Video: Boeing 767 pilot avoids crash with Airbus A340 crossing runway

A Boeing 767-300 had to abort its landing at Barcelona airport when an Airbus A340 suddenly crossed the runway as it was a few feet from touch down. It would have been a disaster comparable to the accident at Los Rodeos, in Tenerife, when two 747s collided on the runway killing 583 people. » 7/06/14 11:58pm 7/06/14 11:58pm

Meet the world's luckiest unluckiest man who cheated death 7 times

The story of Frane Selak is so unbelievable that you'd walk away from a movie, heck, a documentary of his life thinking it was too unrealistic. But it's not. It's a true story. Selak cheated death seven times. He survived a train crashing into a frozen river, a plane crash by getting sucked out of the door, a bus… » 5/01/14 11:19pm 5/01/14 11:19pm

These Lucky School Kids Get to Learn In a Building Right Out of a Pixar…

The Mouriz School is too cool for school. By day, its students frolcik and play outside its random lines and dark wood veneer. By night, however, the entire scene becomes one from a Pixar short. Fascinating stuff. » 10/08/11 6:00pm 10/08/11 6:00pm

A 5-Year-Old Girl Dug Up a 160 Million Year Old Fossil

Emily Baldry, an adorable 5-year-old girl from the UK, was doing what a normal kid her age would be doing: Hanging out at with her family and digging. Unlike other normal kids though, she found a 160 million year old fossil. She called it Spike. » 9/15/11 7:40pm 9/15/11 7:40pm

This BASE Jumper Miraculously Survived His Parachute Failing

Lucky Chance, professional badass, seems surprised himself to be alive. After flying off this cliff on the epically-named Death Swing, he did a triple backflip, counting on his chute to deploy. Only it didn't, leaving him to fall 590 feet to certain death. » 8/01/11 8:40pm 8/01/11 8:40pm

Images of the Boeing 737-500 Accident Aftermath

Back home for the holidays after a two-day JFK-London-Malaga-Madrid odyssey due to bad weather, missing flights, and losing my bags. Happy to be alive, however, after seeing these shots of Saturday's 737 crash in Denver. » 12/23/08 8:41pm 12/23/08 8:41pm

One of Malaysia's Anti-Piracy Sniffer Dogs Found Dead at Home

Gizmodo's resident dogspert, Jones, will be wearing a black legband today to honor Manny—he's the blond in the raver's jacket, above—who was found dead at his kennel last week. The dog, who had arrived from Northern Ireland with his chum Paddy, both of them a gift from the Motion Picture Association of America, was… » 6/09/08 9:05am 6/09/08 9:05am

Lucky and Flo Bring their Pirate-Huntin, Crime-Bustin' Noses to NYC

Remember Lucky and Flo, the two chemical-sniffing Labradors awarded medals by the Malaysian authorities for helping in the fight against DVD piracy? Well, they're now back in the US doing the same to US pirates. Find out whose round objects they've been sniffing now. » 8/30/07 11:00am 8/30/07 11:00am