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How Did the Tylenol Murders Influence Medicine Packaging Today?

Back in 1982 there were several deaths in Chicago. After further investigation, medical personnel were able to identify that the victims died of cyanide poisoning. But how did it happen? The common denominator of the deaths were linked to the consumption of Tylenol. Back then, medicine was just packed in the containers without a safety …

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Hundreds of thousands of people have, in fact, gotten away with murder. Based on UCR data, the US currently has 250,000 unsolved murders, a number that increases by about 6,000 each year. With a murder solve rate of about 62%, that means 38% of the time murderers walk away scot-free.

The Crisis of Cold Cases The murder of Alfred L. Barnes, an employee of Bethlehem Steel, happened on October 18, 1968, in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Someone shot Mr. Barnes three times in the head, dumped him in a desolate pasture and stole his late-model Thunderbird. Some 42 years later, the crime remained unsolved. Then, in …

Hundreds of thousands of people have, in fact, gotten away with murder. Based on UCR data, the US currently has 250,000 unsolved murders, a number that increases by about 6,000 each year. With a murder solve rate of about 62%, that means 38% of the time murderers walk away scot-free. Read More »

In 1996, a ‘fan’ of serial killer Richard Ramirez married him in prison. However, she broke up with him in 2009 when DNA evidence showed that, in addition to the 13 adults he murdered, he also killed a 9-year-old girl.

Richard Ramirez For the noise musician, see Richard Ramirez (musician). Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez (/rəˈmɪərɛz/; February 29, 1960 – June 7, 2013), known as Richard Ramirez, was an American serial killer, serial rapist, kidnapper, pedophile, and burglar. His highly publicized home invasion and murder crime spree terrorized the residents of the Greater Los Angeles area …

In 1996, a ‘fan’ of serial killer Richard Ramirez married him in prison. However, she broke up with him in 2009 when DNA evidence showed that, in addition to the 13 adults he murdered, he also killed a 9-year-old girl. Read More »

In 1998, a 10-year-old girl in Austria was dragged into a car and kidnapped. The case remained unsolved until she knocked on someone’s door in 2006 saying: “I am Natascha Kampusch.” She had just escaped the secret cellar of a local technician that abused her for 8 years.

Natascha Kampusch Natascha Maria Kampusch (born 17 February 1988) is an Austrian woman who was abducted at the age of 10 on 2 March 1998 and held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil for more than eight years, until she escaped on 23 August 2006. She has written a book about her …

In 1998, a 10-year-old girl in Austria was dragged into a car and kidnapped. The case remained unsolved until she knocked on someone’s door in 2006 saying: “I am Natascha Kampusch.” She had just escaped the secret cellar of a local technician that abused her for 8 years. Read More »

Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief with the help of a dead mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis, and the DNA matched the man on the Police Register.

Mosquito blood ‘identifies thief’ Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief from a DNA sample taken from a mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Finding the car in Seinaejoki, north of Helsinki, police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis. The DNA …

Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief with the help of a dead mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis, and the DNA matched the man on the Police Register. Read More »

REM’s song “What’s the Frequency Kenneth?” is about the mugging of Dan Rather. His attacker kept repeating “Kenneth, what’s the frequency?” as he kicked Rather. The case was solved when the attacker stormed NBC studios 11 years later to find out the frequency used to “beam signals to his brain”.

Dan Rather 1968 Democratic convention During live coverage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Rather attempted to interview a delegate from Georgia who appeared as though he was being forcibly removed by men without identification badges. As Rather approached the delegate to question the apparent strong-arm tactics of the Chicago political machine under Mayor Daley, …

REM’s song “What’s the Frequency Kenneth?” is about the mugging of Dan Rather. His attacker kept repeating “Kenneth, what’s the frequency?” as he kicked Rather. The case was solved when the attacker stormed NBC studios 11 years later to find out the frequency used to “beam signals to his brain”. Read More »

Over 80% of the losses by Bernie Madoff’s victims were recovered.

Madoff Victim Fund Moving Forward, The Mission Continues. We’re Here to Help. “MVF is delighted to be able to bring recoveries for more than 30,000 Madoff victims to slightly over 80% — a milestone we have worked long and hard to achieve. This is MVF’s sixth distribution overall, and our second during the global pandemic. …

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Laminated safety glass was invented by chemist Édouard Bénédictus after a lab accident in 1903. A glass flask coated with the plastic cellulose nitrate was dropped, shattering but not breaking into pieces. In 1909 he filed a patent, after hearing of a car accident causing injury by glass debris.

Laminated glass “Sandwich Glass” redirects here. For other uses, see Sandwich Glass (disambiguation). Automobile windshield with “spider web” cracking typical of laminated safety glass. Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), …

Laminated safety glass was invented by chemist Édouard Bénédictus after a lab accident in 1903. A glass flask coated with the plastic cellulose nitrate was dropped, shattering but not breaking into pieces. In 1909 he filed a patent, after hearing of a car accident causing injury by glass debris. Read More »