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  • Man is almost killed by a flying fridge door after shooting explosive-filled target [tr]

    06/08/2017 4:34:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    Some people like to live dangerously – so much so that they nearly get themselves killed by shooting a refrigerator filled with binary explosive. A video posted on the internet shows a man firing an assault rifle at a refrigerator stocked with Tannerite. Tannerite is a widely sold exploding target specially geared toward gun owners.
  • Rattlesnake Bites Florida Boy Who Mistook It for A Toy

    <p>Authorities say a 5-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake that he mistook for a toy. The incident happened Saturday in DeBary, which is north of Orlando.</p> <p>Volusia County Sheriff's deputies tell local news outlets that the child was playing in the backyard when he saw the snake under a jungle gym. It bit him on the finger and he was rushed to a hospital where he was treated with anti-venom.</p>
  • Family Files Lawsuit in Canadian Filmmaker's Keys Dive Death (Islamorada Sharks)

    03/28/2017 9:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    <p>The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.</p> <p>Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died while diving in January off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, to film a follow-up to his 2006 documentary "Sharkwater," which examined the impact of shark hunting on the ocean's ecosystem. He also made a 2013 documentary "Revolution" about environmental collapse and was a wildlife photographer.</p>
  • 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 | 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 · 82 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    ( 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 ^ | 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)....