Gambling is an addiction similar to chemical addiction. It has been observed that some pathological gamblers have lower levels of norepinephrine than normal gamblers. Norepinephrine is secreted under stress, arousal, or thrill, so pathological gamblers gamble to make up for their under-dosage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
For the 1990 film "Arachnophobia," advertisers were uncertain as to whether they should market the film as a thriller or a comedy. Therefore, television spots promoting the film billed it as a "thrill-omedy". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara…
In 2014, rollercoaster thrill-seekers were showered in blood after the ride decapitated a deer which ran onto the tracks. The Ultimate, the 2nd longest in the world at 7,442 ft / 1.4 miles, mostly hugs the hilly land at ground level, this was the second deer death (Yorkshire, England) thenorthernecho.co.uk/new…
Sia is the only woman over 40 to get a number one U.S. hit song in the 21st century (with "Cheap Thrills") billboard.com/articles/co…
In 1923 two wealthy young gay lovers with a history of petty crime kidnapped and murdered a teenage boy for an "intellectual thrill" smithsonianmag.com/histor…
John Wayne Gacy claimed his 1st murder happened when he awoke to see a male acquaintance in his room holding a knife. After killing him, Gacy noticed the breakfast the man had prepared them, presumably using the knife. Gacy said his involuntary orgasm from the murder was the "ultimate thrill" wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W…
In 1977 Paul McCartney released an instrumental orchestral version of his 1971 album "RAM" called "Thrillington" using the pseudonym of "Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington" to mask his identity mcbeatle.de/macca/a/thril…
Thrills, a Canadian brand of chewing gum, has a floral rosewater flavour. There were so many comparisons of its flavour to soap that the packaging states "IT STILL TASTES LIKE SOAP!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Today I learned about thrill killing that is defined as premeditated murder that is motivated by the sheer excitement of the act wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrill…
In 2005, GlaxoSmithKline (a pharmaceutical giant) was sued for $610,000 by a straight man who claims their drugs turned him into a thrill-seeking, gay sex addict io9.gizmodo.com/5965094/p…
In 1926 the BBC was so committed to remaining impartial that when it broadcast the annual Derby horserace listeners could thrill to the thunder of hooves & shouts of the crowd but there was no commentary. Audiences had to wait until 7pm to find out who'd won. news.bbc.co.uk/aboutbbcne…
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the would-be release date of PlayStation 1 beat-em-up Thrill Kill, cancelled close the end of its development after Electronic Arts bought the game's publisher and considered it "senselessly violent". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
The Happy Mondays were sent to Barbados to record a follow up to β€˜Pills n Thrills and Bellyaches’, due to Shaun Ryder struggling with heroin addictions and Barbados allegedly being heroin free. The result was Bez and Shaun Ryder trying to pawn Eddy Grants studio sofas. Not for heroin. For crack. manchestereveningnews.co.…
Today I learned of Extreme Ironing, a sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron clothes with them. It is described as "the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer that murdered 33 young boys, technically killed the first one out of fear for his life. He then claimed to have felt drained, but he had had an "orgasm", and "realized that death was the ultimate thrill" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In January 1921 Hitler was referred to as "...a man of extraordinary oratorical talents and an astonishingly rich political knowledge who knows marvelously how to thrill the masses." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
A Clockwork Orange's true ending was omitted from the US publications. Burgess was told that U.S. audiences would never go for the final chapter, in which Alex sees the error of his ways, decides he has lost all energy for and thrill from violence and resolves to turn his life around. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
America had a woman serial killer in the late 19th century who confessed to killing more than 31 people. She took a sexual thrill from murder, and would caress the victim and hold them close as they lay dying from poison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
There is a skyscraper in LA that is building a slide about 1,000 feet above the ground. The 36-foot-long glass slide will allow thrill-seekers to slide from the 70th floor down to the 69th floor on the outside of the building! cbsnews.com/news/skyslide…
In Ecuador there is a treehouse with a swing that swings out over a cliff. There are no safety devices and thrill-seekers can swing at their own risk. It is dubbed "The Swing at the End of the World" designtaxi.com/news/35905…
John Wayne Gacys first of many murders was the result of a misunderstanding and that's when he realized death was "the ultimate thrill" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
When John Wayne Gacy killed his first victim, he orgasmed, leading him to believe that "death was the ultimate thrill". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The sport of paintball was invented by thrill-seekers who were inspired by The Most Dangerous Game - a famous story of an insane big game hunter who hunted lost travelers for the thrill en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Tandem bicycling is huge in the blind community, allowing them to enjoy the thrill of cycling en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The song "classic" (I wanna thrill you like Michael I wanna kiss you like Prince...) is sung by a duo that has Malcolm Kelley - Walt from Lost - in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Some people pay for the thrill of being kidnapped. theguardian.com/artanddes…
The author of B.B. King's greatest hit "The Thrill is Gone", Roy Hawkins never saw much success and spent his last years working in a furniture store. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
In 1991, a Chicago man was convicted of 'thrill killing' a homeless man with a crossbow articles.chicagotribune.c…
Disney produced a wartime propaganda film that featured animations of burning cities with the tag line "There's a thrill in the air!" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V…

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