Today I learned of a couple who received a $31.5mil settlement after unreported hail damage repair on their car resulted in a collision safety failure, trapping them in an inferno that ended in 4th degree burns. The body shop responsible glued the roof back on instead of welding to OEM specifications. repairerdrivennews.com/20…
Studies by the IIHS and Federal Highway Administration have shown that roundabouts typically achieve: A 37 percent reduction in overall collisions. A 75 percent reduction in injury collisions. A 90 percent reduction in fatality collisions. iihs.org/topics/roundabou…
Jar of Flies by Alice In Chains was the first EP to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The feat would not be repeated for another 10 years, when the Jay-Z/Linkin Park Collision Course EP did it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
When the Milky Way was and Andromeda DO collide, (in 4.5 billion years) there is almost zero chance of any star collisions. earthsky.org/astronomy-es…
"The Crash of the Century" featured a collision between PanAms' "Clipper Victor", the first 747 ever to enter service, and the "Face of the Airline" for KLM. youtu.be/2mnuQkmywrc?t=69
In 1987 an Alaskan Airlines flight had an unlikely midair collision. With a fish blog.alaskaair.com/alaska…
The Andromeda galaxy is the closest big galaxy to our Milky Way - located about 2.5 million light years from Earth. It is moving towards the Milky Way at a speed of 402,000 km/h. If nothing else happens, we expect a collision of two constellations in four billion years. needforscience.com/astron…
The marine taxa of the East Indies were all found in the Medditeranean 50 million years ago; marine biodiversity hotspots are mostly within zones of tectonic plate convergence; and the eastward movement of the East Indies marine ecoystem occured due to the collision between Africa and Europe. researchgate.net/publicat…
On 29 September 1940, a mid-air collision occurred over Brocklesby, New South Wales , Australia. The accident was unusual in that the aircraft involved, two Royal Australian Air Force No. 2 Service Avro Ansons , remained locked together after colliding, and then landed safely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Mercury is thought to be the almost-exposed core of a planet that was 4.5x bigger before a collision with another proto-planet that blew away most of its crust and mantle space.com/26447-mercury-c…
In 2016 a Forest Service Officer named Brad Treat took a blind turn while mountain biking at 30 mph. He crashed into a large grizzly bear that was sitting on the trail and was immediately mauled to death in response to the collision. nsmb.com/articles/report-…
Uranus is the only planet that rolls horizontally as it orbits the sun, due to an early planetary collision that knocked it sideways cosmoquest.org/x/365dayso…
When James Dean died, only one of his films had been released. β€œEast of Eden” had come out, but β€œRebel Without a Cause” and β€œGiant” had not. His last words before being killed in a head on collision were β€œthat guys got to stop...he’ll see us”. sanftleben.com/Last%20Wor…
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights are incredible light shows that caused by collisions between electrically charged particles and Earth’s atmosphere. They occur mostly in high altitudes near the poles. These events inspire stories from prehistoric times nineplanets.org/aurora-bo…
Today I learned about "Sludgefest". This is an album made by Brian Borcherdt in which he played old vinyls of Alvin and The Chipmunks on 16 RPM (instead of 33 RPM). This created a collision of pop vocals and sludge-filled doom metal instrumentals instead of the high-pitched songs you're used to. news.avclub.com/the-slowe…
There is an 'Intergalactic Spaceport' in Wyoming that was intended for inhabitants of Jupiter who might wish to take sanctuary in the town in the event their planet is threatened by collisions from comets or meteors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned about the Kessler Syndrome: as more debris is sent up into orbit, more collisions occur that creates more debris leading a cascade of dangerous space debris that could trap us on this planet forever. spacelegalissues.com/spac…
In 1994 the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 broke apart and struck Jupiter, giving scientists their first ever look at an extraterrestrial collision of Solar System objects. One impact had 600 times more force than the entire world’s nuclear arsenal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
A Israeli Air Force F-15 landed with one wing in 1983 after the plane had a mid-air collision during a training exercise. youtube.com/watch?v=M359p…
The US Navy has 6 standard alarms for specific scenarios on a submarine. Each alarm sounds different, has immediate actions and priority- collision, diving, missile emergency, missile jettison, general, and power plant casualty. A mnemonic for the order is, "Can Dead Missile Men Get Pro-Pay?" wikipedia.org/wiki/Alarms…
Today I learned about Arthur John Priest (1887 - 1937), who was an English stoker in the 1900s - 1910s. He became famous because he survived at least five shipwrecks (including Titanic) and several other ship collisions. He gained the nickname "The Unsinkable Stoker". He died in mainland in 1937. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
In 1986 there was a midair collision in LA county similar to the one depicted in Season 2 of Breaking Bad, in which the ATC’s name was Walter White latimes.com/archives/la-x…
It is impossible to predict the paths of colliding billiard balls after only a few collisions. Tiny differences in initial positions accumulate to such a degree that by the sixth or seventh collision even the force of gravity from people standing near the pool table changes the outcome. io9.gizmodo.com/the-physi…
A company in China has been building a true-to-scale replica of the Titanic for use as a tourist attraction. The interesting part is that the finished attraction will include a "hit the iceberg experience"...an audio/visual simulation of the Titanic's iceberg collision. businessinsider.com/r-hit…
Phantom traffic jams (queues of traffic not caused by vehicle collisions or roadworks) are the result of a single driver braking suddenly, causing each successive car to break to a greater degree, creating a wave of stopped or slowed traffic. vox.com/2014/11/24/727602…
