Sunday June 16, 2019

Archive for the ‘Scary’ Category

Couple defends ‘dangerous’ Instagram photo of sexy train stunt

“Are you really ready to die for a pic?” That’s what one Instagram user asked after seeing a photo of Belgian couple Camille and Jean kissing while dangling out of a moving train in Sri Lanka. They posted the dangerous-looking shot on May 2 on their account @BackpackDiariez.  More…

Google favors left-leaning outlets CNN, New York Times in its Top Stories algorithm

Google’s Top Stories box provides users with articles from left-leaning news organizations such as CNN 62.4 percent of the time — with only 11.3 percent coming from outlets that are considered conservative, according to a study by Northwestern University researchers.  More…

Woman falls from Midtown roof while trying to take photos

A young woman was severely injured when she fell from a Manhattan rooftop while taking photos — just weeks after a Fordham University coed died tumbling from a campus bell tower as she shot a selfie. The latest victim — identified by police sources as 22-year-old Reilly Hamilton — plummeted five stories from her apartment.  More…

Teen dies of allergic reaction after classmate throws cheese at him

A 13-year-old boy with severe allergies died after a classmate flung a piece of cheese at him — and said at an inquest that he did not know an allergy could be fatal.  More…

Texas man drowns while mowing lawn near river

A Texas man drowned last week while mowing the grass on a property along a river, according to officials. Adam Gonzales, 58, was using a lawn mower to cut the grass on a property when he made “a pass too close to the river’s edge” and the lawnmower turned over, investigators said.  More…

Driver miraculously survives terrifying freeway crash

An Ohio fire department posted photos online of a car that was pinned between a highway barrier and a semi-truck. The driver of a vehicle that was pinned between a highway barrier and a semi-truck on an Ohio highway miraculously survived.  More…

Student died after eating leftover pasta in rare food poisoning case

A tragic case report involving a fatal helping of leftover spaghetti is regaining attention after a doctor featured the 2008 death on his popular YouTube channel. According to the initial report published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a student in Belgium identified as “A.J.,” became sick after eating spaghetti and tomato sauce that had been prepared five days earlier.  More…

Chicago is most corrupt big city, Illinois third most corrupt state in country, study finds

Chicago may be known as the "Second City," but it remains Number 1 in the ranking of most corrupt big cities in the nation, according to a new report. The report, titled "Corruption in Chicago and Illinois," released Monday from the University of Illinois at Chicago notes that while there’s been a decline in recent years of federal convictions for public corruption, the Windy City still leads other localities.  More…

Is this 26-ingredient, $38 cocktail worth it?

It’s everything but the kitchen drink. The 90-proof A-Z Cocktail, now on offer at the Times Square W hotel’s Living Room Bar, is one powerful potion. It’s made of 26 different elements, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet (angostura bitters from Trinidad to start, Zoco pacharán liqueur from Spain to finish). Of the 26 ingredients, only three are nonalcoholic.  More…

Travis Kauffman explains how he killed a mountain lion with his bare hands

The Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack while out for a run in the woods recalled thinking “this would be a crappy way to die” during his fight for survival with the animal.  More…

Colorado man fights off, kills mountain lion during trail run, suffers serious injuries

A Colorado runner was attacked Monday by a mountain lion during a trail run in the northern part of the state that resulted in puncture wounds to his face, arms, legs and back and the death of the animal. The runner fought off the cougar – killing it in the process – and hiked out of the area and drove himself to a hospital.   More…

Celine Dion comments on fans worried about her new super-slim frame

Celine Dion fans are concerned about the star after she’s appeared significantly skinnier in a handful of recent public events. However, the singer says she feels better than ever at age 50 and doesn’t have time for the critics anymore.  More…

Surgeon fined $3,000 after mistakenly removing patient’s kidney

A Florida surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine after removing a woman’s kidney that he thought was a tumor. West Palm Beach surgeon Ramon Vasquez cut Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two surgeons could perform a back operation at the Wellington Regional Medical Center.  More…

Jayme Closs, missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were shot dead, found safe

A girl who went missing three months ago after her parents were shot to death in their Wisconsin home was found safe Thursday, police said. Jayme Closs, 13, turned up in the town of Gordon, about 70 miles from where she was last seen.  More…

Hang glider at 4,000 feet after pilot forgets to attach him