Category: incident

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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In 1993, a sniper shot the gun that was in the hands of a man…

In 1993, a sniper shot the gun that was in the hands of a man trying to commit suicide with it and saved his life.

Doctor Amanda Hess was in the hospital preparing to give birth…

Doctor Amanda Hess was in the hospital preparing to give birth when she heard that a pregnant mother was in distress and her doctor had left the hospital for a break. Dr. Hess put her own delivery on hold to help the woman and after the on-call doctor came back, Hess went and had her own baby.

A woman in Australia won $825 on a horse race, and posted a…

A woman in Australia won $825 on a horse race, and posted a selfie to show off the winning ticket to her Facebook friends. But one of them captured the ticket barcode from the selfie and claimed the winnings for themselves.