Wrecked treasure ships -the lost treasure

Are you looking for some lost treasure,then go and buy some subdiving equipment and start hunting,dont worry becouse that is UNESCO property you can legally get your share .All you have to do is just to find it.
Treasure-Ships, According to UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, they estimate the ocean floors are littered with about three million shipwrecks. UNESCO is the agency given to determine who owns the valuable cargos of these shipwrecks.
In the US costal waters alone there are about 65, 000 sunken ships since the 16th century. Some of these ships carried vast treasures below is just some of the most valuable ones, some found some still to be found.

Flor do Mar

Wrecked in 1511 the Portuguese had a field day when they overran the ancient kingdom of Malacca in present-day Malaysia after its sultan declined a request for permission to trade there. Admiral Alfonso d'Albuquerque's men spent three days sacking the city and relieving it of 60 tons of gold booty plus the sultan's throne - not to mention his ingots and coinage - and more than 200 chests of diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
The admiral called it "the richest treasure on earth that I have ever seen," and loaded it aboard the Flor do Mar. The Portuguese didn't get far with it, though; she went down in a storm off the northern coast of Sumatra along with riches estimated to be worth $1.7 to $3 billion.

San José

The San José is considered to be the richest treasure ships ever lost in the Western Hemisphere. She sank in about 1,000 feet of water on June 8th, 1708. This loss resulted from a battle with an English squadron. Due to the ongoing War of the Spanish Succession, no treasure had been sent from South America to Spain for a period of six years.
English Commodore Charles Wager tracked down the treasure-laden ship 16 miles off Cartagena and sunk it in 1000 feet of water. The San José was loaded with eleven million pesos (about 344 tons of gold and silver coins). 116 chests of emeralds, and the personal wealth of the Viceroy of Peru.
An eyewitness report indicates that it went down off Baru Island, between the Isla del Tesoro (known as Treasure Island) and Baru Peninsula, in an area near Cartagena, in what is today known as Colombia. The estimated Value of the cargo today is more than 1 Billion US dollars

Admiral Nakhimov

In the Battle of Tsushima, a decisive fight of the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War, which saw the cruiser Admiral Nakhimov destroyed in 1905 she went down along with most of the Russian fleet -- scuttled, actually, after being struck by a Japanese torpedo in the straits between Korea and Japan.
The Admiral would be a mere footnote to history had she not putatively been the paymaster to the fleet and carrying more than 5,000 boxes of gold coins and ingots worth an estimated $32 billion.

Dmitri Donskoi

Also went down in the same battle: she was reputedly carrying gold worth $124 billion. Both ships are not confirmed by the Russians as carrying any gold at all so maybe it is just a story. But the value of these cargoes keep people looking.

Las Cinque Chagas

Sunk on June 13th 1594. The Portuguese carrack (merchant ship) Las Cinque Chagas was returning home from the East Indies in June of 1594 bulging with treasure that included bounty rescued from two other wrecked ships. 3,500,000 cruzadoes, plus an unknown number of chests of diamonds, rubies and pearls.
The overloaded vessel sailed into the Azores to replenish stocks, pulled out the next day, and came under protracted attack by four English warships. She went down in deep waters about 18 miles south of the channel between Pico and Fayal, in the Azores.
The riches that sank with her is believed to have been thousands of tons of the richest cargo (including diamonds, rubies, and pearls) ever to leave an Asian port. Reputed value more than 1 Billion US Dollars.


Seized in 1579 After the globetrotting Francis Drake used subterfuge (setting a dilly-dallying pace so as not to betray hostile motives) to capture the Spanish galleon Cacafuego off the coast of Ecuador.
Drake hauled aboard enough gold and silver to enable Queen Elizabeth I to pay off England's national debt. Exact figures were hushed up, but the take supposedly included 80 pounds of gold, 20 tons of silver, 13 cases of silver coins, and cases full of pearls and precious stones.
But did Francis hand it all over the Crown? Rumor has it that excessive weight forced him to scuttle 45 tons of silver off Casland, Costa Rica, while others say he reserved a sizable treasure for himself and deposited it on Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The island's so-called Money Pit has been rendered Swiss cheese by treasure hunters over the course of 200 years. So far no treasure has been recovered


