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Suspect, three others killed in Colorado Springs shooting spree

Four people, including the suspect, were killed in Colorado Springs this morning as a man began shooting at random victims, according to several news sources.

KRDO in Colorado Springs reports:

The exact timeline of events after that has not been confirmed by investigators, but we know that a bicyclist was found shot to death on Prospect Street. Two women were also shot, apparently by the same man, in the area of E. Platte Ave. and El Paso St.

Police later found the suspect near Platte Avenue and Wahsatch Avenue. That is where police said he opened fire on officers. Police shot back, killing him.

Deputies reported that the suspect was carrying multiple weapons.

Editor’s note: This is a breaking news story. Twitchy will update this post as details emerge.

You Might Say This Guy Had Trouble Letting Go…Some Called Him A Romantic

Losing a loved one is never easy and the grieving process can take years if it ever really ends. Grief can take many forms including ways that are strange and don’t make much sense to outside observers. While a little bit of understanding in these situations can go a long way, when it comes to the grieving process of Carl Tanzler following the death of his beloved in 1931…well, that’s another story.

Tanzler, pictured below, was born in Germany in 1877. He and his family (wife and two daughters) immigrated to the U.S. in 1926 before settling in Zephyrhills, Florida. With everyone settled, Tanzler left his family and took a job as a radiologic technologist at the U.S. Marine Hospital in Key West. That’s where the creepy side of the story begins…

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While working at the hospital, Tanzler met Maria Elena “Helen” Milagro de Hoyos, a local woman whose family was from Cuba. From first sight, Tanzler said he fell madly in love with her.

At the hospital, Hoyos was diagnosed with tuberculosis, which was almost always fatal at the time. Despite Tanzler using all of his limited medical knowledge to save her, Hoyos died of the disease in 1931.

After her death, Tanzler paid for all of her funeral costs and even commissioned the building of a large, aboveground tomb for her. For the next several years, Tanzler paid frequent visits to Hoyos’ grave. That is, until one night in April 1933, when he broke into her tomb and stole her body.


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At home with the body, Tanzler attached Hoyos’ bones back together using coat hangers and wires. Next, he fitted the “body” with a new set of glass eyes. As Hoyos’ remains continued to decay, Tanzler replaced her skin with cloth and plaster. Eventually, he replaced her hair with a wig. He also stuffed the chest cavity with rags to help keep its original form. The body never left Tanzler’s bed.

Tanzler kept Hoyos’ body until rumors of his activities finally reached the dead woman’s family in 1940 and they investigated. When police searched his home, they found the reassembled body and Tanzler was arrested.


Strangely enough, Tanzler never actually served any jail time for his grave robbing. His case went to trial in 1940, but the judge ruled that the statute of limitations had run out. When Tanzler died in 1952, his body was found in the arms of a life-sized effigy he had created of Hoyos.

The creepiest part of this whole story is that there is no evidence that Hoyos, when she was alive, ever reciprocated any of Tanzler’s feelings for her.

Nearly 4,000 Dead Fish Just Washed Ashore In Australia, And No One Knows Why

Earth’s oceans might be humanity’s most precious resources. They also happen to be some of the most abused natural resources of all time. As such, mass deaths and intense stretches of polluted water are commons sights.

Still, nothing quite heralds an environmental disaster quite like thousands of dead fish washing ashore. But that’s exactly what happened in the small Australian town of Wickham, and people are growing concerned for their safety.

This was the scene last week when officials came upon the mass fish death.

It was first discovered by a local resident walking on the beach. After officials were alerted, they estimated that the death toll was somewhere around 4,000. However, that number could be substantially higher since these are just the bodies that washed ashore.

“We do occasionally get reports of small fish kills, but certainly there has been nothing major in the area,” said Peter Godfrey, the Australian Department of Fisheries northern region manager.

While there was no immediately apparent cause for the situation, Godfrey and his team collected samples of the dead fish for testing.

“It could be some sort of fish disease or it could be environmental factors, such as an algal bloom, or hot water conditions, or stranding by the tides,” added Godfrey.

