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NBA Finals Causes Lockdown at Cook County Jail
It wasn't due to an escape, or even an escape attempt. It wasn't because of a riot or a massive fight in the cafeteria, either. The Cook County Jail recently experienced a lockdown because of the NBA Finals. It seems that over 300 guards (317, to be exact) called in "sick"…
Referee and Trainer Brawl During Hockey Game
In hockey, there's nothing new about a fight breaking out. It happens all the time. To be fair, it's almost always player against player (and sometimes the crowd is part of the mix). The key words being "almost always."
For the exception, we head to a Junior A game in Lond…
Dramatic Helicopter Rescue at Ski Resort
As anyone who listens to the Riley and Scot Show knows, we are big fans and admirers of first responders. Those men and women who run (or, in this case, fly) toward dangerous situations, no matter the time, day, or weather, deserve our endless respect and support...
Steakhouse Protesters Fail to Inspire Patrons
Regardless of where you stand on the issue of meat consumption (vegan or vegetarian, rare or medium-well), you may agree after watching the video below that this was not what one would call a successful protest. By successful, I mean the protesters hoped that the people whose dinner was disrupted wo…
This Will Probably Make Your Hands Sweat
Are you familiar with "slacklining?" I'll admit that up until this morning, I wasn't. But, now that we've got a potential new world record, and some crazy video of the attempt, I've become familiar enough with it to tell you there's absolutely no way I&apos…
3 Hour Canadian Tornado Might be World’s Longest
(Warning, some language is NSFW)
You might be looking at a record-setting tornado. The huge tornado that ripped through Manitoba on Monday was on the ground for almost 3 hours, and miraculously, no one was killed.
From USA Today:
The longest tornado recorded is the infamous Tri-State tor…
Canadian Man Wins Lottery After Being Struck By Lightning
It's often said your odds of being struck by lightning are better than winning the lottery. But now we know the odds of having BOTH happen in a lifetime.
Peter McCathie of Canada survived being hit by lightning when he was a teenager and now he's won a $1 million prize in the lottery...

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