<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent offbeat Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/tags/offbeat http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/tags/offbeat <![CDATA[Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dead-musicians-you-most-want-to-see-perform-as-holograms/ron-mexico
A hologram wish-list for dead musicians. At the Coachella Music Festival in April of 2012, a holographic image of the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur "performed" live on stage with headliners Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The hologram greeted Coachella fans specifically, then went into a bit of Tupac's hit "Hail Mary" before joining Snoop for "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted." Details of exactly how the effect was achieved were not released immediately after the event - for example, it's still unknown how the hologram was able to appear "in sync" with Snoop Dogg's live performance, nor is it clear whether the vocals being heard were entirely Tupac's. What is clear is that the performance had a huge emotional impact on the fans in the audience and those watching the show streaming on YouTube.

So now that it's clear we have the technology to bring dead musicians back... who would you most want to see perform "live" from beyond the grave? Vote for the musicians or bands that you'd like to see revived in holographic form, and if I've forgotten your favorite long lost rock star, enter their name at the bottom of the page and add them to the list!
Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms, music, death, bands/musicians, music festivals, coachella, arts & culture,

Bob Marley

Elvis Presley

Freddie Mercury

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Johnny Cash

John Lennon

Kurt Cobain

Michael Jackson

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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<![CDATA[The Saddest Television Deaths Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/saddest-television-deaths
Spoilers everywhere, of course! List of the saddest TV deaths as voted and ranked by fans. TV shows have long been able to penetrate the core of the human spirit, and audiences grow attached to characters they watch week after week and season after season. These TV character deaths are among the saddest, most memorable, and most gut wrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list includes violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those saddest TV deaths that impacted you most and watch them move to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own version of this list.
The Saddest Television Deaths Ever,

Bobby Singer

Buffy Summers

Charlie Pace

Joyce Summers

Mark Greene

Tenth Doctor

Eddard Stark

Robb Stark

Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

Hershel Greene


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<![CDATA[People Who Had More-Than-Platonic Relationships with Animals]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/people-who-had-relationships-with-animals/jacob-shelton
In this cruel world, it can be hard to find someone you truly love. Relationships fall apart, humans are weird, online dating has rewired brains to treat dating like a video game. But people who love animals don’t need all that noise. There’s no break up, and rarely any arguing. While people troll ex’s Facebook profile, sighing at pictures of them with their new love, those with the courage to fall for animals nurture successful relationships with mammals, reptiles, and fish who loved them back (if it's possible for snakes to love). Cuddle up next to your pet and read these heartwarming/creepy stories of human-animal marriage.

Maybe you’re thinking, “Can humans marry animals? Is that a thing now?” Short answer: Maybe. Long answer: Not sure. People are animals, technically, so there's that. The individuals on this list don’t really care law, they just want to be happy. As with human-human marriage, not all animal marriages are the same. Bottom like is, these folks love their animals, and the rest of you should be so lucky.

People Who Had More-Than-Platonic Relationships with Animals,

Brazilian Man Marries Goat
No matter how lonely you are, there's someone out there who's lonelier. For instance, in 2013, 74-year-old Brazilian man Aparecido Castaldo married his pet goatCarmelita, because "‘She doesn’t speak and doesn’t want money." 

According to the bishop who performed the marriage, "
This is not the first goat he has, because he likes animals. He just needs a companion. There will be no intercourse between the two."
Drive Time DJ Weds Duck to Mock Mormonism-Based Marriage Laws
In the mid '70s, Salt Lake City radio personality Will Lucas decided to test the limits of Utah's lax marriage statutes regarding polygamy and zoophilia. The station for which he worked, KALL, rented out a Hilton ballroom, invited a bunch of people, and found a nondenominational preacher who was chill enough to marry Lucas and a duck. 
Sudanese Man Forced to Marry Goat After Mounting It
In 2006, Mr. Tombe, a Sudanese man, was forced to marry a goat after he was caught fornicating with the cloven-hoofed beast. The goat's owner, Mr. Alfi, wandered upon the tryst, describing the scene thusly: "When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up."

Town elders instructed Mr. Alfi not to go to the police. "They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife." The dowry came to 15,000 dinars, equivalent to about $50 at the time. 

Woman Marries Horse to Make a Point
Milanja Broskvit, a Danish attorney and animal rights activist, found a loophole in Copenhagen's sex laws that makes zoophilia legal. So she married her horse, Thorgen, claiming animals are victims of speciesism in Denmark.
 

Broskvit told her country's Supreme Court: “The differences between our species does not make us inherently different. The treatment of individuals is predicated on group membership and not morally irrelevant physical differences. The argument is that species membership has no moral significance.” 


