On this day…in 1882

On this day, the gunslinger Franklin “Buckskin” Leslie shoots the Billy “The Kid” Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1918

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1972

In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators are shot dead by British Army paratroopers in an event that becomes known as “Bloody Sunday.” The protesters, all Northern Catholics, were marching in protest of the British policy of internment of suspected Irish nationalists. British authorities had ordered the march banned, and sent troops to … [Read the full story]

Here’s a little history lesson for you

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500’s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. … [Read the full story]

Beach Of The Dead event cancelled

Zombie fans across the country have been left disappointed after the annual Beach Of The Dead event was cancelled because of fears over health and safety. The walking dead impersonators will not be descending on Brighton, England this year because the budget isn’t enough to handle the thousands of visitors that would have potentially showed … [Read the full story]

Davo’s quote of the day

Three people can keep a secret, but only if two of them are dead.

Man dies after having testicles squeezed

A shopkeeper in the Chinese city of Haikou reportedly died of shock after having his family jewels locked in a vice-like grip by an irate woman. And now, the alleged owner of said grip is in court facing capital charges, according to media reports. Apparently the incident stemmed from an argument over a parking space. … [Read the full story]

Body parts from the dead are used for street signs

Metal body parts from the dead are being recycled into road signs, car parts and aircraft engines. Steel hips, plates and screws used in legs and skulls are collected after cremation and sold on – with money raised going to charity. Even metal plates from false teeth and old fillings are recovered and re-used, together … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1979

To the New York City Police Department and Medical Examiner’s Office, he was John Simon Ritchie, a 22-year-old Englishman under indictment for murder but now dead of a heroin overdose in a Greenwich Village apartment. To the rest of the world, he was Sid Vicious, former bassist for the notorious Sex Pistols and the living … [Read the full story]

Evil Dead is remade and is ready for release

Fans of horror are in for a terror-filled treat as the first trailer for Evil Dead is released. Billed as ‘The most terrifying film you will ever experience’ the remake of the 1981 classic is written and produced by original director Sam Raimi. The movie stars Jane Levy as Mia, a recovering addict, who heads … [Read the full story]

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