For decades, Homer and Langley Collyer lived in seclusion in a brownstone at 2078 Fifth Avenue in Harlem, New York. The Collyer brothers became known as the worst hoarders in ...

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The building at 77 Water Street in New York City could be mistaken for just another office tower in the city, but it has something other buildings don’t. A World ...

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In 1992, over 28,000 plastic bath toys took a journey of epic proportions after they were washed off a container ship and into the Pacific Ocean. While the release of ...

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Horse Shoe Brewery, London, circa 1800 On October 17, 1814, in London, England, a strange disaster occurred that took the lives of eight people. A huge vat of beer burst ...

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An early picture of the Boeing 727 that later disappeared without a trace RuthAS/Wikimedia A Boeing 727 parked at Quatro de Fevereiro Airport in Luanda, Angola, was boarded by two ...

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If you’re ever flying out of McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas, take a look at some of the planes flying out with you. You may spot one that looks ...

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A real bunghole Insults can hurt, but these five didn’t start that way. They were harmless and mundane, and then, over the passage of time, they morphed into a whole ...

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In 1848, an accident injured a 25-year-old railroad worker named Phineas Gage. It was thought that he was never the same person again. His case became the first time a ...

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In 2014, the State of Colorado responded to a repeated problem of people stealing a particular number on a mile marker sign along an interstate.  The Colorado Department of Transportation ...

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In the 1970s, McDonald’s used to give out a small 5-inch spoon-shaped coffee stirrer in their restaurants with each cup of coffee. But they discontinued the use of the spoons ...

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Is there a new danger in the sky? While bird strikes are a dangerous and regular threat to aircraft landing and departing a runway, there have been actual cases of ...

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