Wrecked in 1799. It isn't always deep water that keeps shipwrecked treasure hidden. The British frigate Lutine was carrying 1,000 bars of gold and 500 bars of silver from London to Hamburg in 1799 when she went down in a gale the sandbank covered waters between the islands of Vlieland and Terschelling in Holland's West Frisian Islands, her cargo swallowed by the eternally shifting sand banks that have digested thousands of other ships.
A few gold and silver bars were salvaged, and the ship's bell was recovered in 1858; the rest of the buried riches are estimated to be worth some $30 million dollars today. The Lloyd's of London insurance payout was the largest ever at the time.

Notre Dame de Deliverance

Wrecked in 1755 . When the French West Indies merchant ship Notre Dame de Deliverance departed Havana in October 1755, she was packed with 1,200 pounds of gold bullion, 15,000 gold doubloons, six chests of gems, and more than a million silver pieces.
The vessel was chartered by Spain to haul treasures from mines in Mexico, Peru, and Columbia. A hurricane sent her to her fate about 40 miles off the coast of Key West.
A Florida court awarded salvage rights to a team of American treasure hunters, who believe they have located the ship-and estimate its worth at between $2 billion and $3 billion.
Spain claims that the treasure is its own, under terms of a 1902 treaty, and it's just a matter of time before France stakes its claim, because, after all, Notre Dame is a church in Paris. T he cargo included: 437 kilogram of gold bullion in 17 chests,
more than 15,000 gold coins
153 golden snuff boxes
six chests of gems
more than 1,000,000 silver pieces
14 kg of sliver ore
six pairs of diamond earrings

Whydah pirate ship
The Whydah, bearing 28 cannons and skippered by pirate "Black Sam" Bellamy, was loaded with booty from more than 50 ships when she went down in a howling nor'easter off Cape Cod in 1718.
A reported summary of the ship's contents includes 50,000 pounds sterling in coin, gold and silver bars, a large ruby, several emerald-studded crosses, and several hundred gold and silver "biscuit ingots."
Barry Clifford located the wreck in 1984, and has found thousands of coins and pieces of rare African gold jewelry, but according to Clifford's colleague, historian Ken Kinkor, the ship's mother lode remains untouched: a large ornate iron box trapped beneath 15 cannons, only discovered last summer.

La Madalena

A 250-ton Spanish galleon by the name of La Madalena commanded by Captain Cristobel Rodriquez was headed back to Spain after visiting Vercruz, Mexico and Havana in 1563. A bad storm tossed the small boat around and finally sank the galleon. There were 300 people aboard and only 16 survived the storm.
At the time when the storm hit, she was carrying over 50 tons of silver in bullion and coins, 1,110 pounds of gold in jewelry and small ingots, 170 boxes of silver objects such as candle sticks, and many other valuables that belonged to passengers

Santa Rosa

In 1726, Santa Rosa, a Portuguese ship, carrying 26 tons of registered gold bullion and coins she had picked up in Salvador, caught fire and blew up off the coast of Brazil.
Weighed down by more than five tons of gold, the galleon Santa Rosa, the mightiest ship in colonial Portugal's fleet, set sail for Europe from the Brazilian port of Salvador in late August 1726.
But on Sept. 6, just as the ship passed Recife, the gunpowder in its hold blew up and it sank, killing all but seven of the 700 men, women and children aboard. The explosion probably was an accident, but it could have been sabotage. No one knows for sure.
This ship is actively being searched for by Odyssey Marine.

Santa Catalina

In 1636, the Santa Catalina, only a few miles from her destination of Lisbon, Portugal, went down due to faulty navigation. She carried more than 3,500,000 cruzadoes in gold coin plus 22 chests of diamonds, rubies, and other precious stones.

Santissima Trinidad

In 1616, Santissima Trinidad, a Spanish Manila Galleon, on her way to Acapulco, went down in a typhoon, somewhere around the Osumi Strait, off the southern extremity of Japan. Her cargo is estimated to have been 3,000,000 pesos (94 tons of coins).


