Construction workers in Boston have stumbled upon a 19th-century shipwreck, an unusual find—at least on land. Apparently it was buried more than a century ago as the city filled in swampy areas to create more real estate.
A pair of divers off the coast of Israel have discovered the amazing lost cargo of a sunken Roman ship from circa the fourth century A.D., just lying on the Mediterranean floor. When was the last time you stumbled upon something better than a quarter?
Over the weekend, the president of Colombia triumphantly announced the discovery of the shipwreck San Jose, which was sunk by the British in 1708 and is thought to be very, very valuable. But—hang on—Spain’s at the door waving around some very dusty paperwork.
When a gunman opened fire on an Aurora, Colorado movie theater earlier this month, three men died protecting their girlfriends, while another ran from the theater, got in his truck, and drove away, saying later that he "went to get help." The media (us included) heaped praise on the the dead men, extolling them as…