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 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

The Nepalese Royal Massacre

In 2001, ten members of the Nepalese Royal family, including the king and queen, were shot dead during a garden party

The Blue Hole

Why have up to 200 divers lost their lives at a popular dive site on the Red Sea?

The execution of Jean Calas

Two years after his brutal torture and execution for the murder of his son, a French merchant was found to be innocent

The Great Molasses Flood

A ruptured tank released an eight foot wave of molasses, crushing buildings and vehicles and resulting in the death of 21 people

The 2008 K2 Disaster

While more climbers have died on Mount Everest (305 at the time of writing) than any of 13 other ‘eight … More