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Indonesian Plane Carrying 54 People Missing Over Papua

An ATR42-300 aircraft operated by Trigana Air as Flight 267 has gone missing near Papua, according to various reports. The twin turboprop was said to be carrying 54 people and lost contact with air traffic controllers about 30 minutes after taking off from Jayapura in Papua. The flight was headed for Oksibil, also in Papua.

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August 16th

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Lawsuit: Helicopter Pilot Crashed After Fooling Around on FaceTime

A helicopter pilot was goofing off on FaceTime shortly before a fatal crash, according to a lawsuit filed by a surviving passenger.

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Kate Knibbs

April 7th

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Tell Us Your Most Embarrassing Wrong Window Story

Tell Us Your Most Embarrassing Wrong Window Story

You know the feeling. The realization that in the midst of a rapid-fire flurry of chats, you've made a terrible mistake. A mistake that, best case scenario, means you told colleague a joke meant for a friend. Or, worst case scenario, means that you just called your coworker "sweet boy."

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

November 13th

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Flying tire crashes into a car on the road out of nowhere

Flying tire crashes into a car on the road out of nowhere

Imagine cruising down the freeway, possibly on your way to a weekend away from the city, singing songs with your BFF, making future plans about what to do in August, thinking about what kind of food to grab when SMACK. A flying tire crashes itself into your car barely missing your windshield.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

May 21st

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Exploding Toilet Sends Brooklyn Man to the Hospital

Exploding Toilet Sends Brooklyn Man to the Hospital

Bad things often happen in mysterious, inexplicable ways. Michel Pierre of Brooklyn experienced this first hand this week when he pulled the handle of his toilet, and the whole thing exploded in his face. The blast knocked him out and sent him to the hospital where he got 30 stitches.

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Adam Clark Estes

October 10th

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This Is What an Exploded Phone Looks Like *GRAPHIC IMAGE*

This Is What an Exploded Phone Looks Like *GRAPHIC IMAGE*

You have the Internet in your pocket. The ability to communicate with anyone in the world at your fingertips. A big and beautiful glass screen that's asking to be touched. Too bad all those things can combine into one giant firework bomb in your pants. We've all heard about phones exploding and seen the damage it causes, here's what it looks like up close. It's terrifying.

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Casey Chan

July 9th

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This Is What Happens When a Phone Explodes on Your Leg *GRAPHIC*

This Is What Happens When a Phone Explodes on Your Leg *GRAPHIC*

You have the Internet in your pocket. The ability to communicate with anyone in the world at your fingertips. A big and beautiful glass screen that's asking to be touched. Too bad all those things can combine into one giant firework bomb in your pants. We've all heard about phones exploding and seen the damage it causes, here's what it looks like up close. It's terrifying.

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Casey Chan

July 9th

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A Florida Woman Was Shot by an Oven

Among items on the short list of "things that shouldn't be stored in an oven," live ammunition ranks near the top—just below live babies and gasoline. That's because, as Myth Busters has taught us and one Florida woman learned this week, live ammo and high temperatures make for an explosive combination. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

February 22nd

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A Florida Woman Was Shot by an Oven

Among items on the short list of "things that shouldn't be stored in an oven," live ammunition ranks near the top—just below live babies and gasoline. That's because, as Myth Busters has taught us and one Florida woman learned this week, live ammo and high temperatures make for an explosive combination. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

February 22nd

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The 10 Weirdest Deaths by Technology

Technology is supposed to make our lives better: our meat easier to chew, our water easier to carry, our ox carts easier to move. But all too often we weak, squishy, meat sacks of the human variety find ourselves on the wrong side of innovation. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

January 4th

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