Category: incident

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.

After a British Airways 747 had all 4 engines disabled, the…

After a British Airways 747 had all 4 engines disabled, the pilot announced it by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.”.

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In August 2010, a 13 year old British teenager was struck by…

In August 2010, a 13 year old British teenager was struck by lightning – at 13:13 on Friday 13. He was among 150,000 people at an airshow.

In April 1998, two women walked onto The Golden Gate Bridge at…

In April 1998, two women walked onto The Golden Gate Bridge at the same time intending to commit suicide. They did not know each other but soon realized they were there for the same reason. A patrol officer saw them sitting on the railing, chatting. Finally, one jumped and was quickly followed by the other.

A man who once committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate…

A man who once committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge left a suicide note that read “I’m going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I won’t jump.”

In 1915, a woman was late to her sister’s funeral. When…

In 1915, a woman was late to her sister’s funeral. When she arrived, she demanded that her sister be let out the coffin so that she can see her one last time. Upon opening the coffin, the dead woman ‘sat up’ and smiled. She lived for another 47 years.

A woman crashed her own funeral after her husband hired hitmen…

A woman crashed her own funeral after her husband hired hitmen to kill her. They let her go, telling her they didn’t believe in killing women. Five days later she appeared at her own funeral with her husband pleading for forgiveness.

A 40-acre Montana fire was caused by a hawk landing on power…

A 40-acre Montana fire was caused by a hawk landing on power lines while clutching a large snake. The wriggling snake touched a second power line completing the circuit and electrocuting both animals with up to 700,000 volts.

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