In 1656, the San Francisco Xavier was lost in Spain's Bay of Cadiz. After battling with an English squadron, she made for port and just before reaching her destination, blew up. She went down with more than 2,000,000 pesos (63 tons of coins).


The Verelst is considered to be the richest treasure ship ever lost by the Dutch. She was dashed to pieces in 1771 on a barrier reef near a fishing village known as Grand Gaube, on Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean.
In addition to a cargo of more than 2,000,000 gold florins (weight unknown), she was known to have carried 740 pounds of diamonds in seventeen bound chests (considered to be one of the largest quantity of diamonds ever lost in any wreck).
One of the diamonds was alleged to be the size of a man's fist and if true, would be the largest such stone ever to be discovered anywhere in the world.
She was found a few years ago but nothing of her great treasure was recovered.


The Grosvenor is considered to be the richest British East Indiaman ship ever lost. It wrecked on a reef August 4th, 1782, broke apart and sank on a deserted coast known as Pondoland, north of Port St. John, about 700 miles northeast of Cape Town, South Africa.
The loss included 2,600,000 gold Pagoda coins (weight unknown), 1,400 gold ingots (weight unknown), nineteen chests of diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires and an extremely valuable jewel encrusted gold peacock throne from India.
Many have tried to find the treasure, and the ship is claimed to have been found, on a very inhospitable part of the coast. But the treasure is still to be located.

Santa Maria de Finisterra

The Spanish ship Santa Maria de Finisterra, while at anchor in Havana harbor on January 7th, 1552, sank with no apparent reason. It had been loaded with more than 2,000,000 pesos (63 tons of coins).
This ship was probably salvaged at the time.


In 1730, the richly laden Spanish ship Genovesa sank about 100 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, in the Pedro Banks. The specific area in which it perished is also called "The Viper" because many ships perished there.
The following was recovered just after the shipwreck The list, based on the receipts, is as follows: - 101 silver bars weighing 14.935 marcos and 4 ounces, valued at 119.480 pesos
- Chest No. 15 with 9.338 doubloons of 4 pesos, valued at 37.352 pesos
- Chest No. 16 with 6.756 ½ doubloons of 4 pesos, valued at 27.026 pesos
- Also in Chest No. 16: 11 gold bars weighing 106 lbs., 11 ounces (“ English weights”) , valued at 20.528 pesos
- As well, amongst the chests above, there were different pieces of silver which weigh 31 lbs. 7 ½ ounces and valued at 376 pesos
- 7 chests numbered 1, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12 y 14, with silver coins for a total of 18.866 pesos
A sack with 4 gold pieces which formed one whole gold bar, two half bars and a small piece, all four weigh 24 lbs. 10 ounces, which according to English weights has a value of 4.768 pesos.
- In the same sack: 330 pesos and 6 reales, 192 of these in doubloons.

Admiralty Corporation are searching for this shipwreck.

Matanzas Bay

In 1588, to avoid losing their treasure in a battle with Dutch warships, 24 Spanish Galleons entered Matanzas Bay, Cuba, in an attempt to unload their rich cargoes. They were not fast enough. Without firing a shot, the Dutch grabbed more than 25,000,000 pesos.
There was so much treasure that they had to re-float 4 of the Spanish ships to carry off their plunder. Although considered to be the greatest treasure ever captured.
The Dutch could have seized twice as much as they took (781 tons of precious metals) had they known that the Spanish had concealed huge amounts of gold and precious stones under the ballast of their ships.
As a result, Piet Heyn, the Dutch commander, had his men burn twenty galleons, sending them all to the bottom of Matanzas Bay where they still remain today.

La Victoria

Sank on Anegada in 1738 with the loss of all her cargo. She was carrying on board treasure to the value of $1,750,000.00 which if multiplied with inflation would represent a vast sum today. There was no recorded salvage of this ship and to the best of anybody’s knowledge, the vessel is still lying on the bottom with her cargo intact.

