Explain the history behind the Stronsay Beast of Orkney.
The Stronsay Beast is a well-documented case of a long-necked animal corpse washing up on the shores of the Stronsay Islands.
On September 25, 1808, a local man named John Peace spotted an unusual animal corpse washed up on the rocks. He sailed his boat as close to the rocks as he could, and found the remains of a large serpent-like creature. The animal had a long, eel-like neck and three pairs of legs.
The rocky coast made the corpse inaccessible, but a storm washed the remains ashore ten days later. Peace then closely examined the animal, describing it as a serpentine beast that was 55 feet long and had a neck measuring over 10 feet in length. The beast had grey skin, big eyes, and a head like a sheep. The body had six limbs and a mane of long hair.
The remains of the corpse were examined by the Natural History Society of Edinburgh and could not be identified. The carcass was declared to be a new species, possibly a sea serpent.
It was suggested to be a basking shark, yet the largest basking shark ever recorded was only 40 feet: 15 feet smaller than the Stronsay Beast.
A vertebrate from the Stronsay Beast is on display at the National Museum of Scotland.
A body, believed to be that of a criminal lawyer, sends the police hunting for the killer. The lawyer’s wife, his partner, and an ex-convict are, in turn, suspected of the crime. But the body was incorrectly identified
90. O Homem Invisível (The Invisible Man, 2020), dir. Leigh Whannell
I wrote some stuff if you’re bored an you like to read! It’s on Wattpad, I’d really appreciate it if you gave it a chance! Bearing the feather is complete but I plan to add more to the Patchwork Sins!
Film 97 of the year so far: I’LL SELL MY LIFE, 1941. Another Rose Hobart film. Intrigue! Drama! Crime! The Rhumba! This is a film that depends upon its central mystery; and, while that mystery remains, the film is superbly entertaining. Before the story’s half way told, though, the viewer will have unravelled it all, and the film’s chief appeal is lost. But, even so, this is a jolly good, enjoyable movie, well worth watching. There’s good acting, colourful characters, 3 or 4 remarkably striking lines, and the worst singing I’ve ever heard in a movie. Quality 7.5/10 Entertainment 7.5/10.
Literally my favorite character and headcanon so
6 hours and 15 minutes on ibispaint x, even though it didnt feel that long, but I’m going insane due to quarantine
and also, how it’s acceptable to even think of sending one before the first date
Title: One of us is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to
investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about
all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies
for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right?
What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
! Possible Spoilers Ahead !
Who murdered Simon Kelleher? That is the main question throughout this novel. In the first chapter, we are introduced to four main characters that attend Bayview High School, which is said to be set somewhere near San Diego, California. Each of them is presented as a different stereotype: Addy the homecoming princess, Bronwyn the mathlete nerd, Cooper the baseball star, and Nate the bad boy on probation. They couldn’t be more different from one another if they tried, but they all have managed to find themselves in the same boat. One, if not all of them, are suspected of poisoning their fellow classmate.
From the beginning, I had Bronwyn down as my main suspect. She had what could be seen as the most to lose, missing out on attending Yale University, and smart enough to have pulled off a stunt like this. My second suspect was Addy, believe it or not. I guess she gave off enough of a vibe to be a badass under the right circumstances. Which, if you read this book for yourself, you can see that she was.
Cooper and Nate weren’t really a possibility in my mind. Cooper came off too much as a sweet southern boy, and Nate doesn’t have any real secrets. He’s the type of guy who has all of his crap out there on the table.
My favorite part of this book is when Cooper walks into the cafeteria and realizes that everyone knows his secret. Nate is there as nasty comments are thrown at the baseball star and he has no obligation to say or do anything, but he does. He’s unashamed when he stands up for Cooper and manages to turn the hypocrisy back onto the other students.
So what were my overall thoughts on the book? I loved it. I think the author managed to shine a light on the type of people we grew up with through school. That those preppy cheerleader girls aren’t always as two dimensional as they may seem, or that those know-it-all students might be so serious about their grades because it determines how their own parents look at them. Everyone around us has a part of their story they won’t ever share. It’s important to know that.
Would I recommend this book? Yes. One thousand times, yes. The characters are far from flat and were written so beautifully. I’m certainly glad I picked up this book and gave it a chance.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Just finished listening to season 1 of the mangnus archives podcast. I love how they mixed in horror and mystery into one. The eldrish-esk tone of the statements can send shivers down ones spine, the additional facts jon adds to the files from research into those statements, the nudge of the “real” vs “false” statements statements in the archives, and how they ALL have one or two elements that link into a hidden horror of the truth is just so good!
I do worry for the mental state of Jon in the upcoming seasons, I haven’t seen many spoilers but from what I gathered (along with the last episode) he will be having a bad time.
#Life is a #mystery yet #beautiful . #Love is #priceless so #use it.
#save a life, #spread the #word #lockdown
#covid19 or #coronaviruspandemic is #real .
Even in its mystery life is #precious
#stayclean #staysafe maintain good #hygiene practice #socialdistancing & #live for another #day.
#cokesbaba #thecokesman (at Nigeria)
Three Act Tragedy, by Agatha Christie
“You can’t really shock a sweet mid-Victorian. They say so little, but always think the worst….”