This is why you can’t have nice things.
This is why you can’t have nice things.
About 560 students had gathered in the auditorium when the roof collapsed.
Scary, incredible photos following the record-breaking rains in Colorado.
What you see on the big screen isn’t always as far away as you’d think.
Rescue crews are scrambling to rescue at least 20 people from inside a building in central Mumbai that collapsed after days of heavy rainfall.
Thirty-two-year-old Georges Exantus thought he’d never dance professionally again after the earthquake in Haiti three years ago took his leg. But thanks to a prosthetic leg, he’s back doing what he loves, whether it be the salsa, cha-cha, or samba.
Check in on older people who live alone. “It behooves neighbors to adopt a senior who is alone, and just as you provision for yourself, make sure they have food,” says an expert.
Watch as the massive tropical storm grows into the superstorm it became as hit New York and New Jersey on Monday night.
Monday night Hurricane Sandy touched down in New York and New Jersey and wrecked havoc, causing massive flooding and millions of dollars in damage. MTA Chairman Joseph J. Lhota said of the storm, “In 108 years, our employees have never faced a challenge like the one that confronts us now.”
These images are stunning. Authorities are still trying to figure out the cause of a massive pileup on Florida’s Interstate 75 highway early Sunday that left at least 10 people dead and 18 more injured. These photos of the post-crash carnage—which look like they’re straight out of a disaster movie—put the enormity of the tragedy into perspective. (h/t Fark)
This promo for marketing agency SapientNitro is making the rounds today, but not in a good way. I guess the point is that if you are a marketing agency, you should probably know better? Idea engineer! Plus (obligatory) rapping. Enjoy. (via gawker.com)
If you turn on the news and hear that some city is being devastated by its fourth flood in 20 years, or that a village at the foot of some volcano has just been buried under lava, there is a 100 percent chance that someone in the room will ask, Why don’t those people just move? It’s a good question, and the answer gives us a nice insight into mankind’s absolute refusal to back down from nature, even if it means certain destruction, particularly in these five major cities.
I hope George Lucas sues the &%*# out of the people who put this concert together. Watch Video ›
And what you can do about it.
Think the wedding might be a disaster? Try this! View Image ›
TurtleFeed found this rare photo of Disaster Girl’s evil grandma presiding over the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. Look at her dashing white ribbon! There must be some other old photos out there of Old School Disaster Girl doing her mischief! Use the Image Editor to add yours. View Image ›
An Australian man has today been the victim of a devastating “snack attack.” He opened a pack of Cheese Rings to discover just one lonely ring inside. Best quote from the article: “Mr. Jackson was philosophical, saying the day before he had gone to KFC to get a five-piece wing pack, only to find six pieces inside.”
Holy smokes! NASA released this image of the Los Angeles fires as seen from a satellite in space. It was taken mid-morning on Aug. 30 and shows the smoke plumes rising approximately 4.3 miles above sea level. View Image ›
Peggy blows her nose, and shit happens. Make yer own! Use the Photo Editor to insert Peggy into dangerous/indie-rock-related situations. View Image ›
The car was parked, too, which means these people are just really unlucky. AND the entire incident was observed by the private detective the woman’s husband had hired to find out if she was cheating on him. (She was.)
A stunt driver lost control of his Ferrari last night while filming Nicolas Cage’s new movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, crashing into a Sbarro in Times Square. Two people were injured, although that doesn’t speak for the Sbarro’s employees already convinced they’re cursed for working at Sbarro’s. View Media ›
OMG the internet is broken. Run! Save yourselves! View Image ›
Says the indicted gov: “Dec. 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States…It was a complete surprise, completely unexpected. And just like the United States prevailed in that, we’ll prevail in this.” At least he didn’t say 9/11. Read More ›
She loves starting fires, but this devilish girl is responsible for other disasters, too!! Upload yours. Just use our image editor below add your favorite disaster as the background — then choose the Disaster Girl overlay from the library, and you’re read to go. (Shout out to Dave Roth for taking the original.) View Image ›
People Google the big fire spreading in Los Angeles. Fire is BAD.
A map of all the disasters happening in the world right now, in real time.
Universal Studios caught fire Sunday morning, destroying sets from “Back to the Future”, “Austin Powers”, and “Bruce Almighty”, a mechanical King Kong, and 40,000-50,000 film and TV show reels. A Universal Studios spokesperson said there were no serious injuries, just millions of dollars in damages (not to mention all that toxic smoke!). Read More ›
The U.N. warns that a quarter of the world’s wheat could be threatened by a new, “highly pathogenic strain” of wheat stem rust called Ug99. The scary what blight strain was first detected in Iran and may be making its way towards the bountiful wheat fields of Asia and the Near East. Read More ›
Twitter updates provided breaking news on the major quake near Chengdu, China. Twitter users, coordinated largely through the efforts of Robert Scoble, were providing news of the earthquake — including first-hand accounts — before mainstream news sites began reporting about the 7.8 quake. (Related: Twittering wildfires.) Read More ›