38 years ago a group of women who wanted to become firefighters were led by a young lawyer named Brenda Berkman, to storm into the all-male citadel of the FDNY. Before this protest raid, women were not allowed to become firefighters with the FDNY.
Flash-forward to this Saturday, where more than 80 women… More »
Thursday U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) sent out an official notice to calling for new hoverboard safety regulations, after concluding their recent investigation into the popular and dangerous product. Retailers, manufacturers and importers alike will be forced to follow these harsher rules or risk facing civil and criminal penalties. The notice also applies to self-balancing scooters, including single-wheel devices. More »
Weeks after a major anti-abortion demonstration took place at a Washington State Planned Parenthood clinic, a fire broke out early Friday morning. As if they didn’t have enough to deal with.
At no surprise to anyone, the fire has been ruled arson by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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Do you believe in modern heroes? Do you believe in true living, breathing princes? Have you considered the infinite possibilities of beauty that lie within each human being? If you didn’t already, you will after hearing about Californian man Robert Wright!
See, Mr. Wright was in the middle of a 3 a.m. barbecue… More »
If you don’t know who Kina Grannis is, you’ve been missing out. Kina just released her sophomore studio album, Elements, which earned her the #2 spot on iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart (and happens to be a favorite here at The Frisky). Elements, the follow-up to her debut album Stairwells, takes a bold step forward with… More »
“I’m just glad that everyone is safe. And this easily could not have been the case … I will never forget Richard placing his arms around both my children as we were watching the flames, and saying, ‘At the end of the day, what you realize is that all that matters is the people that… More »
Earlier this week, Justin Bieber brought his mom, Pattie Mallette—yes the same one Playboy was desperate to get for a spread—on stage during a show in Berlin. It was her birthday and The Bieb had gotten her a cake. He had the audience sing “Happy Birthday” to her as she blew out the… More »
A pyrotechnic malfunction? Please. Something tells me that a rambunctious Twihard is behind this. Last Friday, the set of the infamous “Harry Potter” wizardry school, Hogwarts, caught fire. Rumors erupted in London tabloids that the whole set was completely destroyed and that precious Daniel Radcliffe was filming when the blaze started. Both of these “facts” More »
Why does it seem like some of the most unbelievable love stories are born out of tragedy? Did you see that documentary “Crazy Love” about the man who poured acid on his girlfriend’s face and then married her years later when he got out of prison? OMFG. Well, this story is just as insanely epic… More »
Talk about revenge gone seriously wrong. A woman in Kuwait was incredibly mad about how her ex-husband treated her. So when she found out he was getting remarried, she decided to set the female-only tent at the wedding on fire by dousing rags in kerosene and lighting them up. (In Kuwait, the men and women… More »
Bringing new meaning to the term “firecrotch,” a 26-year-old Greek woman on the island of Crete poured alcohol on a British tourist’s genitals and set them on fire. The woman alleged that the 23-year-old Brit pulled his pants down, “forcefully fondled” her and requested she touch his penis. She allegedly doused his junk in booze… More »
Most of the time, we hear bad things about brides — they’re dressing their friends in unflattering polyester blends, or freaking out over a misplaced zinnia in a bouquet. But get ready for a bride who’s a real American hero. Last night, Georgette Clemons was leaving her wedding reception when she saw smoke coming from… More »
Shark fin consumption in Singapore more than doubled from 2006 to 2007, largely driven by an increase in wedding celebrations. Shark fin soup is popular at Chinese wedding banquets, where it’s seen as a status symbol. “Shark’s fin is a must at a wedding,” one housewife said. “It is like a birthday cake.” [Sydney Morning… More »