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Snowdown: A Drunken Mid-winter Festival in Durango, Colorado

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
James Orndorf

Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...

'Bikini Barista' Dies 4 Days After Coffee Stand Explodes

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weird News

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Man Sets Himself And Apartment On Fire While Trying To Kill Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.10.2016 | Weird News

A man accidentally set himself and his Detroit apartment on fire while trying to kill bedbugs, according to reports. The unidentified 30-year-...

'Bikini Barista' Suffers Severe Burns After Stand Explodes

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weird News

A young woman suffered severe burns after the drive-thru "bikini barista" stand where she was working exploded on Thursday. The Sinners and Saints Cof...

Massive Fire Breaks Out In Dubai Skyscraper

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.04.2016 | World

DUBAI, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Fire engulfed a 63-story skyscraper in downtown Dubai near the world's tallest building on Thursday night, but the block wa...

You Can Now Buy Cow Dung Patties Online In India

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.28.2015 | Weird News

NEW DELHI (AP) — With the holiday season in full swing, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves. But there's one unusual item ...

Fire At Russian Neuropsychiatric Home Kills 23

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.13.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Russian home for people with mental illnesses, killing 23 patients and injuring another 23, the eme...

Internet Sends Christmas Cheer To Girl Whose Family Was Killed In Fire

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.09.2015 | Good News

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Hair Stylist Gets 'Medieval' On Your Scalp With Swords And Fire

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Weird News

A lot of women get burned by a bad haircut. But this stylist actually uses fire.  Explaining that his methods are a "bit medieval," Madri...

How to Prevent Holiday Fires 101

HomeAdvisor | Posted 12.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

Avoid wearing loose and hanging clothing when cooking in the kitchen. A sweater, cardigan or shirt sleeve can easily dip onto a burner and start a fire. Also, remember never to move a burning pot as this could escalate an emergency.

Woman Tries Life Hack Seen On Facebook, Almost Burns Down House

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.24.2015 | Weird News

Life hacks don't always make things easier, as Suzanne Dale found out to her cost. The 66-year-old British woman saw a tip on Facebook that claimed to...

Finding Zen in a Catskills Bonfire

Joseph Satto | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joseph Satto

Flashback to the early 80's. I'm eleven years old, living in a non-descript Long Island suburb with a simple chore; rake and bag a half acres' worth...

Fire Rages In One Of Chicago's Tallest Skyscrapers, Injuring 1

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime

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The Article I Never Wanted to Write

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Dragos Bratasanu

Will We Ever Understand That People Are The Most Important Thing in the World? I woke up before 6 AM. I took a deep breath before beginning my morni...

Everything's Big About Universal Orlando's Opening-in-2016 Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Jim Hill | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For nearly 30 years now -- ever since King Kong Encounter was first added to Universal Studios Hollywood's tram tour back in June of 1986 and that 7 ton, 30 foot-tall animatronic figure began blasting tourists with his banana breath -- theme park goers have been going ape for this massive movie monster.

How to Clear Away the Haze Suffocating Southeast Asia

Chandran Nair | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.

Earn a #SmokeyBearHug in #FirePreventionMonth

Smokey Bear | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Smokey Bear

Since October is #FirePreventionMonth, I'd like to ask you to take one small action to help prevent wildfires. I'm not asking you to stop lightning -- nobody can do that! I'm asking you to step in and help prevent human caused wildfires, since nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans.

5 Points on the State of Free Speech in the U.S. and Abroad

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 10.23.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The problem is that, to a large degree, it seems that American intellectuals -- particularly those in academia -- have fallen out of love with freedom of speech.

2 Firefighters Killed In Kansas City Blaze

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

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5 New Ways to Make S'mores

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Well, guess what--since the last time you were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, the rustic s'more has gone haute.

The Fire Next Time: The Precious Opportunity of Climate Change

David_Goldstein | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green

We are in the process of burning ourselves and many of the beings on Earth right out of existence. Overwhelming. Unbelievable. Wildly inconvenient. We...

Communities Unite in the Aftermath of Devastating California Wildfires

Alexis Coram | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Alexis Coram

When we arrived in the small town of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County on September 26, 2015 with a truck full of donations for those impacted by the...

Planned Parenthood Fire Was Arson, Authorities Say

AP | Sara Bondioli | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small fire that damaged a Planned Parenthood facility in Southern California was apparently...

The 'New Normal' In Washington State

The Stranger | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green

"I could show you what it looked like before the fire." Shane Horton pulls out his tablet in the smoke-filled parking lot of Hank's supermarket,...

The US Embassy Moscow Fire of 1977

ADST | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

Diplomats working in the USSR had to contend with a wide range of difficulties -- poor bilateral relations, KGB surveillance, tough living conditions, Russian winters. For those serving in 1977, you could add one more thing to that list -- a massive fire.