British Woman Marries Dog After Husband Bails
There should be a new verse added to "Single Ladies" that says if a man bails after he puts a ring on your finger, you should marry your dog. That's what Briton Amanda Rogers did after her first marriage proved to be a disappointment. Rogers and her pooch, Sheba, tied the knot in Croatia (destination wedding!) in 2014, at a ceremony attended by more than 200 people. 

"Sheba had been in my life for years, making me laugh and comforting me when I was feeling low. I couldn’t think of anything more I’d need from a life partner," Rogers said of their union. 
Man Tries to Marry Cobra, Things Escalate Quickly
In 2015, Indian man Sandeep Patel became convinced that a cobra was the reincarnation of a beautiful woman who had fallen love with him. He also believed he could turn into a snake after putting himself into a deep trance. Patel decided to marry the cobra, and people from all over India arrived in his remote village in the northeastern part of the country. Close to 15,000 spectators attended the Easter Saturday ceremony, and a riot almost broke out because police busted up the church and arrested Patel for breaching the peace. Also, the snake never showed up. 
Dutch Woman Is Set to Marry Dog After Her Cat Husband Dies
It's good to have a backup plan, whether it be with dinner reservations, or with your cat husband who's getting on in life. Dominque Lesbriel of the Netherlands was finally ready to marry again after losing her first husband, Doerack, to kidney failure. BTW Doerack was a cat and her new beau a fetching dog named Travis, whom she found at the beach after he stole her shoes. Talk about a meet cute!

In addition to marrying her own pets, Lesbriel performs online marriage ceremonies for others and their pets, through her site Marryyourpet.com. This isn't something she takes lightly. 

"There are rules, as with any marriage," she explains. "The difference between a church ceremony and my online chapel is that I don't allow divorce. I don't want to let anyone abandon their pet."
Man Marries Crocodile Princess
In 2014, Jose Vasquez Roja, of the very rural and remote coastal Oaxacan fishing village San Pedro Huamelula, married a crocodile at city hall. The ceremony was conducted as a means of boosting fish populations along the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, in the hopes it might improve the lives of the fishing community. According to ITV, local fisherman believe the crocodile is a princess, and the marriage will bring them luck. Members of the municipal court who didn't chip in for the wedding between man and crocodile were fined
Teen Forced to Marry Cow After Rice Paddy Sexcapade
In 2010, Ngurah Alit, an 18-year-old Balinese man, was forced to marry a cow after he was caught having doggy style (or bovine style, in this case) sex with it in a rice paddy. The worst part is, after the two were married, the cow was drowned in the sea in order to cleanse it of its sins. Alit was symbolically drowned - his clothes were thrown in the ocean.
Man Finds His Fish in the Sea
Despite what Radiohead says, meeting people is not easy. Hence why, in the spring of 2016, Moses Otieno decided to get hitched to a tilapia. Otieno, a resident of the port city Kisumu, Kenya, certainly has access to fish - he lives on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest tropical lake in the world. He married the fish out of frustration, unable to find a human woman who would love him. 

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<![CDATA[Horrible Things That Have Actually Happened at IHOP]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ihop-horror-stories/jacobybancroft
To some, IHOP is the epitome of breakfast diners. To others, it's nothing more than an inferior Denny's. Whatever your thoughts about the International House of Pancakes, you can't help but feel bad for some of the people in these IHOP horror stories. A lot of them weren't even doing anything wrong when suddenly their lives were changed forever.

The list below summarizes bad things that have happened at IHOP, and although it doesn't include the baffling decision of serving lunch and dinner (nobody goes there for lunch or dinner, IHOP!), it contains quite a few terrifying incidents. Check out the list below for some of the worst IHOP stories, including drug charges, sinkholes, fights, and even IHOP deaths. 

