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

head-main

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

landwalker-main

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

jade-rabbit

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


0783

The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.

1476

Vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

1805

Official opening of Thomas Telford‘s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

1922

Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.

1899
1939

Wayland Flowers, American Puppeteer

1853

Bat Masterson, American Old West figure


666
1836

John MacAdam, British road builder

1883

Sojourner Truth, American abolitionist

1970

In Basse-TerreGuadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.

1976

Vrillon‘, claiming to be the representative of the ‘Ashtar Galactic Command’, takes over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 pm.

1983

Brink’s-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink’s-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport.