An 18-month laughter epidemic

An 18-month laughter epidemic

The Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962 was an outbreak of mass hysteria – or mass psychogenic illness (MPI) – rumored to have occurred in or near the village of Kashasha on the western coast of Lake Victoria in the modern nation of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika) near the border of Uganda. The laughter epidemic began on January 30, […]

Chopping hands in real to combat addiction!

Chopping hands in real to combat addiction!

In a desperate attempt to cure himself of his internet addiction, a Chinese teenager simply chopped off his own left hand. The 19-year-old, from the city of Nantong, in Jiangsu province, took the drastic measure last week. “We cannot accept what has happened,” said the kid’s mother, who refused to be identified. “It was completely […]

The oldest Northeastener

The oldest Northeastener

The Oldest person from Mizoram is 115 years and is still going strong. Thanthiaua, aged 115, from Thaltlang village near the Blue Mountain in southern Mizoram, he is believed to be the oldest living person in the state. Thanthiaua said he was born in 1900 and was already a teeanger during the First World War.

Shanti Devi: A lady born again?

Shanti Devi: A lady born again?

In 1930, aged 4, Shanti Devi from Delhi, India, told her parents that she had once lived in a place called Muttra (now known as Mathura), that she had been a mother of three, who died in childbirth, and that her previous name was Ludgi. Because the girl continually related the story, her parents investigated. […]

 ‘Ghost’ captured in a selfie for first time

 ‘Ghost’ captured in a selfie for first time

For the two friends out in a local hangout, this was perhaps going to be the last snap of a memorable evening and this was not what will now make them one of the first people who have captured a ‘spirit ‘ while taking a selfie. Pals Victoria Greeves, 22, and Kayley Atkinson, 23 were […]