Woman Has Heart Attack While Getting Wisdom Teeth Out, Falls Into Coma

I've heard some pretty harrowing wisdom teeth tales, but this is terrifying. A 23-year-old mother of two, identified as Kristen Tavares, went to the dentist to get all four wisdom teeth taken out. At some point during the procedure, Tavares suffered a heart attack. According to Tavares' boyfriend Chauncey Prudencio,… » 3/23/14 7:10pm 3/23/14 7:10pm

Worth It: Magic Pants Made From Human Skin

Sometimes, my problems feel so cliched. Am I happy? Am I loving and supporting those I care about in a way that they deserve? Will I die alone? And most importantly, how can I enhance my own magical powers when I am not personally all that magically gifted? Thankfully, the answer to my final question has been… » 10/25/13 1:00pm 10/25/13 1:00pm

Evil Dead Makes Me Want to Do All the Heroin

Dude. I'm so glad I'm not hot enough to get murdered by hell-ghosts in a forest. Evil Dead is a movie about hot people—real talk, mostly ladies—getting murdered by hell-ghosts in a forest, and if you can't idea-map your way to this conclusion, OH MY GOD GETTING MURDERED BY HELL-GHOSTS IN A FOREST SUCKS. In case you're… » 4/05/13 5:30pm 4/05/13 5:30pm

Ballet Director Still Recovering From Having Acid Hurled into His Face

In keeping with the proud tradition of grisly backstage ballet drama that movies have so thoroughly accustomed us to, Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the famed Bolshoi ballet, is still suffering from a vicious attack that took place on Thursday night when someone threw acid in his face. In. His. Face. Though… » 1/19/13 12:00pm 1/19/13 12:00pm

Watch a Hot Air Balloon Wedding Go Disastrously Awry

Want to get married in a hot air balloon? Okay, sure. But as is the case with most affairs of the heart, there are some risks involved. Just ask the California couple who wanted to wed high in the sky at sunset; they cashed in on the "for worse" part of their vows when the balloon — which carried not just the bride… » 1/09/13 10:50am 1/09/13 10:50am

Synchronized Swimming Is a Lot Scarier Up Close

It's probably pretty hard to worry about not making a maniacal crazy face when you're trying simultaneously not to drown and to remember a lot of complicated choreography. All that waterproof makeup and relentless smiling (not to mention the nose plugs) can make for some pretty scary facial expressions, so hopefully… » 8/14/12 11:15pm 8/14/12 11:15pm

Giant Fireball in the Sky Was Totally No Big Deal

On a daily basis, most of us allow ourselves to live with the delusion that the Earth is a generally safe and predictable place, but every once in a while something happens which makes it impossible to ignore that this planet is a deeply fucked up and scary deathtrap. The latest evidence? A gigantic fireball that… » 4/25/12 11:55pm 4/25/12 11:55pm

Crap, They Found Another Case of Mad Cow Disease (But Don't Spit Out…

The USDA announced today that it found a case of mad cow disease in a poor cow in California. Yikes. It is the first case of the dreaded disease to be seen here in six years, and while it sounds scary as shit, authorities say there's no reason to be alarmed because the U.S. food supply is not in danger. So keep… » 4/24/12 10:00pm 4/24/12 10:00pm

This Scary Animal Rights Activist Thinks Researchers Should Die

Animal rights activist Camille Marino has conducted an extensive campaign against cardiac researcher Donal O'Leary, publishing his personal information and reportedly even "wishing him a slow painful death." Now she's been arrested, and she faces trial later this year. But she says everything she's done is totally… » 3/08/12 6:30pm 3/08/12 6:30pm

Man Convicted for Horrific Cyber-Stalking of Classmate

24-year-old Patrick Macchione has been sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of the cyber-stalking charges brought against him by his University of Central Florida classmate Kristen Pratt. Macchione contacted Pratt via Facebook after meeting her in a class in 2008. Though the initial interaction… » 1/23/12 11:30am 1/23/12 11:30am