(via 9 News)

Until officials know more, locals have been advised to stay away from the area and avoid eating any fish.

At Least 9 Reportedly Dead In Shooting At Czech Republic Restaurant

The country’s interior minister said the massacre in Uhersky Brod was not a terror attack.

At least nine people are reportedly dead after a gunman opened fire in a Czech Republic restaurant before killing himself, local media reported Tuesday.

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The mass shooting in the town of Uhersky Brod was the worst in the country’s history, the Associated Press reported.

The shooter is believed to be a local resident of the town around the age of 60, local media reported. He may have been mentally ill.

Several other people at the restaurant were also injured, Reuters reported.

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This Twitter user, who says he works for the interior ministry, said he was traveling with a high-ranking police official who said the attack was not the work of organized terrorists.

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec also said at the scene that the shooting was not a terror attack, the AP reported.

Mayor Patrik Kuncar said authorities think the man came into the restaurant with two guns and began to shoot at random, according to the local report.

“Nobody believed anything like that could happen in such a small town,” Kuncar said according to the AP. “I can hardly imagine what consequences it will have for the future life in this town.”

According to local radio, the gunman called a TV station shortly before the attack and ranted about the government not solving his problems, the AP reported.

He said he would have to take things into his own hands, the report said.

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said in a statement that he was “shocked by the tragic attack in Uhersky Brod.”

Uhersky Brod is a city of almost 17,000, about 185 miles southeast of the country’s capital, Prague.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back here and at BuzzFeed News on Twitter for updates.

Reporting by Stephanie McNeal, Tom Namako, and Francis Whittaker

‘Clarence Thomas’ trends as liberals update their wish lists

It’s certainly no surprise that the No. 1 trending topic in the United States tonight is #Scalia, but why is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas trending just a couple of steps behind?

Not all liberals were tweeting death wishes against Clarence Thomas, although they did express concern about how Thomas would be able to operate without Scalia pulling his strings.

This Girl Went Above And Beyond To Play The Cruelest Prank On Her Boyfriend

Imagine going to pick up takeout food, only to come home and find your girlfriend slashed, bloodied, and dead on the bathroom floor.

That’s exactly what happened to this poor guy. Ken and De’arra are well-known on YouTube for filming pranks, challenges, and product reviews, but he never saw this one coming. The duo had already filmed a video for the day when De’arra sent him out to pick up food, giving her enough time to apply prosthetic wounds and a ton of special-effects makeup.

Watch as Ken comes home to find that his girlfriend has seemingly been brutally murdered. Of course, it’s only a prank, but I have a feeling that someone is sleeping on the couch tonight!

Read More: What This Girlfriend Did To Her Boyfriend Is Not Just A Prank. It’s Horrifying Abuse

I can’t help but wonder how in the hell they are going to clean all that up. Be sure to share this epic prank with your friends and family! Hopefully, they won’t get any ideas of their own.

Some Of The Most Impressive Structures In The World Have Dark Purposes.

Certain architectural wonders of the world hold some of the most insane secrets. You can look at these structures and their beauty and not know what is really hiding there. When you go inside, what do you expect to find? Palatial furnishings? A crazy party? How about this: you walk into some of these beautiful achievements in human architecture only to find that it is just an impressive burial ground?

That’s right, these beautiful structures are homes to the dead.

1.) The Taj Mahal

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj in Agra, India in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal (between 1632 and 1653 AD). The emperor and his wife are both buried here. Talk about a wedding present!

2.) The Great Pyramid Of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is believed to be a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu. All that for just one guy? Impressive.

3.) Humayun’s Tomb

Delhi, India is the home to the burial place of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun and other Mughal nobility. Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum commissioned the tomb in 1562 CE.

4.) Anıtkabir

This Turkish monument stands as the burial place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey.

5.) Masjad-i-Nabvi

The tomb of the Prophet Muhammad sits beneath the green dome of the Masjid-i-Nabvi, or “Mosque of the Prophet” in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam. Some additions were appended since its construction, but it remains more or less the same as when it was first built.

6.) Mausoleum of Genghis Khan

In Ordus, China, you’ll find this monument commemorating Ghengis Khan. His actual burial site is unknown, but this mausoleum is a cenotaph to Genghis Khan.

