Motorists Make Best of Turnpike Closure By Tanning, Playing Football

An accident in Linden, New Jersey brought traffic to an absolute standstill on Tuesday. While some people must have been sitting in their cars grumbling, some other motorists chose to make the best of the hours they were stuck in traffic by engaging in summer activities they might have missed otherwise. »8/05/15 12:15pm8/05/15 12:15pm


Kids Burn Their Books, Accidentally Knock Out Power to 135,000 Homes

Kids celebrating the last day of school in England this week accidentally (or maybe deliberately?) caused 135,ooo homes and businesses to lose power when they participated in a book-burning ritual. What the children didn’t expect was for the fire to travel to power lines and cut electricity to large areas of Essex and… »7/24/15 5:30pm7/24/15 5:30pm

Texas Woman Killed While Trying to Save Suicidal Boyfriend

On July 4, a woman in Houston, Texas was struck by a car and killed while trying to prevent her boyfriend from committing suicide. Michael Thomas, the woman’s boyfriend, had been drinking at a nearby bar. At around 12:30 a.m, he began sitting and lying down in the street in an attempt to commit suicide by getting hit… »7/05/15 4:00pm7/05/15 4:00pm

Man Sets House on Fire While Trying to Boil His Dildos Clean

Here's a cautionary tale for your Tuesday: Be very careful when cleaning your marital aids, you may just set your entire house (and the internet) on fire and then everyone will remember you as "the dude who burned down a house cleaning objects he pushed up his butt." And that kind of title is going to stick with you.… »1/06/15 4:45pm1/06/15 4:45pm

Woman Runs Kids Over With SUV, Sues Victims for $1.35 Millon in Damages

Sharlene Simon, An Ontario woman who struck three teenagers with her SUV while speeding, killing one, is suing the dead teen, his parents, his deceased brother, the families of the other teenagers and the county for $1.35 million, citing that she has suffered from depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic… »4/26/14 2:40pm4/26/14 2:40pm

Woman Killed in Car Crash While Facebooking Lyrics to 'Happy'

32-year-old Courtney Sanford was driving on Business 85 in High Point, North Carolina when her car crossed the median and collided with an on-coming truck. Sanford's car burst into flames. Emergency services were called to the scene at 8:34 AM. Investigators confirm that at 8:33 AM, seconds before Sanford collided… »4/26/14 12:07pm4/26/14 12:07pm

Young Couple of Expectant Parents Killed En Route to Hospital, Baby Survives

A pair of extremely young expectant parents were killed on Saturday night when the car they were taking to the hospital to deliver their child was struck at intersection in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. That, unfortunately, is only the first half of the tragic set-up to a modern-day Dickens serial — their baby… »3/03/13 1:30pm3/03/13 1:30pm

Turkish Divers Accidentally Save an Inflatable Sex Doll from Drowning

A beautiful day at the beach briefly turned horrific before it turned hilarious — seaside residents in Turkey's northern Samsun province panicked and called police when they noticed what seemed like a body floating in the Black Sea. Alarums were raised. Boats were commandeered. Somewhere, trembling along in his house,… »9/23/12 8:45pm9/23/12 8:45pm

Woman Flees the Scene of a Car Accident So Her Ice Cream Won't Melt

Well, if it isn't a new entry for the Terrible Excuses Hall of Fame. A woman in Arkansas gave this bold explanation for why she fled the scene of a car accident she was involved in: "I left because I didn't want my ice cream to melt." Flora Burkhart rear-ended someone who was in a turn lane, but she failed to stop… »7/05/12 9:30am7/05/12 9:30am

Secret Service Agent Runs Down a Grandmother in Brooklyn

It seems like just yesterday the Secret Service was pretty much unanimously associated with saving the day, but now the agency is finding that when it rains bad news, it pours. First came the prostitution scandal in Colombia, perhaps the first-ever challenge to our general idea that Secret Service members are totally… »5/04/12 12:05pm5/04/12 12:05pm

Your Morning Cry: Single Mom Found Dead With A List Of Dreams In Her Pocket

We all have dreams, but few of us are committed enough to write down a list of them and carry it around as a constant reminder of what we're aiming for in life. But Donna Fountain, a 38-year-old from Brooklyn, did just that. Sadly, police found Donna's list with her when she was killed by a hit-and-run driver on… »12/28/11 11:45am12/28/11 11:45am