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Cops: Guy Had His Legs Amputated in Insurance Scam

Taiwanese pair claimed cold temperatures caused frostbite requiring amputation; investigators say it was dry ice

(Newser) - An alleged plot between friends to collect a more than $1 million insurance payout failed, leaving the pair no better for having frozen one man's legs to the point of requiring amputation, prosecutors say. Indeed, the two Taiwanese college students, identified as Zhang and Liao, both 23, are now...

Why Demand for Dry Ice Is Soaring
Why Demand for
Dry Ice Is Soaring

Why Demand for Dry Ice Is Soaring

Pfizer vaccine needs to be store at ultracold temperature

(Newser) - Demand for dry ice is off the charts—and it's not because of a resurgence in heavy metal concerts. Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, which could receive emergency use authorization from the FDA within days , needs to be stored at -112 degrees Fahrenheit to be effective. That temperature...

Cooling Off Pool With Dry Ice Results in 3 Deaths at Party

Husband of Russian Instagram influencer is among the victims

(Newser) - Guests at a birthday party Friday for an Instagram influencer said the sauna was too hot and wanted to jump into the swimming pool to cool off. So dry ice was dumped into the Moscow pool to make the water colder. Immediately after jumping in, the people in the water...

He Had Dry Ice in His Car for Work. It Likely Killed His Mom

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department describes it as 'horrific accident'

(Newser) - A Washington man's new car may have contributed to his mother's death in the oddest of ways. The News Tribune reports the 51-year-old Tacoma-area man woke at 4am Friday to get ready for work and discovered his wife hadn't returned from taking his 77-year-old mother home the...

Scientists Explain 'Scratch Marks' on Mars

Scientists Explain
'Scratch Marks' on Mars

Scientists Explain 'Scratch Marks' on Mars

Levitating dry ice causes deep gullies: scientists

(Newser) - No, a giant cat has not been clawing at the surface of Mars, though it might look like that. According to scientists, "scratch marks" or linear gullies on the Martian plains of Hellas Planitia were caused not by life forms but by dry ice—in fact, levitating dry ice....

EPA Tells Cities to Stop Killing Rats With Dry Ice

'This is not necessarily one of those logical things'

(Newser) - Killing urban rats with dry ice is a cheap, effective, and non-toxic method of pest control, authorities say—but the Environmental Protection Agency wants it to stop. The EPA has informed authorities in cities including New York, Chicago, and Boston that the method is illegal under federal law because...

Urban Rats Have a Deadly New Enemy
Urban Rats Have a
Deadly New Enemy

Urban Rats Have a Deadly New Enemy

3 major US cities are using dry ice to combat their rodent problems

(Newser) - Rats have a deadly new enemy, and and isn't cats with tiny knives strapped to their paws. USA Today reports three major US cities are combating their rodent problem with dry ice. It works like this: Pieces of dry ice are dropped into rat burrows in city parks, then...

Baggage Handler Busted in LAX Dry Ice Bombings

Cops suspect worker was angered by labor dispute

(Newser) - A baggage handler has been arrested following a police investigation into two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport. Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee of ground handling company Servisair, was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft and he is being held on $1 million bail....

Things Get Weirder at LAX: More Dry Ice Bombs Found

One exploded last night

(Newser) - A dry ice bomb exploded at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night—and yesterday, three similar bombs were found, including another one that exploded last night, the LA Times reports. The first bomb was placed in a restroom the public cannot access, and the devices found yesterday were also in...

Disneyland Vendor Arrested in Dry-Ice Blast at Park

22-year-old accused of setting off explosion in Toontown

(Newser) - Police have arrested one of Disneyland's own employees after yesterday's dry-ice explosion in the Toontown section of the park, reports the Los Angeles Times . Christian Barnes, a 22-year-old vendor who sold soda and water from a cart, is being held on $1 million bond. Police say he filled...

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