Emergencies

Reuters

How a Pothole Repair Crew Helped Land a Plane on a Bronx Highway

Quick thinking repairmen blocked traffic when they noticed a small aircraft in distress.

torbakhopper/Flickr

Soon, the Only Place to Smoke in San Francisco Will Be Alcatraz

Also recently banned: a throat-slitting kite string in India and an Aussie grandma who made $1 million worth of false emergency phone calls.

U.S. Census Bureau

A Month of Emergencies in America, in GIF Form

Mapping where emergencies are happening in the U.S.