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
No pillow can guarantee you a good night's sleep. The average person sleeps with 2.2 pillows, according to the National Sleep Foundation — so by that logic, if multiple pillows could somehow do the trick, we'd all be getting our eight hours per night and resting comfortably. The truth is that the most important contribution… READ THE REST
If powering up devices was as easy as plugging your single device into its accompanying charger and juicing away, everything would be simple. But you and the rest of your household are likely laden down with an armload of devices, often with their own proprietary cables, connections, power needs, and beyond. The ChargeHub X5 Elite… READ THE REST
The average American stares at a screen over 17 hours a day. That's almost every waking minute of your life, over 6,200 hours a year. And the even scarier fact is that those are pre-pandemic numbers. By now, we can imagine that imbalance has grown even worse. And all that time staring at your MacBook… READ THE REST