In the early 20th century, trains in the US were destroyed in staged head-on collisions in front of live audiences for entertainment. This ended in the 1930s as it was seen to be wasteful of old but otherwise useful locomotives at the height of the Great Depression. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about "Texas chicken," a result of water pressure changes, where large ships in narrow channels have to sail towards each other to avoid collisions. scribd.com/document/35838…
88 million pounds (40,000 metric tons) of cosmic dust rain down on Earth each year, which is produced by collisions between asteroids and spewed from comets as they pass through the inner solar system. That's still a tiny amount though, as Earth is about 6,000 billion billion metric tons. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
Texas built a toll road with an 85 mph speed limit through a known feral hog route and had two vehicle-hog collisions in the first week the road was opened. texasmonthly.com/articles…
Japanese bullet trains have never had fatalities due to derailments or collisions, but once a boy had his finger stuck in the closing doors and was dragged along until dead. Court fined the station officer present $5k and had Japan Railways pay the boy's parents $440k in compensation. japantimes.co.jp/news/200…
Today I learned head on train collisions were staged for entertainment in the early 1900’s. juiceboxinteractive.com/b…
In 1896 a temporary, one-day city was named in Texas called Crush, where two locomotives were to be smashed head-on for purposes of spectacle. It was, for a few hours, the 2nd largest city in TX with 40k attendees. The collision caused engine boilers to explode, resulting in death and injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
In Jan 2011, a pilot mistook Venus for an oncoming aircraft and sent his plane into an emergency dive to avoid a midair collision. space.com/15988-venus-pla…
Today I learned of the Shiva Crater, an impact crater off the Arabian coast, caused by an asteroid Comet about 66 million years ago. The Indian mainland had just broken off from Africa and Dinosaurs roamed all over India then. This collision along with others probably eradicated them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
In 1978, three Indiana teenagers were killed in when their Pinto was involved in a rear-end collision. Ford was indicted on three counts of reckless homicide. Indiana v. Ford was the first time a corporation faced criminal charges for a defective product and charged with murder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Today I learned about the Naperville Train Disaster, a rear ending collision that killed 45 and injured another 125 people in 1946, just outside the Kroehler Manufacturing building. The wreck is a major reason most passenger trains in the US have a 79mph speed limit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
The NHTSA's crash tests haven't been updated since the 70's, and no crash safety tests being performed today test with women in mind. They all test for the average male, and women have a 47% higher rate of serious injury in frontal collisions than men. youtu.be/dmPvGi4s9bg
Millions of years ago, the collisions between the continents of Avalonia (where England and Wales were) and Laurentia (where Scotland was), formed the Scottish Highlands border. The different soil and rocks have lead to differences in flora, fauna and societies between the two countries. youtube.com/watch?v=9DqZY…
Some high end Mercedes vehicles will play a loud "pink noise" when it detects an incoming collision. This triggers your ears to tense specific muscles and prevents the loud noise from the crash from causing hearing loss. bgr.com/2017/02/08/merced…
The collision that formed the Moon added rotational energy to Earth, making a day about 5 hours long. Tidal interactions with the Moon and Sun have since slowed Earth's spin enough that we now have a 24-hour day. And they're still slowing Earth’s spin by about 2 milliseconds every 100 years. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
In 1960, soul singer Jesse Belvin played to Arkansas' first ever racially integrated audience. The performance was interrupted twice by white protesters. After the show, Belvin was killed in a head-on collision. It was discovered that his car tires had been slashed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
A Russian man 'avenged' death of his family in Überlingen mid-air collision, by killing the air traffic controller in front of his family en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
The island of Great Britain was formed by the collision of the Laurentia Craton and the Microcontinent Avalonia, known as the Caledonian Orogeny, the border of which is coincidentally similar to the borders of present day England and Scotland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Deer–vehicle collisions lead to about 200 human deaths and $1.1 billion in property damage every year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
According to giant-impact hypothesis, about 20 to 100 million years after the Solar System was formed, a planet about the size of Mars named Theia, collided with Earth, and the Moon formed out of the debris left over from the collision. It is currently the favored scientific hypothesis. wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant-…
In 4 billion years the Andromeda galaxy will take up much of the Earth’s night sky as it nears our galaxy for collision. earthsky.org/space/video-…
A whale-sized asteroid, which could have easily destroyed an area the size of New York on collision, flew past Earth at nearly nine kilometers per sec. Surprisingly, the U.S. space agency, NASA, failed to detect the asteroid and spotted it only the day after it skimmed past the planet. techtimes.com/articles/21…
And an IAF pilot managed to land an F-15 Eagle at 480KP/H with only one wing (claimed to be impossible by McDonnell Douglas), the wing broke off due to a collision with an A-4 SkyHawk fighterjetsworld.com/air/…
Today I learned about the Tenerife Airport Disaster when, on a day in which there was fog heavy enough to reduce visibility to less than 500 yards, two Boeing 747s had a head-on collision at the runway that resulted in 583 casualties and the deadliest accident in aviation history. telegraph.co.uk/travel/co…
The newest US Navy destroyer is so stealthy that they have to affix huge reflectors on it during peacetime operations because radar thinks the 610-foot warship is a 50-foot fishing vessel which has already caused one near-collision with a civillian vssel. gizmodo.com/the-new-zumwa…

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