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  • Wife thought he was attacked after he suffered burns on his chest, arm and hand

    03/20/2017 11:59:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 17 March 2017 | UPDATED: 21:23 EDT | By Amie Gordon
    Coroner to warn Apple over potentially lethal iPhone chargers after man electrocuted himself while charging his phone in the bath 32-year-old Richard Bull plugged his iPhone charger into an extension cord He rested the phone on his chest while in the bath and electrocuted himself Coroner warned the devices can be as dangerous as a hairdryer in a bathroom For Mailonline A coroner is to warn Apple that iPhone chargers can be potentially lethal after a man was electrocuted in the bath. Richard Bull from Ealing in west London was pronounced dead by paramedics in his home on December...
  • Tragedy as man drinks an entire bottle of tequila in one go to win a $630 bet and DIES moments later

    03/04/2017 11:25:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2017 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    It was the bet to end all bets, and ultimately a man's life. A 23-year-old man died from alcohol poisoning after chugging an entire bottle of tequila in a Dominican nightclub. Kelvin Rafael Mejía decided to down the lot as part of a friendly wager between friends. The insane bet was all caught on camera and then posted online.
  • Hamas explosives chief accidentally blows himself up

    02/06/2017 5:06:27 PM PST · by RightGeek · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/5/2017 | William A Jacobson
    Muhammad Hemada Walid al-Quqa Muhammad Walid al-Quqa, the explosives chief of Hamas, reportedly blew himself up in what commonly is referred to as a “work accident.” The Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reports: A Hamas fighter succumbed on Sunday to wounds he sustained a day earlier in an “accidental explosion” in the northern Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health said. Gaza Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told the Palestinian Information Center that 37-year-old Muhammad Walid al-Quqa died in the hospital on Sunday morning following an “accidental” explosion in al-Sudaniyya in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday evening. The Izz al-Din...
  • Clinton’s campaign used security word ‘password’ allowing hackers to change course of election

    01/04/2017 9:57:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 4, 2017 | Hannah Crouch
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange made the shocking revelation and said a 14-year-old could have hacked into John Podesta’s computer. Assange also claimed Clinton made “almost no attempt” to secure her private emails Speaking to Fox News, Mr Assange, said: “We published several…emails which show Podesta responding to a phishing email. “Podesta gave out that his password was the word ‘password’. “His own staff said this email that you’ve received, this is totally legitimate. “So this is something….a 14-year-old kids could have hacked Podesta that way.” Mr Assange also claimed Clinton made “almost no attempt” to keep her private emails secure...
  • Darwin Award Winner Pulls Gun on Cops to “Test a Theory”

    12/29/2016 11:51:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    Darwin Award nominee Jose Vaca, 29, may be in a jail cell, but he is lucky to be alive. Vaca was driving through Bakersfield, CA, on December 19th when he and a friend were pulled over by police. The convicted felon had a rifle in the car with him and he decided to use the traffic stop as an opportunity to test a theory he had about police brutality, and “What I was hoping for them to do was tell me, ‘Drop the gun! Back away from the firearm! Get on the ground! Turn around!’ And it was going...
  • Suspect killed trying to rob Georgia gun shop

    12/27/2016 8:44:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 76 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 27, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Georgia gun store owner fought back against two armed suspects who attempted to rob his business Monday morning. One suspect was left dead and the second remains at large, local media reported, but authorities are hopeful surveillance video that captured the attempted robbery will help them to identify the second suspect. The owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn had just opened the shop with an employee when the two suspects entered wearing ski masks and armed with guns. Fearing for his safety, the shop owner pulled out his own gun and fired at the suspects, striking one and...
  • Severed Snake Head Kills Chef Cooking Cobra Soup

    08/23/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Chinese chef Peng Fan died after the severed head of a spitting cobra bit him 20 minutes after being cut off A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head – 20 minutes after it was cut off. Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin, The Mirror reported. Peng died before he could be treated in hospital with life-saving anti-venom, police said. "It is a highly...
  • Comcast Xfinity's repair trucks may have caused multiple slide offs and collision.

    12/14/2016 5:07:19 AM PST · by RummyChick · 82 replies
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  • Man crashes while streaming 114 mph drive on Facebook Live (Darwin Award?)

