The Love Between Hitler And Blondi
Adolf Hitler was definitely one of the most powerful dictators this world has ever had! Besides the incredible cruelty and the ability to manipulate people, he was also popular for a series of quirks. Particularly the latter made him look more like an alien than a simple human being. Most of us know Hitler didn't eat meat and used exceptionally vegan food, or that he practiced painting yet was a terrible failure. Another oddity was expressed via a single testicle! This is perhaps the fact people love to hear about him the most (especially men)! We agree that all the above-described points proved this man was a real deformity of humanity. But, however, there was a weird thing for him (and an ordinary one for all other people) - the passion toward dogs. He owned a luxury German Shepherd named Blondi. Hitler loved the dog madly allowing her to sleep in his bed. Can you imagine Hitler hugging a dog while asleep?! This, by the way, served the reason for multiple quarrels between the tyrant and his fiance. When the Russian army was occupying Hitler's location, he had the dog euthanized. The Russians would certainly not love Blondi the way her master did!
The Killer Clown - Fan Of The Patriot Games
The American history is definitely rich with serial killers. John Wayne Gacy, also known as "The Killer Clown", was the public's favorite. And even though many know this nickname, few are aware of the reason why. Actually, Gacy was a member of children's party clowns. First, this was a means to bring even more popularity to the democratic party (John Wayne was a member of it). But then, he was struck with the idea to combine joy and anguish. So, he designed his own clown costumes and wore them while making murders. Undoubtedly, he had a twisted sense of humor, don't you agree? Just imagine a huge clown (well, Gacy was not a little man) raping, murdering and then burying teenage boys on his estate - resembles of a scene from a horror movie! Naturally, the Clown was sentenced to death. But as he was rich, he had HBO installed in his cell. Gacy adored the current broadcast programs. And what is funny and odd, is that he became a fan of the Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford.
Kim Jong-il And His Imprisoned Idol
The merciless commander of North Korea Kim Jong-il seemed to have no passion besides tank parades. By the way, the latter was the only entertainment his people could have! But, as it turned out, he was keen on movie watching! It was revealed that the dictator owned a collection of over twenty thousand DVDs and VHS! Moreover, he had written a few essays devoted to directing most of which were truly meaningful. This dictator was a great fan of the Friday The 13th (perhaps this was was his favorite day in a year). You might think that it was quite not a bad or weird hobby, but wait, you haven't heard the bomb! This man ordered to kidnap and imprison the country's most famous director Shin Sang-ok. Instead of organizing a worthy reception, Kim Jong-il imprisoned the "guest" for four years! During this time, the poor director ate only grass and rice. Very seldom, he was accompanied to the dictator's place to discuss the film industry. What would this world look like, if we all treated this way with our idols?! Possibly, show-business would not exist!
Saddam Hussein Fights Illiteracy With His Own Methods
Another mega-popular dictator and sadist Saddam Hussein had an unbelievable feature. Once this man took power in Iraq, the first thing he undertook was giving an end to illiteracy in the country. This man deeply believed literacy was the clue toward invading the world! Maybe he wanted to replace the weapon with pens? Frankly speaking, I doubt a lot. And you? In spite of being an exceptionally violent and vindictive dictator, Saddam Hussein was at the same time amazingly progressive. When the matter concerned education this dictator became especially tough and demanding. You might be greatly surprised but he legalized the imprisonment of people who didn't send their six-year-old kids to school whether they were boys or girls. Just for this good quirk Hussein was awarded a prize for struggling against illiteracy in Iraq by UNESCO. I wonder, is doing one good thing enough to have people's eyes closed at many other bad things you have done?
Timothy McVeigh An Accomplished Hacker?!
Still waters run deep! Indeed, who would think the peaceful guy Timothy McVeigh would blow up an entire building in Oklahoma thus killing 168 people? And you still say that only Muslims organize terrorist acts? When at school, Timothy was skinny thin and tall just as numerous guys at the awkward age. He was quite often nicknamed as the "Noodle"! As the domestic terrorist act was a sensation in the American history, you are probably aware of McVeigh. But did you know this guy was a Gulf War veteran? We can believe his protest against the government arose from his service in the army. And could you imagine he was a professional hacker as well? He was truly an accomplished one in this sphere and even managed to break into the government systems using the program Commodore 64! By the way, he himself designed that program! And though he graduated high school with poor grades, he was named the "most promising computer programmer of the school"! This was the biggest quirk of Timothy McVeigh.
