I knew nothing about Cole before meeting him; he was just a name on a list of boys at a private school outside Boston who had volunteered to talk with me or perhaps had had their arm twisted a bit by a counselor. The afternoon of our first interview, I was running late. As I rushed down a hallway at the school, I noticed a boy sitting outside the library, waiting—it had to be him. He was staring impassively ahead, both feet planted on the floor, hands resting loosely on his thighs. It was totally unfair, a scarlet letter of personal bias. At 18, he stood more than 6 feet tall, with broad shoulders and short-clipped hair.
These search terms may sound benign, but if you're not careful, they can be anything but. From the terrifying to the profoundly time-consuming, these 24 search terms will leave you wishing you weren't so curious. If you don't have arachnophobia before reading about this spider, one photo of this foot-long spider feasting on a mouse will cement a real fear of the species. A subculture of Harry Potter superfans believe that they're married to Professor Severus Snape on a supernatural astral plane. It sounds ludicrous, but we found ourselves so spellbound reading about these people that by the time our curiosity was sated, it was almost time to leave our office.
Fried fruit bat, a speciality in Indonesia. The Disgusting Food Museum, the first of its kind, opened in Malmo, Sweden, earlier this year, and is packed full of exotic and revolting dishes, designed to intrigue western palates, but also highlight the foods eaten in different cultures. Disgusting, after all, is a relative term, with many of the dishes featured considered delicacies in some cultures. While the emotion is universal, the foods that we find disgusting are not.