The 5 Most Extraordinary Acts of Predation Ever Caught on Camera

Seagull Devours Rabbit Seagulls; those ubiquitous denizens of the seaside, notorious for their incessant squawking and scavenging. They can be pesky critters as they prefer a fish-and-chips diet so beachgoers must remain vigilant lest a gull swoops in. Seagulls otherwise prey on a wide range of creatures on both land and from the sea, including... Continue Reading →

The Dyatlov Pass Incident, 1959

When investigators found the bodies of nine missing trekkers in the Artic tundra half-dressed and away from their tent for no apparent reason, it began perhaps the spookiest mystery in Russian history. It was the depths of winter and 23-year-old Igor Alekseyevich Dyatlov with eight other fit, young men and women arrived at the town... Continue Reading →

The Woman Who Spontaneously Combusted, 1951

Among the phenomena on the fringes of scientific understanding is the propensity for the human body to set itself alight. The explanation, apparently, is Spontaneous Human Combustion (SHC). Read here about one famous case and how it discombobulated investigators. On the morning of July 2, 1951, Mary Reeser’s landlady arrived at her door with a... Continue Reading →

The Rainstorm That Went Splat, 1994

Residents of Oakville were flummoxed by a downpour of goo they experienced in 1994. What was even more disconcerting was the wave of illness that rippled throughout the community immediately after... With the sight of undulating woodland resembling the serried ranks of a million upright matchsticks covered in a fuzzy green blanket of needles to... Continue Reading →

Phineas Gage, the Man Who Survived an Iron Bar through His Brain

To survive was one-in-a-million, but to almost completely recover is incomprehensible. The side-effects, however, made him shunned by decent society A moral man, Phineas GageTamping powder down holes for his wageBlew his special-made probeThrough his left frontal lobeNow he drinks, swears, and flies in a rage.(Anonymous limerick) On September 13, 1848, an unbelievable medical marvel... Continue Reading →

10 Many Different British Natural Disasters

Read about the worst that Mother Nature has thrown at Britain When Mother Nature gets angry the effects can be both spectacular and catastrophic. Stories of homes getting obliterated by violent winds, buildings rocking on their foundations or tornadoes tearing across the land rarely emanate from Great Britain, however. The UK has it seems a... Continue Reading →

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