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


1700

The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake takes place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.

1808

Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.

1905

The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.62135 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.

1982

Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guinness World Records holder for the “World’s largest feet”

1920

Hans Holzer, American paranormal researcher

1905

Maria von Trapp, Austrian-born singer


1893

Abner Doubleday, American military figure, and credited inventor of baseball

1960

Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School

2004

whale explodes in the town of TainanTaiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.

2008

Paul the Octopus, English octopus