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Fairytales are wonderful, magical stories that capture children's imaginations
and delight and entertain them.
Well, maybe today, at least,
but in some of the original versions of fairytales, recorded by guys like the Brothers Grimm,
fairytales play a little more like installments from the Saw franchise.
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You know that Cinderella has a magical encounter at the ball with the prince, right?
And, she leaves her glass slipper behind,
which he later uses to identify her.
Well, in the Brothers Grimm version of the story, which they recorded in 1812,
it's a little darker.
Cinderella's wicked stepsisters
try to get in on that glass slipper action by carving off some of their feet
so they can jam it in there.
Luckily, some pigeons that happen to be hanging out nearby
point out all of the blood,
and the wicked stepsisters are found out.
Later on, those same pigeons poke out Cinderella's wicked stepsisters' eyes at her wedding.
Cinderella's not the only fairytale that features step-family, brutal revenge action.
At Snow White's wedding,
the partygoers force Snow White's wicked stepmother to put on searing hot iron shoes
and dance around until she collapses and dies.
In the 1940 Disney version of Pinocchio,
the little wooden rascal gets into a little bit of trouble
with some shallow vices like gambling and fibbing,
but in the original version, written in 1883 by Carlo Collodi,
Pinocchio turns totally Patrick Bateman.
He bashes his good friend, the cricket, with a hammer, killing him.
You're familiar with the contours of the Rapunzel story.
There's a girl who's trapped in a tower by a crazed witch.
She has freakishly long hair that a prince climbs up and hangs out with her.
Well, in the early version,
Rapunzel's hair is climbed up upon by the prince, sure,
but while he's up there, he apparently gets her pregnant.
After the crazed witch finds out,
she goes berserk, cuts off Rapunzel's hair,
banishes her to a desert and forces the prince to jump from the tower.
He, apparently being unaware that he's in a Grimm fairytale,
fails to cover his eyes on the way down
and lands in a thorn bush.
His eyeballs are, of course, gouged out.
If we're going with the 1827 Hans Christian Andersen version of the Little Mermaid,
no one in their right mind would want to be Part of Your World.
In this telling,
the sea witch traps the Little Mermaid's voice by cutting off her tongue
and putting it in a shell for safekeeping.
At the end, the mermaid is given a choice of turning back into a mermaid
by stabbing the prince in the heart
and bathing her feet in his blood
after he splits on her for somebody else.
What's your favorite grizzly fairytale?
Let us know in the comments section below,
and head on over to howstuffworks.com
to read 10 fairytales that were way darker than you realized as a kid.
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童話裡都是騙人的:這才是真實黑暗的童話故事! (5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid | What the Stuff?!)

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jam (v.) 在影片裡是「塞進、擠進」的意思。
The family of seven jammed into the car.

jammed (adj.) 是「卡住」的意思。
I can't open the door. I think it's jammed.

traffic jam 就是「交通阻塞」、「塞車」的意思。
Sorry I'm late. I got stuck in a traffic jam for over half an hour.

jam 作為名詞的時候也有「果醬」的意思。
My favorite thing to have for breakfast is a strawberry jam sandwich.

影片裡的 contour 是「結構」, contours of the story 也就是故事結構。 contour 也有「輪廓」的意思。
He traced the contours of her face with his finger.

現在很常聽到的 contour 是一種化妝技巧 —「修容」。
The makeup artist contoured my face with a bronzer.

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berserk 可以指「狂暴的,狂怒的」也可以指「瘋狂的」。
It is difficult to live in berserk weather where one day it's boiling hot and the next day it’s freezing.

to go berserk 就是「變得狂暴、暴怒」。
He went totally berserk when Lori told him that she was breaking up with him.
他一聽到 Lori 要跟他分手就變得很狂暴。

4in one's right mind2:57
in one's right mind 就是「精神正常的」。
No one in their right mind would date him.

Who in their right mind would vote for Trump?

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5gouged out2:45
gouged out 的意思是「被挖出來」。
The boy's eyes were gouged out by organ traffickers and sold online.

gouge sth. out 是「挖鑿出」、「挖某樣東西出來」。
These animals gouge out big holes to live in, and feed on the rabbits that fall into them.





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