Little known fact about Countess Bathory – despite having the word “bath” in her name, she actually prefers to take her infamous ablutions in the shower (albeit one with some additional piping).
Yes, the bath of Bathory is actually a shower. Another obscure anecdote about Mrs. B is that the modern day shower diverter (that little handle you pull that turns your bathtub into a shower) was actually invented by the engineers working in the Countess’ castle some 500 years ago. Think about that the next time you’re in the plumbing section at Home Depot.
You see, a shower is more efficient than a bath, keeping the cost of, um, water down (as long as you keep it under 10 minutes, according to nerds).
Castle Bathory received another major upgrade when the Countess was condemned to a remote tower and sealed in with bricks. This was her punishment for utilizing the blood of hundreds of murdered young women as body wash (you’ve heard of Axe? She sort of invented that too).
And the really sad part of this story? It wasn’t until after Bathory had killed hundreds of young peasant women, and since she was literally running out of victims, started killing the daughters of noblemen, that her crimes were finally put to an end.
Thankfully the upper class twits that rule the world today have our best interests at heart and would never think of cannibalizing the poor to extend their own lives.
But that’s enough grim history about the Creepy Countess. And enough Grinsane for one week! Tune back in next week for more horror comedy comics and cartoons.