Tag Archive for hazard

Caution: Hot towels

We have covered spontaneously combusting laundry before. Here is another case. A freak house fire in east London was caused by spontaneously igniting tea towels that had not been washed properly, fire chiefs believe. Source: Warning after ‘dirty tea towels spontaneously combust’, causing flat fire in east London  Any residue of oil left on the…

Mass death of cows from lightning strike

If these animals were in a more remote location and no one knew that lightning was the cause, I wonder if they would have labeled it “mysterious”. This story is a good example of how we must consider all natural explanations, even if rare, before ever mentioning a supernatural cause. 45 cows killed by single…

They aren’t flying monkeys but getting pretty close

Many animals have been recruited to use in military applications. China now has a crew of monkeys. It’s just a small step from dispatching birds… They’re fierce, furry and ready to protect China. The People’s Liberation Army revealed Monday that it has trained a small unit of macaque monkeys to protect a northern air force…

Dangerous imitation: Razor blades in Pennsylvania playground

As suspected, there has been copycat activity of the razor blades on playgrounds. More razor blades found on playground equipment – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL. Police say razor blades were found duct-taped to playground equipment at a park outside Philadelphia. Police in the Delaware County town of Brookhaven say the blades…

Drone causes trouble; mystery mongering site calls it “UFO scare”

Drones, drones, drones. They’re everywhere and causing problems. Police arrest four in Beijing after mysterious drone forces diversion of civilian planes | South China Morning Post. Four employees at a Beijing company were detained by police pending a criminal investigation on Monday after they flew an unmanned aircraft near the Chinese capital’s airport, forcing the…

Spontaneous laundry combustion

Oh no, the tea towels exploded. Brighton cafe becomes the latest victim of exploding tea towels (From The Argus). Another cafe has been hit by the strange phenomena of exploding tea towels. Firefighters were called to Billie’s Cafe in Hampton Place, Brighton, at just before 7pm yesterday to a fire in the basement of the…

Bee afraid? Bee diligent.

“Killer” bees responsible for dog death in Florida. Africanized bees kill dog, injure another in St.Pete. A swarm of Africanized killer bees attacked two pit bulls this morning, killing at least one of them, St. Petersburg police said. There was a colony in the attic of a neighboring house. This graphic showing the spread of…

Shooting occurred during “Bigfoot hunt”

What’s the Harm in Bigfoot hunting? Someone is going to get shot! Rogers County Sheriff’s Office: Man Wounded In Possible Bigfoot – NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com |. Rogers County Sheriff’s Department made multiple arrests in what appears to be an accidental shooting. Some involved say it happened…

Stove wasn’t dog-proofed

Accidents happen. DOG BLAMED FOR APARTMENT FIRE IN WASH. STATE. Fire officials say a dog reaching for treats turned on a stove and started a fire causing smoke damage to an apartment in the central Washington city of Wenatchee. Wenatchee Fire Marshal Mark Yaple tells KPQ radio that it appears the black Labrador was reaching…

Mmelmmp mmeee…

Oh my. Dry lips lead to sticky situation – national | Stuff.co.nz. It was an unusually tight-lipped call for help. The frightened woman on the phone could only grunt as she pleaded for an ambulance to be sent to her home. The 111 call, about midnight yesterday, sparked fears that the 64-year-old from Dunedin was…

New Jersey beaches will ‘Blow You Away”

And not in a good way. Military team detonates suspect mine found partially buried in ocean off NJ beach – The Washington Post. A plume of water shot about 125 feet in the air and a boom echoed through town Wednesday as a military explosives team detonated a suspected mine that a diver had discovered…

Great white hoax: Shark attack rumors in California

Fake shark warning signs posted on beach. Eight shark warning signs were posted around Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, California early Thursday morning telling surfers to stay out of the water. A fake public notice dated 6/6/2013 read “Shark Warning Water Advisory,” and said three great white shark attacks happened on Wednesday at three popular…

Oh no… the dining room table exploded

Man says dining room table ‘spontaneously exploded’ One moment, Adam Welch was getting ready for work, and the next he was surrounded by broken glass. “I just heard this explosive sound, and I saw flashes out of the corner of my eye,” said Welch. The shattered pieces could be seen throughout his small apartment. “Glass…