In 1953, a mysterious aviation disappearance took place – with First Lieutenant Felix Moncla vanishing while attempting an interception. Moncla simply appeared to vanish after merging on the radar with the object he had been tracking. No trace of Moncla, nor his aircraft, have ever been found – with inconsistencies in reports on the case giving rise to several questions regarding Moncla’s fate. This case … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Felix Moncla
Pan American World Airways, colloquially referred to as simply ‘Pan Am’, was an airliines that prior to its collapse was the largest in the United States. Pan Am were renowned for their innovation and subsequent contributions, which have helped shape the modern day aviation industry. Pan Am were one of the most iconic airlines around the world, but a series of events contributed to their … Continue reading What Happened to Pan American World Airways?
The mysterious disappearance of the crew of MV Joyita is one of the most well-known and thought provoking disappearances in history. MV Joyita was a merchant vessel which was holding 25 people at the time of its disappearance. It was found adrift in the South Pacific with no one on board. While the ship was damaged, investigators concluded that the chances of the ship sinking … Continue reading MV Joyita: Information and Theories Behind The Unsolved Disappearance
The practice of Euthanasia is a controversial topic, provoking strong opinions regarding the moral, ethical and legal issues surrounding the practice. Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering, and often applies to a terminally ill patient. While some suggest humans have a right to due and to die with dignity, others disagree, pointing to multiple factors to back … Continue reading The Euthanasia Debate: Arguments Both For and Against
While the days of bankruptcy may be over for the American technology giant Kodak, it seems a long time ago that they dominated various markets. The story of Kodak’s fall from grace has become the classic go-to case study to evidence the perils of not adjusting to technological advancements. Yet Kodak have managed to battle back since. In this article, we chart the rise, fall, … Continue reading What Happened to Kodak?
Louis Le Prince is well-known for being a key component in the invention of the early motion picture camera – with many praising him as the ‘Father of Cinematography’. Yet not so many people are aware of his later years, and seemingly only Le Prince knows what ultimately happened. This is because Le Prince mysteriously vanished from a train in 1890, and he was never … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Louis Le Prince
The story of the Enron Corporation has become one of infamy, and the ultimate example of how fraudulent and corrupt business practices can ruin even the most powerful of organisations. Prior to their well-reported scandal, Enron had dominated the energy market in the US and afar, securing revenues of $101bn during 2000. Yet just a year later, Enron were filing for bankruptcy. In this article, … Continue reading What Happened to Enron?
The debate around the Death Penalty has been argued many times over, with the practice continuing to divide opinion. Many nations continue to employ the practice, while many oppose it, with many charitable organisations fighting against it. The death penalty is officially known as Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment is legal in many countries, while several others have outlawed it. In this article, we take a … Continue reading The Death Penalty Debate: Arguments For and Against Capital Punishment
Orkut was once a social networking site that was owned and operated by Google – with the vision for the site to rival the success of the likes of Facebook and Myspace. Like many other social networks, Orkut was designed to help users meet new friends, while providing a platform to allow users to maintain existing relationships. The site was named after its creator – … Continue reading What Happened to Orkut?
Jim Thompson was an American man who had an eventful career in both the military and silk industries. His efforts in both made him well-renowned, with Time magazine suggesting Thompson ‘almost single-handedly’ saved Thailand’s silk industry from extinction. Yet in 1967, he went for a walk in Malaysia, only to never return. His mysterious disappearance has never been solved, leading to many theories regarding his … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Jim Thompson
Silk Road was the infamous marketplace that oversaw the sale of millions of illicit drugs on the dark web. Its operators subsequently amassed an enormous fortune. Yet their site wouldn’t last forever, with the FBI eventually able to shut the site down. Silk Road has since gained notoriety for being the dark web’s first online marketplace, and for being dramatised in the film ‘Deep Web’. … Continue reading What Happened to Silk Road?
Libby Zion was a nineteen year-old girl whose death in 1984 had a profound effect on regulations pertaining to the medical world. Her death caused outrage, and was deemed to be largely due to overworked intern physicians, whose decision to prescribe a cocktail of medicines was seen as the main factor of Libby’s death. In the aftermath of the case, several changes were made to … Continue reading The Story of Libby Zion
Animal Testing refers to the practice of using non-human animals in experiments outside of their natural environment – with the ultimate aim of using this research to facilitate advancements in medicine. Research on animals is conducted by a range of organisations, and has led to many cures and vaccines for diseases being developed. Yet despite the good, the practice has proven very controversial, and many … Continue reading Animal Testing: Arguments For and Against
Borders was once an international book and music retailer. At their height, Borders operated over 1,000 stores in the world, with thousands of employees. While the majority of their business was conducted in the United States, their international presence was exemplified by their stores in the likes of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For numerous reasons however, Borders were unable to maintain their … Continue reading What Happened to Borders?
In March 2014, one of the most mysterious disappearances in history took place, with many questions left unanswered regarding the fateful day, several years on. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was en route to China from Malaysia when it disappeared, with all 239 people on board presumed dead. Many years on, it is still unclear exactly what happened to the flight, despite the most expensive search … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370