Three Massive Product Recalls, And The Chilling Circumstances Behind Them

Sometimes product makers get things wrong — and sometimes, they knowingly risk lives for a quick buck. The worst product recalls of recent years will have you thinking twice about going to the store.

Worst Recalls

An average of 30 class I and II recalls occur every week in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Image Source: Pixabay

Developed countries usually have high standards for products available for sale within their borders. Those standards aren’t always followed, however, and sometimes a dangerous product finds its way to market. When that happens, the only way forward, amid a welter of lawsuits, is a product recall.

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Look Out Below: The Bloody History Of Defenestration

Defenestration Of Prague

As a method of execution, throwing someone through a window is a bizarre concept. It’s amazing there’s even a word for it, and yet there is: defenestration. We’ve witnessed it in countless movies — the thrilling opening fight scene in Watchmen, Edward Longshanks hurling his son’s lover through an open window in Braveheart, even the triumphant moment in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves when Friar Tuck pushes the money-laden bishop through the stained glass window of his chapel. But there is a very real, and very weird history behind the practice…

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China’s Wealthy Are Now Buying “Luxury Bottled Air” For $115 A Jar

China Bottled Air

A woman in China buys bottled air from the British countryside for £80, which is around $150. Image Source: YouTube

Pollution has ruined the air in much of China, and is responsible for 1.6 million deaths each year. Throughout large swaths of the country, simply getting a breath of fresh air has become nearly impossible.

Still, many thought it was crazy when a Canadian company started selling bottled, clean air to China late last year. But now, with a new, more upscale packaged air company on the scene, it’s becoming even more clear exactly how much China’s wealthy are willing to pay — and how much the average Chinese person can’t afford to pay — for just a few gulps of clean air.

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33 Panda Facts That Will Make You Fall In Love With Pandas All Over Again

We adore pandas. We make special trips to a small number of select zoos just to see them. They’re the face of the World Wildlife Fund. But how much do we really know about them? We know they eat bamboo, but few people are aware of the rest of their surprising (and bloody) diet. We know they’re black and white, but even the scientists researching them aren’t entirely sure why. We know they’re endangered, but you’d be amazed at the lengths conservationists have gone to, to get them to mate (panda porn, believe it or not, is a thing). Discover more strange but illuminating panda facts below:

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Helpless Blind Newborns

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Tiny Newborn Size

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Not Strict Vegetarians

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Carnivore Vs Herbivore Digestion

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Pseudo Thumb Wrist

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Pliocene Epoch

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Extinction

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Small Conception Window

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Body Suits

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Disguises Cubs

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