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SpaceX accidentally exploded a rocket that was going to send a $95 million Facebook satellite into orbit this morning. Footage from the scene was pretty wild. Bummer!
The Olympic road race is currently winding its way towards the finish line, but according to multiple reports from the scene, there was a loud explosion from the finish line area.
Today’s Czech Republic-Croatia match in Saint-Etienne suffered a five minute delay as Croatian fans flooded their corner of the pitch with flares and at least one explosive that blew up in the face of a steward who was attempting to clear the field for play—forcing Croatia players to plead with their fans to cease and…
Jack Beckman’s funny car blew up today at New England Dragway during today’s NHRA qualifying, and yet the most fascinating part of the incident (other than, you know, a healthy Beckman walking away from it) is how calmly he reacts to it in the moments after his car blew up in his face:
For those who enjoy behind-the-scenes footage from action movies, here’s roughly 18 minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road B-roll footage. Obviously, the finished product is the most exciting, but watching various segments of the film and seeing how the insanity came to life is fun, too. Spoiler alert: The crew didn’t actually…
A Bolt Bus caught fire on the Mass Pike this afternoon and exploded while commuters sped past in adjacent lanes in an incident that, TV reports say, resulted in no injuries but some pretty amazing television. New England Cable News caught the whole thing live:
This just happened in Brentwood, New Hampshire, and, um, holy shit. There were reports of shots being fired at this house earlier in the day, and it was burning for 15 minutes before it exploded.
Minutes after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon at 2:50 p.m., reports started rolling in. We began this post soon after, with chronological updates continuing through the evening. Some photos might be graphic.
It's very glitchy, but here's the moment the bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, from WBZ's camera mounted there.
Miraculously, there were no injuries after a bizarre incident on the 160th lap of the much-delayed Daytona 500 in which Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya's car fell apart at just the wrong moment: as he approached a track-drying truck, complete with jet fuel-powered turbine in the back.
This is driver Allan McNish, from today's 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Somewhat shockingly, he—and all the bystanders—were okay after the crash. The Audi R18, however, was not.
A 300-foot tower at an abandoned power plant tumbled the wrong way during demolition yesterday, taking out buildings and power lines but thankfully no people. [WKYC]
Mayfield is accused of being a gigantic meth head, a charge he vigorously denies. He claims to have multiple clean drug tests from independent labs and that NASCAR spiked his failed drug tests. (This will be in court for awhile.) However, if you're trying to convince the world that you're a sober, level-headed citizen…
Home Run Derby has a compendium of outstanding stadium destructions. The Busch Stadium one is the least dramatic one, but it still makes us a little weepy, in manly, virile ways.