A Group Of Terrorists Blew Themselves Up Because Of Daylight Saving Time
You could say that Israel and Palestine have had their differences, and one of the more benign ones is daylight saving time. This was a problem for Palestinian terrorists who planned to bomb some of the biggest cities in Israel in September 1999. In their West Bank base, they rigged up a few car bombs, set them to explode a little after 6 p.m., and delivered them to their contacts in Israel for planting.
The thing is, that weekend Israel had set its clocks back for daylight saving time, but the West Bank hadn't. That meant the planters were an hour behind all the clocks around them. Which meant in turn that they were just cruising along at 5 p.m., thinking they had plenty of time to get the bombs to their destinations and possibly considering whether to stop for some snacks, when the bombs exploded, killing everyone in the cars and nobody outside of them (one older woman was injured). Moral of the story: If you're going to do terrorism, don't do it during daylight saving time. Or maybe go ahead. Screw you, you're a terrorist.
ISIS Beheaded One Of Its Own Members By Accident
ISIS commander Mohammed Fares was wounded in battle and carried off by rebel forces for medical care, but he thought he was captured by government militia men. To confuse "the enemy," he started reciting prayers that made him sound more Shia than Sunni. It worked. His captors assumed he was a government fighter, and the taste of medicine he got was his own: He was quickly beheaded.