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Volvo “Triple Boost” Four-Cylinder Has Three Turbines, Makes 450+hp

Volvo has unveiled its latest—and what appears to be its greatest—four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain creation to date, the High-Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept. To be clear, it’s still just an engine on a stick, but with three turbos (!) and “no less than” 450 horsepower on tap, it’s mighty …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-class Coupe Pricing Announced, It's Pricey

Attention aspiring members of the plutocracy! You can get yourself into the long-hood, short-deck equivalent of a Pinkerton truncheon for as little as $120,825! That’s right, Mercedes-Benz has released pricing for the 2015 S-class coupe, and the seemingly paltry sum we’ve just listed will net you …

9 Secrets Your Flight Attendant May Be Burning To Tell You

We're infatuated with life in the skies -- and all the myth-busting that comes along with it. Who would've guessed that dim lights are meant to prep you for evacuation, or that those airline blankets <i>aren't</i> always freshly washed?<p>Of course, nobody knows these secrets better than flight attendants. So …

Man Inadvertently Kills Friend for 'Poking' His Girlfriend on Facebook

A U.K. man has been sentenced to over four years in jail after an argument with a friend in the back of a cab escalated into a fistfight and a death. …

6 Historic Luxury Mansions You Can Buy for Under $300,000

Would you like a 9-bedroom, tudor estate built for a licorice tycoon for only $299,000?<p>Have you ever dreamt of owning a sprawling estate fit for a Dowager Countess, but sighed thinking it was hopeless without an extra inheritance to spare? As it turns out, it isn't (as long as you're willing to …

What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class

<i>Editors’ note: This piece was originally published on the author’s personal blog, and then republished by several sites, including Quartz, with the author’s permission. Subsequently, other bloggers accused him of copying pieces of text, photo captions, and a photo from their travel reports. We have</i> …

Intruders kill hundreds of chickens with golf club, officials say

Suspects in a bizarre burglary beat to death 920 chickens at a farm in central California earlier this month, authorities say.<p>The suspects pulled back a portion of the fence at the Foster Farms facility in Caruthers, California, on September 20 and "once they were inside... used a golf club, we …

Jury awards $10.4 million in death of security guard for 'NCIS'

A jury has ordered CBS Television Studios to pay $10.45 million to the family of a 52-year-old man who was killed during production of the show "NCIS."<p>Julio Villamariona was working as a security guard on the set of "NCIS" in 2011 when the driver of a CBS van transporting actors passed out. The …

How Bill Gates And Warren Buffett Overcame A Totally Awkward First Meeting To Become Best Friends

With an estimated net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates is the richest guy in America, and Warren Buffett is the second-wealthiest at $67 billion.<p>And, although Buffett is 26 years older than Gates, the two are clearly the closest of friends.<p>As a team, they started a campaign asking the world's …

Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again, Doctors Reportedly Say

Tracy Morgan's professional fate is in limbo, with new reports indicating that he suffered a crippling brain injury following the crash he survived this summer.<p>Benedict Morelli, Morgan's lawyer, told Page Six that the "jury is out" on whether the comedian will be able to perform again. He is …