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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: 04/20/12

Friday, April 20, 2012

13 FACTS ABOUT FRANKENSTEIN!





Take some dead body parts. Stitch them together. Add one mad scientist,
and toss in a lightning bolt for good measure. What do you get? The Frankenstein
monster! Alternately portrayed as both mindless killer and a misunderstood gentle giant, the Frankenstein monster is a classic Halloween creep. Learn more about him with these 13 freaky facts. .
  1. The young Mary Godwin, later wed to poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, wrote Frankenstein at the age of nineteen.
  2. As a house guest of Lord Byron, Mary Shelley was invited to participate in a challenge. Byron, Shelley, and the other guests set about writing the most frightening story they could. Shelley won, she claimed that her inspiration came from a vision she'd had, wherein a pale student of science knelt over a body which he had just imbued with artificial life.
  3. Doctor Victor Frankenstein is the name of the mad scientist character who created the monster and gave it life.
  4. Frankenstein is a German name meaning, "stone of the Franks."
  5. Victor Frankenstein was based on a real person. Johann Konrad Dippel, who was a physician and mad scientist obsessed with creating life through scientific means. His birthplace? Castle Frankenstein, near Darmstadt, Germany.
  6. The name Frankenstein is commonly, but incorrectly used to describe the monster itself. Throughout the novel, Dr. Frankenstein refers to his creation as "devil", "fiend", and other venomous epithets-but the creature is never given a proper name.
  7. Frankenstein was released anonymously in 1818, and was originally sub-titles: The Modern Prometheus. Both Frankenstein and the Prometheus tale serve as warning against too-high aspirations.
  8. The Frankenstein monster first appeared on film in Edison Studios' Frankenstein of 1910.
  9. Universal Studios' Frankenstein was released in 1931. Actor Boris Karloff played the role of the creature. Bela Logosi was initially offered the role, but refused.
  10. The Frankenstein movies paves the way for many sequels, including Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, and Ghost of Frankenstein. Some notable Frankenstein parodies include Young Frankenstein, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which features Doctor Frank N. Furter.
  11. The Frankenstein monster makes a modern screen appearance in 1994's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, where he is portrayed by Robert De Niro. The monster is also featured in 2004's Van Helsing.
  12. Herman Munster, cosmetically based on Frankenstein's monster, was the father of a nice, if creepy, family in the television series The Munsters.
  13. In 2006, horror writer Dean Kootz penned a series of novels that reimagine the Frankenstein story in present-day New Orleans.

15 STRANGE RELIGIOUS CANDIES!!

In our tradition of providing something for everyone, we have a list of religious candies. I must confess that I was quite surprised to find such a large selection out there – but I guess the demand must be high. I am presuming that the majority of these comes from the USA, but if not, someone may be able to shed some light in the comments. This is our last list before the site turns one tomorrow!



Candies 1 – 5
1: Cross Candy



Crosssucker



2: Jesus Canes



Jesuscanes



3: Promise Seeds



Promiseseeds



4: Cross Bracelets



Candycross



5: He Lives Pops



Helivesucker 2


Candies 6 – 10
6: God is love Chocolate
Darkchocholate



7: Cross Pops



Crosspops



8: Walking with Jesus Jandals



Walking



9: Noah’s Nuggets (worst name ever?)



Nuggets



10: Bible Character Jellybeans



Jbeans




Candies 11 – 15
11: Scripture Candy



Heartpops



12: Sweet Truth Candy



Sweettruth 2



13: Bible Gum



Biblegum 2



14: Testiments



Testamints 2



15: Bible Bar (containing the 7 foods of deuteronomy!)



Biblebar