Weird laws that are unbelievable but exist in Kentucky
Kentucky was founded in 1792, and at the time, many of these laws might have made sense, but now they seem outdated and bizarre. However, they still exist, whether because they have been forgotten or maybe for a reason we may never know. Yet here are the weirdest laws of Kentucky.Read full story
The largest earthquake recorded in the history of the world was a 9.5 in Chile
On May 22, 1960, a 9.5 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Valdivia, located in southern Chile, approximately 350 miles south of Santiago. Two tectonic plates shifted by over 30 meters, releasing large amounts of energy in seismic waves. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded and lasted for 10 minutes.Read full story
The most expensive earthquake in California history was the Northridge earthquake
On January 17, 1994, at 4:30 am, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook the ground in the San Fernando Valley for approximately 10-20 seconds. A peak ground acceleration of 1.82g was the highest recorded in an urban area of North America.Read full story
The worst earthquake in California history was the Earthquake of 1906
The earthquake of 1906 is considered one of the greatest natural disasters in U.S. history. The earthquake happened April 18, 1906, at 5:12 am, with the epicenter near San Fransisco, and the shaking lasted for 45-60 seconds.Read full story
Volcano in Mexico continues to erupt; towns prepare for possible evacuation as tremors and ash intensify.
The Popocatéptl Volcano in Mexico continues erupting; the Volcano has been spewing ash and steam regularly. However, it is now becoming more violent. Rocks have been flying outside of the crater.Read full story
TikTok model Ali Cutler recorded her grandmother's last week of life before euthanasia.
Ali Tate Cutler of Texas has taken to TikTok to share her grandmother's story and why she has chosen euthanasia. Her grandmother, also referred to as Bubbie lives in Canada and was diagnosed with terminal cancer has decided to forgo medical treatment and has requested euthanasia and assisted suicide.Read full story
Alvin Taylor killed four people, claiming he was a ¨soldier of God¨.
Alvin Taylor was a traveling nightclub performer and admitted to murdering four people between 1985-1988. He was found not guilty by reason of mental disease/defect and is institutionalized at Mendota Mental Health Institute.Read full story
When you are sober, dating a drinker is more challenging than you might think. Opinion
When I first quit drinking, I was single and not dating. I had no plans of dating for at least a year; I had attended AA meetings in the past, and I remember that being one of the most critical parts of sobriety, working on yourself and learning to be with yourself and your feelings without the influence of someone else around you.Read full story
Action Park was the most dangerous amusement park in US history.
Action Park once held the reputation of being so fun that it killed people. It was the most insane and the most dangerous amusement park that ever existed. Daily injuries became common due to rides that defied physics and encouraged even riskier behavior.Read full story
Chris Kyle was the deadliest sniper in US history and was murdered by a fellow veteran.
Chris Kyle joined the Navy SEALS as a sniper when he was 25. Kyle began shooting when he was only eight when his father bought him a bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifle. In his early years, he was a professional rodeo bronco rider; unfortunately, he was injured and forced to quit; he then decided to join the military.Read full story
Volcanic ash temporarily shut down Mexico City airport; it has now reopened.
Increased volcanic activity from the Popocatépetl volcano resulted in the closure of Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport and Felipe Angeles Airport on May 20, 2023. Both were shut down temporarily and have since reopened.Read full story
Sgt. Dillard Johnson is reported to be the deadliest soldier in US history.
Sgt. 1st Class Dillard Johnson is one of the most decorated soldiers in the history of the 3rd Infantry Division and has been named the deadliest American soldier, with 2746 confirmed kills. Johnson served as a commander of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, nicknamed ¨Carnivore, ¨ and helped lead a group assault during Operation Iraqi Freedom.Read full story
America's largest lynching happened in New Orleans in 1891.
March 14, 1891, was one of the darkest moments in American history when 11 Italian Americans were murdered in New Orleans. During the 1800s, it wasn't only the African Americans who were targeted by bigotry; so were the Italians and the Irish.Read full story
New Orleans has the highest murder rate in the USA, now nicknamed ¨Murder Capital¨.
In 2022 New Orleans reportedly had the highest homicide rate in the nation for the year 2022, with 74.3 homicides per 100,000 people. With 265 murders in 2022, one of the major cities has not seen a decline in murders from the previous years.Read full story
According to a study, Philadelphia is the unfriendliest city in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia has been voted the most unfriendly city in Pennsylvania, according to Business Insider. The city of brotherly love is not so friendly after all, or maybe they don't like outsiders; many residents report they were taught to ¨keep to themselves¨.Read full story
Hurricane Katrina was the most expensive natural disaster in US history.
Katrina hit the Mississippi and Louisiana coast, affecting 90,000 square miles, and 80% of New Orleans was flooded. On August 28, New Orleans residents were ordered to evacuate when the storm was increased from Category 3 to Category 5.Read full story
Heather Armstrong, ¨the queen of mommy bloggers, ¨ found dead in her home; she was 47.
Heather Armstrong was once dubbed the ¨queen of mommy bloggers, ¨ and then one day, she wasn't. Armstong began a blog called Dooce.com in 2001, after the dot com burst. She was witty, sharp, and held nothing back; she talked about the frustrations of motherhood; she gained a following and fast.Read full story
Madison Russo was arrested for faking cancer and scamming her followers for almost 38,000 dollars.
19-year-old Madison (Maddie) Russo was arrested on January 23, 2022, for faking a cancer diagnosis and collecting almost $38,000 in donations on her go fund me page. She has been accused of theft, through deception, according to the Eldrige Police Department.Read full story
America's worst earthquake was a magnitude 9.2 that killed 131 people in the Great Alaskan Earthquake.
The biggest earthquake ever recorded in US history was a 9.2 in Alaska, also known as the Great Alaskan earthquake. More specifically, the Prince William Sound region of Alaska, a sound of the Gulf of Alaska, on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula, and its largest port is Valdez.Read full story
The Kīlauea Volcano has stopped erupting as of March 7.
On January 5, 2023, the Kīlauea Volcano began erupting a little after 4:30 pm. Kīlauea is one of Hawaii's youngest and most active volcanos; volcanic activity is expected. Its eruption before January 2023 was from September 29, 2021, to December 9, 2022.Read full story