The Assassin Who Triggered WWI Just Got His Own Monument

Yesterday marked the 101st anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that precipitated the First World War. To commemorate the event, a statue of the assassin, Gavrilo Princip, was unveiled in Serbia—which goes to show that one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. » 6/29/15 9:45am 6/29/15 9:45am

Serbian village council issues warning that a vampire may be on the loose

While most of us think of vampires as creatures that lurk only in books, movies, and teenagers' bedroom walls, for some parts of the world, vampire folklore is still very serious business. One of those places is Bajina Bašta, Serbia, where officials have warned the populace that a very old and notorious vampire might… » 12/02/12 7:00am 12/02/12 7:00am

Does this 1998 Serbian biology textbook bear the best cover ever?

"Welcome to eighth-grade biology, class! Anyway, as you can see from the textbooks on your desks, we will have an exciting semester of learning the apiary arts, arthropod handling, the habitats of lagomorphs, the psychoactive properties of tropical reptiles, and, ahem, human sexuality in the context of the automotive… » 11/29/11 9:45am 11/29/11 9:45am

UFO photographed floating over Serbian village

According to Serbian news, on September 10, a man snapped a UFO floating over the town of Bukovac. He's offered the footage up for analysis and has gone so far to recruit a physicist at the nearby University of Novi Sad to check out the film. And to make matters weirder, the air force had no record of civilian flights… » 9/20/11 7:30am 9/20/11 7:30am