Well, not only are we butting heads in space, but it’s getting crowded under the waves, as well.
Many have already heard about the collision of American and Russian satellites over Siberia (and, as my brother-in-law kindly informed us, some Texans are wondering if some debris from that is what has been falling on their heads recently).
However, on February 3 or 4, two nuclear submarines recently collided, as well: one British and one French. On separate and unrelated missions, the British Trident class (specifically, the HMS Vanguard) and French Le Triomphant class submarines — both of which contain both nuclear reactors and nuclear missiles — accidentally smashed into each other in the Atlantic Ocean. Damage occurred to both, though there are no reports of loss of life or radioactive leakage.
Read what details are currently available here: “British, French nuclear submarines collide in Atlantic”; and thanks to Mr. Davis for passing on the news. (UPDATE: AP article here, and FOX news video here.)
Up next: An Australian kangaroo accidentally runs head long into a Chinese panda at the San Diego zoo. Film at 11:00…