It turns out that some gripping movie scenes have come close to being the last moments of life for the actors. No matter how much actors prepare for a stunt, stunts always have a chance of going horrifically wrong. Isla Fisher almost drowned while filming a water tank escape scene in “Now You See Me”; the prop shackles she was in became entangled and the diver who was supposed to bring her oxygen was too far away.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here