5. After hiding her lottery winnings ($1.3 million) from her husband, Denise Rossi was ordered to give up 100% of her jackpot to her now ex-husband.
In 1996, Denise Rossi was ordered to give up her entire share of lottery winnings by a court based on a Family Code statute that penalizes spouses for falsifying data about assets.
Mrs. Rossi attempted to right off the earnings as a gift from a co-worker. Rossi allegedly took place in a lottery pool where she paid $5 a week along with her other colleagues. She claimed she pulled out before her group won $6.68 million and was given a separate property gift from her co-workers.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard E Denner rejected the appeal and Justice Norman Epstein of Div. Four agreed with the ruling as the argument was not credible. Denise filed for divorce a month after the group won the lottery and she consulted with the state lottery commission how to keep the winnings away from her husband. She used her mother’s address to correspond with lottery officials and neglected to inform her now ex-husband of her newest fortune. (source)
4. In 1349, the Scottish army tried to take advantage of the Black Plague in England through an invasion, but caught it themselves and brought it back to Scotland, killing half of the native population.
In 1349, Scots saw the merciless plague effecting the English as a revenge from God and sought to invade England as the residents were overwhelmed. As soon as they arrived, they were immediately affected. Nearly 5,000 of them died before they retreated home.
The troops were unaware initially that they took the plague home with them as it seemed to have lied dormant throughout the winter, but by 1350 the disease spread throughout the entire country creating such a horror that parents didn’t visit their dying children and vice-versa. (source)
3. After being thrown onto a pile of burning leaves, a mouse runs into the home of its killer burning it to the ground.
After finding a mouse in his home, Luciano Mares (81) removed it and threw it onto a pile of burning leaves in his yard. The mouse then ran back into the house destroying everything, luckily no one was injured. The local fire department captain reportedly hadn’t seen anything quite like this incident. (source)
2. A thief in Colombia was hit by a bus just seconds after robbing a woman.
A Surveillance recording from Bogota, Colombia captured a man attempting to steal a woman’s cellphone just before he was hit by a bus. The video, which has been uploaded to YouTube, has received over 1 million views since the incident.
The victim helped the man under the bus and retrieved her phone. Lucky for the robber he only suffered minor injuries and the victim did not press charges. (source)
1. Marine Ron Poirier was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer after dumping hundreds of gallons of toxins into the ground.
As a young Marine electronics technician at Camp Lejeune in the mid 704, Ron Poirier estimated that he’d dumped hundreds of gallons of toxic solvents onto the ground, stating that he unknowingly contributed to the worst drinking water contamination in the United States.
The 58 year old veteran told the Associated Press that once he found out he had cancer, he felt like it was a punishment for what he did. Esophageal cancer is one of dozens of diseases and conditions linked to the tainted waters beneath the coastal base between the 1950s and the 1980s. Nearly a million Marines, family members, and civilians have been exposed to these contaminated waters.
Poirier passed away weeks after his interview with the Associated Press. (source)