Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

Bloody Mary || Kennedy curse || Taman Shud Case || La Voisin || Greyfriars Bobby || Pripyat || Albert Fish || Mary Toft || The Cure for Insomnia || Roanoke Colony || John Murray Spear || Arecibo message || Nuckelavee || Phaistos Disc || Tanganyika laughter epidemic || Mad Gasser of Mattoon || Murder of Junko Furuta || Peoples Temple || Ed Gein || Stargate Project || Jackalope || Numbers station || UVB-76 || Bélmez Faces || Donner Party || Adam || Mariana UFO incident || Valentich disappearance || Cleveland Torso Murderer || Trepanning || Dyatlov Pass incident || Grey goo || Overtoun House || The Garden of Earthly Delights || Wilhelm Reich || Starchild skull || Original Night Stalker || Owlman || Ararat anomaly || British big cats || Jack the Ripper || Clapham Wood Mystery || Pope Lick Monster || Shadow person || Out-of-place artifact || Black Dahlia || Jersey Devil || Crawfordsville monster || Koro || Philadelphia Experiment || Glasgow smile || Roswell UFO incident || David Parker Ray || D. B. Cooper || Total Information Awareness || Goatman || Grey alien || Joachim Kroll || Peter Kürten || Gilles de Rais || Alien abduction || Joseph Vacher || Mothman || Polywater || Catacombe dei Cappuccini || Villisca Axe Murders || Grace Sherwood || Loveland frog || The Hermitage || Jatinga || Sankebetsu brown bear incident || Mongolian death worm || Devil’s Footprints || The Sick Child || H. H. Holmes || Dysaesthesia aethiopica || Bloody Benders || Lamia || Black Paintings || The Monster with 21 Faces || Shirime || Lina Medina || Exploding head syndrome || Quantum suicide and immortality || Mokele-mbembe || Spontaneous human combustion || Dulce Base || Chandre Oram || Oscar || Men in Black || Vladimir Demikhov || The Great Red Dragon Paintings || Bloop || Retroactive continuity || Elizabeth Báthory || Delphine LaLaurie || Silverpilen || Polybius || Guided rat || Robert J. White || Chelyabinsk meteor || Armin Meiwes || Big Crunch || Belchen Tunnel || Moberly–Jourdain incident || Boy Scout Lane || Princes in the Tower || Rosenheim Poltergeist || Peter Stumpp || Bermuda Triangle || Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery || Hill of Crosses || Self-immolation || Lycaon || Burke and Hare murders || Pykrete || Kate Morgan || List of unusual deaths || Sawney Bean || Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest || Yoshio Kodaira || Incorruptibility || Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus || Toynbee tiles || Rat king || Sailing stones || Thalidomide || Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 || Tunguska event || Head transplant || List of cryptids || Borley Rectory || Sedlec Ossuary || Alien hand syndrome || Capgras delusion || Mellified man || Atuk || Monster of Glamis || Spring-heeled Jack || Allagash Abductions || Aokigahara || Raymond Robinson (Green Man) || Premature burial || Brain transplant || Nightmarchers || Decompression illness || Midgetville || Zombie || Mercy Brown vampire incident || Necromancy || Lamkin || Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. || Icelandic Phallological Museum || Neisseria meningitidis || Unit 731 || Bunny Man || Bubbly Creek || Malleus Maleficarum || Moll Dyer || Original Spanish Kitchen || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Voynich manuscript || Black Annis || True name || Dorothy Talbye trial || Black dog || Wandering Jew || Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway || Yara-ma-yha-who || Rod Ferrell || The Juniper Tree

kathleen kennedy: “i think we should cast bel powley who coincidentally is also white with brown hair and light eyes”

rian johnson: “actually it’s really important that we include women of color in these films too so i’ve decided to cast kelly marie tran instead”

kathleen kennedy: 

The Kennedy Family Curse

The Kennedy family has been rife with tragedy and mysterious deaths.

1941- Rosemary Kennedy, John F. Kennedy’s sister, had many behavior problems as a child and did not perform as well as her siblings in school and in sports. When Rosemary was 23 years of age, a doctor informed her father about a new medical procedure that he thought would solve Rosemary’s issues with mood swings and occasional violent outbursts. The procedure the doctor was referring to was a lobotomy, which Rosemary’s father agreed to have performed on Rosemary. Her father neglected to tell his wife, Rosemary’s mother until after the procedure was performed. The procedure did not solve any of Rosemary’s issues. Instead, her mental capacity diminished to that of a two year old child. Rosemary would not be able to walk for decades and was never able to speak intelligibly again. Her family promptly placed her in an institution where her mother did not come to visit her for 20 years and her father never paid her a visit. Almost 30 years later, Rosemary’s father died and her family would finally come visit and take her back to her childhood home to visit. Rosemary passed away from natural causes in 2005 and was buried beside her parents.

