Creepy Day everyone – well here we are on the 18th October 2018 – for the next 13 days till the 31st October – Halloween is upon us – Monster Mash Halloween Bash Greetings to y’all!
Today there will be more spookie’s galore and challenges for all, always expect the unexpected and have fun! So, who is going to creep out of the woodwork today and have a stabbing, stab, stab go at some of the challenges?
Ravenous Rory & Spooky Doodlepip
Queen Elizabeth I had smallpox when she was a child, which left her face full of deep pock scars that resembled little craters. As a public figure, she tried just about anything to make her skin look smooth and beautiful. One of the things she did was having servants collect human body fat from people who had been executed. She took the liquified fat and smeared it all over her face, to help fill in the craters. She also did this with eggs, when fat wasn’t available.
Joseph Merrick had a disorder that disfigured his entire body. He was nicknamed “the elephant man” and put in a freak show. The scientific name for his condition is proteus syndrome, and people are still born with it today. Every individual person has a different form of the syndrome, and they do not all look exactly the same. The gene is not hereditary, so there is no telling when a child will be born with this, and there is no known way to prevent it from happening.
In ancient times, there was a process of making a “mellified man,” which was essentially making human candy. In order to do this, an elderly person volunteer themselves to the process of being binge bathed in honey every day, and given only honey to eat. They reached the point where that’s all that was left in their digestive system. Then, when they died, they would be covered in honey for 100 years. Their body would snap easily in half, and be eaten as rock candy. Eating this candy was a type of medicine, which was said to heal broken bones.