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Reality Check Recap: July 28th, 2014

 
Posted Monday, July 28th 2014 @ 10am

Officials are still trying to retrieve remains and information from the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, but it’s not going well. There’s so much fighting going on that Dutch and Australian officials, who were scheduled to visit the site, couldn’t get near it.

newday.blogs.cnn.com

The next time we see LeBron James in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, he’ll be wearing his old number once again: -23- after spending the last four years in #6 for Miami Heat.

sun-sentinel.com

A cable snapped at a swing ride at Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park. It happened on the 10-foot tall Skyhawk, which swings 40 passengers around at up to 60mph as high as 125 feet. A cable connecting one of the carriages broke and hit two passengers. They’re ok, but the ride is currently closed.

gizmodo.com

A 20-year-old man is dead and another critically injured after a rare lightning storm struck California's Venice Beach yesterday. A bolt of lightning hit the water and the electrical current then traveled, hitting swimmers and surfers. Police say 13 people had been evaluated at the scene and eight were hospitalized. The man who died had been swimming and went missing after the lightning strike, and was then pulled from the water about an hour-and-a-half later.

nbclosangeles.com/

A car plowed through a crowd during the "Zombie Walk" near Comic-Con over the weekend. Witnesses surrounded a woman who suffered a broken arm until medics arrived to help. Some witnesses claim that the driver “got tired of waiting and just drilled through the walkers,” but others are saying that people started surrounding his car with his family inside and began jumping on the vehicle. Police are still investigating to determine whether any charges will be filed against the driver.

10news.com

Today is Eid, so for all of our Muslim friends out there, happy Eid and I hope you enjoyed breaking the fast today.

en.wikipedia.org

And one-third of people can’t read a map. According to Garmin, one-in-ten people admit they are heavily reliant on a navigation system that does the work for them, even using it for journeys they make often. Now, one-third of us say we’ve lost the ability to read a map completely.

dailymail.co.uk

And Game of Thrones emojis are on their way! Seinfeld emojis are already available; they’re not part of your keyboard but can be downloaded from an app and made into screenshots. The Game of Thrones emojis will be the same. They’re not available yet but reportedly will be soon.

deathandtaxesmag.com

And if you visit Times Square, stay away from those creepy people dressed up as super heroes. Here’s one reason why: Spider-Man punched a cop. A police officer asked a man dressed as Spider-Man in Times Square for some identification because he had charged a woman $5 for a picture, instead of the usual dollar, then put his hands on her. The 25-year-old man refused to show ID, so the cop moved to arrest him. Spider-Man apparently did like that and punched the cop in the face. He was arrested from there while the cop went to the hospital to get checked out.

ap.org

Want to own a chair that feels like human skin? Thanks to British designer Gigi Barker, you can. She has created a line of furniture that feels like human skin and is shaped in squishy blobs. The furniture is actually made of a sort of leather and is even made with human pheromones and aftershave. Barker's best audience for these pieces has been kids. She said, quote, "Without any of the hang ups we later develop, [children] are free to truly explore and interact with the work.” Want one? The "skin stool" will set you back about $750 and "skin chair" costs a little over $2,550.

wired.co.uk

And this is every parent’s nightmare: A three-year-old in Oregon drove his aunt’s Jeep into a house and then walked home to watch cartoons. The toddler was being watched by a 22-year-old relative. He managed to get out of the house, into his aunt’s Jeep, and knock it out of gear. He rode the car down the street, through an intersection, up over a curb, through a yard and into a house. Then the toddler then jumped out of the car, wearing only a diaper, and ran back to his house. Police found him watching cartoons like "nothing had happened."

kptv.com

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