The Criminal-Songwriter Charles Manson
Charles Manson was a highly popular name in the United States in the 1970s. Spending about half of his life imprisoned, this man was set free in 1967 (though temporary). In only one year, Charles managed to adapt in San Francisco and shared an apartment with not more not less eighteen women! An American sheikh! Before he became a kind of a cult leader and established the so-famous Manson Family, he had managed to cooperate with some popular names of Hollywood. And did you know this somewhat "enthusiastic" and cruel man had managed to write and record several songs for Dennis Wilson? And these were far not simple demo versions but full and final productions! The biggest quirk of Charles Manson was his songwriting talent! However, soon after his followers committed nine murders in only five weeks Charles Manson was found guilty. And even though the release of all these songs was ceased, the Beach Boys band, even so, released one - the "Never Learn Not to Love" (originally Cease to Exist). Moreover, today too there are artists who make covers of this "artist's" songs!
The Unrealized Poet Stalin Became A Dictator
Joseph Stalin, the harsh ruler, and the bloodthirsty leader was literally a poet deep in his heart! Yes, this is far not a joke! This man, whom the world knows as a great leader and ruthless dictator, practiced writing when being young. In those years, all children in Georgia were simply enforced to read the Georgian version of Beowulf - The Knight in the Panther's Skin epic poem. Right from this time, Stalin decided to write his own poems and did it quite successfully. His works were posted in several journals. He went on writing up to 1907 when the revolution began. Right at this time, the poet in Stalin's heart gave way to the sadist. He used to say that writing took too much time from him, whereas he had to concentrate on revolving. And one of the quirkiest steps Stalin had ever made was releasing an imprisoned just to make the translation of the Panther's Skin from Georgian to Russian. If it were not the revolution, perhaps this world would have another Shakespeare!
The Animal Adorer And Possible Murdered Lizzie Borden
The case of Lizzie Borden is up till now one of the most debatable ones in the American history. It was assumed that Lizzie murdered her father and stepmother with an ax - indeed a cruel act! This story can actually be made into a horror film, don't you agree?! And even though her guilt was not proved and she was set free, the society did not bear living in her neighborhood. In those years the society and rumors they spread were much harsher on the suspects than the court, believe us. And the case of Lizzie Borden was not an exception. Though she escaped the prison, she had to move away from Massachusetts. This was not enough, diverse versions on how she fulfilled the murders were spread. According to one version, Lizzie was ill with amnesia. Another version implied she had a brother and used him as a companion. However, what was weird here is that being accused of exceptionally cruel double murder, Lizzie adored animals! She left around $30. 000 (which is equal to today's $550.000) to the Animal Rescue Fond of the Fall River. If all murderers had such quirks!
Homosexuality Hater Fred Phelps Taking The Side Of Black Americans
Fred Phelps was definitely one of the oddest conservative believers in American history. People started to hate this man and his "great" family once they protested against burying soldiers who died in Afghanistan and Iraq. As these "god-fearing" people proclaimed, God was punishing people for accepting homosexuality. This statement was a real boom in those years when the society was already adapting to the freedom of sexual preferences. Just imagine what would Fred Phelp look like if he were alive in the year when gay marriage got legalized, let alone the transgenders walking around freely! The Baptist Church established by Phelps, by the way, is still managed by his generations. However, in spite of being critically against homosexuals, this man deeply believed all people were equal regardless their race. Moreover, he established an organization to protect the rights of black people. Fred Phelps was definitely against racial discrimination and particularly this was his weird side.
Ted Bundy Would Save You From Suicide Instead Taking The Pleasure To Himself
What do you imagine by saying a serial killer? A stout butcher with a bloody apron and a huge knife in his hands? If yes, then you might have become the victim of Theodore Bundy (surely if you lived in the 1970s). This man was perhaps one of the most handsome and charismatic serial killers America has ever had! Well knowing his "merits", Ted used to allure women and take them to a more secluded place where he could let his inner beast out. Particularly his handsome look helped him fulfill mass murders. Anyway, besides being attractive, this man was also a very polite and sympathetic personality. Actually, he had practiced these qualities already in college years - it seems he had been planning to cheat on his future victims. And what was weird in choosing a victim, was that Ted first persuaded those women who were preparing to make a suicide and then killed them himself. This sadistic sociopath used to decapitate, and even perform sexual acts with the corpses of his victims! However, his quirk is still saving women from making a suicide!
The Great Love And Passion To American TV Of Osama Bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden was one of the enemies of the Western society of all times! The US government had long been searching him prior to the terrorist act in New York. Actually, this man had planned plenty of other attacks in the 1990s. Undeniably, you have heard much about Bin Laden, but did you know he was a great fan of the America television of 1980's? Yes, you read correctly! A cruel terrorist fighting against the Western society in the harshest way was himself attracted by the American television. It was revealed that he never missed the Miami Vice, The Wonder Years and MacGyver. What is this if not a quirk? Ah, by the way, did you know that Osama Bin Laden was in deep love with Whitney Houston? He even confessed he would gladly kill her husband and become the only man in her life! Dreams, dreams... I wonder, did Whitney knew about this?
