On April 25, 1935, a shark in Australia's Coogee Aquarium disgorged
a human arm. The shark had recently been caught off Sydney, but no
swimmers had been reported missing. The arm, which had been severed
with a knife, was eventually identified as that of 40-year-old ex-boxer
James Smith, who had been missing since April 7.
Police began a
murder investigation, but without a body there was no proof that Smith
was dead. The case collapsed, and it remains unsolved. -- Futility Closet
And ten extra credit points for identifying the origin of the post title.
Land locked Hungary has no beaches of its own and tonnes of sand
had been shipped in to make the riverside at Mindszentas as near to the
real thing as possible.
But managers who closed up the
leisure park for winter have found that 6,000 cubic metres of sand as
well as playground rides, the huts, and even the wooden shops had been
Head of the local council Etelka Repas said: "It is
crazy - I would have thought it was impossible to steal an entire
beach. It was cleaned up and covered for the winter and then suddenly
this week we saw that it had totally disappeared - beach and all."
A man who allegedly was fleeing police was attacked and killed by an alligator in a pond, Local 10 reported.
police, assisted by Sweetwater canine units, responded to a call on the
Miccosukee Indian Reservation about vehicles being broken into.Local
10's Todd Tongen said police captured one man, but another fled on foot
and dove into a retention pond.
Signs warned of the danger of live
alligators in the pond behind the casino and hotel. . . .
Local 10 learned the larger alligator was well known on the reservation and employees had nicknamed it Poncho.
The pond is 50 feet deep, and the man was found at the bottom of it, slightly the worse for wear.