Horrible Things That Have Actually Happened at IHOP,

Woman Charged with Attempted Murder in IHOP Shooting
In Des Moines, IA, 20-year-old Maryann Hannam was charged with attempted murder after pulling out a gun and shooting the person she was with on March 15, 2016. Witnesses on the scene say the two were arguing before Hannam pulled a gun and shot through a booth, hitting the victim in the upper torso. Luckily, IHOP's booths are notoriously thick and uncomfortable, made from stale pancakes and old syrup, so the bullet was slowed considerably before hitting the victim. Hannam was charged with attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and carrying weapons. 
Drunk Woman Yells at Cop in IHOP
They say all press is good press, but managers at an IHOP in Fort Wayne, IN probably disagree with that statement after an April 2015 incident with a cop and drunk woman went viral. The video shows the woman getting in the police officer's face and yelling at him, eventually leading to her arrest. His handling of the situation has caused many to question whether or not his actions were justified. While his career may be in trouble, it's clear IHOP is the real loser here. 
Cop Punches Woman in the Face at Atlanta IHOP
A police officer in Atlanta faced major heat after trying to break up a scuffle at a local IHOP in May 2011. As the video clearly shows, the cop tries to restrain the woman who is flailing her arms around and slapping him. He backs up a few steps and then flies at her in a way that only Chris Brown would be proud of. The fight ended with the woman in handcuffs and an investigation to determine whether the cop's actions were justified. 
Woman Goes on Racist Rant at IHOP
You go to IHOP to drown yourself in pancakes, not to be insulted for your heritage. Unfortunately, racism exists everywhere, even in IHOP. While eating in November 2015, a Hispanic family was insulted by an older white woman who insisted that "we speak English in America." The woman in the video is visibly upset that the family was using Spanish to speak to one another. The family was probably upset that their children had to experience such a virulent display of racism while trying to enjoy their meal, but clearly, this unhappy woman didn't care.
Two Shot in IHOP Bathroom
Maybe if you're trying to kill someone, don't do it in an IHOP bathroom. That's what happened at an IHOP in South Carolina on June 5, 2016, where two people were shot, leaving one dead and the other clinging to life. Surveillance video shows two men getting up and going to the bathroom minutes before  the two victims arrive. When the victims go into the bathroom, the shooting occurs within seconds.

The shooters fled the scene while the two victims were rushed to the hospital, where one succumbed to his wounds. Later, police arrested Keunte D. Cobbs for the murder. 
16-Year-Old Murders Man at IHOP, Posts Pictures to Snapchat
Teens are often accused of being too obsessed with social media, and now we might have the evidence to prove it. In Memphis, TN, the body of a man was found in his car outside of an IHOP in what appeared to be a drug-related murder in June 2016. Police later arrested 16-year-old Sebastian Vaughn for the crime after discovering the young man posted a picture of his murder victim to Snapchat with the caption "I just killed a Mfer 10 minutes ago." 
Sinkhole Swallows 15 Cars Near IHOP in Mississippi
Near an IHOP in Mississippi, people were shocked when a large sinkhole suddenly opened and swallowed about 15 cars in November 2015. It was estimated to be over 50 feet wide and 600 feet long, making it one of the worst disasters to happen to an IHOP since that one time they ran out of pancake batter on Free Pancake Day. Thankfully, no one was hurt. (On free pancake day or at the sinkhole.)
IHOP Manager Fights Customer
There have been many great battles fought throughout history: Ali vs. Foreman, Rocky vs. Apollo Creed, and now this customer vs. an IHOP manager. As this video from June 2015 shows, these two individuals paced around an Atlanta IHOP, insulting one another, waiting for someone to throw the first punch. After a tense standoff, the two finally let loose on one another, teaching the world a valuable lesson: always clap along with your words before you fight someone.
Bullet-Riddled, Drug-Filled Car Found in IHOP Parking Lot
IHOP employees see a lot a horrific stuff, but no one working at an IHOP in Georgia could have expected to find out their parking lot was ground zero for an all-out drug war. Two cars were found in the early morning on October 19, 2009, one of them surrounded by shell casings and the other riddled with bullets. Police also found over $700 worth of weed, but strangely, no bodies to go along with the apparent drug dispute. 
Two Sisters Arrested for Fighting During Their Shift at IHOP
Cain and Abel would look at these two sisters and tell them to calm down. Their massive fight occurred in June 2016 during their shift at a Tennessee IHOP and the ensuing twister of destruction swept across the restaurant and caused over $1,000 in damages. Punches were thrown, chairs were grabbed, insults were shouted, and it ended with both of them being arrested. The International House of Pancakes: go for the delicious breakfast foods, stay for the all-out brawls. 

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Fictional Serial Killers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fictional-serial-killers/mark
Who are the best fictional serial killers of all time? These are serial killers featured in television shows and on film. To be clear, there is a difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer. A serial killer is one who kills individually, stalking a victim and murdering them in cold blood. Some of the most memorable movie and TV characters ever have been serial killers, so be sure to vote for the ones you liked the most -- and vote down any you didn't like. Also, feel free to re-rank this list any way you want, and add any notable fictional serial killers who are missing.

The creepiest film and TV serial killers often steal the show with their terrifyingly cool, chilling scenes. They manage to elude the good guys who are dutifully tracking them down, often for most of a movie or television show. Eventually, almost all of the fictional serial killers listed here are caught, but not before they leave behind horrifying reminders of their sick and twisted abilities. They are, quite often, some of the best movie villains of all time or the creepiest characters on television.

When you think of the "best" fictional serial murderers, who comes to mind instantly? Hannibal Lecter? That's certainly one of the most famous and memorable serial killers ever on film, thanks to Anthony Hopkins (who won an Academy Award for the role in 'Silence of the Lambs'). Or how about mommy-obsessed Norman Bates (Anthony Hopkins), the serial killer who scared the wits out of everyone in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'? There is no doubt that both of these characters are iconic, and among the most utterly terrifying figures in film. Both, interestingly enough, were brought to the small screen in 2013: Lecter in the NBC horror drama 'Hannibal' and Bates in A&E's drama 'Bates Motel.'