7.) Castel Sant’Angelo

Rome, Italy is home to the Castel Sant’Angelo. The tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian was built between 135 AD and 139 AD. It was later used as a fortress, and now functions as a museum.

8.) Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

Capuchin monks mummified the bodies of the dead, dressed them up in everyday clothing and then put them on the monastery walls for display in this Palermo, Italy monestary. Apparently, getting entombed was quite a status symbol in the Capuchin monastery. Prominent citizens of the town would ask to be preserved in certain clothing and even have the clothes changed on a regular basis according to contemporary fashion!

9.) Nintoku Mausoleum

Sakai, Japan is home to one of the largest mausoleums in the world, the burial site of the 6th emperor of Japan, Nintoku.

10.) Westminster Abbey

This English cathedral is home to the remains of many literary geniuses. Geoffrey Chaucer, William Blake, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, John Keats, Rudyard Kipling, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, are either buried or commemorated here.

11.) Tomb Of Cyrus The Great

While not as impressive as some of the other structures listed here, the burial grounds of the Persian Empire founder lay in Cyrus’ historic capital Pasargadae.

12.) The Catacombs Of Paris

Recently featured in the film, As Above, So Below, the catacombs in Paris have an interesting history. Paris suffered from diseases caused by improper burials and mass graves in church cemeteries. Local authorities decided that they would remove thousands of bones and place them stacked in the abandoned underground quarries.

13.) Les Invalides

Paris, France is the home to this impressive mausoleum. Originally a 17th century hospital and retirement home for war veterans, Les Invalides now houses a military museum and the tomb of Napolean Bonaparte, as well as other French military figures.

14.) Newgrange

It is believe that this Irish burial ground was built somewhere between 3100-2900 BCE and is home to thousands of prehistoric humans.

15.) Lincoln’s Tomb

In Springfield, Illinois, you can find the tomb of the 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln is buried with his wife and children in this monument.

16.) Mazar-e-Quaid

The tomb of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was completed in the 1960s and lies in the heart of Karachi.

17.) Lenin’s Tomb

This impressive structure is home to the embalmed corpse of Vladimir Lenin. Lenin’s Tomb was completed in 1930, located in the Red Square of Moscow.

18.) Forest Lawn Great Mausoleum

How can we deny that we treat our entertainers like royalty? Founded in 1906, the Forest Lawn Mausoleum is the burial place of choice for many American entertainment greats. Clark Gable, Walt Disney, Lucille Ball, Nat King Cole, Carole Lombard and Humphrey Bogart are all buried here.

19.) Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum

This insane Chinese mausoleum dates back t0 210 BCE, was discovered in the underground necropolis of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. To date, 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, all life-size, were uncovered.

20.) Shah-i-Zinda

According to legend, Shah-i-Zina is the burial place of Kusam ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad and patron saint of Samarkand, where this tomb is located.

21.) The Pantheon

This famous Roman piece of architecture was originally a temple to the gods, but used as a tomb and church since the Renaissance. Buried here are two Italian kings, the painters Raphael and Annibale Carracci, and the composer Arcangelo Corelli.

22.) St. Peter’s Basilica

The Vatican City’s crowning achievement to Catholicism is the burial place of Saint Peter, as well as 91 popes. Construction of the present building ended in 1626.

23.) Tana Toraja

The Toraja people in Sulawesi, Indonesia have an interesting burial arrangement. They bury their dead in a stone cave carved out of a rocky cliff. A wood-carved effigy called a tau tau, carved with the likeness of the dead person, is then placed in the balcony of the tomb to represent the dead and watch over their remains.

24.) The Valley Of Kings

It took nearly 500 years to contstruct the burial site of Egyptian Pharaohs and powerful nobles, from the 16th to 11th century BCE. It includes the “cursed” tomb of King Tutankhamun.

Getting buried in the ground doesn’t seem quite right anymore, eh? You’re starting to want a more lavish burial plot. Well, you better start saving some money is you want to a king’s burial, because it costs a king’s ransom.