San Ignacio

wrecked on the reef in Anegada 1742. A manifest for the ship recovered from the archives in Seville shows that she was amongst other things carrying one hundred tons of gold and four cases of uncut diamonds

Worst nightmare travels

Two years of freezing hell

In 1914, Sir nightmare travelsErnest Shackleton set out from England on a daring expedition. His goal: the first crossing of the Antarctic continent.Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish explorer, knighted for the achievements of the "British Antarctic Expedition" (1907 - 09) under his command, but now chiefly remembered for his Antarctic expedition of 1914–1916 in the ship Endurance.The Endurance battled her way through a thousand miles of pack ice over a six week period and was one hundred miles - one days sail - from her destination, when on the 18th of January 1915 at 76°34'S, the ice closed in around her.By the end of February, temperatures had fallen and were regularly -20°C, the ship was now clearly frozen in for the winter.Everyone knew that one of two things would happen, either the pack ice would thaw, break up and disperse in the spring, so freeing the ship, or it would consolidate and driven by the effects of wind and tide over hundreds of miles of sea would take hold of and crush the ship - like a toy in a vice.After five months of camping on drifting ice floes, open water appeared, and the men sailed their three lifeboats through stormy seas to a rocky, uninhabited outcropping called Elenightmare travelsphant Island. Knowing that his men would never survive on the desolate spot, "the boss" Shackleton decided to attempt an incredible seventeen-day, 800-mile journey, in freezing hurricane conditions, to the nearest civilization - South Georgia Island. The James Caird lifeboat miraculously landed on the island, having achieved what is now considered one of the greatest boat journeys in history. Once on land, Shackleton and two of his men trekked across the mountains of South Georgia, finally reaching the island's remote whaling stations where they organized a rescue team, and returned to save all of the men left behind on Elephant Island.

The longest prison escape

Sławomir Rawicz (1915 – 2004) was a Polish soldier who was arrested by Soviet occupation troops after thnightmare travelse German-Soviet invasion of Poland.
By Rawicz's account, when the Soviet Union and Germany took over Poland, Rawicz returned to Pińsk where NKVD arrested him on November 19, 1939. He was taken to Moscow. He was first sent to Kharkov for interrogation, and then after trial he was sent to the Lubyanka prison in Moscow though these details after his arrest have not been validated from soviet sources. He claims to have successfully resisted all attempts to torture a confession out of him in prison. He was sentenced, ostensibly for spying, to 25 years of hard labor in a Siberian prison camp. Soviet records discovered in 2006 conflict with his account. The record verify that Rawicz was a Polish soldier but differ on the details of why he was arrested and the camps/prisons in the USSR he was held in.According to his later account, Rawicz received unexpected help from the wife of the camp commander, Ushakov, nightmare travelswhen he was asked to look at their radio set. She arranged additional supplies for him and his allies; in return she wished that they'd escape when her husband was absent. Rawicz befriended six men: Polish border guard Zygmunt Makowski; toothless Polish cavalryman Anton Paluchowicz; huge Latvian Anastazi Kolemenos; Eugene Zaro; Lithuanian Zacharius Marchikovas; and a US engineer who said his name was Smith.On 9 April 1941, Rawicz claimed that he and his six allies escaped in a middle of a blizzard. They rushed to the south, avoiding towns in fear they would be betrayed, but apparently they were not actively pursued. They also met an additional fugitive, Polish woman Krystyna.
Nine days later they crossed the Lena River. They walked around Lake Baikal and crossed to Mongolia. Fortunately, people they encountered were friendly and hospitable. During the crossing of the Gobi desert, Krystyna and Makowski died. Others had to eat snakes to survive.
Around Ocnightmare travelstober 1941 they claim to have reached Tibet. Locals were friendly, especially when men said they were trying to reach Lhasa. They crossed the Himalayas somehow in the middle of winter. Marchinkovas died in his sleep in the cold. Paluchowicz fell into a crevasse and disappeared.Rawicz claims the survivors reached India around March 1942, but the date is very much open to speculation. The party claims to have met a patrol of soldiers who have been later thought to be gurkhas but may have been soldiers of the Assam Rifles or even soldiers from the army of Nepal.

