Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, told a story in his weekly podcast about how he used a siren retrofitted to his 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser to avoid an accident on Interstate 280 after his steering linkage shattered going over 50 miles per hour.
It's Lucky People Day at Sploid! Watch this guy walking along a sidewalk come insanely close to being flattened by a crane—if he had taken just a second longer things would have ended very different.
Like opening a Christmas gift only to find it full of socks, we had such high hopes when we first saw this mount that lets you dock your iPhone to your DSLR. But sadly, the Flash Dock is a bit of a disappointment.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station had to rush into two docked Soyuz spaceships as space debris nearly missed their homebase, passing just 250 meters (820 feet) from it. In space, that's a pretty close call.
Astronomers were warning an asteroid (a comet?) was due to swerve closer to Earth than any large object since the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs — in just a few days. They were all set to issue an "emergency email" and start going on television telling people not to panic too much. At the last minute, they…