Category Archive: Safety

Mar 21 2014

Sealed for Freshness: Vietnamese Children Ford River in a Plastic Bag

No that’s not a CCTV image of a serial murder in progress. What is is is cell phone footage of a man in Vietnam loading a preschool child into a big plastic bag and floating them across a flooded river so that they can get to school without messing up their school uniform. This particular …

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Mar 14 2014

Scientific Fact: The 5 Second Rule

A research team at Aston University in England were recently bored and looking to spend some grant money. If you’re not a regular reader you don’t know that this usually results in the study of subjects that probably don’t need studying. This time around they decided to study the 5-second rule (also known as the …

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Mar 05 2014

Want: Street Legal Batman Tumbler

If you’ve got a million dollars taking up floor space then I have a deal for you. Here’s a street-legal version of Batman’s Tumbler that you can buy for me. This concept vehicle features an LS1 motor with a custom built frame, chassis and drive line. It has an automatic transmission, dually rear end featuring …

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Mar 03 2014

Burning Alcohol Looks like a Brain

There is probably some cosmic joke behind this but it turns out that a plume of burning alcohol vapor looks a lot like a human brain. This could probably be used in one of those anti drug and alcohol commercials but you’ll have to talk to the guys in marketing to get more details on …

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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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Feb 26 2014

Run Away: Grandfather Pulls the Pin of a Grenade While Treasure Hunting

This is John Hill, 67, of Scotland and his 3 grandsons. John is one of those people who belong to a Metal Detecting Club, because apparently there isn’t anything else to do in Scotland. Recently while out treasure hunting on the banks of a local canal John discovered what he hoped was an ancient ring. …

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Feb 10 2014

Just in Case: Tokyo Zoo Practices for Gorilla Escape

In an effort to be good boy scouts and be prepared for any situation the Tokyo Zoo ran a drill recently to prepare them for the situation in which a gorilla escapes following an earthquake. Seems like an oddly specific drill, but one that I would have paid to see. It came down to a …

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Feb 04 2014

Time to Move: Sinkhole Swallows Family’s Car

Mother Nature is at it again trying to kill people, or possibly just protesting the ownership of an ugly car. This time it’s in Buckinghamshire, England. So you know Nature, it’s not nice to judge people by the car they own. If we had the means we’d all be driving hovercraft but that’s just not …

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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 23 2014

Safety Last: Russian Kid Hanging Off Tall Structures

Russian Youtuber and crazy person MustangWanted wants a Mustang and he’ll do anything to get it lives in Russia, where apparently it’s a national pass time to be insane. his version of insane takes the form on hanging off of tall structures like buildings, cranes, antennas, and bridges. You know the same kind of stuff …

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