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A woman once jumped from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building but only fell one story before a freak gust of wind swept her onto a ledge. She was rescued shortly after.

Woman Survives Fall At the Empire State A 29‐year‐old woman apparently jumped from the 86th‐floor observation deck of the Empire State Building last night, but survived when she landed on a three‐foot ledge about 20 feet below, the police said. She was admitted to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured pelvis. Authorities at the 102‐story building …

A woman once jumped from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building but only fell one story before a freak gust of wind swept her onto a ledge. She was rescued shortly after. Read More »

The Tollund Man, who lived during the 4th Century BC, was so well preserved on discovery that that he was mistaken for a recent murder victim. His internal organs were intact; it was concluded that his last meal was porridge consisting of 40 kinds of seeds, eaten 12 to 24 hours before his death.

Tollund Man The well-preserved head of Tollund Man The Tollund Man is a naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the 4th century BC, during the period characterised in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age. He was found in 1950, preserved as a bog body, on the Jutland peninsula, in Denmark. The man’s …

The Tollund Man, who lived during the 4th Century BC, was so well preserved on discovery that that he was mistaken for a recent murder victim. His internal organs were intact; it was concluded that his last meal was porridge consisting of 40 kinds of seeds, eaten 12 to 24 hours before his death. Read More »

In 1817 a woman posed as the fictional Princess Caraboo of Javasu. She fooled a small British town for months into believing she was a princess who had been captured by pirates, jumped overboard in the British Channel and swam ashore. She was later recognised as a cobbler’s daughter from Devon.

Princess Caraboo For the film, see Princess Caraboo (film). Mary Baker (née Willcocks; 11 November 1792 (alleged), Witheridge, Devonshire, England – 24 December 1864, Bristol, England) was a noted impostor. Posing as the fictional Princess Caraboo, Baker pretended to come from a far off island kingdom. Baker fooled a British town for some months. Biography …

In 1817 a woman posed as the fictional Princess Caraboo of Javasu. She fooled a small British town for months into believing she was a princess who had been captured by pirates, jumped overboard in the British Channel and swam ashore. She was later recognised as a cobbler’s daughter from Devon. Read More »

In 2006, a woman farted on an American Airlines plane and attempted to cover up her farts by burning matches. When the passengers reported the smell of burning matches to the crew, the flight made an emergency landing in Nashville, and the FBI was called in to conduct an investigation.

Flatulence leads US jet to divert An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Nashville after passengers reported the smell of sulphur from burning matches. The matches were found on the seat of a woman who had attempted to conceal the odour of flatulence with the matches, Nashville airport authorities said. All 99 passengers …

In 2006, a woman farted on an American Airlines plane and attempted to cover up her farts by burning matches. When the passengers reported the smell of burning matches to the crew, the flight made an emergency landing in Nashville, and the FBI was called in to conduct an investigation. Read More »

Until the mid-1960s in Britain, pregnancy tests were done by sending a woman’s urine to a lab, where it would be injected into a toad. The toad was checked two hours later and if it had laid eggs, the woman was pregnant.

Contraception: From fish bladders to home-delivered morning after pills The morning after pill has never been more accessible. Women in the UK are now able to order emergency contraception online for home delivery. It marks a milestone – less than two decades ago, it was not possible to buy it in pharmacies. Medicine historian Dr …

Until the mid-1960s in Britain, pregnancy tests were done by sending a woman’s urine to a lab, where it would be injected into a toad. The toad was checked two hours later and if it had laid eggs, the woman was pregnant. Read More »

In 2012, a Cleveland woman arrested for a traffic infraction was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

Cleveland’s Convicted Idiot Finishes Punishment; Says She’s Learned Lesson Update at 9 a.m. ET, Nov. 14: “It’s A Learning Lesson … I’ll Move Forward.” Shena Hardin, the Cleveland woman ordered to stand on a street corner with a sign saying she was in idiot for driving on a sidewalk to get past a stopped school …

In 2012, a Cleveland woman arrested for a traffic infraction was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.” Read More »

In July of this year a female National Guard soldier graduated from Special Forces training and received her Green Beret, the first in history to do so. The soldier’s name and other biographical information have been withheld by the Army for personal and operational security reasons.

A woman soldier is joining the Green Berets — a first for the Army Special Forces unit (CNN)A woman soldier for the first time will join the Green Berets, one of the Army’s most elite units, after graduating this week from US Army Special Forces training. The soldier graduated Thursday in a “Covid-compliant graduation ceremony,” …

In July of this year a female National Guard soldier graduated from Special Forces training and received her Green Beret, the first in history to do so. The soldier’s name and other biographical information have been withheld by the Army for personal and operational security reasons. Read More »

The US Navy used to forbid “obscene” tattoos, which led to a boom in tattoos of nude women among men who didn’t want to serve. If they joined the navy later, they had to have a tattoo artist “dress” the woman.

Sailor tattoos Tattooed sailor aboard the USS New Jersey Sailor tattoos refer to a type of tattoo traditionally favored by sailors and the traditions that accompany these tattoos. “Old school” tattoos were common among sailors, depicting images like swallows on either side of the chest, girls in sailor hats, and pairs of dice. Sailor Jerry’s …

The US Navy used to forbid “obscene” tattoos, which led to a boom in tattoos of nude women among men who didn’t want to serve. If they joined the navy later, they had to have a tattoo artist “dress” the woman. Read More »

A british woman was found dead in her flat with her TV and air conditioning still running. She had been dead for 2 years before her corpse was discovered.

The film and Vincent’s life inspired musician Steven Wilson’s album Hand. In 1985, Vincent began working as a secretary at OCL in the City of London.[1] She then worked at C.Itoh and Law Debenture before joining Ernst & Young.[2] She worked in the treasury department of Ernst & Young for four years, but resigned in …

A british woman was found dead in her flat with her TV and air conditioning still running. She had been dead for 2 years before her corpse was discovered. Read More »

Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences couldn’t legally attend college, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the ‘Flying University’, a secret organization.

Marie Curie – Early Years Maria Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, in Congress Poland in the Russian Empire, on 7 November 1867, the fifth and youngest child of well-known teachers Bronisława, née Boguska, and Władysław Skłodowski. The elder siblings of Maria (nicknamed Mania) were Zofia (born 1862, nicknamed Zosia), Józef [pl] (born 1863, nicknamed Józio), Bronisława (born 1865, nicknamed Bronia) and Helena (born 1866, nicknamed Hela). On both the paternal and maternal sides, …

Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences couldn’t legally attend college, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the ‘Flying University’, a secret organization. Read More »