Lots of people think that Major League Baseball's spring training is just sunshine, fans, food, fun, and games. And, for the most part, they're right. Having taken groups of Rockford listeners to Mesa, Arizona, for Cubs spring training, I remember our biggest worries being sunburn, over-indulgence, and/or missing the bus back to the hotel.
Tuesday night was not a good night to be outside for a stroll (or any other reason) in Gilbert Arizona. Thousands of bees swarmed a neighborhood there, stinging anyone and anything that they encountered, including a firefighter who took 40-50 stings after the bees got inside his protective clothing (I'm thinking this guy is due a refund at the very least):
That's a pretty bad situation, but it pal
After reports of twin shark attacks off the shore of North Carolina, some are asking the Jaws-esque question, "Is it safe to go into the water?"
Christopher Ingraham of the Washington Post crunched the numbers and says...yes, it is, at least compared to other potentially deadly animals:
If we want to properly contextualize shark attacks, we need to compare sharks to their peers -- bears