Author Archives: Trina McMillin

About Trina McMillin

Trina McMillin is a freelance writer who enjoys researching topics and using her personal experiences to create fun, interesting content; in addition, Trina uses the knowledge she attained as a phlebotomist, laboratory assistant and medical transcriptionist to create informative, yet compelling medical and health-related content.

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Joyce Vincent: A Woman Whose Death Went Unnoticed For Nearly 3 Years

On January 25, 2006, the body of a British woman was discovered in an apartment above Wood Green Shopping City: It was determined that the body, consisting primarily of skeletal remains, was that of Joyce Carol Vincent. It was determined that she had died in December 2003, which means her body lay undiscovered for nearly three years. How could a beautiful, vivacious woman who was full of life and reaching for her dreams virtually disappear without even one person noticing? To solve this case, numerous questions need to be answered: What caused her death? Why didn’t anyone miss her during her three-year absence? read more

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The Comeback Of Killer Clowns

In 2016, there were numerous arrests throughout the U.S. in response to the horrifying clowns who caused a frenzy as they terrified people by chasing them or confronting them in parking lots. However, killer clowns were not exclusive to the U.S., in fact, nightmarish clowns were being seen in countries all over the world: These countries included The United Kingdom, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Finland and Canada.

Clowns – From My Perspective

Cooky and Bozo

Okay, if the truth be told, I had no problem with clowns. I mean, I grew up watching Bozo’s Circus. I loved Cooky the Clown (even though he was always the butt of the joke); however, I did find Wizzo the Wizard quite creepy as he would grab his necklace and began chanting “doo-dee-doo-dee-doo-dee-doo.” read more

The Upside-Down Man

Claudio Viera de Oliveira Is “The Upside-Down Man”

Claudio Viera de Oliveira resides in Monte Santo, Brazil. As soon as he was born, it was evident that his life would be full of challenges. Oliveira has a condition called congenital arthrogryposis. Due to this condition, Oliveira has severely deformed limbs and a neck that is folded upon itself, which makes his head fall backwards and appear upside down. At the time of his birth, the doctors believed Oliveira would have a short lifespan, as such, they encouraged his mother to starve him, and just let him die: However, she ignored their advice and cared for her son as any mother would care for her child. Despite his condition, a short lifespan was not in the cards for Oliveira and at the age of 40, he decided to write his autobiography. read more

Black People With Blonde Hair: The Genes That Cause It

Although blonde hair has traditionally been considered a Caucasian trait, in Australia, some black people are actually born with the golden locks that many American women attain via a bottle. The golden strands of hair framing the dark skin of the face is truly a wonderful sight: These locks are reminiscent of sunbeams falling from the sky.

The People of the Islands of Melanesia

Melanesia consists of several islands that rest within a sub region of Oceania. Melanesia islands include: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. One theory stated that salt-water whitening, sun exposure, excess fish consumption, American or European heritage were responsible for the light hair color. However, a study conducted by Sean Myles contradicts these assumptions. read more

Indonesian Villagers Who Dig Up Their Ancestors And Dress Them

Indonesian Villagers Who Dig Up Their Ancestors And Dress Them

Acknowledging the dead is a common practice for many societies: From Mexico’s Día de los Muertos to America’s Memorial Day, remembering and honoring our lost loved ones allows us to consciously recognize their absence. However, some cultures take remembering and honoring their dead to another, much higher, level. For example, some of the residents in Toraja, Indonesia, practice a ritual that is referred to as Ma’nene (The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses). This ritual is performed on the dead every three years. These Torajans believe that the Ma’nene Ritual strengthens their bonds with their deceased relatives. read more