LATEST WEIRD NEWS
Burglar Swallows Evidence

A suspected burglar in Poland is said to have been found to have swallowed a large amount of his loot to avoid detection.... MORE

WAKKIVERSARIES
Calendar Apr 17

Apr 17, 1996

The first Muggers Conference was held in Bangladesh, ending with the title of Master Hijacker being conferred on Mohammed Rippon for his record 21 muggings in two hours.

| Share |

What happened on that special date?

CHOOSE YOUR DATE AND CHECK IT OUT

Arrow curly divider

WAKKIQUOTE

The highest order of mind is accused of folly, as well as the lowest. Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

Blaise Pascal,
1623-1662

| Share |
WEIRD FACT OF THE DAY
BLUEBOTTLE

BLUEBOTTLE

Henry IV Part 2 is the only Shakespeare play that uses the word 'bluebottle', in Act V scene 4 when Doll Tearsheet calls First Beadle a 'blue-bottle rogue'.

| Share |

Related links: down arrow

BUCKLAND
The first dinosaur fossils in Britain were found in 1819 by William Buckland, Canon of... MORE

You may also be interested in: down arrow

DECENCY
Wearing sagging trousers is not a crime, a New York judge ruled in 2010, when... MORE

ORGAN GRINDERS
"Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room," -... MORE

BLACKCURRANT
Thirteen billion blackcurrants are cultivated every year in Britain - enough to give everyone on... MORE

AUGUST
August was named in 8BC after the Roman Emperor Augustus because it was the month... MORE

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION
In September 2011, a coroner in Ireland investigating a case in which pensioner Murdo Macleod... MORE

TOKYO
If all the household garbage produced in one day in Tokyo were piled into a... MORE

UNITED NATIONS
There are 193 members of the United Nations, following the admission of South Sudan in... MORE

PENALTY
In 2009 in Manchester, a referee ordered a penalty to be retaken in a Sunday... MORE

WALNUT
There are 21 species of walnut. The Romans called it "Jupiter's acorn".... MORE

NORTH KOREA
In January 2005, North Korea stepped up its campaign against long hair which, government spokesmen... MORE

SPAM
On July 5, 1937, Spam luncheon meat was introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation. Hormel offered... MORE

PLATYPUS
The platypus has a muzzle like a duck's bill, a tail like a beaver, lays... MORE

KNEES
Police in the Philippines in 1995 were reported to be seeking a gang who specialised... MORE

JOHNSON L
Lyndon Johnson, 36th President of the United States, was the first president to wear contact... MORE