Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Scary’ Category

Sunbathers killed after plane crash-lands on packed beach

A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday afternoon, killing a 56-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing.  More…

Tom Cruise broke his ankle in on-set stunt injury

After footage of Tom Cruise’s stunt accident came out over the weekend, production has halted as the movie star recovers from a broken ankle. On Sunday, the 55-year-old actor leaped through the air and hit a brick wall while filming “Mission: Impossible 6.”  More…

Tom Cruise injured during stunt for Mission Impossible 6

Tom Cruise takes pride in performing his own stunts. But the daredevil was injured during a failed building jump stunt while filming Mission: Impossible 6 in London on Sunday. Video footage has emerged showing the esteemed actor, 55, taking a gigantic leap off some rigging and onto a rooftop while attached to a harness, but his jump appears to fall short and he crashes into the side of a building.  More…

New study shows only one out of 111 former NFL players didn’t have brain damage

Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study.  More…

Spike in calls to poison control centers over dietary supplements

A study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology finds that U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding exposures to dietary supplements. Botanical ingredients were to blame in nearly a third of cases. Botanicals, which is often used as an aphrodisiac, can cause heart beat rhythm changes, kidney failure, seizures, heart attack, and death.  More…

YouTube Daredevil Pleads Guilty in Death-Defying Jumps Off Orange County Buildings, Cliffs

A 28-year-old man known as the masked thrill-seeker “8booth,” notorious for videos of his death-defying leaps off buildings and cliffs in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, was sentenced Friday to probation, community service and a day in Orange County Jail after pleading guilty to four misdemeanors.  More…

Teen says tattoo covering half his face is making it hard to find work

Mark Cropp was hoping to find work after his release from prison but said the giant tattoo saying “DEVAST8” that covers half of is face has put off potential employers.  More…

Air Canada near-miss at San Francico might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  More…

Boy dies in river after getting sucked into drain pipe

Authorities say a 10-year-old boy slipped while playing in a culvert with his two brothers and was swept into a pipe leading to a Connecticut river. His body was found hours later.  More…

Texas teen electrocuted after cell phone incident in bathtub

A 14-year-old girl from Lubbock died early Sunday morning after being electrocuted in a bathtub. Madison Coe’s mother said she was in the bathtub, and either plugged her phone in or simply grabbed her phone that was already plugged in.  More…

Woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into engine, delays flight

Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills…and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China’s notorious flight delays. Police took away an 80-year-old woman Tuesday after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins at the plane’s engine during boarding of a China Southern Airlines flight.  More…

Hackers can ruin your life with just two numbers

Cybercriminals are using a simple trick to steal people’s mobile phone numbers, move them to a different carrier and use the stolen number to gain access to the victim’s other personal information, including their bank accounts. In most instances, fraudsters simply need an account number for your mobile provider and your date of birth.  More…

TV news crew’s truck stolen while reporting on Downtown Albuquerque crime

Someone stole a television news station’s SUV in Downtown Albuquerque while the crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the area. Michelle Donaldson, KOB news director, said the crew watched as the vehicle was stolen during their reporting.  More…

Fitness model killed in freak whipped cream accident

A French fitness model died in a freak accident with a whipped cream dispenser, according to her family. Rebecca Burger was killed when a defective whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck her in the chest.  More…

Niagara Falls finally kills daredevil

A Niagara Falls daredevil made a splash in 2003 as the first person to take the plunge with no protection. He should have called it quits then. Kirk Jones tried the stunt again on April 19 — this time in a 10-foot inflatable ball — but was killed the second time around.  More…