5,000-pound tree crashes on sleeping woman’s bed; she’s injured, but no bone fractures



Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 4:52 PM – A 20-year-old college student from Long Island, New York is counting her blessings after a 5,000-pound tree crashed through her ceiling and landed on her bed while she was sleeping in it. Authorities say Stephanie Epstein wasn’t crushed to death because she was lying on her side at the time of impact.

It took rescue crews five hours to cut Epstein free.

Epstein, who is on summer break from SUNY Binghampton University, suffered multiple injuries but no broken bones.

She is currently being treated at a local hospital, where she is in stable condition.

‘Butt dials’ are not private, U.S. court rules


Here’s another reason to make sure your phone is locked when you aren’t using it: an inadvertent “butt dial” at the worst time could land you in court.

A U.S. court of appeals ruled this week that an executive effectively forfeited his privacy when he inadvertently called his assistant who overheard a conversation about inter-office politics.

‘Fowling’ warehouse in Detroit suburb combines football, bowling

Interesting; they should call it ‘footbowling’, though.

A Detroit-area entrepreneur believes he has scored a touchdown with his new business idea. Or thrown a strike.

Actually, it’s both.

Chris Hutt owns the Fowling Warehouse, a 34,000-square-foot repurposed industrial site in Hamtramck that’s devoted to a football/bowling hybrid sport — fowling — he and some buddies invented while tailgating years ago at the Indianapolis 500.

The facility features 20 lanes, where players or teams try to be the first to knock down all 10 of their opponents’ bowling pins by tossing a single football from a distance of up to 48 feet.

The game is not complicated, Hutt said, but it’s not easy, either. In the Fowling Warehouse’s first six months of operation, only 29 strikes had been thrown over 100,000-plus games.

There’s another quick way to end a fowling match: A unique shot called a Bonk, which occurs when a player knocks the middle pin — and only the middle pin — off the board on the first throw. The other nine pins must remain standing.