The Soft Side of Hell's Angels
Those who are familiar with Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Test will notice great similarities between that work and the Hell's Angels presented by Hunter S. Thompson. And can you guess the roots of these parallels? That's right, both Wolfe and Thompson participated in those sensational bacchanals of the 1960s organized by the motorcycle renegades. Those years they witnessed indescribably horrible actions such as drunk fights, multiple cruel rapes and even murders at Altamont. Indeed, the entire decade was considered horrible just because of these Angels. However, today the Angles are demonstrating a much softer behavior (perhaps planning to become the Paradise Angles from the Hell's Angles?!). Even though they are still in close relationships with the "Bikers For Trump", they try to express another side a real angel might have. For instance, a couple of years ago the Hell's Angles spent several days in front of a Walmart store just to manage to buy bicycles and make the Christmas happier for homeless children! A good quirk, beyond words!
The Weird "Doing a Dahmer" Behavior of Jeffrey Dahmer
All we have heard about the exceptional charm and charismatics serial killers usually have and use for attracting their victims. But Jeffrey Dahmer definitely did not fit into this category. This serial killer was not only unattractive but also somewhat odd and repelling. Since early childhood, this guy frightened the people around (perhaps their sixth sense hinted them to stay away from him). Jeffrey was a loser among his coevals and quite often seen shotgunning beer cans all alone. Moreover, the kids around told they saw him enter stores nearby and pretend to be physically disabled. This would be the oddest behavior Jeffrey demonstrated if we didn't count raping, murdering, dismembering and eating his victims! Impressed? Disgusted? Frightened? No need to, this man is no longer alive! Even though he was sentenced to life imprisonment (sixteen terms, by the way), an inmate beat him to death in 1994. Anyway, after all these years, his weird behavior at youth is known as "doing a Dahmer".
The Unrealized Artist-Succeeded Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos
And again a serial killer, yet this time neither a charismatic "rescuer" nor a weird invalid imitator. This time we have got a woman serial killer who was a prostitute. She was named Aileen Wuornos and believe us, this name is highly significant for all serial killer aficionados (they do exist). As it was recorded, the prostitute had to kill her first victim in self-defense. Yet the thrill so appealed to the woman, she became addicted to killing. She killed seven men leaving their nude bodies in the street - far not a surprising behavior of a serial killer. Yet, what made the killer be one-of-a-kind, is that she left her drawings in her wake. Aileen truly mastered ballpoint pen drawing not worse than shooting. And even after she was imprisoned, she spent her last days till the death sentence drawing with her ballpoint pen. These were impressive and beautiful works. Poor pictures could be admired by millions of people if only they weren't drawn by a serial killer!
Henry Kissinger Screwing With His Agents
Henry Kissinger is undoubtedly the most popular war criminal. This man is up till these days both respected and reviled. Moreover, quite many prominent TV channels invited him to participate in their talk shows. The most remarkable show he took part in was The Colbert Report. This man was truly a rough one even during serving in the state department. According to Dennis McCarthy, Kissinger's Secret Service agent, they were in Acapulco when Henry demonstrated one of his numerous thorns! Seeing a sign there were sharks nearby, Kissinger ordered his agent to go into the water while his wife would swim. The poor agent was literally assigned to sacrifice himself to sharks! Surely, Dennis McCarthy refused. He didn't plan to become the dinner of the sharks in the upcoming hours. Yet, he was obliged to promise to be wide alert and notice any shark approaching the beach. Henry Kissinger really loved playing tricks and having fun on his employees! This behavior wouldn't be a quirk if it didn't belong to Henry Kissinger!
Richard Nixon And His Beloved Patton Movie
The 37th US president Richard Nixon was known far not as the best president (well, even not as a good one, either). It's been found out that he had little belief in himself and considered himself a loser. Poor Nixon! Quite often he badly needed a stimulus to go ahead. The movie Patton, which was very popular those years, served as a source of inspiration for Richard Nixon. He used to watch the film over and over. It helped him face the demonstrators. On the night when he determined to talk to the protestants at the Lincoln Memorial tet-a-tet, he'd been watching that same movie. We don't know what could be common between the movie plot and the talk he had with the demonstrators (he talked about the traveling and football), but he got energy from it. What this president was also fond of was the TV show the Gilligan's Island (the ancestor of the show Lost). No one knows which character appealed to him the most or what parallels he drew between them, but the self-conscious leader was definitely keen on the show.