The Summerland Disaster

A disastrous fire at the Summerland leisure centre on the Isle of Man killed at least 50 people

Decimation

Meaning to reduce by a tenth, decimation was a punishment where 10 men drew lots, with the loser beaten to death by the winners

2003 Fatal Leopard Seal Attack

While the first fatal attack was recorded in 2003, leopard seals have shown to be willing to actively hunt humans for over a century

The Iron Maiden

Supposedly a medieval torture device, the history of the notorious iron maiden is not what most think

The Bermuda Triangle

Do ships and aircraft disappear more frequently in the Bermuda Triangle than other regions of ocean?

The Disappearance of Rudolf Diesel

When the German inventor of a revolutionary combustion engine went missing, many believed he had been murdered to prevent his invention falling into British hands

The 2002 Moscow Theatre Crisis

After Chechen separatists took the audience and cast of a Moscow theatre production hostage, Russian authorities used a tranquilizer gas to retake the theatre, with disastrous consequences