Category: Accidents

Apr 24 2014

That’s what you get: Old Guy gets hit by Train Only Loses a Shoe

When you’re hobbling down the road of life and you come to a railroad crossing with the guard arms down how many ducks are in the winter? HA, that totally turned into a religious question. A 77-year-old guy in Rájec-Jestřebí, Czech Republic decided that “while the guard arms are down” is an okay time to …

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Apr 11 2014

That’s What You Get: Impatient Driver Gets Stuck in Wet Concrete

When you’re stuck in traffic and you notice a clear road off to the side that obviously gets you around the goat-roper slowing things up ahead of you you’d take it right? Well, first you’d be suspicious and check to see why the obviously better path is empty. When you see that it is newly …

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Mar 14 2014

Road Closed to Search for Man’s Missing Penis

There’s a title I never thought I’d get to write. Police in Middlesborough, Cleveland, England closed a busy road yesterday to search for an injured man’s severed penis. Or at least that’s how the story goes. A busy dual carriageway had to be closed by police as they searched for the severed penis of man …

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Mar 11 2014

Makes for a Bad Day: Plane Hits Parachuter

A couple of days ago timelines synchronized and flight plans crossed in Polk County, Florida. 87-year-old pilot Shannon Trembley was doing takeoff and landing maneuvers and 49-year-old John Frost was falling from the sky trailing a pig piece of fabric when the wing of Trembley’s plane caught Frost’s parachute. Luckily for us a there was …

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Mar 07 2014

The Human Drum Machine: Drummer’s Robotic Prosthesis

Two years ago, as he was cleaning an air vent hood at work, Jason Barnes was struck by a freak jolt of electricity. The accident wasn’t fatal, but he did end up losing part of his right arm. An aspiring drummer, Barnes was thunderstruck. He refused to give up, cobbling together his own make-shift drumming …

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Feb 26 2014

Didn’t See that Coming: Crystal Ball Starts House Fire

What is the last thing you want to hear while you try to take an afternoon nap. For me it’s a smoke detector. I get to nap rarely enough that when I finally do lie down I think I would rather burn to death than have a smoke detector go off and wake me up. …

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Jan 31 2014

Stay in School: Or You’ll Die

In what has to be the most disturbing Public Service Announcement since the London DOT did the face crashing through the bathroom mirror joke, the Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia created this horrifying view into what will happen to you if you decide to skip school. Usually playing hooky only ends with and …

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Jan 27 2014

Seeing Stars: Injury Can Cause Star-Shaped Cataracts

Retroactive warning: Uncanny closeup picture of eyeballs. In news that left me both disturbed and intrigued I just learned that a serious injury can leave you with star-shaped cataracts. It’s happened several times now. Most notably in the cases of an electrician who was fried with 14000 volts and lived and an Austrian man who …

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Dec 26 2013

Let the Countdown Begin: People Getting Things Stuck In Themselves

People are idiots, if you don’t believe me give them a year to prove it to you and they’ll prove it every single day. Today’s examination of how stupid people can be comes from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and their searchable database of emergency room visits around the country. In the past year …

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Dec 09 2013

Makes for a Bad Day: Base Jumper Hits the Cliff

When you are a base jumper, you are secretly a very careful person. You check the weather, you check and recheck your equipment, you check your underpants before and after each jump. You have to do this all because God, nature, and everyone watching is quietly hoping that you fail in some horrific way. Everyone …

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