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Spiritwalker
01-15-2011, 02:11 PM
in 1871, Clement Vallandigham, U.S. Congressman and political opponent of Abraham Lincoln, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered in court while representing the defendant in a murder case. Demonstrating how the murder victim could have inadvertently shot himself, the gun, which Vallandigham believed to be unloaded, discharged and mortally wounded him.

The defendant was acquitted.


What do you know?

Spiritwalker
01-15-2011, 02:17 PM
32 men died when the British cruiser HMS Trinidad accidentally torpedoed herself.

BamaGrits84
01-15-2011, 03:48 PM
In Wetumpka, AL is it illegal to walk in downtown with an ice cream cone in your back pocket.

Tyburn
01-15-2011, 04:09 PM
in 1871, Clement Vallandigham, U.S. Congressman and political opponent of Abraham Lincoln, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered in court while representing the defendant in a murder case. Demonstrating how the murder victim could have inadvertently shot himself, the gun, which Vallandigham believed to be unloaded, discharged and mortally wounded him.

The defendant was acquitted.


What do you know?

:laugh:

Tyburn
01-15-2011, 04:10 PM
32 men died when the British cruiser HMS Trinidad accidentally torpedoed herself.

:laugh::laugh:

How does a ship torpedoe itself :unsure:

Tyburn
01-15-2011, 04:17 PM
All Swans, All Ravens, and all Beached Whales in England are Property of Her Majesty The Queen :)

The Swans is so she may have the doun feathers, The Ravens are because it is said that if the Ravens currently nesting in the Tower of London, were ever to leave, the Kingdom would fall. (they have been nesting at the site for hundreds and hundreds of years, and it is taken so seriously that they now have a Raven Master who cares and feeds the birds...they have Seven...lest something happen to one unexpectedly :laugh:) and the beached Whale is so that she may use the bones for her Corsett.

Obviously these are archaic laws...but they have never been repealed harm a swan or a raven or steal something from a beached whale and you are in violation of the law.

Spiritwalker
01-15-2011, 04:33 PM
All Swans, All Ravens, and all Beached Whales in England are Property of Her Majesty The Queen :)


I thought those were called family...

Spiritwalker
01-15-2011, 04:35 PM
:laugh::laugh:

How does a ship torpedoe itself :unsure:

Unfortunately.. it's not just a British thing....


In her short career, the USS Tang sank 31 ships displacing 227,800 tons, a record unequaled by any American submarine before or since. Her commanding officer received the Medal of Honor for her last two engagements (October 23, 1944 and October 24, 1944). Tang was sunk during the last engagement by a circular run of her final torpedo.

Tyburn
01-15-2011, 04:40 PM
I thought those were called family...

:angry: