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[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

44yo “Stone Baby” Discovered in Brazilian Elder -

Monday, February 17, 2014

2013 in Review

2013

With 2013 closing out just as fast as every year before it, as we age another 12 months and as the Earth reaches a debatably warmer climate with conflicts and struggles being breathed into by moments of hope and happiness; WordswithMeaning.org sums up 2013 with this end-of-year piece.

 

A Selection of Deaths:

  • RSS Pioneer Aaron Swartz committed suicide.
  • Legendary film critic Roger Ebert
  • Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez
  • Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
  • Graphic Designer Storm Thorgerson died of cancer. Known for his work with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Dream Theater, The Cranberries, Muse and Biffy Clyro.
  • Jeff Hanneman of Slayer
  • Douglas Engelbart, the computer scientist and inventor who’s work eventually led to the creation of the computer mouse.
  • David Frost, One of the greatest British journalists and broadcaster.
  • Ray Dolby, American engineer and inventor who founded Dolby Laboratories (Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround Sound etc.)
  • Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi
  • American historian and writer Tom Clancy (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and several more)
  • Lou Reed: Revered for Velvet Underground, not so much for Metallica collaboration.
  • Paul Walker, American actor perhaps best known for Fast and The Furious franchise.
  • Nelson Mandela, 1st President of South Africa.
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of several popular weapons such as the AK-47
  • Doomsday Preacher Harold Camping
  • And our very own Niko Sidney 

 

January

Lance Armstrong admitted to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories, causing shock and anger to sports fans and people inspired by his efforts alike.

South Korea successfully launched its satellite-carrying rocket into orbit.

John Kerry succeeded Hillary Clinton as the United States Secretary of State.

Tropical cyclone Oswald turned up to a party in Queensland, Australia and caused severe flooding.

February

Benedict XVI resigned as pope.

A meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,491 people and raising concerns over Earths vulnerability to being struck by foreign objects from space.

The brains of two rats were successfully connected in a way that they would share information.

March

Pope Francis takes the throne of the Catholics.

The European Union agreed to a €10 billion economic bailout for Cyprus.

April

The Boston Bombing incident took place where two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in the United States, bringing the names of brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to attention.

An eight-story commercial building collapsed near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka – the third-worst industrialized-building disaster in history.

May

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi received a four year prison sentence for fraud

The Church of Scotland voted to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers.

Microsoft officially announced the release of Xbox One.

Rafael Correa was sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador

June

The world learned the name Edward Snowden after he discloses operations engaged by a US government mass surveillance program (NSA Prism) to news publications and flees America, seeking asylum in Russia.

July

Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union.

During mass protests across Egypt, President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown from power.

August

An alleged chemical weapons attack on Syria was claimed by Syrian rebels in the city of Damascus.

September

Tony Abbott became Prime Minister of Australia; pushing Labor out.

October

The United States federal government shuts down due to political disagreements over operational spending.

Typhoon Haiyan came to town as one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record, hitting the Philippines and Vietnam.

Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles.

49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos

December

China launched the Chang’e 3 lunar probe.

The 2013 Glasgow helicopter crash

Alan Turing is posthumously pardoned

 

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Cask J. Thomson

Founder & Editor-In-Chief
As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.