1944/1948- Both Joseph Kennedy Jr. and Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish died in separate plane crashes.

1963-John F Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was killed two days later while being escorted by police to a vehicle to take him to the county jail. Due to Oswald being killed and never having to go to trial, there are many conspiracies regarding JFK’s assassination.

1968- Five years after John was assassinated, his little brother Robert was also assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

1984-Robert’s child, David Kennedy dies from an overdose of cocaine, painkillers and anti-psychotic medicine.

1997-Another of Robert’s children, Michael Kennedy dies from a skiing accident.

1999-John F Kennedy Junior, JFK’s son, dies while flying his plane. He reportedly became disoriented during the night flight and crashed into the ocean.

2012- Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy died from an apparent suicide.

Rian Johnson was very adamant about having a woman of color playing the character to “subvert expectations”. His pick was Rodriguez from the get-go, but something didn’t gel there at all with anyone else but him. Kathleen Kennedy’s favorite was Bel Powley. KMT didn’t come into the fray until a little later.
—  casting. not a surprise, but I thought you might want receipts in case KK comes rolling round trying to claim KMT as a diversity win for herself/Lucasfilm. no no no, we know who to thank, and it’s Rian for fighting and Kelly Marie Tran for being fucking amazing. also no Gina Rodriguez? I feel cheated

The Kennedy Family, one of the most famous political family in America;

Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy Sr, (1888-1969) married Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995) on 1914, with whom he had nine children, including former US President JFK, Senators RFK & Ted Kennedy.

Their nine children:

1. Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy Jr. (1915-1944), died on a naval airplane explosion during Operation Aphrodite.
2. John “Jack” Fitzgerald Kennedy/JFK (1917-1963), was a Member of US Representatives from Massachusetts (1947-1953), Senator of Massachusetts (1953-1960), and later the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963) until his assassination in Dallas, Texas.
3. Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy (1918-2005), had behavioral problems leading to her father’s decision to prefrontal lobotomies, although it failed and left her incapacitated permanently.
4. Kathleen “Kick” Agnes Kennedy (1920-1948), became Marchioness of Hartington upon marrying William Cavendish, Marquess of Harrington on 1944. She died from an airplane crash.
5. Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009), she married Sargent Shriver, US Ambassador to France (under LBJ’s presidency) on 1953. She was the founder of Special Olympics.
6. Patricia “Pat” Helen Kennedy (1924-2006), married English actor Peter Lawford in 1954, but divorced in 1966.
7. Robert “Bobby” Francis Kennedy/RFK (1925-1968), was 64th Attorney General (under his brother JFK’s presidency) (1961-1963), then later US Senator of New York (1965-1968). In 1968, he was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, however he was assassinated in that same year in Los Angeles, California.
8. Jean Ann Kennedy (1928-), became US Ambassador to Ireland (1993-1998). She married Stephen Smith, a financial analyst and political strategist on 1956. She’s the only surviving child of Joe Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy’s immediate family.
9. Edward “Ted” Moore Kennedy (1932-2009), was US Senator of Massachusetts (1962-2009), and was the 1980 candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, only resulting to loss to President Carter.

anonymous asked:

Why didn't the chappaquiddick incident result in the end of Ted Kennedy's political career?

Had it happened at any other time, it probably would have cost Kennedy his political career, but there’s a reason why this was the relatively low-key manner in which it was reported in the newspaper:

And that’s because it happened on the same day as this:

So, if there was any time for a U.S. Senator to get away with drunkenly (allegedly) crashing their car into a body of water and leaving his passenger – who happened to be a young female who definitely wasn’t his wife – underwater for whatever reason, and then leaving the area and not reporting the accident to authorities for ten hours, that was probably it.

At any other time Chappaquiddick would have probably completely ruined Ted Kennedy’s political career, but there wasn’t much oxygen left for that story when this was the headline the day after that first story about the crash:


Mother / Daughter Relationship

Isabella I of Castile - Queen of Castille and León / Queen consort of Aragon, Mallorca, Valencia, Sicily, Queen consort of Naples

Catherine of Aragon - Queen consort of England from 1509 until 1533

Mary I of England - Queen of England and Ireland / Queen consort of Spain