Ball Lightning Strikes 170 Pigs, Leaving Just A Bunch Of Crackling Ears

Ball lightning is real; just ask these 170 Chinese pigs. But don’t expect an answer, because they’re dead, having been struck by ball lightning. They … Continue reading

Just some pictures of people with tails

Let’s start with Indian man Chandra Oraon, who’s had this beauty since birth: Isn’t he lucky? Certainly his fellow villagers think so, believing Chandra to … Continue reading

There Is Nothing More Delightful Than Pigs Who Spend All Day Jumping Off Diving Boards

Eat. Sleep. Dive. Repeat. It’s a pig’s life in China, where farmer Huang Dmin has just installed a three-metre diving board for his porkers, which … Continue reading

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Cops find human heads in restaurant, on menu

When your favourite restaurant is surrounded by cops and they find two human heads in the kitchen. It probably doesn’t happen often in your local, … Continue reading

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Someone has finally invented a proper mechsuit

All your Macross dreams just came true. There’s a biannual figure and model expo in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture called the Wonder Festival and it’s on … Continue reading

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Here’s Patrick Stewart being awesome for the eleventy-billionth time. Farewell, Jade Rabbit.

China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover looks like being a massively expensive, hideous embarrassment. It made it to the moon, then something stopped. Namely, it’s ability … Continue reading


79

Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

1305

Sir William Wallace is executed for high treason at Smithfield in London.

1595

Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.

1931
1962

Shaun Ryder, English singer-songwriter and actor


1927

Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian murderer

1927

Nicola Sacco, Italian murderer

1723

Increase Mather, American minister and author

1858

The Round Oak rail accident occurs in Brierley Hill in the Black Country, England. It is ‘Arguably the worst disaster ever to occur on British railways’.

1944

Freckleton Air Disaster – A United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England killing 61 people.

1990

Tim Berners-Lee opens the WWW - World Wide Web to new users.