There are abandoned mental hospitals across the U.S. and horror took place in all of them. Here are six of the scariest of them all. See the whole gallery at Stuff You Should Know.
Stunning Electric-Blue Flames Erupt From Volcanoes - Olivier Grunewald.
Sulfur combusts on contact with air to create stunning blue lava-like rivers of light in the Kawah Ijen crater on the island of Java.Kawah Ijen is one of several volcanoes situated in a 20 km radius in East Java, Indonesia. The caldera of Kawah Ijen harbors a kilometer-wide, turquoise colored, acidic crater lake that leaks sulphurous gases. At night the hot gases burn to emit an eerie blue glow that is unique to Kawah Ijen. The gases emerge from the cracks in the volcano at high pressure and temperature, up to 600°C, and when they come in contact with the air, they ignite, sending flames up to 16 feet high. Some of the gases condense into liquid sulfur, and continues to burn as it flows down the slopes giving the feeling of blue lava flowing.
On this day, April 23rd, in 1976: The Ramones and Sire Records released RAMONES.
Today’s run time: 29:04
Today’s quote: “I hope no one thinks we really sniff glue. I stopped when I was eight [years old].”- Dee Dee
Today’s book club: Nicholas Rombes’s 33⅓ book: RAMONES.
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/brmwpm4
The variety of worlds science fiction accustoms us to, through imagination, is training for thinking about the actual changes—sometimes catastrophic, often confusing—that the real world funnels at us year after year. It helps us avoid feeling quite so gob-smacked.
Samuel Delany on how science fiction writers are shaping the future.
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This is an ambient / haunted music podcast curated by Warren Ellis.
Excuse the pause. Computer issues. Now learning how to do this all over again on a new laptop. Please forgive any weirdness: I’ll soon find out what I did wrong. We begin again with a short one, and a new logotone by Dirty Knobs. (Search for them at Bandcamp.)
2. ”Departing” - Kemper Norton (album: To Mahina)
3. ”fury” - Loscil (album: Fury and Hecla)
4. ”Pleuston (reprise)” - Burnished Verdigris (album: Pleuston)
5. ”Airhouse” - Jonas Reinhardt (album: Ganymede)
6. ”Lungs” - Good Weather For An Airstrike (album: A Home For You)
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