The island known as the “island of madness”, “hell” and “the most haunted place on Earth” is being sold!
Here’s a quick, history behind it:
The plagued people were shipped off to Poveglia Island, a small, secluded land mass that floats between Venice and Lido. There, people lived out the last of their wretched lives together until they died.
Since the island already reeked of death, the next time an epidemic came along, barely alive bodies were dumped there and burned in mass graves.
In the 20s, a mental hospital was built to welcome the island’s newest “guests,” or anybody that showed symptoms of any sort of sickness, physical or mental.
Basically, if you had an itch, away you went to Poveglia where you’d sink your feet into the soil (half dirt, half human ash) and be in the company of over 100K diseased ghosts.
It didn’t help when the place was converted into a hospital for the mentally ill in 1922. Rumor has it, the hospital was home to a number of crude lobotomies, performed by a doctor who’d been driven mad by the ghosts. He later flung himself off the bell tower.
The Italian government is now offering a 99-year lease to whomever’s brave enough to take it over.The italian government thinks it would make a great hotel destination!
i was sketching ideas and was looking up references for plot-relevant clothes styles and… um excuse me w h a t
I hate to tell you this as a professional baker/cake decorator, but this is an actual thing. Aside from King cake with the baby figurine, there is also a VERY RARE THING where some baby shower cakes have a pregnancy belly, where they put like a toy baby in a gelatin mold.
We have never done one of these at our shop, but I’ve heard of them, before. I have heard sometimes they just stick the toy in the carved belly of the cake instead of gelatin, but I couldn’t find pictures of that!
…. DO PEOPLE REMEMBER ON MY TWITTER WHEN I WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW CREEPY CAKES BAKED TO LOOK LIKE REALISTIC BABIES ARE?
This is a photo of the best and worst purchase I have ever made in my life. It is a kotatsu. For those of you unfamiliar, a kotatsu is a Japanese heated table. The top of the table comes off, you put a blanket on in the cold seasons, and then put the table top back on. There are small space heaters underneath the whole table and when you stick your feet under there, it’s a toasty oven of pure bliss. It’s great on heating bills because I don’t turn on my heat, just my kotatsu. It’s the best and the worst purchase because it’s fucking awesome yet it’s so awesome I never want to leave the thing and end up missing school because who the fuck wants to get out from under a toasty oven of pure bliss? Not this bitch. My advice to you, is that you should totally get a kotatsu but only if you have the will power and self control to not get trapped under there. It’s so addicting, I even sleep under it sometimes…