Were you aware that silver screen goddess and tireless AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor claimed she’d had a near-death experience in London, circa the early 1960s? Obviously, she told Oprah all about it in the early 1990s, a prime time for stories about near-death experiences.
On Sunday, Brooklyn's oldest roller coaster ride gave out at the top of its track, forcing 12 riders to hoof their way to safety—nearly 85 feet down.
- A plane crash is being hailed as a "miracle" after only one of the 131 passengers died. The jetliner hit a thunderstorm and broke apart on a Caribbean island runway. According to officials, only five people were seriously injured.