eats - 19,054
- 10 of the Best Twilight Zone Episodes - 14,204
- The Remarkable Dinosaur Footprint Wall - 13,849
- 10 Stunning Cityscapes Without Light Pollution - 13,845
- 10 Creepy Halloween Food Ideas - 12,744
- Amazing Leaf Art - 9,231
Norway Store Sells Severed Meat “Hands” for Halloween
Many shops are pulling out all the stops to market their products this Halloween, but a discount store in Norway, has stirred up controversy by selling fake severed hands in their meat freezers.
The Europris discount shop thought putting realistic plastic human body parts in their freezers would help their customers get into the Halloween spirit. However, they were rather surprised to discover that parents who came in with their kids were furious after, among witches and monster costumes, they found severed human body parts wrapped in plastic and packed just like ordinary meat products.
The bloody limbs, which came from a made-up butcher called the “Chop Shop”, not only looked incredibly realistic but also came with nutritional information stickers, which only added to the gruesomeness of the stunt. This story gained more ground as it was featured on television. So the store pulled out its entire range of gruesome products as a result of the backlash.
10 Creepy Halloween Food Ideas
- Witch’s Finger Cookies
- Zombie Brain Jello Shots
- Raspberry Jello Worms on a Bed of Chocolate Doughnut Crumbs
- Turkey Eyeballs
- Halloween Ribs and Sausage
- Marshmallow and Peanut Butter Dirty Ear Wax Q-Tips
- Turkey Cake
- Meat Hand
- Intestine Cake
- Jello Heart
10 Incredible Cakes That Look Like Different Foods
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or another momentous event, marking the occasion with a cake has become somewhat customary. Yet, sometimes an ordinary layer cake from the grocery store bakery just won’t do. Consider your father’s 50th birthday. He might be one mad burger connoisseur, traveling the nation and eating his way through cities both big and small in search of his dream patty. When it comes time to blow out the candles at his birthday celebration, what sort of cake are you going to wheel out? A burger of course.
10 Incredibly Creepy Cakes for Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to start planning how to celebrate it in the most spectacularly scary way. In this collection we’ve gathered the best Halloween cakes to get you in the right mood. While some Halloween cakes from this collection are real masterpieces, others really went for the true creep factor with blood, stitched skin and brains. Enjoy!
What the World Eats
These amazing portraits feature pictures of families from different countries with a week’s worth of food purchases. The photos, from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluision, reveal a stark contrast between cultures and expose the proliferation of processed foods in the western diet and in the diets of many developing countries. Some people have more to eat and, too often, eat more nutritionally questionable food. And their health suffers. It’s no wonder that we are seeing an increase in diseases related to diet & lifestyle choices. We also learn that diet is determined largely by uncontrollable forces like poverty, conflict and globalization.
- United States
- Great Britain
The Tiny Rock Restaurant on the Sea
At beautiful Michanwi Pingwe Beach on Zanzibar’s coast in Africa is an incredibly unique restaurant. The restaurant is so small, it’s perched on a fossilized bed of coral located in the Indian ocean. Another surprise is that the interior is quite different than the interior. To reach the restaurant, it’s either a walk or boat ride because when the tide comes in, the restaurant is surrounded by water. The spot is so spectacular that it has been used by Vogue magazine for photo shoots.
Aptly named, The Rock restaurant serves a wide variety of seafood as well as wine, beer and soft drinks. However, the Rock Restaurant is a little more pricey than one might expect. The least expensive items on the menu are the mango salad, octopus salad and fish carpaccio — each priced at $14.00 USD. The most expensive menu item is the Rock Special with grilled lobster, cigal, jumbo prawn, fish filet and calamari oil for $48.00 USD. But if you can make it to Zanzibar for a visit, a trip to the restaurant is a must.