    12/01/2016 3:56:51 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 29 replies
    Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph and weaving in and out of traffic was critically injured when he crashed into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier. State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost control Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in Providence. The video posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page shows him driving 114 mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR-TV.
  • Oregon Man’s Body Dissolved After Fall Into Yellowstone Hot Spring

    11/17/2016 11:28:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    KTLA ^ | , Updated at 06:37am, November 17, 2016 | Anthony Kurzweil
    The body of an Oregon man who slipped and fell into a scalding hot spring while he was trying to “hot-spot” at Yellowstone National Park earlier this year dissolved before rescue crews could finish their recovery, according to a recent report. A view of a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park on May 12, 2016. (Credit: Mladen Amtonov/AFP/Getty Images) Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, was with his younger sister when he walked more than 200 yards away from the boardwalk on June 7 to a hot spring called Pork Chop Geyser. Scott was planning to “hot-spot,”...
  • Washoe transportation agency victim of $1.4 million cyberfraud

    11/02/2016 5:57:28 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 8 replies
    KOLO 8 ^ | 11/2/2016 | Staff
    RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Regional Transportation Commission reported it has been defrauded of $1.4 million and is working with law enforcement and its financial institution to get the money back. A statement released by the RTC said it discovered the incident on Oct. 27. It didn’t say when it happened. “The incident involved an email purportedly sent from one of the RTC’s vendors requesting an electronic funds transfer,” the RTC statement said. “RTC honored the supposed vendor’s request and processed the electronic payment in the amount of $1.4 million. The fraudulent transfer was limited to a single payment for...
  • Ozark County Shooting A Case Of Russian Roulette

    10/17/2016 2:30:09 PM PDT · by Huntress · 19 replies
    KTTS ^ | 10/17/2016 | Nancy Simpson
    A 19-year-old from Paragould, Arkansas is in critical condition after a shooting at Cloud 9 Ranch Saturday night in Caulfield, Missouri. Cloud Nine Ranch provides family camping with ATV trails. The Ozark County Sheriff says six people witnessed Logan Rosewell playing around with a gun earlier in the day. They say Rosewell pulled a bullet out of his pocket, rolled the chamber and said, “Watch this”. The bullet went into his temple. The gun used in the shooting was an Aussie 38 revolver. Rosewell was taken to Ozarks Medical Center and later transferred to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
  • 16 ISIS terrorists killed due to explosive belt malfunction near Kirkuk

    10/03/2016 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | September 28, 2016 | Loaa Adel
    (IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday that a malfunction caused an explosive belt to explode and kill 16 members of the Islamic State (ISIS), including senior leaders, during their meeting in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk. Alsumaria stated, “Today, an explosion took place amid a meeting of ISIS members in al-Mahawes village in Hawija district (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” adding that, “The explosion resulted in the killing of 16 members of the Islamic State group, including senior leaders, as well as wounding of 16 others.” “A number of the ISIS members were wearing explosive belts during the...
  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • Michigan woman loses finger while trying to pet lion, plans to sue zoo

    08/03/2016 5:19:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Note to self: do not pet lions. A Michigan woman lost her middle finger to a caged lion after trying to pet the wild cat at a zoo last Saturday — now she might claw for some cash. Renae Ferguson says she learned the hard way that getting close to the ferocious carnivore isn't the brightest idea, but insists she's not to blame. The woman plans to sue Sunrise Side Nature Trail and Exotic Park near East Tawas in Mid-Michigan for alleged negligence, reported WNEM. "I would like to see more precautions taken to protect the people as well...
  • Suspected burglar dead after homeowner ties him to tree with tape, clothesline

    08/01/2016 7:33:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 20 replies
    PennLive ^ | 31 July A.D. 2016 | Erin Edgemon
    An accused burglar is dead in an unusual turn of events after a homeowner caught him breaking into his Leroy residence on Friday night, Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer said. In an attempt to stop a string of burglaries at his mobile home, Stringer said Nathanial Johnson, 68, of Spurgeon Road set a trap. Johnson parked his vehicle at a neighbor's place on Friday night, went back to his home and waited. Sometime before midnight, Johnson told sheriff's deputies he heard someone knock on the front door of his home. When he didn't answer, the person went to the backdoor...
  • This Man Will Jump Out of a Plane With No Parachute

