Of all the big world events, including celebrity deaths which ones have had the most impact on you personally? And why? It can be anything, dependant on your age, where you live etc. Here are mine - mostly horrific accidents! 1. The Zeebrugee Ferry Disaster (1987) - This happened when I was still in primary school but it left a lasting impact on me and I've had a fascination with it ever since. Read the books, watched the documentaries. Unfortunately I also dream about it quite often and it could be where my strange fear of large ships comes from. 2. Auschwitz (1933-1945) - I've only just become interested in reading up about this and what those people went through. Worst human atrocity ever. Must never happen again. 3. The Omagh Bomb (1998) - just when we all thought Northern Ireland was going to be peaceful, this awful atrocity happened. Will never forget it. Was sitting in the hairdressers at the time and the radio just kept announcing that more medical staff were needed in Omagh quickly. It was a terrible time here, heartbreaking. 4. Death of Princess Diana (1997) - although Larry Hagman's death is the most significant celebrity death for me personally, the scale of grief following Diana's death was unparalleled. I recently visited Paris and saw the tunnel where she died. Very chilling. Still believe she was murdered and have read several books on the subject of her death. 5. The discovery of the Fritzl family in Austria (2008). 6. The discovery of Natascha Kampusch again in Austria (2006) 7. 9/11 (2001). For obvious reasons but also because the world as I knew it changed from that point onward. 8. Lockerbie (1988) - that image of the cockpit lying on the ground never ceases to amaze and terrify me. 9. Dunblane Massacre (1996) - a madman walks into a Scottish school and kills innocent children and their teacher. Horrendous. 10. Columbine (1999) - the start of high school shootings (that I'm aware of) in the USA. I remember reading about it on a plane from Dallas and thinking it was absolutely unreal that this could happen.