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Halifax Explosion

In the early part of the 19th century, the world experienced an economic boom of unprecedented growth referred to as “The Industrial Revolution”. Fuelled by the perfection of the steam engine, everything from manufacturing to transportation on both land and sea became totally redefined. Yet this revolution also brought with it a darker side that emphasized progress at any cost, exacting from some the ultimate price. Death and destruction were reported daily from the battlefields of WW1, but no one expected the largest man-made explosion until Hiroshima to occur in North America. It was in Halifax harbor on December 6, 1917, that a French ship, the Mont Blanc, dangerously overloaded with e

Bad Day HQ debuts on YouTube with Hit TV series

A local television producer is stepping into the online digital marketplace with the launch of Bad Day HQ, a new YouTube channel. Bad Day HQ gives visitors unrestricted access to top-rated television series including Disasters of the Century and to early episodes of the long-running series Crime Stories. BC-based Partners in Motion Inc. is known for producing factual television programs for broadcasters including A&E, History Channel, HBO, TLC and The Discovery Network. For over a decade, their series Disasters of the Century has attracted large television audiences around the world. Disasters of the Century presents stories of deadly natural disasters. The program features in-depth inter

The Hilo Tsunami

The Hilo Tsunami: In an M 9.5 earthquake, the largest recorded in the 20th century, pressure between 2 major convergent plates finally gave way, vibrating all the way to the Earth's core. Several shocks caused the land to sink as much as 7 feet and rise as much as 13 feet in different places. A destructive Tsunami spread up the coast and across the Pacific Ocean at speeds up to 442 miles per hour. The tsunami reached Hawaii in 15 hours killing 61 people and 8 hours later struck the Japanese coast, killing 185 more. A volcano in Chile also became active and erupted. Watch the Hilo Tsunami Now!