    07/30/2016 2:50:28 PM PDT · by granite · 164 replies
    National Geographic ^ | PUBLISHED JULY 29, 2016 | By Andrew Bisharat
    Picture of Luke Akins during a training run View Images Luke Aikins is training his body to be able to maneuver through the unpredictability of the wind. PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDY FARRINGTON By Andrew Bisharat PUBLISHED JULY 29, 2016 Luke Aikins, 42, has deployed a parachute around 18,000 times over the last two and a half decades of his skydiving and BASE jumping career. But this Saturday, he’s going to find out if he can get away without one. After two years of training, planning, and preparation, Aikins plans to jump out of a Cessna airplane at 25,000 feet (7,620 meters)....
  • 16 Dead in Texas After Hot Air Balloon Hits Power Line, Catches Fire

    07/30/2016 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jul 30, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Sixteen people died this morning when a large hot air balloon struck a high-voltage power line, caught fire and crashed in a pasture near Lockhart, Texas, according to Texas authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration said.
  • Woman Killed by Tiger After Exiting Her Vehicle at Beijing Animal Park (video)

    07/26/2016 2:13:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/25/2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    One woman died and another was severely injured after a tiger attacked them when they exited their vehicle while at the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World this weekend, according to Yanqing County government. The incident, caught in part on surveillance video, took place on Saturday at an outdoor, drive-through animal park in China, where visitors can drive around in their cars and view exotic animals as if on a safari. The tragedy occurred when one woman exited her vehicle while in the Siberian tiger enclosure part of the animal park. Surveillance footage shows a woman exiting the passenger side of the...
  • Kitchener woman follows GPS right into Tobermory, Ont., harbour

    05/14/2016 9:23:12 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 33 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Kate Bueckert
    Police in Tobermory, Ont., pulled a red car from the harbour early Friday morning after a Kitchener woman followed instructions from her GPS and drove down a boat launch and into the water. Ontario Provincial Police said the woman was following her GPS "when she took a wrong turn into Little Tub Harbour" late Thursday night. It was raining, dark and foggy at the time. Combining "weather conditions and the driver being new to the area, a fully submerged vehicle was the result," police said in a release.
  • Homeowner Guns Down Alleged Truck Thief with Rifle (Texas)

    05/09/2016 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 55 replies
    ABC13 ^ | May 09, 2016
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A homeowner shot and killed an alleged would-be thief this morning in northwest Harris County. It happened in the drive way of a home in the 12000 block of Oak Park Drive and Long Oak Drive. Harris County detectives say the homeowner shot and killed the suspect who may have been breaking into a pickup truck. The suspect died in an ambulance after being picked up by paramedics. Deputies say around 4:30am the homeowner opened fire on the suspect. Eyewitness News watched as Harris County Deputies took a hunting rifle with a scope out of the home...
  • 'World peace' hitcher is murdered (2008)

    02/25/2016 9:07:34 PM PST · by HeartlandOfAmerica · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 12 April 2008 15:42 UK | Unattributed
    'World peace' hitcher is murdered Ms di Marineo was hitch-hiking to the Middle East with a fellow artist An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey. The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the northern city of Gebze on Friday. She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people. Turkish police say they have detained a man in connection with the killing....
  • Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror [tr]

    11/24/2015 10:13:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A teenage Austrian girl who fled to Syria along with her friend is believed to have been beaten to death after being caught trying to flee the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic became 'poster girls' for ISIS after they arrived in Syria in April 2014. A number of Austrian newspapers have reported that Samra has been beaten to death for attempting to leave Raqqa, although official government sources are refusing to comment on individual cases.
  • Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group

    11/24/2015 5:03:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Darren Boyle
    Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group after trying to escape from Syria' A teenage Austrian girl who fled to Syria along with her friend is believed to have been beaten to death after being caught trying to flee the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic became 'poster girls' for ISIS after they arrived in Syria in April 2014. A number of Austrian newspapers have reported that Samra has been beaten to death for attempting to leave Raqqa, although official government sources are...
  • Victim ejected onto 5 Freeway sign after crash near Griffith Park

    10/31/2015 8:16:39 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 62 replies
    abc7 ^ | 10-30-2015
    A 20-year-old man who police say was driving recklessly was ejected onto a 5 Freeway sign near Griffith Park following a rollover crash Friday morning. The fatal crash happened near Colorado Street around 7 a.m. when Richard Pananian of Burbank was driving on the southbound side of the freeway at high speeds, hitting one vehicle with three passengers, according to the California Highway Patrol. The people in the second vehicle were OK, police said. Authorities said the Pananian's Ford Focus rolled several times, and the driver was catapulted onto the sign. CHP said he was not wearing a seatbelt. Pananian...
  • Waterton Canyon remains closed because too many people are taking selfies with bears

