Shawn Morrissey

530 Flips | 27 Magazines | 605 Likes | 3 Following | 32 Followers | @CapnMo | Storyteller, comics writer, self-proclaimed automath, sipper of fine dram, ambler of high places, hopeless conservationist.

25 Hikers And Backpackers Reveal The Creepiest, Scariest Things They’ve Found In The Wild

Have you ever been out camping and heard some weird noise coming from the other side of the tent walls? What about the weird tree and rock formations …

Hiking

12 F*cking Brilliant Hiking Hacks You Need To Try ASAP

1. Even if you’re going on a short hike, bring the essentials.<p>Things to tick off of your checklist: a map, extra layers of clothing, sunscreen, …

Camping

There's One Simple Thing You Should Do if You Really Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

But you might not like it.<p>If you're the type who fusses over recycling and using cold water to save the planet, boy do we have some news for …

Sustainability

New Trailers For Upcoming 2018 Horror Movies ‘The Witch in the Window’ & ‘The Summer of ’84’

With titles like <i>A Quiet Place, Hereditary</i>, <i>The Strangers: Prey at Night</i>, and with the upcoming <i>Halloween</i> reboot, it looks like 2018 is going to be …

Horror

Amazing new maps of London unearth history beneath the capital's streets

New online maps allow users to peel back London’s streets to trace its growth and changes over the past 500 years.<p>Layers of London reveal lost …

England

30 years later, deniers are still lying about Hansen’s amazing global warming prediction | Dana Nuccitelli

Thirty years ago, James Hansen testified to Congress about the dangers of human-caused climate change. In his testimony, Hansen showed the results of his 1988 study using a climate model to project future global warming under three possible scenarios, ranging from ‘business as usual’ heavy …

Climate Change

Why David Attenborough Wants Everyone to Leave a Spoonful of Sugar in Their Garden

If we’ve learned anything from <i> Blue Planet II</i> — other than the fact that plastic waste is a disaster — it’s that when Sir David Attenborough speaks, …

Activism

Found: An Untouched 2,000-Year-Old City in Albania

The hilly ruins remained lost for centuries.<p>Sometimes, rocks are more than crumbled pieces of the earth. Sometimes, they unveil clues about our …

Archaeology

The folktale resurgence

From the #FolkloreThursday Twitter hashtag that became a global event, to a new effort to map the UK’s folktales, stories of legends and traditions …

The Challenge of Folklore to Medieval Studies

When folklore began to emerge as a valid expression of a people during the early stages of national romanticism, it did so alongside texts and …

The greatest tale ever told?

Homer’s Odyssey has topped our poll of 100 Stories that Shaped the World. Natalie Haynes looks at why the epic poem has survived for millennia.<p>If any story can be considered the greatest tale ever told, Homer’s Odyssey has a better claim than most. Twenty-four books long, it runs to more than …

Who Are the Best Horror Authors of All Time?

As readers, we want the best. The best books, the best authors, the best-sellers. I’m a fan of horror novels, and I’ve read my share of classic & …

Writing

Ancient Lost City of Mardaman Uncovered in Iraq

Ruins from the lost city of Mardaman, which dates back some 4,800 years, have been discovered in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, …

People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years

There’s evidence human beings have occupied the city of Damascus in Syria for 11,000 years. But that’s nothing compared to the Panga ya Saidi cave …

21 of the Best Horror Books by Women

Alma Katsu’s standalone historical horror novel is a treasure. Drawing on werewolf tales, Wendigo folklore, and more, Katsu manages to create a sense …

Reverse-mullet pedagogy: valuing horror fiction in the classroom

Are you familiar with the mullet? It’s a distinctive hairstyle—peculiarly popular in continental Europe in the 1980s—in which the hair is cut short …

10 great horror films of the 1930s

A digital 4K restoration of The Old Dark House is in cinemas from 27 April 2018<p>The horror film didn’t begin in the 1930s, or in Hollywood, but it’s …

The Shining is voted best horror movie ever - but how do YOU rank it among the scariest films of all time?

Is The Shining scarier than Insidious? Where do you rank last year's IT? Vote here in this ultimate ranking of horror movies.

The Best Horror Movies of 2018 (So Far)

By this time, last year, <i>Split</i>and <i>Get Out</i>had already stomped through the box office and become two of the year’s top earners in the horror category. …

Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice May Be World's Largest

More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single event in Peru more than 500 years ago. What could possibly have been the reason?<p><i>Leer en español.</i><p>Evidence for the largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in the Americas— and likely in world history—has been discovered on Peru's …

Archaeology

A 13-Year-Old Has Uncovered Spectacular Royal Treasure From The Viking Age

It dates back to legendary King Bluetooth.<p>An incredibly rare cache of Viking Age treasure has been unearthed on the German island of Rügen in the …

Photo appears to show mysterious ‘beast’ on the prowl

A mysterious “half human, half animal” creature has been caught on camera after it was said to have savaged two dogs.<p>The beast is reported to have …

Paranormal

Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

1. Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives …

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Writing

28 Best Hiking Apps, Offline Maps, and Survival Guides

Preparing for a long road trip? Or going to hike a mountain trail?<p>It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert in navigation — …

3 Techniques From Pixar To Develop Your Creative Thinking

How to be ready when inspiration strikes.<p>Heading up an employer brand agency I see myself as a creative being, but who actually knows when inspiration will strike? More often than not, it won't be during the time I've set aside for creative work, but will instead be when I'm already trying to do …

Creativity

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent entreaty that my trek will go well. My obeisance is taking place in front of a small wooden building, rather like a summerhouse. It is a shrine in the town of Takijiri-oji, a …

Hiking

Bob Givens, The Original Designer Of Bugs Bunny, Has Passed Away At The Age Of 99

On December 14th Bob Givens, the original designer of Bugs Bunny, passed away at the age of 99 due to an undisclosed illness in Burbank, California, according to his family who made the announcement on Facebook.<p>Before Givens was given the task to redesign Bugs Bunny before his 1940 debut in the …

Animated Movies

Eerie footage of Navy pilots spotting unidentified objects released

Eerie footage released alongside the Pentagon’s acknowledgement of a program investigating extraterrestrial life shows an unidentified object being …

Paranormal

We’re about to see a black hole for the first time

While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and gas clouds around them, none have ever actually stared …