Ian Usher Sold His Life on eBay

Ian Usher was having a hard time, and he decided that he needed an entirely new life after his spouse left him.

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However, he also wanted to do something extraordinary with his old life as well, so he decided to put it up for an action on eBay in 2008. The “package” contained almost everything from his old life: his job, home, car, motorbike, and all other possessions. Usher even stated that the winning bidder would be introduced to his friends. Eventually, the winning bid was an unbelievable $305,000, which Usher then used to start a new 100-week adventure and accomplish 100 new goals. After a couple of years, Usher bought a private island in the Caribbean, and he even managed to fall in love again.

The Real Hannibal Lecter

The inspiration behind this gruesome character was not revealed until ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. Thomas Harris, the writer of the original novels that featured Hannibal Lecter, revealed that the famous character was inspired by a real murderer. Back in the 1960s, Harris was working on a new story, and he visited a prisoner named Alfredo Treviño, who was a doctor, just like Hannibal. Treviño had an argument with his boyfriend after which he murdered and buried him. He used surgical methods to separate his victim’s body parts, and his methods and attitude were the inspiration behind Hannibal.

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Perhaps even scarier than the fictional Hannibal Lecter was the fact that the writer based his creepy character on an actual person. No one knew that Dr. Hannibal Lecter was based on a real-life doctor. That is, not until 2013, when the 25th anniversary edition of The Silence of the Lambs was released. Harris updated the introduction to the book, finally revealing that Hannibal Lecter was based on an actual doctor in Mexico, a surgeon by the name of Alfredo Ballí Treviño, who was convicted of murdering then chopping up his gay lover.

Harris met Dr. Treviño in the early 1960s at Topo Chico Penitentiary in Nuevo León, Mexico, while working on a story for Argosy, an American pulp fiction magazine (published from 1882 through 1978). Harris, who was 23 years old at the time, was interviewing another prisoner for his story, a man named Dykes Askew Simmons, who was committed to the mental ward inside the prison. Simmons had been sentenced to death for a triple murder. While in prison, Simmons bribed a guard, offering him cash in order to escape, but the guard took his money, double-crossed him, and actually shot Simmons during his attempted prison break. Fellow inmate, Dr. Treviño, performed life-saving surgery on Simmons by stopping the bleeding and treating the gunshot wound. When Harris learned of the story, he was intrigued by the convict doctor and got permission to interview Treviño. Harris discovered that Treviño was a surgeon who had been convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Men and women have different points of view

No doubt women have their own point of view on man’s logic, but ladiesmen women right.jpg

 

1. Dress

Even though her wardrobe is full of stylish and fashionable clothes and shoes, a woman will still be confused about what to put on. She still can’t get enough of what to wear in the morning. A man, on the contrary, is fine with a pair of shoes and clothes for the whole week.

2. Colors

Women are better at differentiating colors than men. While women can easily discern through specific colors and differentiate them, men are only able to see the general colors without really seeing any difference. This may be due to a difference in the way color information is processed.

3. Social Networks

While a man will have none or only one notification (if any) after being offline for the week, a woman’s inbox will be full of messages and close to a hundred friend requests within the same number of days. A woman’s profile will always have notifications.

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4. Going Out

When going out, probably for dinner, the woman will always inform on what time to leave. However, the time for leaving will find her still preparing and not ready. The man during this time is doing some other task but gets ready ten minutes before departure time.

5. Breakups

During the initial days of a breakup, men are not affected as women are. However, men will feel the loss deeply as time passes while women are getting over it. Women will have moved on and come out of the breakup feeling stronger emotionally after a month while men will be feeling more depressed.

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6. Going to The Loo

Men are less patient when it comes to waiting to get to the loo. They look for alternatives to answering their calls. Women will queue on that toilet door waiting for the next person to finish first before they get in. Women are more civilized in this particular section.

7. Packing

Women always take time packing for that overseas trip. As opposed to men who will do it the last minute, they begin a month earlier. They also organize and plan well everything they need for the trip careful enough not to forget anything.

 

women logic8. Looking in The Mirror

When looking in the mirror, a woman always sees the negative side of her body even though she looks quite amazing, while a man only sees the positive side.

9. Shopping

When shopping for a shampoo, women will not buy anything they are not aware of. Apart from its design, they will buy something a friend has advised about. The other things that matter to her are its effect on her hair, quality among others. It has to be exactly what they want.

For men, it doesn’t matter as long as it is a shampoo. Any will do.

10. Looking at a Woman

Women tend to admire each other’s style and fashion. They might end up looking for that dress they saw the woman they met putting on. On the contrary, when a man meets a woman, in his mind, he sees how the woman looks without her clothes. Men perceive a woman’s nakedness.

11. Desk-top

A man’s office table will in most cases be unorganized with papers, books and other unnecessary stuff all over the table. While for a woman is well arranged with everything at its right place.

However, when it comes to the computer, men organize their desktop screen way better than women. Men arrange files into folders removing any unnecessary files while women have their desktop screen unorganized and full of unnecessary files.

12. Going to Hairdresser

There is very little to no difference between before and after a woman went to the salon although she pays ten times more than what a man will pay. There is a notable difference in the looks of a man after going to the hairdresser.

13. Sharing a Bed

Women tend to occupy three-quarters of the bed space while men take the remaining quarter. A woman will sleep partly on the man’s pillow yet she has her own. Is this unfair for men?

14. Getting Ready for Work

Men take the shortest time getting ready for work in the morning. Ten minutes is enough for a man to be ready. Women, on the other hand, need quite a number of hours to get ready.