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April 17, 2013
I said, ‘This thing is going to blow’ … and I told my mom and dad to get in the car. I was standing next to my car with my fiancee, waiting for my parents to come out and (the plant) exploded. It knocked us into the car… Every house within about four blocks is blown apart.
Bill Bohannan • Discussing the explosion he witnessed in the town of West, Texas, an explosion which appears to have injured dozens, including firefighters. Bohannan was visiting his parents, who live in the city, when the fertilizer plant exploded. A number of nearby buildings, including a nursing home, were evacuated.
22:52 // 1 year ago
April 15, 2013
15:34 // 1 year ago
bobbycaputo:

“@Katz Boston scanner: “EMS is reporting another device” in front of Mandarin Hotel”

bobbycaputo:

“@Katz Boston scanner: “EMS is reporting another device” in front of Mandarin Hotel”

15:27 // 1 year ago
January 11, 2013
Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
The official White House response to the Death Star petition is pure comedy.
22:11 // 1 year ago
February 5, 2012
Two children, husband of missing woman die in explosion: This is not a good one. Josh Powell, the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell, died in his Graham, Wash. home with his two children inside. But the story gets weirder: Powell was supposed to have a supervised children with a Child Protective Services worker inside, but he wouldn’t let the social worker inside along with the children. The social worker smelled gas. Not long after, the home exploded. Powell was a person of interest in his wife’s 2009 disappearance, but has long denied playing a role in the case. However, he recently lost full custody of his children after having been arrested for voyeurism and possession of child pornography.

Two children, husband of missing woman die in explosion: This is not a good one. Josh Powell, the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell, died in his Graham, Wash. home with his two children inside. But the story gets weirder: Powell was supposed to have a supervised children with a Child Protective Services worker inside, but he wouldn’t let the social worker inside along with the children. The social worker smelled gas. Not long after, the home exploded. Powell was a person of interest in his wife’s 2009 disappearance, but has long denied playing a role in the case. However, he recently lost full custody of his children after having been arrested for voyeurism and possession of child pornography.

17:49 // 2 years ago
January 11, 2012

Cancer-stricken kid gets to blow up building: Now this is a Make-A-Wish we can totally get behind. Major props to 7-year-old “Mythbusters” fan Maxwell Hinton, currently recovering from Neuroblastoma, for knowing exactly what to ask for.

10:23 // 2 years ago
November 28, 2011
19:53 // 2 years ago
September 21, 2011
Suspected car bomb explodes on Michigan highway: In Monroe, about an hour south of Detroit, a car exploded on Interstate 75 last night, injuring a father and his two children. “I was looking to see if there were deer and saw the car come around and go boom,” said witness Edwin Holly. The ATF have put up a $10,000 reward for any clues leading to information about the bizarre incident. (photo by David Zewicky/Monroe Evening News)

Suspected car bomb explodes on Michigan highway: In Monroe, about an hour south of Detroit, a car exploded on Interstate 75 last night, injuring a father and his two children. “I was looking to see if there were deer and saw the car come around and go boom,” said witness Edwin Holly. The ATF have put up a $10,000 reward for any clues leading to information about the bizarre incident. (photo by David Zewicky/Monroe Evening News)

12:41 // 3 years ago
July 2, 2011

This scene reminds us of a great line from the Simpsons. “Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it!” Fortunately, the NYPD did that for us. You know, without blowing off our limbs or anything dangerous like that. (via Gawker) source

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18:13 // 3 years ago
March 29, 2011

Gaddafi rachets up violence; explosions in Tripoli

explosions heard in libyan capitol: For the first time since the Libyan rebellion began against Muammar Gaddafi, a series of explosions were heard in Tripoli during daylight hours. Reporting indicates there were three loud blasts, over the course of about twenty minutes. This comes amidst generally dire news for the Libyan rebellion, to say nothing of the citizenry; a witness tells CNN that a large scale butchery has gone on in Misrata, with Gaddafi’s forces killing civilians and driving them from their homes in a bid to claim control. source

13:50 // 3 years ago