A ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank in the Yellow Sea last night off the coast of South Korea. Rescue efforts are still underway and a diving team crew of 200 people has been working tirelessly since last night to find survivors. So far, 174 people have been rescued and four have died because of the accident. The death toll is expected to rise, with temperatures of the Yellow Sea put at 50ºF, leaving only about three hours of survival time in the cold waters. Almost 300 people aboard the ferry remain unaccounted for. Most of those rescued alive have been taken to the hospital, only suffering minor injuries.
Many aboard the ship were high schoolers from a suburb in Seoul taking a four day field trip to Jeju Island. The ferry was reportedly re-routed to make up lost time due to fog. The ship’s active captain had taken that day off, leaving a replacement captain at the helm. Most reports of the accident say that witnesses heard an impact before the ship began to sink.
An official for the ferry company, Kim Young-boong, issued an apology to the victims and their families. “I would like to say sorry to the passengers, which include a number of students and their parents, and promise that our company will do its best to minimise loss of life. We are sorry.”
The cause of the accident will be determined after rescue operations have stopped. More information on the story can be found here.
A few days ago, Jenny McCarthy wrote this op-ed piece for the Sun Times essentially saying that vaccinations were a grey area and that she didn’t feel one way or the other about it. So, she took back everything she’s said up until this point about vaccinations. “I am not ‘anti-vaccine.’ This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted.” Yeah, okay, Jenny McCarthy.
Now, Megyn Kelly and Dana Loesch essentially take McCarthy to school on her flip-flopping position. The most laughable line, though? “You’re entitled to your own opinion but you’re not entitled to your own set of facts.” Haha, yeah, okay FOX News.
That’s what you get.
A medic in the army disposes a right proper rap for some instructions on how to care for a cast. Of course, the little girl looks embarrassed (as they are wont to do) and the mother is absolutely delighted by all of it (as they are also wont to do), so all in all, this is a win for everyone involved. Including the internet, which gets to experience the fruits of everyone’s labor and misfortune at no cost.
Winter is never going to end, apparently and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is none too pleased about it.
What he doesn’t know, however, is that the Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this summer is going to be one of the most brutal, hot, and humid summers the US has experienced. So be happy about that snow, dude. Because Summer is coming and it sounds horrible.