Photographs by Thom Sheridan
In 1986, the United Way attempted to break the world record for balloon launches, by releasing 1.5 million balloons, which resulted in two deaths, millions in lawsuits, and a devastating environmental impact.
A soldier and a local girl share a chocolate bar and cigarettes, 1946.
this picture makes me so happy
“The Midnight Game” is an old pagan ritual used mainly as punishment for those who have broken the laws of the pagan religion in question. While it is mainly used as a scare tactic to not disobey the gods, there is still a very existent chance of death to those who play the Midnight Game and there is an even higher chance of permanent mental scarring.
But, for those few thrill seekers searching for a rush or for those delving into obscure occult rituals; these are simple instructions on how to play. Do so at your own risk.
Prerequisites: It must be exactly 12:00am when you begin performing the ritual, otherwise it will not work. Materials required include a candle, a wooden door, at least one drop of your own blood, a piece of paper, matches or a lighter and salt. If you are playing with multiple people, they will need their own of the aforementioned materials and will have to perform the steps below accordingly.
Step One: Write your full name (first, middle and last) on a piece of paper and put at least one drop of blood on the paper. Allow it to soak into the paper.
Step Two: Turn off all the lights in the house. Go to your wooden door (it has to be wooden) and place the paper with your name on it in front of the door. Now take the candle and light it. Place it on top of the paper with your name on it.
Step Three: Knock on the door 22 times (the hour must be 12:00am upon the final knock), then open the door, blow out the candle and close the door. You have just allowed the “Midnight Man” to enter your house.
Step Four: Immediately relight your candle.
This is where the game begins. You must now lurk around your now completely dark house with the lit candle in your hand. Your goal is to avoid the Midnight Man at all costs until 3:33am. Should your candle ever go out, that means the Midnight Man is near you. You must relight your candle in the next ten seconds. If you are not successful in doing this, you must then immediately surround yourself with a circle of salt. If you are unsuccessful in both your actions, the Midnight Man will create a hallucination of your greatest fear, and rip your organs out one by one. You will feel it, but be unable to react. If you are successful in relighting the candle, you may proceed. If you are successful in creating the circle of salt, you must remain there until 3:33am. You must continue to 3:33am without being attacked by the Midnight Man, or being trapped inside the circle of salt to win the Midnight Game. The Midnight Man will then leave your house at 3:33am and you will be safe to proceed with your morning.
Addition: Indications that you are near the Midnight Man include sudden drop in temperature, seeing a pure black, humanoid figure through the darkness, and very soft whispering coming from an indiscernible source. If you experience any of these, it is advised that you leave the area to avoid the Midnight Man.
Do not turn on any lights during the Midnight Game.
Do not use a flashlight during the Midnight Game.
Do not go to sleep during the Midnight Game.
Do not attempt to use another person’s blood on your name.
Do not use a lighter as a substitute for a candle. It will not work.
AND DEFINITELY DO NOT attempt to provoke the Midnight Man in ANY WAY.
Even when the game is over, he will always be watching you.
Good luck, you’re going to need it.
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Shailene Woodley for Marie Claire I April 2014Shailene had this to say about an article by The Hollywood Reporter that compared Woodley to Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence:
"I found so offensive and incredibly horrendous that the editor allowed something to be published that should have never been written, which says ‘is Shailene Woodley the next Jennifer Lawrence? Is Divergent going to be the next Hunger Games? Or is Divergent not going to do well, is she going to be the next Lily Collins?’ That is so fucked up."