Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Xiong Chien, 22, wanted to propose to his girlfriend Cong Yen, 22 in the most romantic way possible. He arranged for some fireworks to go off as he did it but it didn't go quite how he planned. The fireworks ended up burning down a nearby sports center and lighting up the sky with fire. Is that a good or bad sign for the marriage?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
When the waters of the Mississippi River broke in April 2011, it created one of the largest and the most damaging floods in the U.S. in the past century. Flooding was caused by two major storm systems that deposited record levels of rainfall on the Mississippi River watershed. When that additional water combined with the springtime snowmelt, the river and many of its tributaries began to swell and spill over. Certain areas were inundated with 20-30 feet of water forcing evacuation of tens of thousands of homes in areas along the Mississippi and the Yazoo River. But many decided to stay put building dykes around their houses instead, creating tiny island homes.