Are serial killers the new vampires now? Could be. One thing is certain: The fictional serial killers listed here are among the characters you absolutely, positively do not ever want knocking at your door.
The Greatest Fictional Serial Killers,

Dexter Morgan

Freddy Krueger

Hannibal Lecter

Jason Voorhees

Michael Myers

Norman Bates

Patrick Bateman

Joker

John Doe

Buffalo Bill


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<![CDATA[The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-druggiest-rock-stars-of-all-time/robert-wabash
Rock stars and drugs go together like football and beer: you could have one without the other and it would still be fun, but you would sense that something was missing. And in the world of rock and roll, musicians being whacked out on drugs and alcohol can be pretty entertaining (right up until they OD, of course. RIP).

This list of rock stars who used drugs was inspired by an article in the OC Weekly that chronicled the six druggiest rock stars of all time, but since we go big at Ranker, we added a few more to the mix. Because honestly, one thing the music world isn't lacking are train wrecks who drink and do drugs.

If you can think of other rock stars that deserve to be on the list that didn't make it in the first wave of qualifications (which basically consist of the ability to frighten one of the nurses at Promises upon checking into rehab), add them. But heed the criteria that your rock star must have a splendid past with drugs.

If you're looking for inspiration in the drugs and rock & roll arena (we'll assume the rest of the Internet can cover the "sex" part), the list of rock stars who have aged the worst is an excellent way to make you feel better about those gray hairs you've been denying. And if you're wondering what's to come of these miscreants of the mic after the drugs have run their course, there's the list of celebrity ODs we should have seen coming.
The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time,

Amy Winehouse

Courtney Love

Janis Joplin

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Keith Richards

Kurt Cobain

Ozzy Osbourne

Sid Vicious

Whitney Houston


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<![CDATA[Penis Measuring Contests in History That Got Out of Hand]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/penis-measuring-contests-in-history-that-got-out-of-hand/jacob-shelton
Men love their d*cks. If they could be in a relationship with their genitals, they would. If they could sing the refrain to 2000s indie prom staple “Maps” to their penises, it would happen every night. In fact, it probably does. If that song weren't written by a woman, you'd have to assume it was written by a man, about his penis.

The only thing a man loves more than his shriveled appendage is talking about how his is bigger than someone else’s, either metaphorically or literally. If you’re not already exhausted with men and their phallus infatuation, this list of literal d*ck measuring contests will probably give you your fill, no pun intended.  So get out your ruler, it’s time to take a look at penis contests throughout history.

The thing is, men find any excuse to start penis measuring contests. Unfortunately, some of them get out of hand quickly, and end with a rusty ax or a lawsuit. If there were a lesson to be learned from this round up of d*ck measuring contests throughout history, it wouldn’t be that everyone should be confident no matter what they have in their pants, be it a Louisville Slugger or a pinky finger, but rather that men should shut up about their d*cks for ten seconds. Or minutes. Or hours. Or just forever. No one cares about your penis but you.

Of course, now you won't be able to get d*cks and their size out of your mind as you peruse this list of measuring contests that got out of hand.
Penis Measuring Contests in History That Got Out of Hand,

