deadly

California

Massive wildfires have killed over a dozen in Northern California

The destruction is massive, especially to California's famed wine country in Napa and Sonoma counties, and to marijuana farmers. Farmers and wine makers are concerned that the smoke will damage crop quality and yields.
Zeke Spector
10.10.17
WTF

Eating Meat Might Kill Me

I keep eating meat because the danger has heightened the pleasure factor, like bareback sex, mainlining heroin, base jumping, or motorcycling sans helmet even though it might kill me.
Jason Bell
9.28.17
thump news

Supplier Involved in Last Year's Deadly “Superman” Pill Outbreak Jailed for 6 Years

The pills were allegedly responsible for multiple deaths in 2015.
Rebecca Krauss
1.28.16
Snakes

I Ate Dinner at Cambodia's Infamous Snake House

I traveled to Sihanoukville, a shady coastal city near the Vietnamese border with a reputation for abundant meth and persistent prostitutes, to eat in a restaurant full of deadly snakes owned by a Russian oligarch.
Brent Crane
7.8.15
Florida

A Guide to Surviving the Portuguese Man-o-War Invasion

A long, holiday weekend seems like the perfect time to slip off to the beach. Which also makes it the perfect time for Portuguese man-o-wars to make their attack.
Ben Richmond
7.3.15
Thailand

Bombs Rock Southern Thailand City

The bombs exploded simultaneously in the southern Thai city shortly before 4 PM in four different locations.
Leezel Tanglao
4.6.14
Food

Eating Meat Might Kill Me

Most people wouldn't consider my job as a food writer to be dangerous, but I recently learned that I might be fatally allergic to meat. I won't know for sure until August, but until then, I'll take my chances.
Jason Bell
3.5.14
Motherboard Blog

Explosive Hog-Shit Foam

Not only is whipped hog excrement a nauseating notion, it's potentially explosive.
Daniel Stuckey
5.15.13