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Bunker Down

To all those riding out Hurricane Florence, stay safe. A big shout out to OCD Blogger Girl who is bunkering down in Wilmington. Please remember that some people simply can’t up and leave due to all sorts of reasons. To those, I send thoughts and prayers.

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In space, no one can hear you scream

The Russian Space Agency is freaking out after they discovered a 2mm hole in the venting system of one of their Space Crafts. Alarms were raised when the cabin pressure began to slowly drop. All on board were ordered to look for the cause. The hole was discovered near the toilet covered by a flap. Initially, it was thought the hole was made by a tiny meteorite but when they studied the hole they changed their tune, believing it was deliberately made. The hole was too neat and consistent with being made by a drill. Plus it was made from the inside, not the outside. There are several theories to this potentially Tom Hanks starring drama, 1) it was a poorly patched up mistake made by a contractor 2) it was made by a homesick astronaut hoping to return to Earth early or 3. SABOTAGE. Luckily they had some epoxy resin because apparently duct tape is useless in space.

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What the Hell Is Novichok?

Just when you thought it was safe, the Russian nerve agent Novichok has reared its deadly head once again. Two people in Salisbury were infected this week after it is believed they picked up a contaminated item on the street. One of the victims passed away today and the second victim is still fighting for his life. It is believed the pair came in contact with the deadly nerve agent in a park near where a former Russian spy and his daughter were struck down a few months ago. A used cigarette butt has been named as a potential item.

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Cave Rescue

For the 13 young people trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, the news that a Navy Seal has died en route to them must be devastating. While the world collectively holds their breath, a rethink is now on. The group are trapped in a small pocket. The only possible way out is to swim underwater for about 750m. It isn’t a straight swim, they will have to navigate through some narrow passages in the pitch dark. The risky decision to teach the teens and coach, not only to swim but to use diving equipment may have to aborted following the death of the experienced diver. Time is against them as a monsoon is about to hit and with it more torrential rain. This is truly what nightmares are made of. I have my fingers crossed that by some miracle they can be saved.

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When You Should Have Been Sleeping With One Eye Open!

The last thing you expect to hear from your wife when you dig up a skull in your backyard is  ‘don’t worry – it’s my first husband’. The 60-year-old Russian woman had allegedly bumped him off 20 years ago with an axe. She then told her new hubby just to rebury the remains and forget about it. Luckily hubby thought better of it and contacted police. They found bones all through the veggie patch. She later said she killed him with an axe and chopped him into pieces after he came home drunk.

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Grateful?

OK loons, you know how I hate clowns and dolls and anything that could attack me in the middle of the night…well.Seems there is a new menace on the block that may keep us sleeping with one eye open at night…imaginary friends. Apparently, children have the ability to see things we don’t. Meet Ruby and her imaginary friend and see if you wouldn’t be Googling, local exorcist.

 

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Tourist Hotspot

OK, putting the Royal Wedding aside for one moment, anyone watching the fireworks over in Hawaii? Volcano Kilauea has just spewed ash and red hot nasty stuff from its summit. Run people, run! Officials have been seen throwing breathing masks to locals so they don’t inhale the potentially deadly ash. Sheez, if the fissures don’t get melt your sandals,  the mighty big eruption might. It is expected to throw refrigerator-sized boulders into the air. Mother nature isn’t happy.

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