Japan's New Year's Mochi Tradition Hospitalized 11 and Killed 1 This Year

The deadly rice cakes prompt warnings from Japanese officials every year.
Bettina Makalintal
competative eating

Eating Competitions Killed Two People This Past Weekend

Choking is the fourth-leading cause of unintentional injury death—and it happens with disturbing frequency at competitive eating events.
Alex Swerdloff

'Is There A Doctor In the House?' Today's Comic by Ida Eva Neverdahl

Someone's choking! Is there a doctor in the house? Find out in this comic by Ida Eva Neverdahl.
Ida Eva Neverdahl
Asking for a friend

How Risky Is it to be Choked During Sex?

Maybe don't die in the throes of kink.
Elizabeth King

I Can't Be a Food Writer Because I Nearly Choked to Death

I will never give you a five-star review. In fact, I will probably never review your restaurant.
Rachel Anne Warren
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of Living Alone?

If you're not splitting rent with someone else, you might need to worry about choking, falling, or becoming weird.
Mike Pearl
Fast Food

A Guy Is Suing Popeye’s Because You Can’t Eat Fried Chicken With A Spork

According to the suit, “because Newton's order did not include a plastic knife, plaintiff Newton's only option for consumption of the chicken breasts was to hold a chicken breast in his hands and to tear off pieces thereof with his teeth."
Wyatt Marshall

96-Year-Old Dr. Henry Heimlich Saved a Choking Woman With His Own Maneuver

Although the Cincinnati surgeon had demonstrated the technique many times over the years, it was the first time he had ever used it in an emergency.
VICE News and Reuters
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The 96-Year-Old Guy Who Invented the Heimlich Maneuver Finally Saved Someone with It

Apparently, this is the first time Heimlich's given the maneuver as more than just a demonstration.
VICE Staff
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of Choking to Death at Thanksgiving?

Choking kills roughly 2,500 Americans per year—and the threat gets even worse around the holidays.
Mike Pearl
vice shorts

Watch This Black Comedy Short About Late-Night Office Cleaners

Filmmaker Jesse Allen decided to mine the world of nighttime office cleaners for his fantastic, pitch black comedy short, The Clean Up.
Jeffrey Bowers

Alleged Serial Sexual Assaulter Jian Ghomeshi Turned Himself In to the Police Today

The notorious former Canadian Broadcasting Company host is out on bail and gearing up for what's sure to be a high-profile legal battle.
Raf Katigbak