Nothing says freedom quite like launching 10,000 pound bombs from a warship during a trial exercise. But in July 2016, the USS Jackson littoral combat ship did just that off the coast of Florida.
These trials demonstrate the operational survivability of new ships by exposing them to underwater shock. For the USS Jackson, this was the third and final test, which employed a 10,000-pound explosive charge to test its durability.
The explosion was so strong that there were reports of increased seismic activity around the time of the test. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the charge registered as an earthquake of 3.7 magnitude on the Richter scale, about 104 miles east-northeast of Daytona Beach Shores.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."