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Hot Air Balloon Crashes into Power Lines in Massachusetts, 5 Hurt

A hot air balloon crashed into power lines over the weekend in Massachusetts, injuring the five people on board. “A Colt Balloon was attempting to land in a residential area near Clinton, MA when it struck a power line and caught on fire today at 7:40 p.m.,” the Federal Aviation Administration released in a statement. “Please contact local authorities for information on the passengers. The... 

Horseshoe Lake in Kitsap County, Washington Closed After People Sickened With Illness

Horseshoe Lake in Kitsap County, Washington is closed after more than 200 people got sick after swimming in the lake over the weekend. Many complained of vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Not everyone who swam got sick, and most people have recovered. “Horseshoe Lake park and swimming beach closed until further notice,” reads an alert on the park’s website. A sign on the park... 

Verruckt, Schlitterbahn Water Slide Opening Date Scheduled for July 10, 2014

After months of delays, the world’s tallest water slide in Kansas City, Kansas at Schlitterbahn water park is scheduled to open on Thursday, July 10, 2014. In April, Verruckt ride’s design had to be changed after some test rafts went flying through the air and crashed to the ground. The ride was originally scheduled to open on May 23 when the Schlitterbahn water park season began, but a mechanical... 

Las Vegas High Roller Ferris Wheel Opens at the LINQ

The world’s tallest observation wheel opened in Las Vegas on Monday at the LINQ. The 550-foot wheel takes riders on a 30-minute ride and has 28 glass-enclosed and air-conditioned gondolas that can each hold up to 40 people. At full capacity, more than 1,100 can ride at the same time. It’s not made to be a thrill ride, but rather designed to provide stunning views of The Strip and surrounding... 

Mark Johnston Suing Downtown Grand Las Vegas Casino for Allowing him to Lose $500,000

Southern California gambler, Mark Johnston who lost $500,000 in Las Vegas at the Downtown Grand playing pai gow and blackjack is suing the Casino. The 52-year old says he was clearly drunk while playing and the Casino should not have loaned him money and served him drinks when he was already visibly intoxicated. “I feel like they picked my pockets,” Johnston said. “It’s like... 

Disney World Raises Admission Prices to Theme Parks

Disney increased the cost of a single-day ticket to Magic Kingdom to $99, plus tax on Sunday, February 23, 2014 which now makes them the most expensive park in the area. Tickets for children ages 3 to 9 will now be $93 per day. Disney also increased one-day admission prices to other Orlando parks — Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Those parks now cost $94 for ages 10 and up and $88 for... 

Dolphins Surf with Surfers During the 2014 Rincon Classic Surf Competition

During The Rincon Classic surf competition in Santa Barbara this past weekend, surfers were joined by dolphins on the waves. A group of wave-riding dolphins entered the lineup during the women’s final and stole the show. Surfer Abby Brown was one of them that was joined. As she caught the wave and dropped in alongside her fellow wave riders, taking off as the dolphins swam by just beneath her. According... 

Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Reverse Sale Stunt, Will It Work?

An idea that started as a KickStarter project on December 1st in 2010 has risen to the #1 selling card game on Amazon for two years. Currently right now in Toys and Games CAH, short for Cards Against Humanity has held the #1 spot for months as the Best Seller. The popular and horrible card game is also the Most Wished For gift on Amazon. Last year there was a stunt put on by Cards Against Humanity... 

Fisherman Catches Giant 231 Pound Halibut in Alaska

Fishing is a way of life all over the world, it can be a career for some and the trill of adventure for others. Finding the right place to fish makes all the difference, and for a Kansas Construction worker he certainly found the perfect place to not only catch some fish, but capture a record in the process. Dirk Whitsitt decided to take a little break from his construction job to go on his first... 

Roller Coaster Death: Rosy Esparza Falls to her Death at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington

Everyone’s worst nightmare, climbing into a roller coaster ride and instead of feeling the adrenaline from the ride, feeling it from a free fall out of your seat and never seeing daylight again.  That’s exactly what Rosy Esparza felt when she died from falling out of a roller coaster on Friday night. The roller coaster death happened during Rosy Esparza’s ride on The Texas Giant,... 
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