Sometimes the skeletons in the closet are real.
Greenville, South Carolina, 1972.
Penelope Drake knows the ghosts and demons lurking in her hometown aren’t just figurative. After all, her father’s spirit haunts the office of the detective agency she inherited from him.
When Ephraim Brown, an old friend of her father, asks Penelope to investigate a break-in at his home, she’s hesitant. Breaking and entering is normally something she’d leave for the police, but with no other prospects in sight, she reluctantly agrees. The simple burglary, however, turns out to be just the beginning, as the brutal supernatural attack that follows makes it clear someone is using dark magic to try to destroy Ephraim Brown and his family.
It’s up to Penelope, along with her wily assistant Zed and her friend Charles—who happens to know a bit of magic himself—to bring this scheme of revenge and murder to a halt before it’s too late. Because if they don’t, Penelope gets the distinct feeling the Brown family won’t be the hidden foe’s last target.
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In honor of my 43rd birthday, here are 43 fun facts about the number 43:
- 43 is the natural number following 42 and preceding 44.
- 43 is an odd number.
- 43 is a prime number.
- 43 is a twin prime with the number 41.
- 43 is the smallest prime number expressible as the sum of 2, 3, 4, or 5 different primes.
- 43 is the smallest prime number that is not a Chen prime.
- 43 is the third Wagstaff prime.
- 43 is a centered heptagonal number.
- 43 is a Heegner number.
- 43 is the largest number than is not a McNugget number.
- 43 is a repdigit in base 6 (111).
- 43 is the fourth term of Sylvester’s sequence.
- 43 is a deficient number.
- 43 is an evil number.
- 43 is the smallest non-palindromic prime which on subtracting its reverse gives a perfect square: 43 – 34 = 32
- 43 is the number of notes in Harry Partch’s 43-tone scale.
- Movie 43 is a 2013 comedy film.
- “The 43 Peculiarity” is an episode of the television show The Big Bang Theory.
- Agent 43 is one of the main villains on the television show The Odd Squad.
- Number 43, in Sonnets from the Portuguese, is one of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s most famous poems.
- Interstate 43 is a freeway in Wisconsin.
- “43” is a song by the jazz-funk band Level 42.
- “43” is also a song by the metal band Mushroomhead.
- 43 is the name of a popular Spanish liqueur.
- Roman politician and author Cicero was murdered in the year 43 BC
- The Roman conquest of Britain began in the year AD 43.
- 43 is the atomic number for technetium.
- The Messier object M43 is magnitude 7.0 region in the constellation Orion, also known as de Marian’s Nebula.
- The New General Catalogue object NGC 43 is a barreled spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda.
- The Church of England has 43 cathedrals.
- 43 muscles are needed to frown.
- The Roman numeral for 43 is XLIII.
- George W. Bush was the 43rd president.
- There are 43 verses in the Old English epic poem Beowulf.
- Londinium (now London) was founded by the Romans in AD 43.
- NASCAR races begin with 43 cars and drivers.
- Pope Celestine I was the 43rd pope.
- Idaho was the 43rd state to be admitted to the Union.
- 43 is the calling code assigned to Austria.
- 43 is the jersey number of baseball player Dennis Eckersley.
- In Chinese folklore 43 symbolically represents the principle of deliverance or change.
- 43 is the car number currently driven by NASCAR driver Richard Petty.
- 43 in binary is 101011.
Having just finished reading Dracula, New Zealander Daz was inspired to explore Whitby – which has strong connections with the world’s most famous bloodsucker. He walks the 199 steps to Dracula’s Whitby Abbey and graveyard, visits the Captain Cook museum and also feeds another of his passions – food – trying a local fish dish.
Courtesy of The Telegraph.
The creepiest urban legends from every state have been compiled by The Business Insider’s travel section, This is Insider Travel, and North Carolina made the list for something called the “Beast from Bladenboro.” Reports date back to the early 1950s, according to Insider Travel, when multiple dogs were found drained of blood in the town of Bladenboro, which is about three hours southeast of Charlotte.
Courtesy of the Charlotte Observer.
On February 8, the 2018 Winter Olympics will kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country has devoted over $1 billion toward building gleaming new stadiums and slopes. For Olympic host cities, this kind of major investment is not unusual. But after the world’s TV sets tune out, some of these cities do not have the infrastructure for upkeep of the venues. In the case of Sarajevo, Bosnia, some Olympic sites were torn apart by war.
Courtesy of Business Insider.
As Riverdale viewers know, Archie Andrews and friends get up to more wild adventures these days than just talking high school gossip over a milkshake at Pop’s. But even as the kids get involved with grisly murders and gang violence on screen, their comic book counterparts are also facing down strange stories of their own.
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly