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Mr. Stubs is the first alligator with a prosthetic tail. The alligator, which lost his tail as a youth after a fight with another gator, was brought to the Phoenix Herpetological Society in 2005. Inspired by “Dolphin Tale” a team of experts dove into the task of discovering the type of tail a gator would need.

Mr.Stubs used his front legs to swim. It was a poor substitute because usually alligators use their long and powerful tail. Luckily, Mr.Stubs has been fitted with a prosthetic tail. He’s learning to grow into it and use it. (Source)

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If anyone is looking for a terrifying non-fiction book to read I recommend Voices From Chernobyl. Svetlana Alexievich is a journalist who interviewed more than 500 eyewitnesses, including firefighters, liquidators (members of the cleanup team), politicians, physicians, physicists, and ordinary citizens, over a period of 10 years. The book explores the experiences of individuals and how the disaster affected their lives. You will read things in here that will haunt you for day. (Here’s PDF version) (Last Book Suggestion)

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A "vampire grave" in Bulgaria holds a skeleton with a stake through its heart. It’s a skeleton from the 13th century. The remains once belonged to a man who was likely in his 40s. An iron rod had been hammered through his chest to keep the corpse from rising from the dead and disturbing the living. His left leg had also been removed and placed beside the corpse
At the time of the man’s death, vampires were perceived as a real threat in many Eastern European communities. People who died unusually—from suicide, for example—were sometimes staked to prevent them from coming back from the dead. (Source) (You may also like: Frankenstein Mummies) 

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A "vampire grave" in Bulgaria holds a skeleton with a stake through its heart. It’s a skeleton from the 13th century. The remains once belonged to a man who was likely in his 40s. An iron rod had been hammered through his chest to keep the corpse from rising from the dead and disturbing the living. His left leg had also been removed and placed beside the corpse

At the time of the man’s death, vampires were perceived as a real threat in many Eastern European communities. People who died unusually—from suicide, for example—were sometimes staked to prevent them from coming back from the dead. (Source) (You may also like: Frankenstein Mummies

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Mr. Stubs is the first alligator with a prosthetic tail. The alligator, which lost his tail as a youth after a fight with another gator, was brought to the Phoenix Herpetological Society in 2005. Inspired by “Dolphin Tale” a team of experts dove into the task of discovering the type of tail a gator would need.

Mr.Stubs used his front legs to swim. It was a poor substitute because usually alligators use their long and powerful tail. Luckily, Mr.Stubs has been fitted with a prosthetic tail. He’s learning to grow into it and use it. (Source)