On an April morning in 1999, Columbine High School in Colorado became the scene of a terrible tragedy. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold laughed and hollered as they killed 13 people and wounded 20 others. Their innocent victims were their teachers and classmates. The teenage killers then turned their guns on themselves.
A mother and her six children were accused of killing a five-year-old boy in Savigny, France in 1457. The mother and children were brought before a court to answer for their crimes. The mother was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging, but her children were freed. Although the six children had blood on them, no one had witnessed them attacking the 5-year-old boy. It was a standard court case with villagers who had witnessed the crime, a defense attorney, prosecutors, and a judge. The only unusual thing was that the mother who was sentenced to death was a pig, and her six children were piglets.
Castles built on sand never stand the test of time, but cities which float on water could change the world. A nonprofit group called the Seasteading Institute believes floating cities will free humanity from politicians and enrich the poor. They also believe they will be good for the environment. It sounds like something out of a science fiction film, but this isn’t just a crazy pipe dream. PayPal founder Peter Thiel is bankrolling Seasteading’s radical plans to introduce the first floating city by 2020.