On November 24, 1740, a 16-year-old boy was hanged by the neck for 20 minutes and survived and his death sentence commuted to exile.
When the Soviet Union were occupying Afghanistan there was an Afghan Cosmonaut who became a Hero of the Soviet Union.
A particular dog was allowed free travel on South Australian Railways in the 1890s. Well loved by railwaymen, the dog was presented with a collar that read: ‘Stop me not, but let me jog, for I am Bob, the drivers dog’.
The “G” in “G-string” stands for groin.
In order to prove a dingo couldn’t carry away a baby, Australian investigators took turns trying to hold a 10 pound bucket of sand in their mouths.
We are in the midst of the sixth great extinction according to many biologists.
An ancient execution method involved solely hanging the victim upside down from the ankles with their legs spread, and sawing them in half from the crotch down to the head, with some victims surviving up until the belly button.
There was a pro-drinking group in the 19th Century dedicated to harassing the anti-drink Salvation Army. They called themselves the Skeleton Army.