81-Year-Old Man Beats Three Burglars Out of His House with Vintage Walking Stick

It’s a common scene in Saturday morning cartoons and comedies. An elderly person, be it a grandma or grandpa, grabs a walking stick and chases someone around while beating them around the head. Usually such an instance of violence is used to elicit laughs from the audience. But there was nothing funny about it when …

Ancient Viking Burial Ground Ruthlessly Desecrated… By Surprising Culprits

Ah, the Vikings. The legacy of these fascinating and brutal seaborne plunderers from Scandinavia is pretty much a staple of popular culture. Vikings are regularly directly featured in or inspire the stories of books, movies, games, names of sports teams… The couple of popular TV shows that aired in the past few years didn’t make …

5 Missing People Who Were Found Alive

The phrase “missing person” conjures images of serial killers, human traffickers, and horrible endings. Missing is just a stop on the way to “body discovered.” But sometimes, remarkably, missing people are found alive. Mostly, it’s not hardworking sleuths uncovering criminal activity. Instead, kidnapped people escape, or bureaucratic hiccups reveal runaways and assumed identities. Here are …

Activist Links Cheese Pizza Emojis to Online Child Abuse Rings

It’s common knowledge that words and symbols can have double meanings. It’s the basis of a massive number of jokes and puns, for example. Who doesn’t love a good double entendre? But sometimes double meanings can take on a much more sinister nature. An online activist says that this is the case with the cheese …

Burglars Out-Stealth Ninja Museum, Make Off With Safe Full Of Money

Ah, ninjas, those silent, deadly sneaks of the night. Everyone knows their reputation – you will not see or even hear them coming before it’s too late. Such is their reputation for stealth. Except that now a gang of thieves has beaten the ninjas in their own game. On August 17, under the cover of …

Fox Caught Stealing More Than 100 Shoes In Germany

In Germany, one citizen’s sleuthing has helped solve a series of crimes that plagued the country’s capital Berlin. Only in this case, instead of money or jewels, the criminal was stealing shoes and wasn’t even a person. An independent investigation by Christian Meyer, from the Zehlendorf neighborhood in southwestern Berlin, found that a local sly …