On this day…in 278

On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers … [Read the full story]

Adam the Atheist – Lessons from the Bible

If you don’t already know me, my name is Adam…and I am an atheist. Here’s an interesting tale found in Matthew 21:19; Mark 11:13-14. Jesus is walking from Bethany and he’s feeling a bit peckish. He encounters a fig tree, but unfortunately it is barren as it’s the off season for figs. Annoyed, Jesus demands … [Read the full story]

Wino’s thought for the day

It’s simple. In life, only one thing is certain, apart from death and taxes. No matter how hard you try, no matter how good your intentions, you are going to make mistakes. You’re going to hurt people. You’re going to get hurt. And at the end you must accept regrets, as long as you can … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1926 and 1993

Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, died of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital, in 1926. Twelve days before, Houdini had been talking to a group of students after a lecture in Montreal when he commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1997

On this day in 1997, an estimated 2.5 billion people around the globe tune in to television broadcasts of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died at the age of 36 in a car crash in Paris the week before. During her 15-year marriage to Prince Charles, the son of Queen Elizabeth II … [Read the full story]

Apple to probe iPhone death

Apple Inc is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, the U.S. technology company said yesterday. Last Thursday, Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old woman from China’s western Xinjiang region and a flight attendant with China Southern Airlines, … [Read the full story]

Graham Norton publicly jokes about Rolf Harris

Graham Norton managed to shock almost everyone, as he hosted the British Television Awards on Sunday as he joked about Rolf Harris and Jimmy Saville. Opening the star-studded ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, the 50-year-old said he better hurry up and get on with things before any celebrities were detained following a string of … [Read the full story]

Jeff Hanneman died after years of body abuse

A coroner has confirmed that Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, died of alcohol-related cirrhosis. The guitarist, and founding member of Slayer, died at the age of 49 last week in a California hospital. “While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]

R.I.P. – Chi Cheng from the Deftones dies

Chi Cheng, the bassist with the Grammy award winning band the Deftones has died. The 42-year-old bass guitarist has spent the past four years struggling to recover from the injuries he suffered in a massive car accident in November 2008. Despite being in a coma since, he had recently displayed signs of improvement – however, … [Read the full story]

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