Category: incident

Two brothers from a set of triplets fooled prison authorities in…

Two brothers from a set of triplets fooled prison authorities in Russia when one brother swapped places with the other to give him a brief taste of freedom. Rather than returning, the freed brother ran off with his brother’s girlfriend. It took years for the authorities to realize they had been duped.

In 2015, a father saved his son’s life when doctors…

In 2015, a father saved his son’s life when doctors wrongly declared him brain-dead and were taking him off life support. He barricaded himself with a gun in the hospital and had a stand-off with SWAT until his son squeezed his hand. The son made a full recovery.

A Russian scientist researching at Russia’s Antarctic station…

A Russian scientist researching at Russia’s Antarctic station allegedly stabbed and injured a colleague who kept revealing the endings of books he was reading.

In 2015, a high school student won a $425k settlement after…

In 2015, a high school student won a $425k settlement after being suspended for 2 months for replying “Actually, yeah” to an internet post asking if he made out with a teacher.

Firefighters in Pana, Ill. found a cockroach infestation so…

Firefighters in Pana, Ill. found a cockroach infestation so massive that the city council agreed that the best option was to burn the house down.  

After firefighters saved piglets from a barn fire, 6 months…

After firefighters saved piglets from a barn fire, 6 months later the farmer sent them sausages made from the piglets as a thank you gift.

After firefighters saved piglets from a barn fire, 6 months…

After firefighters saved piglets from a barn fire, 6 months later the farmer sent them sausages made from the piglets as a thank you gift.

One October night in 1997, someone impaled a pumpkin on top of a…

One October night in 1997, someone impaled a pumpkin on top of a spire at Cornell University. The spire was more than 170 feet off the ground. No one really knows how they did it.

After an 80 year old man in England moved into a retirement…

After an 80 year old man in England moved into a retirement home, his 98 year old mother moved into the same home so she could help take care of him. She said, “you never stop being a mum!”

A lawyer was hired for a traffic case. Instead of sitting his…

A lawyer was hired for a traffic case. Instead of sitting his client at the witness table, he dressed another person to look like the client. When the only witness (a policeman) was asked to point to the defendant in the room, he pointed to the fake client. The real defendant was found not guilty.