Russian Man Cuts Off Friend's Penis After Losing Dick Measuring Contest
As horrible as it is, it had to happen at some point. In the summer of 2016, in Russia, a couple of Bashkortostan buddies approached the end of two days of binge drinking and arguing about the size of their dicks. They decided to whip 'em out and see who's was bigger. The fellow that lost took the contest so seriously he grabbed an ax and cut off the winner's manhood. If convicted of "inflicting grave injury," the man stands to receive eight years in prison. 
McG and Michael Bay Measure Their Robo-Dicks
Directors Michael Bay and McG make movies that rake in cash despite terrible reviews and a paucity of ideas. One might think they would be happy with their success, but they aren't. In 2009, they got into a press war over who's dumb robot movie was bigger and dumber, and the whole thing ended in McG suggesting that they literally measure their penises "on the Spartacus steps at Universal." Only if James Cameron could be the judge. And cut them both off while saying "Hasta la vista, penises."
Unprompted Dick Measuring Contest Ends in Lawsuit
In 2009,  a lawsuit revealed that Gary Mole, ex-CEO for Glacial Energy, got really (like, really really, really) drunk while having dinner with co-workers and tried to kiss a male colleague. When the man demurred, Mole pulled down his pants and said he wanted to see who was "more of a man." A woman present sued the company, and the details of the evening, which also included Mole stealing a woman's phone to play sexual pranks on here, emerged in court documents. This may or may not have actually happened - the company denied all the allegations - but it's an amazing story none-the-less.
Were Dicks Bigger in the 80s?
Famous New York chef Chris Cannon told Eater about a night in 1984 spent at a bar called Swell's where his friend, "a big black guy" and some random "big Jewish guy" got into an argument over their junk and ended up whipping their d*cks out in front of everyone. Was there any time that was worse than the '80s? Sure, Donald Trump is running for president in 2016, but in 1984, people were actually pulling their d*cks out and slamming them on tables like fresh fish. Is anyone else hungry all of a sudden?
Donald Trump Uses Debate to Talk About His Junk
Of course Donald Trump is the first media figure posturing as a politician to talk about his d*ck in the middle of a debate. Why wouldn't he be? During a GOP debate in 2016, Trump addressed Marco Rubio's diss about Trump's small hands. Things got weird. The Donald said, "He referred to my hands, ‘if they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee.” Do they hand out barf bags at GOP debates? In general, Trump is obsessed with the size of his digits, as photo evidence and an in depth report from John Oliver detail. 
Smallest Penis Contest Ends in Drunken Debauchery
When most people think of dick measuring contests, they think of dudes trying to prove they're the biggest, thickets, gnarliest ride in town. Not the case at Brooklyn's Smallest Penis Pageant. At the pageant, six guys wore tiny tuxedos on their penises and paraded around showing off what God didn't give them. Some contestants got so debilitatingly drunk they were disqualified from receiving accolades they rightfully deserved. 
Cops and Firefighters Whip Em Out to See Who's Best
Somewhere in Virginia, there's a town where the police and fire departments were so at odds they constantly pranked one another. Squad cars purposefully blocks fire hydrants, fire trucks cut off cops as they tried to catch speeding motorists - it was a huge waste of tax dollars. The prank war got so out of hand that, in 2014, city manager Mary Dolata decided the cops and fire fighters would have a dick measuring contest to see which department was best, and leave it at that. 

To quote Mary, “These boys are trying to play a game of one-upmenship that is noting more than figuratively proving who has the bigger genitals. So I said lets find out who does have the biggest tool. The department with the largest average size will be crowed the winner. Once that is done we will put an end to this prank war for good.”

Amen, sister. 


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<![CDATA[Creators of Kids Entertainment Who Were Also Perverts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/perverted-creators-of-kids-entertainment/jacobybancroft
You would probably be shocked to learn just how many famous perverts there are working in the children's entertainment industry. Just because you create entertainment solely for kids doesn't mean you don't have the same urges and thoughts as other people. In fact, for some reason, it seems like children's authors and animators are more perverted than anyone.

Below is a list of famously perverted people who created content for kids, ranging from perverted kid's authors to perverted illustrators. You'll probably be surprised by a few of the people on this list, and you'll definitely look at some of their art a little differently. 

Creators of Kids Entertainment Who Were Also Perverts,

Carl Barks
It's a safe bet to say that Carl Barks loved ducks. The American cartoonist became famous for his comics, including Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck, but his fascination with the odd waterfowl did not just stop with children's cartoons. He also enjoyed painting erotic portraits of ducks.

Over his lifetime, he painted ducks in exotic locales and different time periods, with mostly all of them featuring voluptuous female ducks in different states of undress. So if you thought that ducks can't be sexy, 
think again. 

Chris Sanders
If you're a fan of Disney, you probably know Chris Sanders's work. The animation director and illustrator is perhaps best known for co-writing and directing Lilo and Stitch in 2002. It's a wholesome tale of what it means to be a family and never leaving anyone behind. Given the family-friendly nature of the film (and all Disney films, for that matter) it's a little shocking to discover that Sanders likes to experiment with more adult illustrations in his spare time. 

He likes to draw busty, scantily-clad girls, most of them being in what can only be described as an uncomfortable position. Drawing pinup girls isn't considered as shocking as it once was, but what makes it slightly disturbing is the fact that most of the girls look like grown up versions of Lilo or her big sister Nani. Childhood = ruined. 
Dr. Seuss
Although he experienced great success with his children's books, Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, still wanted to write something a little more risque. He was so determined to write an adult book that when he switched from Vanguard to Random House publishing, he had one condition: his very first book with the new publisher would be an adult one.

