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


800

Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

1781

The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.

1944

The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

1938

Gene Okerlund, American wrestling interviewer and announcer

1908

N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian

1484

Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist


2010

Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist

2004

Anne Samson, Canadian Nun and supercentenarian

561

Chlothar I, king of the Franks

1961

Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space.

1972

Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.