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.
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.
- That the UN logo (which is an “azimuthal, equidistant projection” centered on the North Pole) is an actual map of the Earth. Proof: thousands of ships patrol the southern seas to keep people away from the edge (and to keep people from discovering “the truth”). The distance to circumnavigate Antarctica could easily be checked by a Flat Earth expedition though. The UN map would indicate a distance many, many times longer than the actual distance.
- That there is no South Pole — proof: compasses point only toward the North Pole.
- That the oceans are held in by the “ice wall” of the Antarctic. Proof: if you go far enough south, you hit ice. Same is true though if you go far enough north.
- That there is no such thing as gravity (as a rock falls on their heads, making them Flatheads). Either there is some sort of universal acceleration (into what? governed by what?) or some sort of “electrostatic force.”
- The sun is only 3,000 miles away. What keeps it up? Who knows. Same with the moon.
- The sky is a glass dome. Proof: when rockets take off they go straight up and then they curve to avoid hitting the dome.
- NASA was founded by Nazis. Hmm. One of the things Nazis explored was the hollow Earth “theory.” Guess that one didn’t pan out and they went flat. In fact, some former German scientists who worked for/with the Nazis did get recruited into the American space program. Wernher von Braun is one of the more famous ones. That did not mean NASA was founded by Nazis though.
- Crazy airplane theories, failure to understand gravity, great circles, etc. One of my favorites is that if the world were curved, pilots would have to continually adjust the pitch of the plane to put the nose down to avoid hurtling off into space.
- Another great one is wondering why a helicopter can hover and not be hurtled off westward by the spinning Earth or why you can jump up and come down in the same place pretty much and not be swept off to the west, or why Australians don’t fall off the “bottom” of the Earth. Absolute failure to understand gravity and the size of the Earth compared to the size of humans.
There is a Facebook page called “Oh My God Facts”. This page uploaded a video which compared size of planets and moons of our solar system. You can find that video on YouTube too.
Here is the link:-Solar System Size Comparison
So this is how the conversation go. Assume ‘A’ to be Flat Earth believer.
A: It is a lie. There is no other planet out there. How come we cannot see any other planet? If Earth is actually rotating how come we only see sun, star and moon almost everyday?
B: I can see other planets everyday through a device called Telescope.
A: You can only see moon and stars with your telescope.
B: I can see the moon perfectly without a telescope and I can see the sun which is a star without one too.
A: If the planet is actually very massive as shown in the video then why do you need telescope? Why do you need telescope to watch other planets when it is claimed to be bigger than the earth.
B: Yeah! You can’t see China from America. But wow! Its supposed to be so big compared to America. Because I can’t see China with my naked eye from America it can’t exist or it must be really small like you say.
C: I have seen Mars in the sky without a telescope plenty of time. You do realize how far away the planets are, right? Are you a flat earth believer as well?
A: These people lie about everything. Their claimed Moon rocks were found to be from Devon Island in Canada. Next time capture a photo and please send it to me.
This is the most ridiculous story ever! I hope he goes to jail for being ridiculous
Instagram model Deyana Mounira showed up for a photo shoot at the home of a guy named Tony Toutouni … who says he’s “Instagram famous.” he have 1.5 million followers. During the photo shoot … Tony says Deyana started playing around with his dog, Hef.
According to the lawsuit, Tony’s filed against Deyana … Hef stands about 5′ when on his hind legs, while Deyana goes about 5’6″. As Tony puts it, Deyana “began sensually playing with Hef; arousing Hef by playing with his genitals and masturbating him.”
Tony says Hef was totally into it, and started mounting and thrusting and “even appeared to place his front legs on buttocks.
In the suit, filed by attorney Ardy Pirnia, Tony says he told Deyana and the photog he did NOT want the footage on the Internet … and they agreed. However, the video and photos showed up on her IG a couple days later.
Gotta say, the video’s pretty damning, although it’s hard to tell who’s the aggressor. Tony later posted the video himself, but added the caption, “I can’t believe this Thirsty girl used my dog to gain followers.”
Any woman who deliberately arouses an animal in front of a camera then is so proud of herself she posts the video online is mentally defective. She seriously needs a psychiatric evaluation.
Tony is suing Deyana for fraud and infliction of emotional distress (on Tony, not Hef). Good luck proving it, but he wants her to fork over $1.5 million in damages.