    09/12/2015 12:08:39 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 39 replies
    Channel 7 News, Denver ^ | 9/11/2015 | Deb Stanley, Jaclyn Allen
    LITTLETON, Colo. - Denver Water says Waterton Canyon is still closed because of bear activity. The popular trail was closed Aug. 28 because two momma bears, each with twin cubs, and other bears were actively foraging in the canyon. Denver Water said part of the problem is not the bears, but people trying to get the perfect picture of them. "We’ve actually seen people using selfie sticks to try and get as close to the bears as possible, sometimes within 10 feet of wild bears," said Brandon Ransom, Denver Water’s manager of recreation. "The current situation is not conducive for...
  • Texas Teen Accidentally Kills Himself While Taking Gun Selfie: Police

    09/02/2015 12:19:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    KTLA ^ | Cnn Wire
    A 19-year-old Houston, Texas, man accidentally killed himself Tuesday while taking selfies with a gun, according to police. The gun blast hit Deleon Alonso Smith, a day ahead of starting community college, in the throat, CNN affiliate KPRC reported. Family members were shocked. "It's the worst feeling in my life," Eric Douglas, the victim's uncle said. "It's a numb feeling. It's still unbelievable," Smith's grandmother Alma Douglas told the station.
  • TN man who climbed Brooklyn Bridge, took a selfie was arrested

    08/18/2015 1:54:16 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    wreg Memphis ^ | 8-18-2015 | ERYN TAYLOR
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Tennessee man was arrested for illegally climbing the Brooklyn Bridge back in July. According to WTVF, 21-year-old David Karnauch was arrested Sunday in Hamilton County after a warrant was issued by the New York Police Department. NYPD said Karnauch illegally climbed the bridge and then took a selfie while perched on the railing. He was arrested on reckless endangerment charges and is being held in Tennessee as a fugitive from New York. Karnauch however told CBS News he didn’t know climbing the bridge was illegal as no one tried to stop him from doing it.
  • TEXAN CELEBRATING 21ST BIRTHDAY ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS HIMSELF

    DALLAS (AP) -- Authorities say a Dallas man accidentally killed himself while firing his gun in celebration at his 21st birthday party. Joseph Perez was pronounced dead early Saturday after being taken to Methodist Hospital. Police say Perez was celebrating having turned 21 years old on Thursday when he grabbed a gun and began shooting. His family took the gun from him, but Perez later retrieved it and accidentally shot himself.
  • Mom of man who died in fireworks accident says rules too lax(Big Mother Govt.)

    07/06/2015 5:50:28 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 101 replies
    AP ^ | July 6, 2015 | Pat Whittle
    The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives. Devon Staples, 22, and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in a backyard in Staples' eastern Maine hometown, Calais, when the accident happened with a reloadable fireworks mortar tube, police have said.
  • Enrique Iglesias has fingers sliced by drone during Tijuana concert

    06/01/2015 10:44:51 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    AP via The Guardian ^ | Sunday 31 May 2015 | no byline
    ...Enrique Iglesias was recovering on Sunday after some of his fingers were sliced when he grabbed a drone during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico... “During the show a drone is used to get crowd shots and some nights Enrique grabs the drone to give the audience a Point of View shot. Something went wrong and he had an accident,” the statement read. “He decided to go on and continued playing for 30 minutes while the bleeding continued throughout the show ..."
  • Drunken Folsom man rescued after climbing cell tower, website reports

    05/20/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/20/15 | Kim Chatelain
    Two Folsom men were arrested after authorities said they became intoxicated and climbed a cellphone tower adjacent to a fire station in Pineville, La., requiring a rescue by a special operations unit, according to TheTownTalk.com. Joseph Waldron Johnson Jr., 21, and Joshua Caleb Sharp, 19, were booked with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure, disturbing the peace by intoxication and littering.The two were attending a graduation party at a skating rink next to the fire station when they threw a beach towel over a barbed wire fence that surrounds the tower and climbed over the barrier, the website reported.
  • Lost in the Jungle: The Search for Cody Dial

    04/29/2015 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    Men's Journal ^ | March 2015 | Damon Tabor
    When a college student disappeared in Costa Rica last summer, his father — legendary Alaskan adventurer Roman Dial — went searching in Central America's deadliest wilderness. He's still looking. Early last April, a 27-year-old biology student named Cody Roman Dial set out into the remote jungle of northern Guatemala. Equipped with a crude map and a compass, he planned to traverse the Petén, a lowland rain forest teeming with snakes, illegal gold miners, and cocaine traffickers. His biggest concern, though, was dehydration — save for jeep-track mud puddles, the area lacks ready sources of freshwater. Cody had spent the previous...
  • A Marijuana First: Pot Vending Machines Dispense Weed (In weed happy Seattle!)

