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Festivals and Arsenic: The Wakayama Curry Killer
Circumstantial evidence led to…


Here’s what you need to know about how Florida’s Red Tide situation impacts the ecosystem and people.

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If there’s one surefire way to put a damper on summer fun, it’s with Red Tide. Unfortunately, it’s here in Florida, and people are wondering if it’s really an issue. It’s deadly to sea life, especially fish, but how does it affect people?

This article discusses what you need to…


When 101 Dalmatian’s originally boomed, a Dalmatian genocide followed…

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Have you ever seen a movie and left the theatre inspired to try a new hobby, become a superhero, or even just get a new pet? You’re not the only one. After the re-release of 101 Dalmatians, thousands of people ran out to buy the adorable spotted dogs. …


Circumstantial evidence led to the death penalty for Masumi Hayashi.

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In 1998, a pot of poisoned curry was served at a Japanese summer festival. Four people, including two children, died. More than sixty others suffered before recovering.

This is the story of how one woman’s bitterness led to the poisoning of an entire village, and how the circumstantial evidence was…


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The “devoted family man” reached a breaking point.

Maurice Jewel Taylor Sr.; Daily Mail News

On November 29, 2020, two children were stabbed and decapitated by their father. The remaining two children were forced to view their siblings’ bodies over a course of five days.

Lancaster, California Mayor Parris commented that the pandemic had led to increased stress and desperation among citizens. …


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Child protective services had allegedly been called three times before the murder.

Trevor Marquis Rowe; Source: Lubbock PD Social Media

On January 7th, 2021, Trevor Marquis Rowe zipped his girlfriend’s 10-month-old daughter into a backpack and left her in the trunk of his car where she died. Sadly, child protective services had been called three times before the murder to no avail.

This is the heartbreaking story of how neglect…


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The popular camping grounds were considered “safe,” but is anywhere truly safe?

Lauren Barry (left) and Nichole Collins (right); Source: The North West Star News

In October of 1997, two schoolgirls were brutally killed less than two miles from home. Their murders remain two of the most notorious in Australia to this day.

This is the horrifying story of how a weekend camping trip in a “safe” area ended in a terrible fate for Lauren…


The whys, hows, ins, and outs of a good swap!

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Like many people, I’ve started to go a bit stir crazy during the restrictions of the pandemic. However, I’ve found the secret sauce; the way to give that itch to travel a good scratch from the comfort of your home…

It’s postcard swaps!

Postcard swapping is a great way to…


Pope Clement VIII was pressured to renounce it, but then he tasted it…

Pope Clement VIII; Source: Wikimedia Commons

“This Satan’s drink is so delicious that it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of it.” — Pope Clement VIII

In the 1600s, coffee was called “Satan’s drink” and heavily frowned upon by Catholic Europe. …


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He claimed someone told him to do it — but who?

Mike Lopez; Source: ABC News

In December of 2020, a Utah man, Mike Lopez, shot and killed his mother at the dinner table. After the horrific act, he danced with his younger teen sister.

This is the bizarre and devastating story of Victoria Ramirez’s murder.

Dinner Gone Wrong

On December 23rd, 2020, Victoria Ramirez was sitting down to…

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