Ukrainian freighter MV Arvin was headed through choppy waters in the Black Sea when it broke in two. The 1975 vessel, 113m long, was in sight of land and other ships when disaster struck, but at least two crew died before help could arrive and some sources say four are dead. There appears to be some controversy over the speed of the response; the video shows that the captain immediately called in a mayday and described the vessel's problem in clear English.
At 20 minutes long, no time is wasted in this forensic reconstruction of August's massive explosion in Beirut. Footage of the fire and the detonation are carefully timestamped and positioned, the smoke plume studied by experts, and both the scene and the explosion modeled in 3D to determine exactly where, why and what happened. I… READ THE REST
Webb's Bait Farm in Tennessee looked like garden-variety earthworm purveyors, but their side hustle manufacturing illegal fireworks turned into one of the deadliest industrial accidents in state history. Fascinating Horror has the deets. At around 9:15am on the 27th of May, 1983, on a farm near Benton, Tennessee a powerful explosion took place. The blast… READ THE REST
Only a single survivor was pulled from the water after a ship loaded with thousands of cattle capsized off the coast of Japan on wednesday. The Guardian reports that Sareno Edvarodo, 45, was spotted waving in the water by a plane likewise risking the seas and skies during Typhoon Maysak. According to Edvarodo, the ship… READ THE REST
Headphone people generally fall into two camps. There are the dedicated audiophile types who have no problem rocking full over-ear cups to help drink in every morsel of the sound. Then…there's the rest of us. For us, we want great sound too. We just don't want to feel like we're wearing a 5-pound helmet over… READ THE REST
Every house is different. So is every lifestyle. With that in mind, it's easy to see how the seemingly simple act of getting home WiFi networked all-around your house might end up being a tougher assignment than you originally thought. Your WiFi router might be top-of-the-line, but dead zones, physical obstructions, or just some serious… READ THE REST
If there's one thing chief executives from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson down to Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump could agree on, it's that the need for top-notch security and protection can't be underestimated. That's a very silly way of letting you know that this Presidents' Day, you can tighten up on your… READ THE REST