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02 Jul 2011 18:13


U.S.: In this video, the NYPD blows up illegal fireworks by the thousands

  • This scene reminds us of a great line from the Simpsons. “Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it!” Fortunately, the NYPD did that for us. You know, without blowing off our limbs or anything dangerous like that. (via Gawker) source

29 Mar 2011 13:50


World: Gaddafi rachets up violence; explosions in Tripoli

  • explosions heard in libyan capitol: For the first time since the Libyan rebellion began against Muammar Gaddafi, a series of explosions were heard in Tripoli during daylight hours. Reporting indicates there were three loud blasts, over the course of about twenty minutes. This comes amidst generally dire news for the Libyan rebellion, to say nothing of the citizenry; a witness tells CNN that a large scale butchery has gone on in Misrata, with Gaddafi’s forces killing civilians and driving them from their homes in a bid to claim control. source

19 Jan 2011 11:21


U.S.: The craziest gas-main-explosion video we’ll post today

  • It’s sometimes scary in Philadelphia. This clip is not the climatic scene from an awesome ’80s action flick. No, it’s a gas main explosion that killed at least one and severely injured three, according to Philadelphia Gas Works. The video says it all. source

07 Jan 2011 20:31


U.S.: Some jerk sending mail bombs in D.C., Maryland

The latest one, which never got to the intended recipient, Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano, exploded inside of a D.C. mail facility. Two others were sent yesterday in Maryland. source

23 Nov 2010 23:43


World: New Zealand mine blast: “It is our belief that no one has survived”

  • bad In New Zealand, there was another blast in the mine where 29 people have been stuck since Friday; no contact has been made.
  • worse Here’s what authorities had to say about what happened: “It was extremely severe. We are now in recovery mode.” source

04 Jul 2010 10:22


Offbeat: Happy 4th of July! Let’s celebrate with a fireworks mutilation story

  • 1 dude blew off his arm with fireworks by accident (USA!!! USA!!!) source

25 Jan 2010 09:37


World: Speaking of Iraq, major deadly blasts shook Baghdad today

  • three huge explosions hit Baghdad’s major hotel district today
  • 31+ were killed, and dozens more were wounded in the blasts source