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On April 7th, 1994, Federal Express Flight 705, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 cargo jet, was carrying electronics equipment across the United States from Memphis, Tennessee to San Jose, California, when an attempted hijacking took place.

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In September 1986, the city of Cleveland attempted to set a special record: the simultaneous launch of 1.5 million balloons. But fate intervened, and the result was both crazier and more tragic than anyone could have imagined.

BE AMAZED presents twenty facts and images that will make you say “I Had No Idea!”

In remembrance of all those service members who’ve given their lives.

CollegeHumor‘s series “Adam Ruins Everything” gets into the tax code.

YouTuber engineerguy wrote a book called Fatal Flight, which brings vividly to life the year of operation of R.101, the last great British airship—a luxury liner three and a half times the length of a 747 jet, with a spacious lounge, a dining room that seated fifty, glass-walled promenade decks, and a smoking room. The British expected R.101 to spearhead a fleet of imperial airships that would dominate the skies as British naval ships, a century earlier, had ruled the seas. The dream ended when, on its demonstration flight to India, R.101 crashed in France, tragically killing nearly all aboard.

Remember American Top 40 Countdown host Casey Kasem? As he was dying from Parkinson’s disease, his wife, Jean Thompson (best known for playing the blond bimbo trophy wife of Carla Tortelli’s worthless ex-husband Nick on “Cheers”) refused to let his own children see him, even after he had passed, and there was a very public scene where she was standing on the front lawn of their home, flinging raw hamburger meat at reporters camped outside.

The burning question here is, how has no one made a song about this yet? My high-school friend Erik Bell said, “I can’t believe no one has written a song about the time Casey Kasem was dying and his family was fighting over his body and his crazy bimbo wife was on the front lawn hurling raw hamburger meat at the paramedics. So it was time to step up. Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them play guitar in the garage late at night.”

 

Misconduct

ExplosmEntertainment nails the current mood.

Worlds Apart

Heineken presents ‘Worlds Apart’ An Experiment. Can two strangers with opposing views prove that there’s more that unites than divides us? #OpenYourWorld

Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.

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