Left to die

Yates and Simpson were the first people to ascend to the summit of Siula Grande via the nightmare travelsalmost vertical west face. Disaster struck, however, on the descent. Simpson slipped down an ice cliff and landed awkwardly, smashing his tibia into his knee joint and breaking it. The pair, whose trip had already taken longer than they intended due to bad weather on the ascent, had run out of water and gas (which could have been used to melt ice and snow) and needed to descend quickly to their base camp, about 3,000 feet below.
They proceeded by tying two one hundred and fifty foot long ropes together and then tying themselves to each end. Yates dug himself into a hole in the snow and lowered Simpson down the mountain on the 300 feet of rope. A second disaster struck however when Simpson was lowered over a 100 foot overhanging cliff and left dangling in mid-air. Yates could not see Simpsonightmare travelsn, but felt all his weight on the rope, very slowly pulling Yates down the mountain. He held on for about an hour but was eventually forced to cut the rope, dropping Simpson into a crevasse.
The next morning Yates descended the mountain alone, and found the cliff. He realised what must have happened to Simpson and to his horror saw the crevasse below. He was certain that Simpson must have died in the crevasse and descended the rest of the mountain alone, which is itself a dangerous feat.
In fact, Simpson had survived, despite a 100 foot fall and broken leg. When he took in the rope, he discovered the end was cut. He eventually abseiled from his landing spot on an ice bridge (which broke his fall and therefore presumably saved his life) to the bottom of the crevanightmare travelssse, and crawled out back onto the glacier via a side opening. From there, he spent three days, without food and only splashes of water from melting ice, crawling and hopping five miles back to the base camp. Almost completely delusional, he reached the base camp a few hours before Yates intended to leave the camp to return to civilization.
Simpson's survival is widely regarded by mountaineers as amongst the most amazing pieces of mountaineering lore in ever heard of a cheslea grin

Alone against the sea

In 1981, Steven Callahan was a crusty young man from Maine with adventure in his heart.In the fall of 1981, he realized his dream and sailed his own design 21 foot sailboat across the Atlantic from Newport to Bermuda, then on to England. His return from England would be with a race called the Mini-Transat and would complete a circumnavigation of the treacnightmare travelsherous Atlantic by returning him to Antigua in the West Indies. At least, that was the plan. Little did he know how bad his plans would turn on the trip back west.
For the actual Mini-Transat leg, Steven went it alone and met up with problems of rough weather and a pierced hull off the coast of Spain that nearly sank the boat. He managed to plug the hole and limp to port where he made repairs but the race was over for him. Eventually he got back out to sea to try completing his crossing without the race and brought on a young woman to crew who he met while in port. She left him on the island of Madeira and the transatlantic solo journey started in earnest. From the Canaries to the Antilles is over 3,000 miles of open ocean. His timing could have been better as this was now late January 1982 in the unpredictable North Atlantic.
Steven encountered storms, huge waves, high winds. His tough little boat seemed up to the task until one day early in February the boat collided with something, maybe a whale? maybe just a huge rogue wave? No way to tell but the boat was taking on water rapidly and Steven had to fight for his life to get out, inflate his rubber lifeboat under crashing seas, and desperately try to salvage whatever survival gear he could from his sinking boat. The next 76 days were truly an incredible tale of resourcefulness and grim determination against all odds.
I couldn't have imagined what it must have been like to be stranded in a turbulent sea for that kind of time period. Steven's account gives you a good idea of the hardship and immense difficulty he endured. Steven's emergency raft was rated a 6 man inflatable, large for such a task but still a small cramped space. He had very little food and water, only a few simpnightmare travelsle tools, a rubber band powered spear gun, a few flimsy plastic inflatable solar water stills, but the courage and resourcefulness of a Cro-Magnon to make do with so little. He battled rogue waves, failing water stills, shark attacks, continual deperate hunger and thirst, and loneliness for what seemed an endless period. 9 ships passed by over the months and missed or ignored seeing his flares or hearing his radio distress calls. His boat attracted aggressive Dorado and Triggerfish who he eventually learned to catch with rudimentary tools. The powerful fish nearly destroyed his craft time after time. He nearly lost the craft to punctures.

