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At the time of the collapse, sections of the roof were overloaded by 852 percent. Amazingly, no one was hurt. Rebuilding the coliseum—it reopened two years later and is now the XL Center—cost $75 million, not counting the millions lost by nearby businesses who relied on revenue from basketball and hockey fans. S. Air Force base in Guam. They noticed odd readings coming from three sensors that relay information to the flight computer. Unfortunately, this particular crew hadn’t heard about an “unofficial fix” for the problem: sending a blast of hot air through the system to evaporate any moisture on the sensors.

Herbert signed the contract and hoped no one would notice. Chase caught the mistake before his first day. ” The judge disagreed, saying that Herbert’s claim was “a gross exaggeration,” and in the end, Herbert got nothing. WEIRD WAYS TO DIE Blowin’ in the wind. A Nebraska woman was killed by Taco Bell. Not the food, but the sign. She parked her pickup truck in the restaurant’s lot after arranging to meet someone who was going to buy her two dogs (which were in the back seat of the pickup). ” While she was waiting for the buyer, a strong gust of wind blew the sign over; it landed directly on the cab of the pickup, killing the woman.

Lines was having trouble paying its debts. Especially worrisome was the $93 million it owed to Prudential Insurance. S. Lines’ fleet of cargo ships, which included some of the largest ships on earth. S. Lines went bankrupt that anyone noticed a problem with the paperwork. The loan should have been $92,885,000, but someone had written it as only $92,885. S. Lines after selling off five of the cargo ships. • In 2010 JP Morgan Chase offered currency trader Kai Herbert a job in South Africa. 4 million rand (about $320,000) per year, but things got even better for Herbert when someone flubbed his contract and wrote his salary as 24 million rand.

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