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

There’s a good chance your dog is eating a big ol’ bag of dicks

There’s a good chance your dog is eating a big ol’ bag of dicks. Especially if your the type who like to treat your mutt … 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


1497

The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmeticsart, and books in FlorenceItaly.

1819

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.

1842

Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.

1977

Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman

1914

Ramón Mercader, Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky


2009

Jack Cover, American inventor of the Taser gun

1999

José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System

1951

Korean War: 705 civilians, mostly women, are killed by South Korean forces in the Sancheong-Hamyang massacre

1984

Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).