Ever looked over a writer's shoulder while they're surfing the internet? If so, you might have decided to call the cops then and there. Or perhaps just a shrink.
If you're a writer, you've seen the memes, you've read the jokes. Our browser histories are concerning. They're not for the faint of heart.
It's not that we're morbid. I mean, some of us may be. But more universally, we're all trying to give our stories the ring of truth, and that takes research. How would it be if an archaeological expert criticized us publicly because our story about bodies found excellently preserved in a bog had inaccuracies? It would be crap, that's what.
Ergo, we research some pretty bizarre things.
Without further ado, here is Part One of Things in My Browser History That Could Get Me Locked Up Or Committed:
Seven Animals That Are Eaten Alive by Humans [ Like, gross. ]
How Far Does a Human Body Float
Man vs. Wild: How to make a seal-skin wetsuit [ Cozy. ]
What a baby seal sounds like
Bastards of the Bestiary: Eight Mythological Creatures Too Gross, Sad, or Monstrous to Be Loved [ Aww, won't anyone love them? ]
Insults: Rare and Amusing
Synonyms for "hot dog"
How Does One Actually Shrink a Head?
15 Common Tattoos Criminals Have and What They Secretly Mean [ Don't be a Cry-Baby. ]