This Day in Failure, February 08


Another day in Failure.  

2007: Canadian pairs figure skater Jessica Dube is struck in the face—mid-spin—by partner Bryce Davison’s skate while competing at the Four Continents Ice Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It takes 80 stitches to close the deep four-inch gash, yet Dube is back on the ice less than two weeks later.

1993: General Motors sues NBC, alleging that the network’s Dateline show had rigged crash tests of its pickup trucks. In a 1992 broadcast, Dateline claimed that the C/K pickup truck and its side-mounted fuel tanks were prone to catching fire after crashes.