We're a couple days late on this, but our crack reporters were out for the weekend. Before we present you with the latest in media hysteria, let us remind you that you have a better chance of winning the lottery than being eaten by a shark. Though, perhaps swimming in the same general vicinity where this poor guy was chomped, might not be the best idea. Continuing with the lottery analogy, guy was just unlucky to win the wrong one. Read about the fatal shark atack in San Diego last Friday.
That sucks: An American was killed after he rolled off a road known as the "Highway of Death" in Bolivia this weekend. The road actually got its name over the years from the hundreds of people killed when the buses they were riding in rolled off the cliffs lining the road.
Kenneth Mitchell died Saturday after tumbling from his rented bicycle and falling down a 60-meter (200-foot) cliff, said Alistair Matthew, founder of Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, the La Paz-based outfitter which led Mitchell's trip.
Mitchell is the 12th cyclist to die on the road in the last decade.
The cause of the accident was unknown. Mitchell's bike, left behind at the cliff's edge, was still in perfect working order, Matthew said.
Not exactly a good advertisement for the outfitter he was riding with, which, if you didn't notice, is named Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking.
Some of us at GOBlog have certain ideas about snowmobiles and those who choose to operate them. I'm not saying anything, but this guy who fell into Mount St. Helens on Saturday? Snowmobiler. As I have been known to say before, sometimes this blog writes itself.
When a 43-year-old Kansas man hit a tree and died at Keystone Resort on Sunday, Colorado recorded its 16th resort skier death this season, tying a record. From the full list, five of the deceased were from Colorado, four of the deaths occurred at Keystone, and all but two of the skiers were men. A grim reminder that even with ski patrols, avalanche control and other safety precautions, resort skiing is still dangerous.