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Top 10 Wikipedia topics that will creep you out. Some scary stuff on this side of the internet!
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Wikipedia is an endless source of information. Literally, who needs to go to college anymore when all they need to do is get on a computer and search for their topic on Wikipedia? But just as the page can be informative, it can also be extraordinarily creepy to the point where we can all scare ourselves silly. Whether we are looking up legends or truly scary case studies of people who really existed, Wikipedia can be the place where nightmares are made of.
For example, you can research the truly creepy case of black eyed children, who want to invade your space with their creepy all-black eyes and monotone voices. The stories are creepy enough to the point where you will pull the curtains on all of your windows, lock your doors, and ignore any doorbell rings and knocks. The very fact that black eyed children go against the image of innocent children, which are usually harmless.
But Wikipedia pages can also bring on a dose of grim reality, such as the case of Joyce Vincent, who was found dead in her apartment three years after she passed on. It is a product of our worst nightmares; being forgotten. Vincent had cut off contact from many of her friends and loved ones, so when no one heard from her, no one thought twice. Vincent had also prepaid for many of her household services and living off of government benefits for her electricity. When she was found dead, the television was still on. But Vincent’s body was basically nothing but a skeleton and next to a bag of wrapped Christmas presents that never got delivered.
Wikipedia pages can inform us of some of the most fascinating cases of unknown creatures, such as the Flatwoods Monster, the Wendigo, and the Mothman. With startling accounts and pictures to go along with these articles, it certainly makes you wonder if these articles might have an element of truth attached to them. Maybe the intention of these articles isn’t to deter you from going outside, but perhaps staying inside to avoid interacting with these terrifying creatures might very well be worth it.
Then Wikipedia also reminds us how creepy we can be by ourselves by preserving historical evidence of post-mortem photography, where we took creative pictures of the dead in order to preserve memories of that loved one. While the gesture is nice, for those of us today looking back, the practice itself is pretty creepy, especially today where the handling of dead bodies is reserved for the professional caretakers and medical staff.
There is one thing about Wikipedia that needs to be taken into consideration is the fact that anyone can edit a Wikipedia article. Sometimes you have to take the information with a grain of salt, but checking out the sources of these articles is a great place if you want to continue to dig into the creepy subject. There are many more creepy pages out there on the vast online encyclopedia, and this video sheds some light on the ones meant to give you nightmares.
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Sometimes using terms when you’re learning a language can hurt more than it helps. This is possibly one of those times. But we need to refer to stuff somehow, right?
In today’s lesson, I go over Definite & Indefinite Articles in Spanish. If you don’t know what those are, join the club. Even when I learned Spanish, since I learned on my own, I never knew what those were.
Bottom line, it doesn’t really matter, as long as you know how to use them.
A definite article is simple “the”. When you say “the cookie”, everybody knows exactly which cookie is being talked about. Which cookie you want is definite.
The opposite of that, an indefinite article is when you say “a cookie”. Now, you are just saying give me “a” cookie among the many cookies. Which cookie you want is NOT definite.
In the plural form, the indefinite article is basically “some” or “a few”. I explain it all in the video and of course, give you the lowdown on the Spanish equivalents.
So watch the video, do the Articles Worksheet available @ http://gringoespanol.com/articles/ and leave me a comment or message me if you have any questions at all or need some clearing up.
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