Missing Man Found Inside the Belly of a Python

Villagers on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi discovered a missing man had been attacked and swallowed by a massive 23-foot python.
Man swallowed by python in Indonesia

A video (below) from an Indonesian news source shows villagers on the island of Sulawesi cutting open an engorged python to find the body of a missing man.

25-year-old Akbar hadn’t returned from tending to his palm oil crops on Sunday. On Monday, a search party set out to find him. They first came upon Akbar’s picking tool and a boot amongst scattered palm oil fruit, but then they stumbled upon the culprit – a 23-foot reticulated python swollen with it’s most recent meal.

When they cut the snake open, they were horrified to discover that it’s last meal was, in fact, Akbar.

A wound found on his neck indicated to them that he had been attacked from behind. Reticulated pythons latch onto their victims with rows of sharp teeth, and then squeeze them to death.

Let’s Play a Little Game About Death

Strike up a death positive conversation with a loved one or have some morbid laughs with friends with the Morbid Curiosity game.

Last fall I stumbled upon a Kickstarter for a card game called Morbid Curiosity, and eagerly spread the word in hopes that it would get funded so I could get my hands on it. The premise was that, through death-related trivia and opened-ended questions, small groups of friends or family could have a lighthearted conversation about their inevitable demise.

Thankfully the game was funded. In fact, it exceeded its goal considerably. Everyone has a little morbid curiosity to satisfy.

My copy arrived over the weekend, and it doesn’t disappoint. The experience begins with the presentation: An elegantly minimal glossy black box with the skull logo filled with 162 cards, each printed with a beautifully illustrated death’s head hawkmoth. There are two sets of cards. Black cards are trivia, asking like “Whose gravestone reads: ‘Dead men are heavier than broken hearts?'” or “True or false: Corpses soil themselves.” White cards, on the other hand, will undoubtedly lead to some interesting conversations with questions such as “If events from our life do flash before our eyes just before death, share one event you hope you will see” or “Upon your death, are there any items you want disposed of before your family sorts through your possessions?”

“Morbid Curiosity is not a harsh look at your own mortality, or some delicate, awkward conversation about the end of life,” the Morbid Curiosity website says. “Rather, it is a unique, well crafted game that lets people look at death while having a good time. So kick off your shoes, sit down, and get to know Death a little better.”

Morbid Curiosity game

Death trivia game

Morbid Curiosity game card

Deaths Head Moth illustration from the Morbid Curiosity game

Ready to play? Order Morbid Curiosity now at www.morbidcuriositygame.com

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Cruise Ship Billiards: Gyroscopic Pool Table Stays Level in Rough Waters

Video shows how a pool table on a cruise ship stays level and keeps the balls in place while the ship lists in rough weather.

When the pool table is moving like this, it usually means you’ve had too much to drink. But if you’re on a cruise ship, apparently, billiards becomes a high tech affair as the table keeps itself level despite the rocking of the ship.

From the video description:

This is a video taken by a friend, of the Gyroscopic self leveling pool table on the cruise ship “Radiance of the Seas”, while travelling back from New Zealand in rough weather in December 2011

As the ship moves the pool table adjusts so that the billiard balls don’t move at all, even in rough weather. If you look closely you can see that the balls remain still as the table moves, enabling you to play in almost any conditions.

via Geekologie

Wisconsin priest Theophilus Riesinger who inspired The Exorcist

The Most Horrific Publicized Case of Exorcism in American History

Capuchin friar Theophilus Riesinger became the most well-known exorcist in America after a grueling case of demonic possession in 1928.

Add Some Macabre to Your Fireplace With These Human Skull-Shaped Logs

Warm your self by the flames of your enemies burning in effigy with these skull-shaped fireplace logs.
Skull fireplace logs
Skull fireplace log – Buy on Amazon

These life size deluxe skull-shaped fireplace logs from Myar come in black, white, and brown. From the photos, it looks like the mandibles can be open, closed, or removed entirely so you can get the perfectly arranged pile of skulls in your fireplace.

Each skull is highly detailed (just look at those cranial sutures!) and hand-painted. They are made of fire proof steel-reinforced ceramic and lava granules, and heavy enough that they won’t blow away if you leave them outside in the fire pit.

Skull-shaped logs for your fireplace or fire pit

Skull fireplace logs

These skulls are a bit pricey, but totally worth it. Find them on Amazon right here.