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Tag Archives: Japan Earthquake

Scary New Footage From Japan Disasters

12 Apr

With each coming day it seems like there is a new horrifying video from the Japan disasters. In this case, here’s a new video of the tsunami and new aerial footage of the damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor site (which was just today reclassified as a 7 on the disaster scale, out of a possible 7).

1) Tsunami Footage: This horrifying footage shows villagers fleeing on foot as the wall of water flows into their city. It looks like everyone makes it to the hill, but just barely.

2) Fukushima Damage: New aerial footage shows how devastated the nuclear power plant reamins. These images are particularly shocking because the situation actually seemed to be improving previously.

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Unluckiest Honeymoon Encounters Six Natural Disasters

11 Apr

You really must feel for swedish couple Stefan and Erika Svanstrom who have had one heck of an unlucky honeymoon. You see, everywhere they turn, disaster happens. Over the course of their trip, they’ve come across six natural disasters. Those disasters, in order:

1. In December, the newly married couple set off on their four-month long honeymoon. They couldn’t leave though because they were stranded in Munich, in the midst of one of Europe’s worst snowstorms.

2. Their next stop turned out to be in the middle of a cyclone (Cairns). Thankfully, this disaster spared the city, for the most part.

3. They moved on to Brisbane, which saw historic levels of flooding that crippled the Australian state.

4.  Their next encounter was with the troublesome brushfires in Perth. The couple was ecacuated and forced to spend an evening on a concrete floor.

5. After the incident in Perth, the couple opted to move on to New Zealand. Right before they arrived, the 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch.

6. Finally, they moved on to Tokyo, where the 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck about a month ago.

Talk about an unlucky honeymoon. Thankfully, the couple (and their infant daughter) was largely injured and maintained their sense of humor.

“We’ve certainly experienced more than our fair share of catastrophes in a marriage, but the most important thing is that we’re still going strong. I know marriages have to endure some trials, but I think we have been through most of them,” Mr. Svanstrom told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Incredible Pictures From Japan Disaster

25 Mar

The Boston Globe‘s Big Picture and The Daily Mail show some striking pictures from the various disasters in Japan.

First the scenes of devastation from across the country:

The first photographs of the Fukushima 50— those workers who stayed behind to prevent a nuclear meltdown. Of the original 50, five of them have already died.

Survivors have taken up refugee at dozens of makeshift locations across the country.

Finally, look at how quickly this road was repaired. Six days after the quake, it’s ready for use again.

Living Social’s Amazing Red Cross Deal

20 Mar

This is a really good way to donate to Japan relief efforts. And really simple. Daily deals site Living Social currently has a deal to the Red Cross that will only last for a couple more hours. For every $5 that you donate, they’ll match your donation. So far, more than $1 million dollars have been donated by users, meaning that Living Social will donate more than $2 million.

Come on, what are you waiting for? Japan really needs your help.

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Nuclear Crisis in Japan Explained by Pooping Boy

17 Mar

Terrifying imagination of Japan’s nuclear crisis. This was designed for children. Keep that in mind. Lots of poop and farts.