The Campden Wonder is the name given to events surrounding the return of a man thought murdered from the town of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, in the 17th century. A servant, his mother and brother were hanged for killing their master. But following the man’s return, it became clear that no murder ever took place despite testimony attesting to the crime by the accused. The story attracted popular attention in England in the years 1660–1662.
This case lead to the “no body, no murder” rule for hundreds of years. (Nowadays, you can actually be charged for murder without a body in a lot of jurisdictions. [x])
When we feel a strong emotion, such as the urge to cry, it is translated as stress to the ‘autonomic nervous system.’
The stress triggers the autonomic nervous system which acts to increase the flow of oxygen and sugar to the muscles to give us the much needed boost in dire situations. Consequently, in order to get more oxygen to the body, one biological response is to expand the glottis in your throat.
In 1973, a reportedly inebriated truck driver mowed down the acacia. The remains of the tree were relocated to the Niger National Museum in Niamey, and a lonely metal sculpture was put in the tree’s place.