The Aristocrat Who Painted the Town Red, 1837

The legend of a Marquis' drunken antics resulted in an epic night in town... painting it red despite the townsfolk's spluttering rage. Read about the chaos this posh wild child caused. One day in spring 1837 at the Thorpe End tollgate in the fine old English market town of Melton Mowbray, with its half-timbered Tudor... Continue Reading →

Trucker Wins Lottery Twice, 1999

Bill Morgan's fortunes went from catastrophic to fantastic when the lucky trucker recovered from being on life support to winning a car and massive windfall on two scratch-cards, even winning the 2nd 'scratchie' live on air. Watch and read about it here. Luck can be like buses, you wait for ages then several come at... Continue Reading →

The Wise Men of Gotham, 1200s

When the King of England wanted to build a road through Gotham village's locale, the rustics knew there was only one way to get rid of his men; to play insane... Find out what absurd tasks they came up with acting fools. It is difficult to determine the veracity of tales from such historical, murky... Continue Reading →

4 Disastrous Pranks

From wounded pride to suicide; find out how these four pranks went wrong in the worst ways possible. Life needn’t always be so serious. It shouldn’t always be about the humdrum, work-consume-die existence. A good prank that doesn’t hurt or upset anyone can provide belly-aching laughter, fun and reminds us not to take ourselves too... Continue Reading →

6 Disastrous Stunts

From moans and groans to broken bones; find out how these six stunts went wrong in the worst ways possible. Life needn’t always be so serious. It shouldn’t always be about the humdrum, work-consume-die existence. We live, too, to be entertained. Stunts do this by impressing us with people’s breath-taking skill and bravery, and are... Continue Reading →

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