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Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

US Airways Passengers Mutiny After Pilot Kicks Blind Man Off Plane

A legally blind man was kicked off a US Airways flight Wednesday night after crew members grew upset over his seeing eye dog, Doxy. Also given the boot? About 30 other passengers, who effectively mutinied over the man's treatment, causing the flight to be canceled.<p>In an interview with ABC …

Porsche Remains On Top In 2014 J.D. Power APEAL Study

Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout—APEAL—is how influential data cruncher J.D. Power measures the 'gratification' a car owner experiences …

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

What you need to know about speeding laws across America.<p>Everyone, with the exception of the Buick driver parked in the left lane, exceeds the speed limit once in a while. You generally know how much law-breaking you can get away with where you live—a few over on the highway is flow-of-traffic …

New York's exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salvatore Grillo was walking his Labrador retriever near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on a cold morning in February when he heard what sounded like a muffled explosion.<p>A Consolidated Edison van is parked near a manhole surrounded by cones and safety barriers on 116th Street in New …

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Airplane Passenger Rich Wisken's NSFW Complaint Letter to JetStar Goes Viral

We've highlighted plenty of complaint letters covering everything from hilarious insights into subpar airline food to baffling itineraries. But this letter, in which comedy blogger Rich Wisken excoriates JetStar, a budget airline in Australia, is by far the most incendiary.<p>Having paid extra for a …

5 Things Europeans Say About You Behind Your Back

<i>Photo courtesy of alexgbaguio/myBudgetTravel. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>Europeans are among the world's most gracious travel hosts, rolling out a red carpet of good manners, fabulous food, and the ultimate in culture and history. But do you ever wonder what they think of …

Porsche Remains The Top Brand In 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

In a year that saw the average number of problems experienced by new car buyers increase, Porsche remains on top and actually managed to improve its …

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Anthony Barry is the $7M man: Lottery winner steps forward

Winning Lotto 6/49 ticket bought at Lawtons in St. John's<p>For nearly two decades Anthony Barry played the same numbers for every Lotto 6/49 draw, and …

11 bikers charged in mob attack on NY Range Rover driver

Eleven bikers have been charged with fourteen separate counts, including assault, criminal mischief and rioting, for chasing a family's black Range Rover in New York. The incident garnered national attention after a video surfaced online showing the gang of bikers surrounding the SUV, slamming …

How License-Plate Scanners Are Eroding Our Privacy

Police officers don't respond kindly to being videotaped, yet law enforcement agencies on every level are tracking out comings and going via cameras that ID our license plate numbers. Here, PopMech contributor and Instapundit blogger Glenn Reynolds takes on the slow erosion of our privacy.<p><b>Here's a</b> …

The 10 Best Airports In The World: 2014

Singapore's Changi Airport joyfull / Shutterstock.com Skytrax has released the results of its annual World Airport Awards and, once again, Singapore's Changi Airport has taken the top spot.<p>It's no surprise that Changi came out on top again. The international transit hub has incredible amenities, …

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San Francisco sees spate of Smart tipping [w/video]

Among the ten commandments of the car guy, near the top is "Thou shalt not mess with thy neighbor's vehicle, regardless of how awful it may be." That said, we can't help but giggle every time we look at the image above.<p>Apparently, some delinquents in San Francisco, bereft of bovines to tip, have …

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‘More of a ritual’: Stop performing routine pelvic exams on women, American doctors urged

The largest medical specialty group in the U.S. is recommending doctors stop routinely performing pelvic examinations in women.<p>The American College …

GM Recalls 8.4 Million Models, Most for Ignition

General Motors has announced yet another batch of recalls, this time involving 8.4 million vehicles in North America from model years 1997 to 2014. The biggest one adds a number of older GM models to the already massive ignition recall list. With the addition, GM says it’s aware of eight injuries …

Porsche Macan Buyers Can Lease Boxster or Cayman

The 2015 Porsche Macan just went on sale in May, and it’s been so popular that buyers have to wait at least six months before they can take delivery. Porsche realizes that’s a mighty long time to wait, so to help make it go by faster, the company has launched a program allowing Macan buyers to …

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Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously.

Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period.<p>That's what a project that screened more than 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers on vaccine safety concludes this week. The review appears in the latest edition of the medical journal Pediatrics.<p>The …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

Trucker reprimands a speeding cop in the best way

Traffic laws apply to everybody, officer.<p>We've all seen this guy—the cop who streaks by you on the highway, well over the speed limit with no lights on just because he can. What do we do about it? Contemplate the injustices of the world. Mutter slurs at the windshield. At most, tail him from a …

Nathan O'Brien, grandparents still missing as Amber Alert remains active

Calgary police say they have received no significant leads in the disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents and are continuing to …

Cameroon match-fixing allegations: 3 things to know

There are reports that Cameroon's team at the FIFA World Cup may have been involved in a match-fixing scandal. Here are three things to know about …

Punched US football referee John Bieniewicz dies

Suspect Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad has been charged with felony assault<p><b>A football referee in the US state of Michigan has died after being punched in the head during an altercation with a player he was ejecting from a match, according to police and witnesses.</b><p>John Bieniewicz, 44, was struck on Sunday …