Rev. Glynn “Scotty” Wolfe (1908 – 1997) holds the Guinness World Record for the largest number of monogamous marriages. Between 1926 and his death in 1997, Wolfe was married twenty-nine times to […]
Would You Like Your Coffee with Cream, Sugar, or Urine?
In March 2009 James Carroll Butler found that working with his co-worker, Michael Utz, was more than he could handle. Butler collected urine from the toilet and poured it into Utz’s coffee. […]
NOTICE: Do Not Call 911 for a Ride to the Store
There are pros and cons to public transportation, but it is good advice for everyone to consider all the costs before calling for a ride. Kurt Smith was arrested in December 2014 […]
Some People Just Aren’t Good With Animals
Benjamin Herman Siegel of southern Florida was arrested in January, 2015 and charged with battery and cruelty to animals after allegedly striking employees with a bearded dragon and putting the bearded dragon […]
Never Argue With a Judge — Even When He Calls Himself an Idiot
When Tristan Ellis, a notorious burglar, showed up in front of Australian Judge Dean Mildren on March 29, 2004, it was the third time that year he had been arrested. The judge […]
Give Me Coffee or Give Me Death
Drinking coffee in Turkey was against the law in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Those caught breaking the law were put to death. source
Maybe It’s the Inventor Who Needed a Swat on the Bottom
Thomas V. Zelenka was awarded Patent 3,552,388 in 1968 for a motor-driven device that attaches to a baby crib and gently pats the sleeping baby on the bottom with a padded mitten. […]
When Suing Yourself, Be Prepared to Lose
When Robert Lee Brock sued himself, he was guaranteed to win — and lose — the lawsuit. Convicted of breaking and entering and grand larceny, Brock was serving as an inmate at […]
His Heart Is Broken, So Now He Wants His Kidney
Divorces generally involve broken hearts, but how often do they address kidneys? When Dr. Richard Batista donated his kidney to his wife, Dawnell, in 2001, he undoubtedly thought that kidney would remain […]
Hey, You Turkey…. I’m Batman, Turkey!
In 2008 Hüseyin Kalkan, the mayor of the city of Batman, Turkey, threatened to sue Warner Bros. and the director The Dark Knight, for using the name “Batman” without the city’s permission. “There […]
I Have a Banana, And I’m Not Afraid to Use It!
Nathan Channing was arrested after pointing a banana at two Mesa County, Colorado Sheriff’s deputies, both of whom thought it was a gun. Under the category of “Truth is Stranger Than Fiction,” […]
Cleaning Up in Real Estate — the Con Man’s Way
Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava (1912-2009), also known as “Natwarlal,” was a noted Indian con man who repeatedly sold the Taj Mahal; the Red Fort; the Indian presidential residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan; and the Parliament […]
Any Other Problems?
“What problems do you have, apart from being blind, unemployed and a moron?” — John McEnroe to Wimbledon spectator source
Maybe Another Career Would Be In Order?
The top treasury official for the United Kingdom, Lord Randolph Churchill (1849-1894), while Chancellor of the Exchequer, expressed his confusion about decimal points: “I could never figure out what those damned dots […]
Someone Needs to Pour Some Chlorine In That Gene Pool
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 […]