The result was The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family. The book tells the story of a group of nudist sisters, and unsurprisingly, it completely flopped. Nobody wanted to buy a book filled with naked ladies drawn by the same guy who did Green Eggs and Ham. 
Joe Shuster
Besides Truth, Justice, and the American Way, does Superman also enjoy a good whipping from time to time? That seems to be the sentiment shared by the hero's co-creator, Joe Shuster.  Recently unearthed comics reveal that besides drawing Superman, Shuster enjoyed illustrating comics that involved a disturbing amount of BDSM, including whips, exotic torture, and the use of red-hot pokers. The creepiest part is that many of the characters Shuster drew in these situations look almost exactly like Superman and Lois Lane. It looks like the Man of Steel can handle some pain. 
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll is one of the most influential children's authors of all time. After writing the popular Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, as well as its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, Carroll cemented himself as one of the defining voices in children's literature. His extracurricular activities, though, have caused quite a few raised eyebrows.

Besides being an avid writer, Carroll (whose real name was Charles Dodgson) loved photography. But the subject matter of his photos probably wouldn't fly today: of the approximately 3,000 photos he took in his lifetime, over half are of little kids, with 30 of them being nude or semi-nude. He often was accompanied by small children wherever he went and there are conflicting reports about how close Carroll was to all of them. 
Mort Walker
As a kid, maybe the only appealing part of the newspaper is the comics page. Brief little snippets into the lives of Garfield or the Peanuts gang can offer a little chuckle to make your day just a little bit better. One staple of the newspaper comic page is Beetle Bailey, a comic about a lazy soldier in the army.

Chances are you've read a few Beetle Bailey comic strips in your life, but you might be shocked to learn that the creator, Mort Walker, also liked to draw his characters in X-rated situations. There's an entire collection of Mort Walker comics that depict his characters doing very NSFW things. The sexual tension between General Halftrack and his secretary is played for lighthearted laughs in the everyday comic strip. In his dirtier version? Not so much. 
Osamu Tezuka
Even though he became widely known as The Father of Manga, and was responsible for popular comic series like Astro Boy, famed Japanese cartoonist and animator Osamu Tezuka had a freaky side that not many people knew about. To understand just how naughty Tezuka could get, look no further than his 1970 animated movie Cleopatra: Queen of Sex. The film bombed spectacularly both in Japan and in America, where it had the problem of being too pornographic but also not pornographic enough.

When it was released in America, they gave it an X rating and advertised it as the first pornographic animated film (which it wasn't). Those who did turn out to see it were disappointed by the surprising lack of sex. Sure, there were some weird sex scenes and animated boobs popped up almost everywhere, but a lot of people believed it didn't deserve its rating. 
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is the visionary writer who brought such classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG to little kids everywhere. He's known for whimsical stories and goofy drawings, but not many people are aware of his foray into adult literature. Simply put: his more mature stuff is not for prudes

There's the story of Uncle Oswald, known as the greatest fornicator of them all, who goes on a quest to produce a sexually appealing smell, and then turns into a giant penis that floats away into space. Not just content with odd fantasy entries, he also wrote darker erotic books like The Great Switcheroo, which told a story about two guys who want to wife swap during a darkened sex session without their wives knowing. 

Steve Ditko
Any comic book fan should know the name Steve Ditko. The comic book artist helped Stan Lee create the character of Spider-Man and his style set a high bar for comic book art and illustrations. Though basically a superhero in the comic book fandom, rumors persist that he also helped contribute to a few bondage and other BDSM comics during his career, and extensive articles have been written discussing whether Ditko did or did not do it. 

Those who think he did are quick to point out that Ditko shared an office with Eric Stanton, who specialized in kinky comics and illustrations. It doesn't seem all that unlikely that Ditko might have helped Stanton from time to time when a deadline was approaching, and even though certain risque covers bear Stanton's name, the style is almost undeniably Ditko's.
Shel Silverstein
Nothing quite showcases how perverted Shel Silverstein was more than his country song "Who's Your Daddy, Sue?" If you expected the famous children's author, who penned the classic The Giving Tree book, to embed some of his wit and heartfelt emotion into the song... you would be so wrong.

The song, which is a response to the classic "A Boy Named Sue" song that Johnny Cash made famous, but Silverstein wrote, tells the same story but from the father's perspective. If you're looking for a happy ending, don't expect one. The song ends with the Dad grateful that he has a boy named Sue because it helps on nights when he can't score with the ladies (meaning: creeeepy incest).

If that wasn't enough, the famed author of Where the Sidewalk Ends was also a Playboy columnist for over 40 years! He contributed naughty cartoons and wrote a series of travelogues detailing the sexual nature of exotic locales from around the world that he visited. 

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<![CDATA[16 Vaping Horror Stories That Will Make You Think Twice About Vape Pens]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/vaping-horror-stories/jacob-shelton
If you believe the guys and girls who vape, it’s a healthy alternative to smoking cigarettes or dipping, and it gives you the same nicotine rush without destroying your body. While studies are still being done on whether or not that claim holds any water, there are plenty of vaping horror stories in the news and online that should keep you from ever buying e-cigarettes or one of those vape machines that look like a sonic screwdriver. If you vape and you’re trying to quit, this list is full of vaping cons and reasons to put down the vape pen once and for all.

