The first case of high treason in modern times came before the Swedish courts in 2001, and four traitors were identified. They were four boys, all aged 16 or 17. Their offense? They […]
Taking Spiritual Warfare Into the Courtroom
“The devil made me do it” has been an excuse used by countless people through the ages. Evidently Gerald Mayo felt he needed to do more than just blame the devil; he wanted […]
Squirrels Fail to Go All Nutty Over Bridge
When residents in the Netherlands became alarmed about the number of squirrels that were struck by cars while crossing the N44 motorway by the Benoordenhoutseweg, they hit upon the ideal solution: build […]
At the Pentagon Making Brownies Isn’t as Easy as Pie
When you consider that the Constitution of the United States, at 4,400 words and fitting comfortably on 11 pages, gives the instructions needed to govern a nation of over 300 million people, […]
And You Thought This Election Season Was Nasty?
Every election season sees pundits bemoan the negativity of modern campaigns. We are often left with the idea that things used to be a lot more gentlemanly. Negativity is nothing new in […]
Radioactive Fallout? No Problem… Just Grab a Paper Towel
The 1963 film About Fallout (watch the film here) produced by the Office of Civil Defense offers helpful advice to anyone who might be concerned about radioactive fallout after a nuclear attack. Among the helpful […]
Balloon Spectacle or Ecological Debacle?
The date: September 27, 1986. The location: Cleveland, Ohio. The occasion: a fundraiser for the United Way and an opportunity to break the world record for the largest simultaneous release of helium […]
Not Really a Surgeon? What Was the First Clue?
It never hurts to check the credentials of anyone who is going to be performing surgery on you. Just ask the San Francisco woman who asked Carlos Guzmangarza to perform a liposuction […]
Major Metric Malfunction Means Missed Mars Mission and Millions of Moolah
Hopes were high when the Mars Climate Orbiter launched from Cape Canaveral on December 11, 1998. The robotic space probe was designed to study the climate, atmosphere, and surface changes of Mars […]
Return of the King? What are the Odds?
Ian MacMillan was counting on the return of the King — the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, that is. In 2002 MacMillan, an unemployed resident of Great Britain, placed a wager of five […]
Physician, Heal Thyself
Dr. Horace Emmett came up with a revolutionary advancement for modern medicine: eternal youth. He determined that regular injections of ground-up squirrel testicles would produce immortality, reverse old age, and preserve youthfulness […]
Seeing Friends for the Holidays
Christmas brings an understandable desire to see old friends. For that reason, you might sympathize with Patrick Rempe, who just wanted to see his buddies before the holidays. Of course, his buddies […]
Roadbumps on the Highway to Dreamland
In Eureka, California, it is against the law to sleep on a public street. In addition to the possibility of getting tire treads on your face, you could be fined up to […]
If He Doesn’t Get the World Record For Most Lawsuits, He’ll Probably Sue
In 2014 the total number of lawsuits filed in the US District Court of Arizona was 3,772. One person was responsible for 79.4% of them. Dale Maisano is serving a 15-year prison […]
Three Lawyers Found This Client to Be a Pain in the Neck
Josh Monson was facing trial for murder and drug charges in 2011 in Everett, Washington. Apparently unsatisfied with his defense attorney, Monson stabbed him in the neck with a pencil. That lawyer […]