Watch a Gripping, Last-Second Rescue by the Houston Fire Department

Yesterday, a giant, still under-construction apartment complex in Houston caught on fire. The flames spread quickly, and one unlucky construction worker found himself trapped on a balcony off the building's top floor. A worker at a neighboring office captured his daring escape—he was forced to leap from one floor's… » 3/26/14 2:24pm 3/26/14 2:24pm

Baton-Twirling Legend Causes Fire At High School Football Game

The woman who seems totally unconcerned with the flames licking her feet is named Beverly Bernardi Post. She is a legend of sorts in Topeka, Kansas baton-twirling circles and according to reader Jim, she was the "featured baton twirler" for Kansas in the 70s. Now she is lighting high school football fields on fire. » 10/14/13 9:21pm 10/14/13 9:21pm

Top Fuel Dragster Explodes, Showers Track With Shrapnel, Leaves Driver…

Upon reaching the finish line in something called the NHRA "Winternationals" today, Antron Brown was going around 300 mph when his 8,000 horsepower engine exploded, causing his two back tires to also explode. He then lost control of the car as it burst into flames and careened into the wall. It then bounced off the… » 2/17/13 11:00pm 2/17/13 11:00pm

Check Out These Rad Pictures Of An Exploding Funny Car [UPDATE: Now…

Tony Pedregon, NHRA Funny Car champion in 2007, ran into some slight difficulty in his race against Todd Lesenko on Friday in Pomona when his car blew up. (Lesenko knows how it is.) Funny cars are sort of designed to explode without incident—it's not hard to find stories about engines going up in flames the way… » 2/16/13 6:50pm 2/16/13 6:50pm

CFL Team Puts Yule Log On Stadium Video Board; Four People Call Fire…

The CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders have been getting into the holiday spirit. On the Mosaic Stadium scoreboard, the team has been running video of a Yule log, crackling gently to bring some cheer and comfort in these cold Regina nights. In the past few weeks, four people have called 911 to report a fire. » 11/30/12 10:10am 11/30/12 10:10am

Armageddon At Daytona As Juan Pablo Montoya Hits Jet Engine-Powered…

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. » 2/27/12 10:24pm 2/27/12 10:24pm

A Handy Map Of Where To Burn Your Couches When WVU Beats/Loses To LSU

Before the season began, WVU and Morgantown officials decided to crack down on the Mountaineer tradition of burning couches after big wins (and big losses). They aren't kidding around, making the celebratory pyre a felony arson charge. The new rules face their greatest test Saturday night, as No. 2 LSU comes to… » 9/19/11 1:30pm 9/19/11 1:30pm