Some poor beleaguered souls working at a 7-Eleven in Oregon were just trying to serve up some Big Gulps and hot dogs when their microwave suddenly exploded. They called the cops, and when the proper authorities checked out the situation, they didn't find a bomb. Instead, they say it contained a urine sample.
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Video: Driver Simon Li was in the right place, at the right time, for his vehicle's dashcam to capture what looks like a terrifying and deadly crash of a Piper PA32 single-engine aeroplane. But it turns out both the plane's pilot and passenger were able to climb out of the plane's wreckage and walk away afterwards, with no other reported injuries.
Wow, here's an absolutely stunning picture of a waterfall in Silver Falls, Oregon taken by photographer Jarred Decker. Only at first glance the picture doesn't even look like a shot of a waterfall. It looks more like you're peering into the soul of Godzilla.
When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to move to the state until 1926. Oregon's founding is part of the forgotten history of racism in the American west.
Data centres are power-hungry, and Facebook's Oregon centre in Crook County is no exception, using 28MW. While that's fairly standard, it has doubled the power use of the county.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the bush. Walking. Bushwalking, I guess you'd call it. But back in those days, all you had was a map and compass and maybe – if you were lucky – some skill in using the two. These days, there are gadgets like the new Garmin Dakota and Oregon 550 to help you work out which way is north...