Woman Used Ambulance Like a Taxi, Ignoring the Social Contract

The social contract is a sacred thing, and, in the vacuum of constant police surveillance in which most people carry on with their daily-chores, we count on strangers to follow a few unstated or quietly stated rules that help society run with greater efficiency. Don’t sneeze into a crowd of people with one’s mouth… » 4/28/13 9:15pm 4/28/13 9:15pm

Boston PD: Marathon Explosions Are an ‘Ongoing Event’ [Update]

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis has described the two horrific explosions at the Boston Marathon as part of “an ongoing event” after a third explosion occurred about an hour ago at the John F. Kennedy Presidential library, five miles southeast of the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square. » 4/15/13 5:50pm 4/15/13 5:50pm

Barbara Walters Hospitalized After Falling and Cutting Her Forehead

Not to alarm you this fine Sunday afternoon, but Politico has reported that Barbara Walters took quite a nasty spill Saturday night during a visit to the British Ambassador's office. The 83-year-old Walters fell down a step and cut her forehead, according to ABC, and has been hospitalized. Jeffrey W. Schneider,… » 1/20/13 3:00pm 1/20/13 3:00pm

Malala Yousufzai, the Taliban’s 14-Year-Old Shooting Victim, May Get…

Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for having the audacity to promote women's education, will be getting some extra-special first-aide if her condition worsens. According to the AP, the United Arab Emirates plans to send a specially-outfitted aircraft to ferry Yousufzai abroad… » 10/14/12 1:30pm 10/14/12 1:30pm

Liquid Nitrogen Cocktail Ruins Girl’s 18th Birthday Celebration

You're young, it's your 18th birthday, and you want to celebrate with a cocktail. But not just some ordinary cocktail — you want something fancy. Something that creates a mist-like vapor and will make people think you're Morticia Addams enjoying a spooky, scary cocktail while paging through The Pit and the Pendulum.… » 10/09/12 12:55pm 10/09/12 12:55pm

Dirty Diaper Forces Plane to Make Emergency Landing

There's a new kind of dirty bomb we need to worry about while flying: poopy diapers. A Qantas plane was in mid-air between Darwin and Brisbane, Australia earlier this week when passengers began complaining that something smelled strange. Airline procedures dictate that the plane has to land ASAP when that happens, so… » 2/02/12 9:45pm 2/02/12 9:45pm

10 Foods You Can Cook Before, During, Or After The Hurricane

Sure, there are some New Yorkers saying that Hurricane Irene is the "worst case of overreaction" they've ever seen but there are still plenty of people in other parts of the country who are dealing with the hurricane's very real aftermath —and in case your mother, brother, uncle, and neighbor haven't told you this… » 8/28/11 11:45am 8/28/11 11:45am