Daily Archives: October 18, 2022

Meet Toolbox Killers Lawrence Bittaker And Roy Norris

Toolbox Killers

Toolbox Killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris killed five teenage girls in just five months — and recorded some of their horrific torture and murder sessions for their own amusement. One half of the infamous “Toolbox Killers,” Lawrence Bittaker laughs in court as his hideous crimes are recounted. The depraved duo became known as the […]

As the dollar soars, it spreads pain globally | Business and Economy News

Salesmen wait for customers at a secondhand car parts warehouse, with car parts behind them and on display in the counter, in the industrial area of the capital Nairobi, Kenya

The cost of living in Cairo has soared so much that security guard Mustafa Gamal had to send his wife and year-old daughter to live with his parents in a village 70 miles (112km) south of the Egyptian capital to save money. Gamal, 28, stayed behind, working two jobs, sharing an apartment with other young […]

From Black Death to COVID-19, Pandemics Have Always Pushed People to Honor Death and Celebrate Life

Etching from Jean-Jacques Manget 'Traite de la peste' 1721.

This article by Nükhet Varlik is republished here with permission from The Conversation. This content is shared here because the topic may interest Snopes readers; it does not, however, represent the work of Snopes fact-checkers or editors. After the last couple of Halloweens were plagued by doubt and worry thanks to a global pandemic with no clear end […]

Chileans take to the streets to mark 3rd anniversary of upheaval | Protests News

Street with barricade lying on the ground in flames

Anniversary of 2019 social movement comes weeks after Chileans rejected new constitution that emerged from protests. Hundreds of Chileans have taken to the streets of the capital to mark the three-year anniversary of a social uprising, which propelled the South American country to draft a new constitution that was rejected by voters last month. The […]

9 Controversies Surrounding King Tut

Tomb of Tutankhamun, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the modern-day discovery of the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun (more commonly referred to as King Tut). Around 1907, the British Earl of Carnarvon sponsored a British archeologist named Howard Carter to dig around Egypt’s Valley of Kings—and when Carter struck gold in 1922, the rest became history.  […]

BLACKPINK’s ROSÉ Is the Latest Global Ambassador for a Major K-Beauty Brand | See Photos

BLACKPINK's Ros posing for her Sulwhasoo campaign in front of an orange background wearing a white set

There’s a reason why you rarely hear or witness K-pop idols revealing their beauty routines — their lucrative star power is typically reserved for brand endorsements. ROSÉ (real name: Roseanne Chae-young Park) is many things: a singer, songwriter, dancer, K-pop idol, BLACKPINK member, and YSL darling — but now, she can add one more item […]

Lauren Boebert’s Alleged Dog Shooting Story, Explained

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Colorado U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has been the subject of numerous rumors and accusations by her neighbors. In mid-August 2022, neighbors reportedly called 911 after Boebert’s husband allegedly threatened them and destroyed their mailbox. The latest accusation came from someone who said they are a neighbor, claiming that, on Aug. 17, 2022, the Republican representative […]

Ukraine says threat to power grid ‘critical’ amid Russian attacks | Russia-Ukraine war News


Ukraine has warned of an emerging “critical” risk to its power grid after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that repeated Russian bombardments had destroyed one-third of the country’s power facilities as winter approaches. The warning on Tuesday came as Russian forces claimed to have retaken territory from Ukrainian troops in the eastern Kharkiv region, Moscow’s first […]

How the Classic Vampire Movie ‘Nosferatu’ Cheated Court-Ordered Death

Max Schreck in 'Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens'

Thousands of films from the silent era have been written off as lost. You will never see A Study in Scarlet (1914) or Alfred Hitchcock’s The Mountain Eagle (1926) or Treasure Island (1920) starring Lon Chaney. But one early horror flick managed to cheat death.  Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) celebrates its 100th anniversary […]