Amanda Francesca Mendonça

After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

Letters From A Murderer: The Unsolved Mystery Of The Zodiac Killer

Committing at least five murders and taking credit for several more, the psychopath who called himself the Zodiac Killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s. He was never caught. For the curious, here’s a brief account of his grisly crimes – the horrific killings and the disturbing letters, the bizarre ciphers […]

10 Shakespearean Insults That Sound Even Fancier In Hindi!

For years, William Shakespeare has been much celebrated for his plays and sonnets, but not enough for another valuable contribution to English Literature  – the most savage burns ever. And while they’re absolutely excellent in the Bard of Avon’s original words, they’re somehow even fancier in Hindi (courtesy of Google Translate) and so much more hilarious. […]

7 TV Show Couples We Wish Had Never Gotten Together

We all have characters from our favourite TV shows whom we root for and ship. The will-they-won’t-they romance is a tried-and-tested theme that’s been successfully employed by the entertainment industry for years. As viewers, we loyally tune in season after season, hoping they’ll surrender to that undeniable, simmering onscreen chemistry they share with each other […]

7 Mysterious Legends Of Famous Ghost Ships That Still Haunt The Seas

Ghost ships are a bad omen, materializing out of thin air and disappearing just as quickly. Narrated and retold and embellished over the years, stories of these spectral phantasms have sailed the sea for almost as long as ships have. Although these legends leave much room for doubt, here are 7 haunted ships that continue […]

Break Up Sex: The Good, The Bad, And The Better Truths Of Getting Under The Sheets One Last Time!

Breakup sex is bittersweet. It’s passionate. It’s demanding. It’s squeezing all of the emotions involved in your relationship into a few hours and making love to each other one last time. Can you really handle that? Most people can’t. That’s probably why it doesn’t happen so often. But if it does, you might as well […]

5 Pop Bands From The 90s That Broke Up And Broke Our Hearts

Oh, the sorrow! The grief over a stolen future, the endless rewinding of cassettes and the desperate carving of names into desks, hoping they’d stay together for eternity. Breakups can be painful – and band breakups, even more so. The 90s pop bands on this list, especially, made music we grew up listening to and […]

6 People Who Miraculously Escaped Serial Killers And Cheated Death

If you cross paths with a psychopathic serial killer, you’re pretty much dead, and it’s never pretty.  Unless you’re one of the lucky people on this list who made it through hell and lived to tell the story. 1. Kala Brown In August 2016, 30-year-old Kala Brown and her boyfriend, Charles Carver went missing. Kala […]

8 Medical Devices From The Past That Were Downright Scary

When my Doctor asked me to undergo an MRI last year, it didn’t end well. Being claustrophobic, I begged to be let out after about five minutes that seemed like an eternity and emerged, white and shaking. Suffice it to say that this traumatic experience taught me just how scary medical devices and instruments are. But […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Truth About Anti-Rape Devices

We must truly live in terrible times if after a person has been brutally raped, we’re ready to hold accountable everyone else but the rapist. But to be honest, it’s nothing new. Historically, sexual assault has always been viewed as a result of men’s inability to keep it in their pants. To avoid being raped, […]

Typhoid Mary: The Most Famous Disease Carrier In History

The story of Mary Mallon, or the infamous Typhoid Mary, begins in the year 1906 with a man called Charles Henry Warren. For their summer vacation that year, the New York banker and his family rented a summer home from George Thompson in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Mary was to be their cook. Then on […]

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