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Welcome To The Encyclopedia Diabolica!
What is the Encyclopedia Diabolica? Well, nobody really knows, its history is sordid and shrouded in mystery. Legend says it’s an occultist’s compendium of unnatural history and its pages change for every reader. It’s believed to be the only unscathed tome pulled from the fire in the library at Alexandria.
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: Vending Machines!
Did you know that you have a better chance of being killed by a falling vending machine than being bitten by a shark?
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: Ants!
Did you know that there are 1.6 million ants for every human on Earth?
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: Sharks
Did you know that most sharks can can detect a drop of blood in the water from 2.5 miles away and can grow a new set of teeth in a week?
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: Rule Of Thumb
Did you know that the phrase “Rule Of Thumb” was derived from an archaic English law that stated you could not beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb?
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: Dice
Did you know that in English gambling dens during the eighteenth century there was always an employee whose sole job was to swallow the dice in the event of a police raid?
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: Coffee
Did you know that in Turkey during the 16th and 17th centuries anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death?
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: The Cashew
Did you know that raw unshelled cashews are poisonous and must be processed before than can be safely consumed?
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: World War II
Did you know that the very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II resulted in just one death, the only elephant in the Berlin zoo?
The Encyclopedia Diabolica: Dueling
Did you know that in Paraguay it is legal to participate in a duel as long as both parties are registered blood donors?