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

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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.

Most Hilarious Flat Earth Arguments

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  • 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.

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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.