Go Big Or Go Home

A certain businessman was well known for his cruelty and ruthlessness. While talking to Mark Twain about a goal he wanted to accomplish before dying, he explained, “Before I die, I am going to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I will climb Mount Sinai and read the 10 Commandments aloud at the top.”…

Punished For Stealing 7 Cents

“For 7 cents, now you’re making someone a felon for the rest of his life,” Anthony Stewart’s lawyer exclaimed after the sentencing was passed. Anthony, a 15-year-old, was going to be facing 2-6 years in juvenile detention for stealing a whopping 7 cents. Stewart’s lawyer pleaded with the judge to treat her client as a…

What Would You Do For $10,000,000?

What are you willing to do for $10,000,000?  This was a question asked in a poll back in 1991.  The people were given several options and then instructed to indicate all that they would be willing to do.  Here were the results: 25%  – Would abandon their entire family. 25% – Would abandon their church.…

Mowing The Lawn During A Tornado

Meet Theunis Wessels of Alberta, Canada. No, this picture hasn’t been photoshopped. He is actually mowing his lawn as a terrifying tornado wreaks havoc behind him. Just a few moments before this picture was captured, Theunis’ wife, Cecilia, was taking a nap. Their 9-year-old daughter came racing in and woke her up. She was upset…

Surfing Radioactive Waves

In 2011, Japan was slammed with a massive 9.0 earthquake, which also produced a devastating tsunami. If this wasn’t already bad enough, the tsunami also severely damaged the Daiichi nuclear plant and resulted in a level-7 catastrophe, the highest level of an accident on the Nuclear Event Scale. Over 18,000 died from this tragic event.…