Krampus

Posted: December 23, 2017 in Unusual Holiday Tales
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The Nebulous One

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Krampus carries off the bad children in a sack who then spend one year in Hell.

It’s unknown to many children throughout the world; a part of ‘the story‘ that’s not told by parents — well, most parents anyway. A very important figure among the many different companions that accompany Santa Claus during his travels, but seldom is spoke of…anymore.

There’s a good reason parents have spared their children from knowing about this mysterious character. However, some parents would disagree to keep this from their children, especially because of the horrific outcome that it may entail.

Krampus’s One Job

Krampus is to be feared, but only by those who misbehave constantly. Krampus isn’t worried by those children who misbehave every-so-often and who get punished by their parents. No, Krampus is looking for those children who are just plain bad. He wants the children whose parents don’t properly punish their children and who misbehave on a daily basis. Krampus also carries a sack, but it’s not for carrying gifts. It’s for carrying off bad children.

Krampus has one job and a very important job at that. He travels with Santa (but not in his sleigh) that one night a year called Christmas Eve. While Santa is passing out gifts, Krampus is collecting all the bad children. By the end of the night these unfortunate children are taken to Hell where they will have to stay for an entire year.

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Is Krampus misunderstood?

Krampus has Changed over the Years

Krampus wasn’t always portrayed as a demon-like creature. In fact, Krampus isn’t anything like a demon. A demon works for Satan, Krampus works for Santa. Although you can spell each name with the same letters they are totally opposite from one another.

Besides being possibly inappropriate for children nowadays, it’s also believed that Krampus has been changed into a horned beast just to suit modern protesters who are anti-Christmas.

Political correctness may have also played a role into changing Krampus from its original form.

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Germany’s  Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet

Zwarte Piet
(aka “Black Pete”)

Santa Claus is known by many other names, such as Saint Nicholas, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, Pelznickel to name just a few.

Krampus is no different. In fact, Krampus is known by just as many names as Santa, if not more.

In the Netherlands, Krampus is known as “Zwarte Piet”, translated to “Black Pete”. He was a black guy with black curly hair and bright red lips. Not as intimidating  as a horned, hairy beast to say the least.

In Germany, Knecht Ruprecht is their Krampus. However, over there he’s known as Farmhand Rupert or Servant Rupert. He is just an old man with a long beard and, depending on his mood (or the weather), wears a long fur coat or is sometimes just dressed in straw. He also carries a wooden staff or a horse whip.

With all this being said, none of these mythical, villainous-like characters are evil. We can just say that they’re real, REAL strict when it comes to bad behavior, that’s for sure.

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The Cucumber

The Cucumber is my most Fascinating Vegetable

Why the Cucumber belongs on the Frontline to your good Health

The cucumber is one of the many vegetables that people just don’t get enough of.

This is a cucumber from my garden.

It’s true. The cucumber is probably the one vegetable that is totally useful – in & OUT of your body! The cucumber not only includes MOST of the important ‘B’ Vitamins, it’s packed with Calcium, Folic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, potassium & Zinc.

“Cucumbers contain Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 & B6
as well as Vitamin C”

Other useful things you can do with the cucumber, OUTSIDE of your body.

About three months ago, I discovered that cucumber slices can help prevent the fogging of the bathroom mirror when taking a hot shower.

It’s quite amazing! Take a cucumber slice & rub it all over the mirror. The oils that are in the cucumber prevent the mirror from fogging up, & we all know how convenient that can be.

This is about the size of an average cucumber that was grown from my garden.

Another fascinating fact about cucumbers is that
if you have a squeaky hinge, all you have to do is
rub a little cucumber in it and let its natural
oils lubricate it just as if you were spraying a
little WD40 on it.

Like WD40, the oils from a cucumber will not
harm or corrode the metal hinge. But unlike WD40,
the oils from the cucumber is safe for the environment – GO GREEN!

Sliced Cucumbers can Protect your Garden

A popular enemy of the common planting garden are slugs & grubs. These can give even the most experienced gardener a hard time. In fact, these bugs are next to impossible to get rid of without having to rely on harmful chemicals.

But not anymore.

Take a freshly picked cucumber & slice it up. Place the slices of cucumber on a pie tin & place it in the garden. A chemical reaction will begin to happen when the cucumber and the tin come into contact with each other.

Cucumbers can give you a Boost of Energy & help ease a Hangover

Feeling a little groggy in the afternoon? Eat some cucumber slices instead of ingesting all that caffeine from coffee & sodas. Cucumbers have plenty of ‘B’ Vitamins & carbohydrates that are natural pick-me-ups.