Worlds most impressive gun

Schwerer Gustav and Dora

Big Bertha 2
Schwerer Gustav and Dora were the names under which the German(world war 2) 80 cm K railway guns were known. They were developed in the late 1930s by Krupp in order tSchwerer Gustav and Dorao destroy large, heavily fortified targets.Krupp built a test model in late 1939 and sent it to the Hillersleben firing range for testing. Penetration was tested on this occasion. Firing almost vertically, the gun was able to penetrate the specified 7 meters of concrete and 1 meter of armour plate.The ammunition for the gun consisted of a heavy concrete-piercing shell and a lighter higSchwerer Gustav and Dorah-explosive shell. A super-long-range rocket projectile was also planned with a range of 150 km that would require the barrel being extended to 84 m. This rocket projectile would have enabled the bombardment of England.
In keeping with the tradition of the Krupp company, no charge was made for the first gun. However, they did charge 7 million Reichsmark for the second gun Dora, named after the senior engineer's wife.Designed in preparation for World War II, they were intended to be used against the Maginot Line. But instead of a frontal assault, the Wehrmacht outflanked the line during the Battle of France. One of the guns was used in Russia at the siege of Sevastopol during Operation Barbarossa. It was destroyed near the end of the war to avoid capture.

Schwerer Gustav and Dora

* Weight of gun and mounting: 1,350 t
* Length of gun: 47.3 m
* Height of gun: 11.6 m
* Width of gun: 7.1 m
* Barrel length: 32.48 m
* Propulsion 2 x Oil Electric D311 691 kW locomotives (DRG class V188)
* Maximum elevation: 48° (or 65°; sources differ, may refer to different mountings)
* Weight of propellant charge: 2,500 lb (1134 kg) in 3 increments
* Rate of fire: 1 round every 30 to 45 minutes or typically 14 rounds a day
* Accuracy: 20% (10 out of 48) of shells fell within 60 m of target point. Worst error was 1 shell landing 740 m from the target point. Assuming normal distribution, this gives a CEP of 190 m.
* Crew: 250 to assemble the gun in 3 days (54 hours), 2,500 to lay track and dig embankments, which would take 3 - 6 weeks depending on the geography of the land. 2 Flak battalions to protect the gun from air attack.
Schwerer Gustav and Dora

* Weight of projectile: 4.8 t (4,800 kg)
* Muzzle velocity: 820 m/s
* Maximum range: 48 km
* Explosive mass: 700 kg
* Crater size: 30 ft (10 m) wide 30 ft (10 m) deep.

Schwerer Gustav and Dora

Schwerer Gustav and Dora

Weirdest Scientific Researches

From time to time some science researchers are trying to research some really weird stuffs.
Most weird is the publishers which publish that trash researches.

«Secret Life: Firsthand, Documented Accounts of UFO Abductions» (1992) Presented by J. Mack (Harvard Medical School) and D. Jacobs (Temple University).
Concluded that people who believe they were kidnapped by aliens from outer space, probably were, and that "the focus of the abduction is the production of children.
«The Relationship Among Height, Penile Length, and Foot Size» (1993)
Presented by J. Bain (Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto) and K. Siminoski (University of Alberta).
While comparing height, foot size and penile length, Bain said the relationship was minimal. "We found a weak correlation," he said and added this ratio should not be used by anyone to assess the size of a man's penis.

«Elucidation of Chemical Compounds Responsible for Foot Malodour» (1990)
Presented by F. Kanda and others five scientist (Shisedo Research Center, Yokohama).
It concluded that people who think they have foot odor do, and those who don't, don't.

«Navigation-Related Structural Change In the Hippocampi of Taxi Drivers» (2000)
E. Maguire, and others (University College London)
Presented evidence that the brains of London taxi drivers are more highly developed than those of their fellow citizens.

