What Is an “Event”?

My Insurance Law prof started the semester on a light note; we began by discussing how insurance companies should characterize Sept. 11.  Coverage turns on the definition of “event”: Was the towers’ collapse one event, or two?

Anyway, this XKCD reflects a bit drier humor considering how much actually turns on that question of whether we’re talking about two simultaneous devastating events, or just one:

Semicontrolled Demolition

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