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David Copperfield Was Once Robbed at Gunpoint but Successfully Performed an Illusion to Convince the Robbers His Pockets were Empty Even Though They Weren’t.

David Copperfield rose to international fame as a magician by making things vanish, but no one could have predicted that it would save his life. But did you know he was able to escape a robbery with the help of his illusions? David Copperfield was once robbed at gunpoint, but he used an illusion to …

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Marvin Heemeyer Constructed a Killdozer with a Concrete and Steel Armor. He Used it to Destroy 13 Buildings and Was Unstoppable. The Police and SWAT Could Not Stop Him.

When Marvin Heemeyer of Granby, Colorado, reached a stalemate with the local zoning commission, the logical next step would have been to petition them again and wait for a response. After all, Marvin Heemeyer was known to be a logical man, so it was natural for him to take a logical approach. But why did …

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Pope John Paul II Forgave The Man Who Tried to Assassinate Him in 1981. At the Pope’s Request, the Italian President Pardoned Mehmet Ali Aca for the Crime and was Deported Back to Turkey.

From 1978 until his passing in 2005, Pope John Paul II presided as the leader of the Catholic Church and the ruler of the Vatican City State. He was eventually canonized as Pope Saint John Paul II. But what happened to Pope John Paul II’s attempted assassin? Mehmet Ali Aca, the attempted assassin who shot …

Pope John Paul II Forgave The Man Who Tried to Assassinate Him in 1981. At the Pope’s Request, the Italian President Pardoned Mehmet Ali Aca for the Crime and was Deported Back to Turkey. Read More »

A Woman from Virginia Beach Produced $31.8 Million in Counterfeit Coupons. She was Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison, While Her Husband was Sentenced to 7 for Being Aware of the Scheme.

Lori Ann Talens, born in Norfolk, Virginia, is almost 42 years old. She is the brains behind the biggest coupon fraud scam in the US. Lori planned the coupon fraud operation while she was a young mother and businesswoman in Virginia Beach. But how long is Lori Ann Talens’ sentence for producing fake coupons? She …

A Woman from Virginia Beach Produced $31.8 Million in Counterfeit Coupons. She was Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison, While Her Husband was Sentenced to 7 for Being Aware of the Scheme. Read More »

The Movie Jeepers Creepers was Based on an Episode of Unsolved Mystery

Victor Salva wrote and directed the 2001 horror film Jeepers Creepers. Gina Philips and Justin Long play Patricia Trish and Darry Jenner, two college siblings being chased by the Creeper, a diabolical serial killer played by Jonathan Breck. But what was Jeepers Creepers based on? There is a real-life inspiration for the adversary of the …

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Animals were Routinely Jailed, Tried, Convicted, and Executed in Medieval France.

One of the beautiful aspects of humanity is that we generally understand the difference between right and wrong. Humans understand that their actions have consequences. Animals, on the other hand. Since this is the case, animals should not be subject to police detention. But do you know why animals were routinely jailed in France? In …

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Francis Joseph Trombino, a Security Guard, Survived the 1981 Brinks Robbery in New York. He Continued to Work for the Company for the Next Two Decades. He was Nearly Killed in the World Trade Center Bombing in 1993 and Died During the September 11 Attack.

Francis J. Trombino, also known as Joe, was a Korean War veteran and truck driver who had worked for Brinks as a security guard since the late 1960s and had spent most of his life in Clifton, New Jersey. But did you know how many times Trombino escaped death? Joseph Trombino, a security guard who …

Francis Joseph Trombino, a Security Guard, Survived the 1981 Brinks Robbery in New York. He Continued to Work for the Company for the Next Two Decades. He was Nearly Killed in the World Trade Center Bombing in 1993 and Died During the September 11 Attack. Read More »

Joseph Henry Loveless was Murdered in 1916 with His Dismembered Body Left in a Cave in Utah. It was Found in 1979 but Only Identified in 2019.

When Joseph Henry Loveless, an outlaw and ax murderer with a long criminal career, escaped jail in 1916, it was as if he’d vanished. It would be more than a century before the world learned of his heinous fate. But the story isn’t over yet. In Idaho, there is still an open murder investigation into …

Joseph Henry Loveless was Murdered in 1916 with His Dismembered Body Left in a Cave in Utah. It was Found in 1979 but Only Identified in 2019. Read More »

El Chapo

When El Chapo was Captured in 2014, More Than a Thousand People Marched in Mexico, Demanding He Be Released.

More than a thousand people marched in support of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman in his home state’s capital on Wednesday, demanding his release. But did you know many people were against El Chapo’s arrest? During the penultimate capture of drug lord El Chapo in 2014, over a thousand people marched in …

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Jane Byrne

Chicago Mayor, Jane Byrne, Moved Into the Crime-Ridden Cabrini-Green Public Housing Project in an Attempt to Improve Its Reputation. She Left Just a Few Weeks Later, Furthering the Public Perception of Cabrini-Green as the Worst of the Worst in the City.

In 1981, Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne took the unusual step of moving into one of the Cabrini Green housing units. In this day and age, when politicians have second homes and travel allowances, this seems strange for a politician, but in 1981, it was an even more provocative action for a Mayor to take. But …

Chicago Mayor, Jane Byrne, Moved Into the Crime-Ridden Cabrini-Green Public Housing Project in an Attempt to Improve Its Reputation. She Left Just a Few Weeks Later, Furthering the Public Perception of Cabrini-Green as the Worst of the Worst in the City. Read More »