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  3. Fear not, Canadians: Your nation has a 10 million kilogram reserve of maple syrup “just in case.”

    The logic behind the world’s 4 weirdest strategic reserves

     

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  5. The scope of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation

    This is the Guiuan airport runway before Super Tyhpoon Haiyan struck Friday:

    …and after:

    Watch video of Haiyan’s devastating aftermath

     

  6. On Saturday night around 11 p.m., residents of the Richmond Hill subdivision on Indianapolis’ southeast side were shocked by a massive explosion on Fieldfare Way that set several homes ablaze, killing two people, leaving five homes completely destroyed and 26 others severely damaged. Residents described the explosion as a nightmare in which debris rained down on the area like snow, and windows and garage doors a block away from the epicenter were blown out. 

    Indiana has a long history of such accidents, including the 1963 gas blast that ripped through the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds Coliseum killing 74 people and injuring 400 others.

    (Source: theweek.com)