7 Children Drowned in Oklahoma Elementary School, Officials Say

In heartbreaking news, Oklahoma's medical examiner has confirmed that at least seven children drowned in the basement of Plaza Towers Elementary earlier today after a tornado ripped through the city of Moore, OK. In keeping with the horrific events, officials say the death toll will most likely rise. » 5/20/13 10:45pm 5/20/13 10:45pm

The 21 Types of Jerks You Meet During a Hurricane

Floridians and residents of the Gulf Coast are probably laughing at us like how I laugh at southern cities that completely shut down and declare states of emergency the second a snowflake touches the ground. Let's meet this natural disaster's Frankenstorm of jerks. » 10/29/12 5:00pm 10/29/12 5:00pm

Badass Bride and Groom Totally Unfazed by Ruinous Acts of God

Right before Caleb and Candra Pence's outdoor Kansas wedding was set to begin, an ominous wall cloud formed on the horizon. During the ceremony, a tornado snaked toward the ground. But rather than interrupting their nuptials, retreating to the basement, and playing mildewed board games by candlelight for the next… » 5/25/12 12:40pm 5/25/12 12:40pm

Two Deadly Avalanches Hit Ski Resorts Near Seattle

For our sanity's sake, we prefer to think that deadly avalanches only happen on remote mountains on the other side of the world. But really they can happen anywhere, as people in Washington state sadly learned today. Earlier this afternoon, an avalanche occurred in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Seattle and killed… » 2/19/12 8:00pm 2/19/12 8:00pm

Haunting Images From The Tsunami And Earthquake

People watch the aftermath of tsunami tidal waves covering a port at Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun). You can donate to the Red Cross's efforts in Japan here. We'll be continuously updating this… » 3/11/11 11:31am 3/11/11 11:31am

Mother Nature Hates Your Tube Top

Slutty clothes cause all kinds of problems; they've been blamed for everything from rape to earthquakes. According to an Iranian cleric: "Women who do not dress modestly... corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes." [Guardian, WSJ] » 4/19/10 12:40pm 4/19/10 12:40pm

Man Vs. Nature

In the recent floods across the U.S. this month 12 people were killed, and 9 of them were men. Apparently, men are more likely than women to die in floods, partly because they are often outside for their jobs and because they are more likely to take stupid risks in bad weather. Lightning is also another "very common"… » 6/25/08 9:45am 6/25/08 9:45am

John McCain: Yeah, Maybe Just Let This Guy Be President

Bummertown Thursday, dudes. There's a death toll of 20,000 in China, some 2 million displaced people in Burma (and a newly-passed referendum ensures they will all remain comprehensively and brutally oppressed!) and longest and most depressing of all, a not brief Times cover story on John McCain and All The Places In… » 5/15/08 10:00am 5/15/08 10:00am