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This is the tale of how an inseparable bond formed between man and beast on the job in South Africa.

Wide and Jack. Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.

During the late 1800s, when the Cape Government Railways opened the first railway line to Port Elizabeth from Cape Town, South Africa, Uitenhage was born. However, what put the local railway station on the map was the tale of the bond between a disabled railway guard and his unusual co-worker, a baboon named Jack.

James Wide, better known locally as ‘Jumper’ for his habit of traversing between railway cars during work by jumping from one car to the next and swinging from one to another. …


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The case of a Washington teenager killed by his pre-teen “pals.”

Craig Sorger. Public Domain.

“With friends like these, who needs enemies?”

Indeed, sometimes in life, the people we consider our best buddies could wind up being our worst enemies.

That’s one harsh lesson the family of a Washington teenager tragically and needlessly found out the hard way nearly two decades ago.

Craig Sorger was born on February 10, 1990, in Everett, Washington, and grew up in Ephrata, Grant County, Washington, a small town of around 6,000 people, with his mother, Lisa, his father, Chuck, and his younger brother, Keith. Although he was “mildly autistic” and a special education student, he lived a very average…


Several details that stand out to me:

1) Daniel left the site in the middle of work without telling anyone.

2) His phone could not be pinged for reasons also unclear.

3) The state in which his vehicle was discovered, with only his belongings still with it.

4) The black box to his Jeep indicating he had somehow crashed his Jeep, tried restarting it over 40 times before finally getting it to start again only to crash it again 11 miles later.

This is a brain scratcher for sure. Thank you for sharing it, Jennifer!


Wow. I'm so happy she got to come home. To hear she walked in through the front door, like every loved one of a person they miss hopes they would, brings tears to my eyes.

Thank you for sharing her story 💛


She had four freakin' months to clean up all that evidence (including the blood), to cover her tracks, and she still did nothing about it. And then she had the nerve to joke and laugh about the situation to at least one other person while at that party (to an acquaintance no less). With all the evidence she neglected to clean up, how the hell did she think she was going to get away with it! I'm glad her "smart" mouth got her busted.

Thank you for sharing this story, Megan.


I'm honestly shocked that Waller didn't end up dying of his injuries during his unwarranted interrogation, given how long he went without any treatment. I mean, I would expect something like this to happen in like the 1970s or 1980's, but in 2006? Un-freakin'-believable. The only consolation from this would they at least the very least eventually caught and convicted the real perpetrator(s). Geez, I hope this hasn't happened-or will ever happen-again.

Thanks for sharing this case.


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The Twisted Murder of Jason Sweeney

Jason via Wikipedia. *Free to share and use commercially.

The root to all evil leads back to greed.

Fewer things can show a person’s chilling true colors better (or worse) than cupidity, particularly when it comes down to cold, hard cash.

That was put on display to the nation’s horror as a twisted case out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, back in 2003, in which a 16-year-old working for an honest living was lured to his death by people he trusted.

Jason Keel Sweeney was born on July 29, 1986, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jason, lovingly raised in the blue-collar neighborhood of Fishtown, lived with his mother, Dawn, his father, Paul, and…

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