People just don’t believe that cucumbers can give them the boost they’re looking for. It may not come as fast as a shot of caffeine, but you can better believe it’s a lot healthier for you.

After a heavy night of drinking, and although there is NO SURE CURE for a hangover, eating a medium-sized cucumber before bed, just may improve your chances of avoiding that terrible hangover and even better – that dreadful headache.

Eating cucumbers will replace essential nutrients the body had lost due to alcohol because of the sugar, ‘B’ Vitamins, and electrolytes cucumbers contain.

Cucumbers as a breath mint?

Order a cucumber slice with your lunch

You can believe it. It’s been proven that there is enough phytochemicals in a cucumber slice that can kill the bacteria that causes bad breath.  Think about the money you’d be saving on “gas stationed priced” breath mints… Most restaurants won’t even charge you for just a slice of a cucumber – good ones anyway.

Cucumbers can help Reduce Stress

Boil a pot of water & add a bunch of sliced cucumbers in it. The nutrients and chemicals that are released in the steam have been proven to reduce stress when dealing with anxiety.

CLICK HERE FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR A CUCUMBER STRESS RELIEF METHOD

Cucumbers on the Eyes

You remember seeing women on television and in the movies, when you see them laying in lounge chairs, wearing robes and towels on their head…right? Well, this is an actual cure that expensive spas use to treat wrinkles that form around the eyes and has been proven to work – naturally.

It’s not an “over-night cure” by no means, however, you should see results after about 4 weeks by simply placing a sliced cucumber over each eye for at least 45 minutes each night before bed…viola!

This has also been proven to treat cellulite. The huge amount of phytochemicals that each cucumber slice has is outstanding, and works wonders by tightening the outer layer of skin that can erase wrinkles, stretch marks and cellulite.

Cucumbers can Help Fight off Hunger

No more late night snacking that can quickly add the pounds to parts of the body you don’t want to.

Starving yourself on a regular basis is unhealthy both physically & mentally.

Being hungry most of the day can cause severe depression or make an existing condition worse. Eating sliced cucumbers can stop those hunger pings.

As told by some crazy hillbilly.

PLEASE - DO NOT ATTEMPT
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This crazy hillbilly
is missing two fingers - wonder why?

I wouldn’t have believed it, if I didn’t see it for myself! 

You need to shop for a certain kind of sparkler because NOT any old sparkler will do.

  Indiana Loves their Fireworks

I met this guy at Lauer’s Pub in Calumet City, IL and he told me how he knew how to make these “sparkler bombs“. He said that he heard me talk about constructing a 2-Liter dry ice bomb and its effect.

Mind you, I NEVER said (then) that I actually constructed one – just that I knew how to do it. Very important.

He said that he lived in Illinois and that they don’t sell the kind of sparkler that he needed to construct what he called a “sparkler bomb“.

“Indiana loves their fireworks!” he exclaimed being slighty buzzed – why not? It’s only 2:30 in the afternoon – cheers!

This is the type and brand you need to construct a functional “sparkler bomb”.

The next thing I know, this crazy hillbilly pulled out the type of fireworks that he needed. He must carry this shit around or something, because I just find that weird.

I asked him about that.

“Naw, man… I just came from the firework stand that’s right off 80/94 and I decided to take the back roads home. I can’t get caught with this shit.”

This guy reminds me of someone who totally belongs in some sort of militia. Scary actually. I can see him wearing overalls without a shirt – my kind of style.

“All you need now is some duct tape, electrical tape and we’ll be ready to have ourselves a good ol time!”

I was waiting for him to start saying “Yee Haw” or something in that manner.
That would have been perfect.

Duct tape and electrical tape is needed in order to construct a functional “sparkler bomb”

Wouldn’t you know it…? This crazy  hillbilly carries around electrical tape and duct tape? What the…?

Is there something strange afoot?

Oh well, other than being a crazy hillbilly he seems to be pretty okay.
(he just may have some issues to work out, that’s all)

He then looked at me. He had this crazy grin on his face.
Then he did something really crazy…slowly, he looked at his wrist as if he were wearing a watch.
That was all the confirmation I needed…

this guy’s REALLY crazy.

This is a finished sparkler bomb.

So he gathered a bunch a sparklers together.
(about 60)

He had one sparkler stick out – that’s the fuse.
(be careful, that single sparkler is VERY fragile)

He semi-tightly bound them together with the electrical tape.
(he used about half of a full roll)

He then tightly wrapped them with the duct tape.
(cover it entirely)

There you go!

A Sparkler Bomb!!

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Want to see this sparkler bomb go off? Click on the link below.

Sparkler Bomb: Made from LEGAL fireworks.