Charles II of Spain (1661-1700) is widely regarded as one of the least competent kings to have reigned. He was the unhappy result of over a century of inbreeding within the Hapsburg […]
“No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating […]
Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old woman from Sacramento, died in 2007 of water intoxication while trying to win a Wii console in a radio station’s “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest, which […]
Franz Reichelt (1879-1912) fell to his death off the first deck of the Eiffel Tower while testing his invention, the coat parachute. It was his first ever attempt with the parachute. He […]
Toronto attorney Garry Hoy (1955 – 9 July 1993) fell to his death after he threw himself through the glass wall on the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre in order to […]
“As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks […]
When Moeun Sarim and his wife Vat Navy terminated their 18-year marriage, the divorce settlement called for sawing in two the wooden house they once shared in Cambodia. source
In 1957 the BBC pulled an April Fools prank, duping hundreds of thousands of individuals into thinking spaghetti was annually harvested from “spaghetti trees” in Switzerland. Watch the video here. Read about […]
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
In September 2012, David Weber, a 53-year-old homeless man from Miami Beach, Florida, broke into a car, stole a credit card and then tried to use it to buy a beer — […]
The record distance for being dragged by a horse while one’s body is on fire is held by Halapi Roland of Hungary. The record distance is 472.8 meters (1151 feet 2 inches).