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Hero Uncle Wrestles Shark To Retrieve Nephew’s Severed Arm

Call it heroism, call it madness, call it what you will; this story is off the charts on the bravery meter. In 2001, in the...

Jesús García – The Man That Jumped onto a Burning Train...

In 1907 he saved the entire mining town of Nacozari, Sonora when he jumped onto a burning train that was loaded with dynamite and...

A Man Goes 40 Years Without Sleep

If you suffer from the odd spell of insomnia, you will empathise with the subject of this following strange story. Never in the history of...

Modest Hero – A blind man saves his blind neighbour from...

Jim Sherman from Grangerland, Houston is a hero. When his neighbour became trapped in a blazing house fire back in March 2006, he did...
The Top Ten Famous Last Words On Twitter

The Top Ten Famous Last Words On Twitter

Some of the most famous last Tweets, some are sad, some are beautiful and some are just plain stupid

A Blind Man and a Double Amputee Join Forces to Survive

Jia Haixa and Jia Wenqi are environmentalist of a very unique sort. The former is blind, while the latter is a double-amputee. Together over...

Dryden Shirks – A Very Special Santa’s Little Helper

This Christmas in Tacoma, Washington, Santa had a little helper of a very different kind. With a pink Santa hat perched on her head, a...

Inventors who were killed by their inventions

Now days most inventions entail sitting in front of a computer in a safe office. Back in the days, however, the stakes were higher....

Cambodian Man Clears Over 50,000 land mines using a Pocket Knife...

Aki Ra is a Cambodian hero. He has devoted his adult life to ridding his nation of land mines; a Herculean task as the Cambodian...

The Heroes of Trans Australia Airlines Flight 408

The Trans Australia Airlines hijacking was Australia's first plane hijacking. It took place on the evening of 19. July 1960. The aircraft, a Lockheed Electra...