If you live in any kind of urban setting, you’ve definitely seen a gang of vape bros strolling through town with their fedoras and vape pens, billowing out walls of faux smoke. It’s super lame, but that’s not the only reason why vaping is bad. Aside from the possible negative side effects of inhaling nicotine in any form, the battery packs and chargers that frequently accompany vaping instruments have been known to explode, and if the nicotine liquid is swallowed it can tear your body apart. But don’t take our word for it. Do yourself a favor and read through these vaping horror stories. One of them might just save your life.

Vote up the scariest vaping-related horror stories, and feel free to share some of your own near-death vaping experiences with us in the comments.
16 Vaping Horror Stories That Will Make You Think Twice About Vape Pens,

Exploding E-Cigarette Sets Bro's Pants on Fire
If you're smoking e-cigs, it's probably not a good idea to keep the battery in your pocket. It might be the easiest place to keep it, but it could also set your leg on fire and give you permanent burns. According to the man with the burnt leg, “My left leg was totally covered in fire and my right was singed. I could have lost my private parts or worse. It was terrifying. If I’d been vaping at the time it could have taken my face off." 
Toddler Swallows E-Cigarette Refill
This has to be one of the scariest things that can happen to a parent. In 2014, a two-year-old girl swallowed a nicotine cartridge and almost immediately started vomiting up everything she had. Luckily, she was rushed to the hospital and given a clean bill of health a few hours later. 
14-Year-Old Blinded at Brooklyn Mall
In 2016, a 14-year-old boy was blinded when an e-cigarette exploded at a mall kiosk in Brooklyn. The injury occurred after an employee connected one of the vaporizers to the battery of the store. The boy, Leor Domatov, said that he can no longer see out of one eye because "I got a cut through my cornea."
E-Cigarette Burns Hole in Young Dad's Lungs
A 33-year-old dad from Surrey, England said that he gave up smoking for vaping in order to extend his life, but the "healthy" alternative ended up doing him more harm than good. While he was taking a hit, the machine shot hot nicotine juice down his throat and burned a hole in his lung. After going to the hospital and getting hooked up to an oxygen machine, he's still having trouble kicking the vape monkey. "I want to give up completely but at the moment I’m just having the odd roll-up. I’m such an addict I can’t just go cold turkey even after what happened.”
Man Loses Eye After E-Cigarette Explosion
A man in Orange County, CA lost an eye while he was vaping in March 2016. Joseph Cavins' vape pen exploded and sent shrapnel nine feet into the air. "I felt like I was hit on the side of the head and everything went south from there," Cavins said.
Dude Burns Mouth on Hot Coils
If you think something's wrong with whatever you're using to vape, stop whatever you're doing and check it out. What you shouldn't do is mess around with it while you walk down a busy street because you're probably going to end up burning your mouth like Redditor Develop-mental: "I decided to postpone the inspection till a [sic] reached the other side of the street. Bout halfway across the street, I took a hit off the mod, and immediately realized I was still holding the top cap in my other hand. I had stuck the glowing, burning coils directly to my lips and tongue."
E-Cigarette Explodes, Burns Down House
A family of four experienced one of the worst tragedies that can befall a household when their 15-year-old son's e-cigarette charger caught his bed on fire and the flames quickly spread to the rest of the house. Luckily, everyone escaped with their life intact, but significant damage was done to the home
E-Cig Ruins Teen's Life
A 17-year-old boy in Ogden, NY suffered a horrendous fate when his e-cigarette exploded in his hand as he was taking a drag, putting a hole in the back of his throat and forcing him to get nine stitches in his hand. His mother, who was present for the aftermath, said, "He came flying through the door, I actually thought he had had a car accident. There was so much blood."
Vaping the World's Hottest Pepper Is Probably Not a Good Idea
Russell Hawkins grows Carolina Reaper chili peppers in his personal garden. And since Carolina Reapers are currently ranked as the world's hottest pepper, you'd think he'd know the dos and don'ts of capsaisin safety. Sadly for Mr. Hawkins, he does not. Hawkins had the brilliant idea to try to vape his own homegrown scorchers (plus, snort some and rub them in his eye for good measure). Want to guess how it ends? (Hint: the answer is "not well AT ALL.") Skip to 3:27 to get to the good/terrible stuff. 

Exploding Battery Causes Burns
Reddit user Eskimoroll had a run-in with some bad batteries when he tried to power his personal box mod. The unregulated batteries shorted something out and things got real. "[The batteries] started venting gas and fire from a short or something. It was terrifying. My face was fortunately okay but I got a good burn on my arm, there was some furniture damage from the battery acid, and the mod was completely melted."

