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


1503

Disfida di Barletta – famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.

1692

About 78 Macdonalds at Glen CoeScotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.

1867

Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels‘s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.

1881

The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.

1954

Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game

1939

Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter

1923

Chuck Yeager, American fighter plane test pilot

1867

Harold Mahony, Irish tennis player

1849

Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt German impostor who became famous as The Captain of Köpenick (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick)


1984

Andre Stander, South African police captain and bank robber

1982

Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman ever, at 8 ft. 1.75 in.

1955

Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.

1961

500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, CaliforniaUS, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.

1967

American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.

1981

A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.

2004

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe’s largest known diamondwhite dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star “Lucy” after The Beatles‘ song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds“.