All about history book of weird history. by White, Jon PDF

By White, Jon

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Poisson handed over a bag of cash and went to collect his 7,000 tons of steel. Upon his arrival, the authorities denied knowledge of the deal and Poisson was too embarrassed to inform the police about the con he’d fallen prey to. Buoyed by his success, Lustig, who had taken a train to Vienna, returned a few weeks later to try the trick on another group of scrap dealers. This time the victim went to the police, but Lustig managed to escape arrest by the skin of his teeth. Crime & Punishment MURDER SHOT HITS ITS MARK YEARS LATER In France, the word ‘tricoteuse’ can apply to any lady who likes to knit, but in the 18th century it conjured far more sinister images.

It was only when the tram driver called the police that the men left Serge tied to a lamp post – but not before taking a few pictures with their fourlegged friend. Serge was returned to the circus safe and sound, but the circus responded by upping security around the animal enclosures. The five men were later arrested, but a petition was launched, calling for the group of men not to face any criminal charges. © Thinkstock LLAMA LOOTERS ENJOY BOOZY TOUR 53 Female buccaneers were far from unheard of during the golden age of piracy.

An accomplice – his girlfriend – would distract security guards while Breitwieser would simply lift the artwork off the walls and stash them under his coat. Breitwieser’s Crime & Punishment FIVE WAYS TO FALL FOWL OF THE LAW As times change, so too do the laws. Today we may find it reasonable to deem certain offences ‘criminal’ that were once practised freely and sanctioned by authorities. So too can we look back in time and laugh at nonsensical laws that were once strictly enforced for the good of society.

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