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History's Worst Airship Disaster Remembered

... and it wasn't the Hindenburg

(Newser) - The 1937 Hindenburg explosion is history's most famous airship disaster, but a bigger, deadlier, and earlier one involved an American craft that will be commemorated this week, the AP finds. On April 4, 1933, the US Navy's 785-foot USS Akron airship plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a... More »

Hindenburg Mystery Finally Put to Rest

76 years later, experts say static electricity was to blame

(Newser) - A 21st-century team of researchers has solved an enduring 20th-century mystery: What sparked the fire that caused the Hindenburg to explode and plummet to the ground? Static electricity, asserts the British-US team, which tested a number of the theories that have been floated for the last 76 years on 79-foot... More »

'Hindenburg Omen' Sees Stock Market Crash

Skeptics say it's just alarmist thinking (or drinking)

(Newser) - Uh-oh. The Hindenburg Omen—a technical indicator that crunches Wall Street numbers—thinks the stock market is headed for some kind of meltdown next month, reports the Wall Street Journal . But take it with a grain of salt. The Journal tempers the doom with quote up high from an industry... More »

Want a Beer From the Hindenburg? $8K, Please

Burnt, undrinkable 1937 bottle could be most expensive ever sold

(Newser) - “You wouldn't want to drink it,” the auctioneer tells the BBC . “It is probably quite putrid to taste.” And yet, if the bottle of beer sells as expected, it will be the most expensive ever bought. Why? It’s a Lowenbrau rescued from the smoldering ruins... More »

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