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Bald eagle in Michigan takes down and destroys a government drone

August 15th, 2020

Michigan government workers were doing a survey of shoreline erosion on Lake Michigan when a bald eagle attacked and took down their drone. The drone splashed down in Lake Michigan and hasn’t been recovered after reportedly landing in roughly four feet of water.  The state plans on replacing the drone with a newer, more advanced …

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Octopus gets sweet revenge on live streamer trying to eat it

May 8th, 2019

People throw around the word “karma” a lot whenever something bad happens to someone, but it’s hard to find a better example of real, actual karma than this video of a Chinese internet personality being attacked by her would-be meal. The clip, which made the rounds on Chinese social media before spreading on Twitter and …

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Florida man killed by gigantic pet bird

April 15th, 2019

Lots of people around the world keep birds as pets, and the vast majority of the time they pose no danger to their owners. A parakeet probably isn’t going to pick a fight with you, but larger, more exotic species are a different animal, and a bizarre story out of Florida serves as a shocking …

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Man who strangled mountain lion in self-defense tells his story

February 16th, 2019

Last week, news broke of a then-unidentified man who was forced to defend himself against a mountain lion when it attacked him on a recreational trail in Colorado. He’s spent the time since the attack recovering from his injuries, and he’s now come forward and identified himself as Travis Kauffman. Kauffman’s tale of how he …

Apple plugs huge security hole with iOS 5.0.1

November 11th, 2011

Apple has addressed a major security vulnerability with the latest version of its iOS software. Just released on Thursday afternoon, iOS 5.0.1 was welcomed with open arms by iPhone users plagued by poor battery life. Apple promised that this new build addresses issues causing the lackluster battery performance — though its effectiveness remains in question …

Google+ flaw allows hackers to execute DDoS attacks using Google servers

August 31st, 2011

A security expert at Italian security firm AIR Sicurezza Informatica claims to have found a security flaw in Google’s new social network that allows hackers to potentially use Google+ servers to execute DDoS attacks. Simone Quatrini explained the flaw on the IHTeam Security Blog, and he wrote a script that can perform the attack, repeatedly …