«Interim Report: Results of the National Demonstration Project To Reduce Violent Crime and Improve Governmental Effectiveness In Washington, D.C., June 7 to July 30, 1993» (1993)
Presented by J. Hagelin (Maharishi University and The Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy).
Concluded that 4,000 trained meditators caused an 18 percent decrease in violent crime in Washington, D.C.

«Survey of Frog Odorous Secretions, Their Possible Functions and Phylogenetic Significance» (2004)
Presented by Benjamin Smith (University of Adelaide, Australia) and others.
It catalogs the peculiar odors produced by 131 different species of frogs when the frogs were feeling stressed.

«Blink-Free Photos, Guaranteed» (2006)
Presented by N. Svenson and P. Barnes (Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization)
It calculated the number of photographs you must take to (almost) ensure that nobody in a group photo will have their eyes closed.

«Transmission of Gonorrhea Through an Inflatable Doll» (1993)
Presented by E. Kleist (Nuuk, Greenland) and H. Moi (Oslo, Norway).

«A Man Who Pricked His Finger and Smelled Putrid for 5 Years» (1996)
Presented by C. Mills, M. Llewelyn, D. Kelly, and P/ Holt (Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport).

«Chicken Plucking as Measure of Tornado Wind Speed» (1975)
Presented by B. Vonnegut (State University of New York at Albany).

«Ultrasonic Velocity in Cheddar Cheese as Affected by Temperature» (2006)
Presented by A. Mulet, J. Benedito and J. Bon (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain) and C. Rosselló (Universitat de les Illes Balears).

«The Effect of Country Music on Suicide» (1992)
Presented by S. Stack (Wayne State University) and J. Gundlach (Auburn University).

«Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans» (2002)
S. Ghirlanda, L. Jansson, and M. Enquist (Stockholm University)

«Demonstration of the Exponential Decay Law Using Beer Froth» (2002)
Presented by A. Leike (University of Munich)
Demonstrated that beer froth obeys the mathematical Law of Exponential Decay.

«Acute Management of the Zipper-Entrapped Penis» (1990)
Presented by J. F. Nolan, T. J. Stillwell, and J. P. Sands.
A quick, simple and non-traumatic approach to the zipper manipulation --the paper says-- is presented in which prepuce is instantly released by lateral compression of the zip fastener, using a pliers.

«Fragmentation of Rods by Cascading Cracks: Why Spaghetti Does Not Break in Half» (2006)
Presented by B. Audoly and S. Neukirch (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris).
It explaines why, when you bend dry spaghetti, it often breaks into more than two pieces.

«Impact of Wet Underwear on Thermoregulatory Responses and Thermal Comfort in the Cold» (1994)
Presented by M. K. Bakkevig (Sintef Unimed in Trondheim, Norway) and R. Nielson (Technical University of Denmark).
Investigates the significance of wet underwear and compares any influence of fibre-type material and textile construction of underwear on thermoregulatory responses and thermal comfort of humans during rest in the cold. The tests showed that the thickness of the underwear has more of an influence on the thermoregulatory responses and thermal comfort, than the types of fibres tested.

«On Human Odour, Malaria Mosquitoes, and Limburger Cheese» (1996)
Presented by B. Knols
It shows that the female malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae is attracted equally to the smell of limburger cheese and to the smell of human feet.

»Rectal Foreign Bodies: Case Reports and a Comprehensive Review of the World's Literature» (1986)
Presented by D. B. Busch and J. R. Starling (Wisconsin).
Includes reports of, among other items: seven light bulbs; a knife sharpener; two flashlights; a wire spring; a snuff box; an oil can with potato stopper; eleven different forms of fruits, vegetables and other foodstuffs; a jeweler's saw; a frozen pig's tail; a tin cup; a beer glass; and one patient's remarkable ensemble collection consisting of spectacles, a suitcase key, a tobacco pouch and a magazine.

«The Pitch Drop Experiment,» (1984)
Presented by J. Mainstone and the late T. Parnell (University of Queensland, Australia)
An experiment that began in the year 1927 -- in which a glob of congealed black tar has been slowly, slowly dripping through a funnel, at a rate of approximately one drop every nine years.

Rocky parody

Check out this Rocky Balboa guy

...what a crazy guy...