How The Falkland Islanders Welcomed Their Right-Hand Traffic Argentine…

When Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, 30 years ago this week, they got 4,700 square miles of land in the South Atlantic inhabited by British sheep farmers driving Land Rovers on the left. A few days after the Argentinian flag was raised over Government House on April 2, 1982, traffic was redirected to the… » 4/05/12 1:30pm 4/05/12 1:30pm

The day a motorsports legend became an unwitting Sonic the Hedgehog icon

In the pouring rain on April 11, 1993, Brazilian Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna raced into history with one of the greatest performances of his career. In treacherous conditions, he held off a spirited challenge from arch-rival Alain Prost to take a famous victory, one of the last he would savour before his tragic… » 12/23/11 3:00am 12/23/11 3:00am

Decapitated Train Rider Only Wanted a Smoke

I should point out here that smoking on the London Underground is illegal, but a more suitable punishment than decapitation would've been a fine or short jail sentence. Thinking he could get away with a crafty fag on the small joining between carriages, the 52-year-old slipped and fell onto the train tracks, and was… » 7/04/11 2:00pm 7/04/11 2:00pm