    02/04/2015 8:40:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/04/15 | By Miranda Leitsinger
    Weed history is being made in Seattle: the first vending machines to dispense marijuana flower buds debuted Tuesday. The machines, called ZaZZZ, are being placed in medical pot dispensaries, which helps to verify customer's age and identity since medical marijuana cards are required to enter the centers, said Greg Patrick, a spokesman for the maker of ZaZZZ, American Green. Though vending machines appeared for the first time in Colorado last year, those sold only edibles, or cannabis-infused foods, and not the plant's flower buds that are so often associated with smoking pot.
  • The The Darwin Awards: sex differences in idiotic behaviours: sex differences in idiotic behaviour

    12/13/2014 8:40:19 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 30 replies
    bmj ^ | 11 December 2014 | Ben Alexander Daniel Lendrem
    Sex differences in risk seeking behaviour, emergency hospital admissions, and mortality are well documented. However, little is known about sex differences in idiotic risk taking behaviour. This paper reviews the data on winners of the Darwin Award over a 20 year period (1995-2014). Winners of the Darwin Award must eliminate themselves from the gene pool in such an idiotic manner that their action ensures one less idiot will survive. This paper reports a marked sex difference in Darwin Award winners: males are significantly more likely to receive the award than females (P<0.0001). We discuss some of the reasons for this...
  • Golfer killed by 3.9-metre crocodile in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

    12/05/2014 5:22:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    National Post ^ | December 4, 2014
    the crocodile attacked van der Sandt while he was standing at waist height in the water and reaching below the surface to feel for golf balls on the bottom of the dam at about 10 p.m.. ... About 280 people have been attacked worldwide by crocodiles this year
  • New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

    11/26/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    CBS NewYork/ ^ | November 26, 2014
    Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. ... West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested in food and exhibited “stalking type behavior.”
  • Japanese zoo fails to breed two hyenas after both turned out to be male

    10/03/2014 3:25:19 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 3, 2014
    Zookeepers in Japan have abandoned a years-long attempt to have two spotted hyenas mate and reproduce as both turned out to be male. The Maruyama zoo in Sapporo, northern Japan, said in a statement this week that it was given the animals as a “male and female couple” in October 2010 from a zoo in the South Korean city of Daejon. “We have attempted to house them together for breeding many times but they often fought against each other and never engaged themselves in breeding behaviour,” the statement said.[SNIP]
  • Car Obsessed New York Teen Killed in High Speed Wreck While Test Driving $200,000 Lamborghini

    09/06/2014 10:09:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Belinda Robinson
    A New York teenager who took a ‘test drive’ in a family friends’ Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. Samuel Shepard, 18, of Mount Sinai, Long Island was taking the car for a spin on a local county road early on Friday when he lost control. He was driving north in Mount Sinai at 2:25 a.m. in the 2010 Lamborghini which can cost anywhere between $200,000 and $300,000 second hand and slammed into a guardrail near Route 25A, police said.
  • California Woman Climbs Into Zoo’s Giraffe Pen, Gets Kicked In The Face

    08/17/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | August 17, 2014
    MADISON, Wis. – Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. ... giraffe’s are capable of killing lions, so the woman was fortunate that her injuries were not life threatening.
  • Search For Bank Robber Who Jumped In River Resumes Friday ( Colorado )

    07/18/2014 8:25:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    11 News ^ | Jul 18, 2014
    A bank robber tried to escape police by jumping into the Arkansas River. He hasn't been seen since. ... A witness who saw the whole scene unfold told 11 News that at first the suspect seemed confident that he had escaped police, going so far as to climbing onto a cement slab in the middle of the river and taunting officers. But when the suspect jumped back into the water, he never resurfaced. A police spokesman says the man may have gotten caught in the undertow.
  • A Contraceptive Implant with Remote Control

    07/09/2014 12:49:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Richard Dawkins Foundation ^ | July 8, 2014 | Gwen Kinkead
    The hunt for a perfect contraceptive has gone on for millennia. A new candidate is now on the horizon: a wireless implant that can be turned on and off with a remote control and that is designed to last up to 16 years. If it passes safety and efficacy tests, the device would be more convenient for many women because, unlike existing contraceptive implants, it can be deactivated without a trip to the clinic and an outpatient procedure, and it would last nearly half their reproductive life. Developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, Massachusetts, the device will begin pre-clinical testing next...
  • Tagger, 42, Found Dead on Subway Tracks