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<![CDATA[True Stories of Fights That Broke Out in Lines]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/true-stories-of-fights-that-broke-out-in-lines/jacob-shelton
What is it about waiting in line that turns normal human beings into sentient, angry bags of trash? Have our brains been so warped by the culture of immediacy we live in that waiting in line for two minutes throws us into a murderous rage? Or has man always been predisposed to throwing a fit when having to wait in line for one thing or another? Steel yourself for tales of the darkest parts of humanity as you read about people who were killed for cutting in line.

If you’re reading this and trying to pretend that you haven’t wanted to kill someone for cutting in line, you’re lying to yourself. Hopefully, like the rest of us, you’ve managed to tamp down the fury you experience every time you see such a heinous thing take place and use it later in an interpretive dance.

As you’ll soon find out, people have been killed, beaten, and generally assaulted while trying to buy things and use the restroom since the middle of the 20th century, and we’re willing to bet that it was a thing before then too. It’s awful that so many people are killed in line, and none of the people on this list who were murdered or savagely beaten deserved what happened. So the next time someone cuts in front of you in a line, just let it happen – or you’ll probably end up on a list like this.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen in line? Have you maimed someone to use the bathroom first? Set a man on fire for a lottery ticket? Have you killed for a primo parking spot? If so, confess your darkest line-related secrets in the comments.
True Stories of Fights That Broke Out in Lines,

Black Student Killed Trying to Use 'Whites-Only' Bathroom
In 1966, a black student in Tuskegee, AL who was just trying to use the bathroom was killed when a white gas station attendant shot him in the head as he was running away. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made segregated bathrooms illegal, but some vigilantes still tried to extralegally enforce racist laws from the past. The murderer was only arrested after students from Tuskegee waged a protest. 
Hungry Man Kills Line Cutter
In 2006, Ziad Tayeh fatally knifed a 19-year-old who cut in front of him in line at the Halal Guys food cart on Sixth Avenue in New York. In a videotaped confession, Tayeh explained to the police that "[he] was hungry." Despite fleeing the scene, Tayeh was able to beat the murder wrap by claiming self-defense. 
Long Bathroom Line Leads to Violent Assault
Antonio Renardo Savoy was arrested at the unfortunately named Pusser's Caribbean Grille in Annapolis, VA in June 2016 after he smashed a bottle over another man's head while fighting in the line for the bathroom. He was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. The kicker? The restaurant is located on Compromise Street.
Taco Truck Fight Ends in Death
In May 2016, a man who was waiting in line at a taco truck in Austin, TX got into an argument with some people who cut in front of him; that altercation was his last. After fighting with the group, one of them walked to their truck, grabbed a pistol, and shot the man several times. 

Thousands of People Miss Out on Housing for Fighting in Line
In May 2016, after hours of waiting in line for Section 8 housing in Portsmouth, VA, a few aggravated citizens started fighting in a crowd of about 3,000 people. Additional police had to be called in to force people to leave the area after the voucher line was shut down. 
Man Stabbed in Butt at McDonald's
In 2013, a woman at a Tampa, FL McDonald's became so enraged that a man yelled at her for cutting in the drive-thru line that she stabbed him.

After Mohammad Abukhder yelled at Rebecca Simmons for cutting the line, she got out of her car, stabbed the hood of Abukhder's car, and then stabbed him in the butt when he got out of the car to try and make her stay put until the police came. She was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief with property damage.
Man Waiting to Go to the Bathroom Is Sucker Punched
On May 7, 2016, a college student who was waiting in line for the men's room at Del Mar Gastro Lounge in St. Petersburg, FL got into an argument with a stranger about cutting in line, but the argument ended when the stranger walloped the student with two punches that ended up sending the kid to the hospital with a fractured skull.
Fight Breaks Out Between People Waiting for a Parking Spot
While sitting in a long parking line at the Houston Zoo, a woman captured footage of two other drivers getting physical over a parking spot in June 2016. The woman who caught the footage later told Click 2 Houston: "I think I saw more action out in the parking lot than the animals, the animals were just chilling."
Homeless Men Get into Fight over iPhone
In 2013, a group of homeless men who were promised pizza, beer, and cigarettes in exchange for waiting in line for the then-new iPhone got into a fight with Apple store employees after they were informed that the store was out of merchandise, meaning that they wouldn't receive payment. One man was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold for running into the street when police showed up on the scene. 
Young Mom Killed by Stray Bullet in Beef over Line Cutting
In 2011, Yaritza Pacheco, a 24-year-old mother from the Bronx, was killed by a stray bullet that was fired over some guy cutting in line at a bodega. The 19-year-old who shot Pacheco immediately threw his gun in a river and booked a one-way flight to the Dominican Republic, but was arrested at the airport

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