(Unrelated photo via Øyvind Holmstad)“If you’re in my house, you’re not walking out.”Two burglars in Hemet, California experienced a major failure in the victim selection process last Satur...http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Pro-Tip-for-Criminals-Dont-Try-to-Rob-a-Competitive-Axe-Thrower/
(Photo: longhorndave)Yusuf Alchagirov, 80, is a shepherd in Kabardino-Balkaria, a region of Russia near the Georgian border. A bear attacked him in a raspberry field last week. Mr. Alchagirov took it in good Russian humo...http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/80-Year-Old-Man-Fights-Bear-in-Hand-to-Paw-Combat-Survives/
(Photo of a different bear by Marie Hale)“It’s like…an extreme sport.” That’s how Gilles Cyr of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada describes his fight against a wild brown bear.Mr. Cyr had...http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/13/Bear-Attacks-Man-Man-Grabs-Bears-Tongue-and-Yanks-on-It/
Dorothy Baker-Flugence of Baytown, Texas and two of her children were in her van when a carjacker appeared in the backseat. He threatened them with a knife. Mrs. Baker-Flugence said, "You messed with the wrong witch*" an...http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/17/Mom-Tells-Carjacker-You-Messed-with-the-Wrong-Witch-Runs-Over-Him/
Although it was reported publicly at the time, Win... ...e, Wing Commander Ken Gatward's incredible act of badassery on 12 June 1942 fell out of the public eye until...http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/June-1942-RAF-Drops-French-Flag-on-Occupied-Paris-Strafes-Gestapo-HQ/
R.I.P. John Fairfax, A Man Who Rowed Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans When He Wasn't Doing Even More Extraordinary Things...
John Fairfax of Henderson, Nevada died at the age of 74. He was the most interesting man in the world:At 13, in thrall to Tarzan, he ran away from home to live in the jungle. He survived there as a trapper with the aid o...http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/RIP-John-Fairfax-A-Man-Who-Rowed-Across-the-Atlantic-and-Pacific-Oceans-When-He-Wasnt-Doing-Even-More-Extraordinary-Things/
When World War II Veteran Is Cremated, Family Learns That He Was Carrying around Almost Half a Pound of Shrapnel...
Ronald Brown was wounded while serving in the British Army during World War II. He downplayed the whole matter and told his children that he had just a bullet in his leg.But when Brown recently passed away, crematory wor...http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/19/When-World-War-II-Veteran-Is-Cremated-Family-Learns-That-He-Was-Carrying-around-Almost-Half-a-Pound-of-Shrapnel/
Alicia Follmar, a student at Stanford University, fell hard early in a race. Then several runners ran over her. Most people would then quit. But Alicia Follmar is not most people. She stood up and, though bloody, bruised...http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Runner-Falls-Gets-Trampled-Stands-Up-Starts-Running-Again-and-Wins-Third-Place/
Like the Captain says, "If someone tries to kill you, you try and kill 'em right back." A man in Nepal understood this rule and took revenge on a snake that bit him:Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya cha...http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/23/Cobra-Bites-Man-Man-Bites-Back-and-Kills-Cobra/
Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld passed away at the age of 88. He was a man of many talents, particularly (1) escaping captivity and (2) killing Nazis. During World War II, while in the French Resistance, he did a lot of...http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/r-i-p-count-de-badass/