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


1718

Off the coast of North CarolinaBritish pirate Edward Teach (best known as “Blackbeard“) is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

1908

The Congress of Monastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.

1969

In American football, the University of Michigan upset Ohio State University, 24-12, in Bo Schembechler‘s first season as Michigan’s head coach. The win set off the 10 Year War between Schembechler and Ohio State’s Woody Hayes.

1861
1922

Eugene Stoner, Designer of the AR-15 Rifle

1564

Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator

1958

Horse, Scottish singer and songwriter

1767

Andreas Hofer, Austrian innkeeper

1915

Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin, Cajun accordionist


1941

Werner Mölders, German fighter pilot

1987

Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

2004

In Global governance, Decision o916-d1 adopted as mission statement: ‘To create an accepted framework for all humankind, that is self-regulating and which enables every person to achieve their fullest potential in harmony with the world and its place in existence.’