Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night -- just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.
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A fire department in Texas had to put out a fire on one of its own vehicles on Thursday after its newest firetruck became engulfed in flames. The fire sparked a small grass fire, which briefly threatened six nearby mobile homes.
Monday, Jul 29th 2019 (12:02am)
Here's the good news: China has launched the first all-electric cargo ship. According to China Daily, the 230 foot long vessel is equipped with a 2,400 kWh lithium-ion battery that stores enough electrical energy to transport 2200 tons of cargo a distance of 50 miles on a single charge at a top speed of about 8 miles per hour. Time to recharge the battery is given as 2 hours, which is approximately the time needed to unload the ship at its destination.
Then there's the bad news.
Tuesday, Dec 5th 2017 (12:01am)
"Our customers' safety is of paramount importance and Death Wish Coffee is taking this significant, proactive step to ensure that the highest quality, safest, and of course, strongest coffee products we produce are of industry-exceeding standards - thus we are taking this measure of recalling all Death Wish Nitro cans from shelves."
Friday, Sep 22nd 2017 (12:00am)
The 18 piglets and two sows had survived the fire in Wiltshire in February, which saw 60 tonnes of hay catch fire. However, they did not survive the butcher's knife, and were turned into meat products this summer. Some of these bangers were given to the firefighters who saved them.
The 93-year-old bridge in Arkansas was deemed too weak to stand. But it turned out to be a wee bit stronger than authorities anticipated. On Tuesday, demolition crews wired the bridge with explosives to bring it down. There were a series of booms, some puffs of black smoke, and then... well... The bridge stayed put. The crowd that gathered to watch its demise was left with laughter instead of shouts of glee.
Friday, Oct 14th 2016 (12:00am)
Neatorama just ran a great piece on fitness guru Jerome Rodale, who appeared on the Dick Cavett show in 1971. Rodale discussed things like eating asparagus boiled in pee and quipped about feeling so good that he fell down the stairs and laughed the whole way down. Then he died.
Thursday, Nov 3rd 2011 (5:58am)
A well-known U.S. anti-kidnapping expert has himself fallen victim to the wave of abductions in Mexico as unidentified assailants snatched him from a street in the northern state of Coahuila.
Tuesday, Dec 16th 2008 (12:16am)
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