When I was in girl guides, we once made a burner out of a coffee can. (we made French toast on it.)
I want to use this burner in a story. I've googled and googled and googled, but I can't figure out how to make one. All the things I find are about how to cook *inside* a coffee can. I want to flip it upside down and cook *on top*.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Remember the name of the burner?
I'm writing a fanfiction for the tv show Supernatural (it's a show about two brothers who hunt anything paranormal) and I need some help with paranormal creatures. In my story, the characters find some bodies that are aged into desiccated corpses after the people have only been missing for a few hours or days. Does anyone know of any paranormal creatures that would do something like this or legends that explain similar situations? I already know what I'm going to have killing the people, I just need to know what the brothers would suspect of doing this before they figure out what it really is. The story takes place in America, but the legend/creature can really be from anywhere.
I've tried a few google searches like "paranormal murders" or "supernatural deaths", etc., but I can't really find anything helpful.
time and place: England, late 1940's (after the war)
I've tried googling different variations on the subject line and get mostly commercial sites that aren't very relevant to the time period and/or contradict each other. What are some traditions/customs that a middle-class English bride in the 1940's would observe? I want to make sure I don't do anything blatantly American, for example.