Stuff you may have missed: January 17, 2014
Freedom industries, the company responsible for the chemical spill that led to a major drinking water shortage in West Virginia, filed for bankruptcy on Friday, a move that protects them from the nearly two dozen lawsuits filed against them already.
Thailand’s anti-government protests got violent on Friday, after an explosive was thrown into a crowd of protesters marching in the streets. At least one person was killed and nearly three dozen injured.
In 1974, Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda was discovered in the Philippines, operating under orders to not surrender 29 years after World War II ended. Onoda, who died Friday at 91, eventually gave in.
Nintendo’s Wii U is doing so badly that the company is talking about making games for smartphones. It’s gotten that bad.
Here’s a guy who got stuck in a pipe.