This methane disaster is worse than can be sufficiently described in words, because while it’s estimated well over 100,000 pounds of methane spew into the atmosphere every hour, the leak can’t be halted, at least until spring. Even then, that stoppage depends entirely on the efficacy of a proposed fix — which remains a dubiously open question.
jimmy kimmel: so how was working with each other again after so many years apart?
gillian: we send exactly Two (2) emails Once (0nce) a year
david: [w heart eyes] well me and gillian, us we gillian and I,
On 8 January 2005, USS San Francisco collided with an uncharted undersea mountain while operating at maximum speed, leaving one dead, Machinist’s Mate Second Class Joseph Allen Ashley, and 99 injured.
The US Navy found Commander Kevin Mooney, the ship’s captain, responsible for the accident, relieving him of his command but without charging him with any crime nor court-martialing him, another six crew members were also reprimanded.
The accident completely destroyed her forward bow section, including the sonar, which had to be replaced by another section from the recently decommissioned USS Honolulu, costing 79 million dollars; however, her pressure hull nor nuclear reactor were compromised.
While hundreds of guests celebrated the wedding of Keren and Asaf Dror on the 24th of May 2001, the third floor of the venue suddenly collapsed, killing 23 people and injuring 380, in an event that has come to be known as the Versailles Wedding Hall Disaster. After investigation, it was revealed that a structural design flaw had caused the collapse, as the third floor of the building was originally intended to be the roof, and as such was unable to support the weight of hundreds of people. The terrifying moment the floor gives way was caught on camera by a wedding guest, and is available to watch online. The three owners of the hall, and an engineer involved with the construction of the site, were charged with death by negligence and manslaughter, respectively.
Bath School Disaster — After murdering his wife and setting fire to his farm, Andrew Kehoe detonates hundreds of pounds of dynamite and incendiary pyrotol in an elementary school. 58 people were injured. 38 children and 6 adults were killed.
The reddish blob in this photo is the edge of a massive landslide in Shenzhen, a city of 7 million people in southeastern China. The landslide was in an industrial area, reportedly occurring on an artificial hill or dump that had been built up over the past few years as material was moved out of the way during construction.