VIDEO: Smokestack demolition goes horribly wrong

A demolition worker survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him while it was being taken down in Alabama.

  • This Online Artist Leaked Her Own Sexts & Nudes So No One Else Had To (NSFW)

    "I’m a bit of an over-sharer online," explains digital artist Molly Soda. Her latest project, a zine of sexts, poems, and nude photos taken on her own phone, would make it seem like she applies this mantra to all areas of her life, but Soda says she's always been wary of sharing that kind of suggestive content. "I don’t send nude photographs to anyone because I’m afraid they will get leaked or that someone will have some kind of power over me. I’d never want to feel that way." "I think that everyone takes the occasional nude. My thing is that I never intend to send them to anyone," she says, adding that "actually, half the time I just delete them." So this project, entitled Should I Send This?,

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  • Trudeau's handshake scrutinized by international media

    The UK Daily Mail psychoanalyzed Justin Trudeau's handshake during his visit to see the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • After Tim Hortons threatens closure, mayor says 'no quick fix' to boil orders

    After growing frustrated with the number of boil orders in the western Newfoundland community of Steady Brook, the owner of a local Tim Hortons says the restaurant may be forced to close. Tim Hortons says it is losing business because frequent boil water orders are forcing the shop to close for hours — and sometimes even days — at a time.

  • Canada housing agency sees looming hit from oil shock

    Canada's federal housing agency is expecting to see more homeowners fall behind in their mortgage payments in the western part of the country as a prolonged slump in oil prices hit household budgets and the once-soaring housing market. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, which insures the bulk of Canadian home loans, said woes in the energy sector have not yet hit homeowners' ability to make their house payments, but signs of some distress will show up soon. "We have not seen a significant change in our arrears rate, but ... it's a little bit too soon for that to work its way through the system," CMHC vice-president Steven Mennill told reporters on a conference call.

  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

    A pensioner who didn’t trust his local bank to look after his life savings chose to bury the money in the ground - only for most of it to be eaten by worms. Poor Wu Chen, 67, stashed the cash in a carrier bag five years ago, feeling sure it would be safe. Mr Chen didn’t tell anyone when he squirreled away the 35,000 RMB (£3,627) in a plastic bag, placing it in a hole in Deyang, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.

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  • Carers Accused Of Having Sex Outside McDonald’s - With Disabled Charge In Car

    Nikki Hollingworth, 26, and Daniel German, 32, are accused of doing the deed outside the fast food chain in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, while their charge sat in the back of the car in her wheelchair. “Shocked” customer Kasia Stepien was heading to her car with her meal when she spotted German with his trousers down to his knees, pressed against Hollingworth. Prosecutor Francis Lloyd added: “Initially Miss Stepien thought they were having a cuddle but when she drove past saw they were having sexual intercourse.

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  • Man released after 44 years in jail marvels at a changed world

    Otis Johnson went to jail in 1970 for assaulting a police officer. Upon his release, a team from Al Jazeera English accompanied him as he adjusted, and made a moving six-minute documentary about Johnson’s re-entry into a world that at times he struggles to understand.

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  • Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux have 'big falling out': Report

    “I’ve heard over coaching, I’ve heard also after the (2014) playoffs when they lost out,” Barnaby said. “Maybe the personnel isn’t right?”

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  • Man Called ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ Admits The Whole Thing Was A Hoax

    A man who went viral all over the world after claiming that Facebook had discriminated against his name has admitted that the whole thing was a hoax. The man, who claimed to be called Phuc Dat Bich, posted a photo of his apparent passport to Facebook in January - and claimed that it was proof of his actual name. Posting under the appropriate name of Joe Carr (geddit), he wrote: ‘Facebook needs to understand that it is utterly impossible to legitimise a place where there will always be pranksters and tricksters.

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  • New Skyscraper Planned for Iraq Will Be World’s Tallest Building

    A new skyscraper reaching dizzying heights of 1,1532m is set to be become the world’s tallest building, if proposals are approved. Designed by AMBS Architects, the planned building is called ‘The Bride’ and would be located in Basra, Iraq.

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  • HSBC whistleblower Falciani sentenced to five years in prison

    (Reuters) - Herve Falciani, an ex-employee of HSBC's Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage, the bank said on Friday. HSBC said it welcomed the ruling on Falciani, a 43-year old French citizen who had been on trial in Switzerland. HSBC's Swiss unit has been in the spotlight since 2008, when Falciani, a former IT employee there, fled Geneva with files that were leaked to the media and were alleged to show evidence of tax evasion by clients.

  • Michelle Obama’s a Green Gladiator in a Michael Kors Dress (28 photos)

    Being the first lady comes with a lot of responsibility. And while being a trendsetter certainly pales in comparison to the weight of attempting to curb the childhood obesity problem in the United States or getting kids moving, dressing fashionably is part of the job. A few years into her husband’s presidency, Michelle Obama has already set herself apart from her predecessors, bringing a modern edge — and even J. Crew — to the White House. She’s also a political dresser, conscientiously picking labels to fit with occasions, from wearing a custom Vera Wang gown for a state dinner hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Tadashi Shoji when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe came to Washington to Missoni in Italy and Preen in England.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

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  • Texas woman sues U.S. government for return of missing Kennedy assassination footage

    A Texas woman named Gayle Nix Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government demanding the return of a home video that captured the John F. Kennedy assassination. Jackson’s grandfather, Orville Nix, shot the footage on November 22, 1963, as JFK’s motorcade passed through the Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Nix’s video shows the assassination from the opposite vantage point of the film shot by Abraham Zapruder, which became the most famous footage of the incident, and one of the most scrutinized film sequences in history. Nix sold his footage to a news agency for $5,000 in 1963, on the promise that it would be returned after 25 years. The film was, however, handed over to the Warren Commission,

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  • Deep-sixed: 76ers set U.S. record for consecutive defeats with loss to Rockets

    Combine the 76ers' 0-17 start with the 10 straight games they lost to end last season and you've got a dire bit of history.

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  • More than 350 Canada Goose parkas stolen from 2 Ottawa stores over last 2 weeks

    Ottawa police are looking for two vehicles of interest after more than 350 Canada Goose parkas were stolen in three separate break-ins over the last two weeks. Police said the break-and-enters happened at Le Baron Outdoor Store on Merivale Road and at NRML on Richmond Road. More than 350 of the popular Canada Goose jackets in all sizes, colours and styles for men and women were taken.

  • Town Comes Under Fire For Being Politically Incorrect And Proud

    A town sheriff has been criticised for a sign outside his office, which welcomes visitors and boasts about being politically incorrect. It’s in Harris County, Georgia, where the message was added to the original town sign on Tuesday. The sign reads: “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect.

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  • Parents facing charges after kids left in freezing car while they gambled

    Wed, Nov 25: A 35-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man faces child abandonment charges after they allegedly left their two young children inside a van while both of them gambled at the Great Blue Heron Casino on Island Road in Scugog on Nov. 24.

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  • Syrian refugees: only 400 arriving this year in B.C.

    Out of the 10,000 Syrian refugees now expected to arrive in Canada before the end of 2015, only 400 will be coming to B.C., according to the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.

  • Disappearance of Emma Fillipoff from Victoria still a mystery 3 years later

    Fillipoff's family has not given up hope, but there's been no sign of the 29-year-old woman since she was last seen in B.C.'s capital. "Emma has literally vanished from the face of the earth," said her mother, Shelley Fillipoff. Emma Fillipoff was last seen acting strangely in front of the Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria in November 2012.