Silver Bridge Collapse

The Silver Bridge was a suspension bridge that connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia to Gallipoli, Ohio. The bridge was built in 1928. Just after 5pm on December 15, 1967, Charlene Wood pulled onto the bridge. She was pregnant. She heard a noise and the ground began to shake. Ahead of her, she saw the bridge … Continue reading Silver Bridge Collapse

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Water Intoxication

Water Intoxication (or water poisoning) is caused when a person drinks too much water. The water gets into your bloodstream and dilutes electrolytes, particularly sodium. This excess water is absorbed by your cells and they swell. This is particularly dangerous in the brain. Symptoms of water intoxication include vomiting, headache, disorientation, frequent urination and fatigue. … Continue reading Water Intoxication

Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara

Tōkai-Mura Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, September 30, 1999, 10:35am. Hisashi Ouchi, 35 years old, Masato Shinohara, 39 years old, and Yutaka Yokokawa, 54 years old, were working at the JCO nuclear fuel processing plant located inside the Tōkai-Mura Nuclear Power Plant. Ouchi and Shinohara were mixing a batch of fuel containing uranium in a … Continue reading Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara