Category Archive: Safety

Jun 13 2014

Volkswagen’s Anti Texting-While-Driving PSA Trolls Moviegoers

We all know that texting while driving is dangerous but a lot of us do it anyway. We do it because 99.9% of the time we’re going to get away with it with no problems. But what about that other time? That’s when you get dead. The car company ran an interactive PSA called “Eyes …

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Jun 11 2014

It’s Called a Turn Signal Idiot: Truck Pushes Car for Half a Mile After Crash

We’ve all heard about how long it takes to stop vehicles like trains and semi-trucks when there is an accident, but what happens when the driver is a new kind of moron and doesn’t even realize he’s crashed. Apparently pushing a car down the road sideways for half a mile is what happens. The accident …

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Jun 10 2014

Never Go Outside Again: Lightning Destroying a Tree

As we all well know going outside is rarely a good idea and is an activity best left to professionals. Here’s a good example of why that is. Here’s some surveillance camera footage from the  Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. As you can see the tree in the background is struck by …

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May 30 2014

Crapping Down Both Legs: Glass Floor of 103rd Floor Observation Deck Cracks

On the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago there are a group of 4 observation boxes called skydecks. These skydecks are made entirely of glass and they stick out of the building over nothing but a 1300 foot drop. Luckily that glass is safe an unbreakable according to Willis Tower staff. At least …

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May 23 2014

Save Me! Save Me!: Mother Bear Pulls Cub off the Road

What do you do when you’re a mother bear and you find yourself in Kootenay National Park in Canada? You call me immediately because I would love to meet a bear who can read. What do you do when one of your cubs is stuck on the traffic side of a K-Rail in the park? …

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May 16 2014

hlp Im bn murdered: You can now Text 911

Good news for those people who are deaf or being held hostage by a masked man with Volcan-like hearing. You can now text 911 for help. Unfortunately this only applies to some states and some counties within those states right now. The ones with the extra man power and the call center personnel who are …

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May 14 2014

Multiple Choice: Who Does Your Automatic Car Hit

Picture this, you’re driving along in your robotic car and the front tire blows. The first thing you do is spill coffee on yourself and drop the Game Boy you’ve been playing with and now you’re probably going to die. You just knew it was going to be one of those days. Whether or not …

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Apr 23 2014

That was Close: Senator Nearly Hit by Train During Saftey Talk

If you ever needed someone to do something dumb you need look no further than your closest politician. Case in point… United States Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was nearly struck by a speeding train during a press conference on Friday — at a conference about commuter safety, no less. The conference, which was held on …

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Apr 14 2014

For Added Protection: Shield Fire Extinguisher

What is the biggest problem with fire extinguishers. I mean besides stupid people who can’t figure out how to use them. They are the biggest problem with all products. If your answer is “the fire itself” then you guessed where I’m going with this. Because fires are hot and household fires tends to burn things like …

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Apr 11 2014

Okay, That’s Cool: Landrover’s New “Transparent Bonnet”

Landrover is currently working on a new idea that will display an augmented reality heads up display on the windshield to show the ground under your vehicle and the placement of your wheels. I know, you’re wondering in what case that would ever be useful. It’s like a glass bottom car, who cares what the …

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