John Wesley Hardin

John Wesley Hardin

John Wesley Hardin was the son of a preacher and schoolteacher, became a lawyer in prison, and once publicly bragged he, “Never killed anyone who didn’t need killin’.” I guess that’s worth bragging about. Born on May 26, 1853, near Bonham, Texas,...
The Long-Forgotten Sport of Fox Tossing

The Long-Forgotten Sport of Fox Tossing

Forget jump rope. And say no to bondage. Here’s how to really have fun with a rope. Or at least how people in 17th and 18th century Europe used to. Fox Tossing, known in Germany as Fuchsprellen (like you really need to know that), involved tossing a fox in the...
Hunting Asian Tuskers

Hunting Asian Tuskers

Lieutenant David Wedderburn was given the task of killing the rogue. As the best shot in the 37th Native Infantry and having successfully hunted countless elephants before, Wedderburn felt confident that eliminating the bull would be a matter of ease. This...
Thomas Fitzpatrick and the Two Flights to Remember

Thomas Fitzpatrick and the Two Flights to Remember

Thomas Edward Fitzpatrick stole an airplane and landed it on a street in New York City while deeply intoxicated and in response to a barroom bet. He repeated the landing two years later when someone doubted that he did it the first time. Little is known about Thomas’s...
Souvenir of a Shark Attack

Souvenir of a Shark Attack

Chris Blowes is my new hero. Why? Because he’s a bad ass! Do read on. Chris was a carpenter by trade and an avid surfer until one fateful day in 2015 changed his life forever. Chris and two friends were surfing Right Point, Fishery Bay in South Australia on Anzac Day,...

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