    07/05/2014 2:32:07 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 52 replies
    nbc ny ^ | 7-5-2014
    Police are investigating the death of a graffiti artist who was found dead next to the third rail in a Brooklyn subway station. Police say Saturday Jason Wulf was found by MTA workers just after 9 p.m. Wednesday at a station on the R line in the borough's Sunset Park neighborhood. The New York Post says the 42-year-old Queens man was known by the tag "DG" and had been leaving his mark on subway cars and buildings since the mid-1980s. An online fundraising site has received $10,000 in donations to pay for funeral costs.
  • Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper Who Dismembered Himself Says Penis is Reattached [title shortened]

    07/03/2014 1:15:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    Radio.com ^ | 7/1/14
    One-time Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Christ Bearer says that, despite the fact that he cut his penis off in a much-written about incident in April, his member has reunited with his body and is now fully functioning. In fact, he hopes to prove both points by doing a porno film. -snip- TMZ’s crack interviewer asked the rapper if any drugs were involved in his self-castrating incident, which led to a series of bleeped-out expletives; however he does say, “PCP was involved!” and adds, “Kids, say no to drugs!”
  • Kung Fu Training in China

    07/02/2014 9:42:19 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 15 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 7/2/14 | Unknown
    Skip to 1:34 in the video. It hurts just to watch.
  • Teen drowns in Lake Allatoona while playing a game

    05/27/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 39 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Craig Schneider
    Atlanta: An 18-year-old who had graduated from high school hours earlier drowned in Lake Allatoona this weekend while playing a game in which people launch someone off a dock in a shopping cart, authorities said. Chance Werner, of Euharlee, was playing the game with other teens and an adult at Dock D at the Holiday Harbor Marina in Bartow County just before midnight on Saturday. Witnesses said he had just graduated from high school on Saturday, authorities said.
  • Aspiring Rapper [Marine] Fatally Shot in Las Vegas Suite

    05/17/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | May 17, 2014
    Police were searching for leads Saturday in the shooting death of an aspiring rapper in a posh suite at a Las Vegas resort. Police say Evan Plunkett, who performed under the name "Hollywood Will," was shot in the chest after a fight erupted between him and three other men during a party in the Palms Casino Resort's Fantasy Tower. Others involved in the Thursday night fight fled the suite before police arrived, and no arrests have been made, investigators said. About 40 to 50 people attended the party. A music video was being filmed in the suite when an argument...
  • Man Dies After Asking Friend To Test Bullet Proof Vest

    05/15/2014 6:14:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2014 | by JON DAVID KAHN
    A 25-year-old South Carolina man is dead after asking a friend to shoot him in order to test out a bullet proof vest. According to Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown, the victim, Blake Randall Wardell, discovered the vest in a garage early Wednesday morning while hanging out with friends at a property on Broadmouth Church Road. Wardell reportedly asked an 18-year-old friend, Taylor Ann Kelly to shoot him. She fired a small caliber weapon but the bullet missed the Kevlar and pierced his heart, according to McCown.
  • He Put on a Bulletproof Vest and Asked a Friend to Shoot Him. She Missed Her Mark.

    05/15/2014 9:32:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 85 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 15 May 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Blake Randall Wardell, 25, was congregating with friends in a house’s garage in the wee hours of the morning when he donned a bulletproof vest. Then Wardell asked his 18-year-old friend Taylor Ann Kelly to shoot him, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina. Kelly complied. But the small-caliber bullet hit above the kevlar portion of the vest and then went into Wardell’s heart, killing him, Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown told WYFF-TV in Greenville. CPR was being attempted on Wardell when authorities arrived at the scene about 2:40 a.m; EMS personnel confirmed Wardell was dead.
  • Woman run down by freight train while running on the tracks with headphones on

    04/11/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    A California woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train while wearing headphones as she jogged along busy tracks near a popular hiking trail. Janaki Rose Hayes, 27, of Truckee, was wearing headphones that fully covered her ears and did not hear the blaring horn as the steel beast bared down on her around 1.45 p.m., police said. Investigators believe she was jogging towards a trail for the bulk of her workout and that the death was an accident, sources told the Sacramento Bee. Hayes, who had recently moved from Oregon to the small town just north of...