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Helicopters Can Be Both A Problem... And A Solution

Helicopters Can Be Both A Problem... And A Solution

The magic for a helicopter is the miraculous way it stays in the air. Once you take away the flying part, you end up with a pretty dangerous contraption like this downed Chinese bird! Unbelievably, a tourist is swimming underneath the helicopter as it comes crashing into the Nenjiang River and barely escapes serious injuries. But before you swear off helicopters forever, in the right hands these flying machines are a powerful tool for good and delivering emergency medical care to injured teen adventurers at Hermit Falls. View Now
1,500 Matches Spark New Method For Roasting Marshmallows

1,500 Matches Spark New Method For Roasting Marshmallows

Not all of us are great at starting backyard bonfires to enjoy s'mores and we don't all have the extra time to sit around and watch a marshmallow slowly cook. With this latest method, all you have to do is surround a marshmallow with 1,500 matches, toss in a lit match, and watch the contraption rapidly burn to roast the marshmallow. The whole method lasted about ten seconds, but RodStormTV slowed it down for us to really enjoy the marshmallow roasting in the flames. View Now
Why People Say 'Don't Play With Fire'

Why People Say 'Don't Play With Fire'

At some point in your childhood, we're sure an adult told you not to mess around with fire. Apparently, these people did not get the message. A 12-year-old boy in China strikes a match to light a piece of paper. He then tosses that burning paper into a nearby car, erupting it into flames. The boy says he was just having fun with fire. His parents and the car's owner have since reached an agreement. View Now
Intense Body Cam Footage Shows Heroic Officer Saving Man Trapped In Burning Car

Intense Body Cam Footage Shows Heroic Officer Saving Man Trapped In Burning Car

A terrible accident in Georgia bent the frame of a vehicle, trapping the passenger inside as the SUV went up in flames. Athens-Clarke County Senior Police Officer Dan Whitney responded to the call and quickly used a fire extinguisher and pure strength to bend the door frame back enough to pull the passenger out. The brave officer's help definitely saved this guy, because within minutes the backseat of the vehicle melted.  Senior Officer Whitney is a nominee for the RISE Award from TASER | Axon and PoliceOne to honor outstanding police officers who have risen above the rest. View Now
Forget Dolphins—She's Swimming With Lava!

Forget Dolphins—She's Swimming With Lava!

When you live in a tourist destination like Hawaii, its "travel charm" eventually wears off and you get pretty used to it. For TIME Magazine's Alison Teal, a little water-boiling, lung-burning, molten rock from an active volcano was just what this professional adventurer needed to spice up her routine ocean swim and video-shoot. Hey, she isn't called "The Female Indiana Jones" for nothing! View Now
Only In Russia Is Travel So Electrifying And Explosive

Only In Russia Is Travel So Electrifying And Explosive

We assume a basic safety standard when we travel. Let's be honest, the odds that our train will get hit by lighting or our car will spontaneously explode in bumper-to-bumper traffic are infinitesimally small. Like these crazy videos prove, it seems like Mother Nature had rigged the casino of nature against these bewildered Russian commuters from the very beginning! Thankfully, except for a hurt leg and minor burns, everyone walked away from these freak accidents. View Now
Bizarre Weather Has Scientists Fangirling Hard

Bizarre Weather Has Scientists Fangirling Hard

If you told your friends you'd seen something as crazy as these two weather finds, they'd probably laugh and joke about UFO's and your exaggeration habits. Luckily, these videos prove that even the craziest weather phenomena can be legit. View Now
Daredevil Shot In Throat With Flaming Arrow On Live TV

Daredevil Shot In Throat With Flaming Arrow On Live TV

Making a mistake on national TV is an unfortunate way to learn a lesson. However, these two daredevils learned the hard way. Stuntman Ryan Stock and his partner (and fiancé), AmberLynn Walker, showed up to “America’s Got Talent” to perform some seriously dangerous stunts. After swallowing a sword and dart—the couple prepared for a flaming arrow trick.  View Now
Meet Fireworks' Big Brother—Liquid Iron

Meet Fireworks' Big Brother—Liquid Iron

As if the risk of death, severe burns and lost fingers wasn't appealing enough with your generic firework brands, a New Mexico Highlands University fine arts professor has taken our backyard fun to the next explosive level. We've never felt more patriotic than when Prof. David Lobdell and his students throw hundreds of pounds of glowing molten iron onto this backdrop in a spectacular and violent July 4th-worthy display. View Now
House And Fuel Pump Explode, Suspects Found In Security Camera Footage

House And Fuel Pump Explode, Suspects Found In Security Camera Footage

Security cameras are valuable tools for police, especially in these cases. One camera shows this home in the United Kingdom exploding into flames. In the beginning of the footage, the suspected arsonist is seen carrying two cans of gasoline inside. Meanwhile, at a gas station in Indonesia, fire erupts when one driver pulls away from a fuel station with their vehicle still attached to the pump. Luckily, there are no reports of injuries from this explosion. View Now
There's No Method To These Bad Guys' Madness

There's No Method To These Bad Guys' Madness

It's rare to risk a prison sentence without a really good reason. We're talking paying the bills, revenge, love, whatever. We're having trouble fitting these criminals into a category because their crimes are as pointless and impulsive as they are brutal. Our convenience store thief from New Zealand doesn't demand money but focuses on pummeling the defenseless clerk.  View Now
Firefighter's Helmet Camera Takes You Inside Burning Building

Firefighter's Helmet Camera Takes You Inside Burning Building

This video out of Richmond, California will help you appreciate the dangers first responders face at their jobs each day. The helmet cam video from Richmond Fire Department Captain Marc Lucero with Engine Co. 67 gives us a dramatic look at the inside of an active fire. You can see what it's like when flames spread within a vacant building. This building has burned before, but as firefighters move through the blaze, the fire surrounds them. It's a tense situation to watch, but it makes us all even more thankful for the work first responders do daily. View Now
These Two Tiny Cars Are Danger Magnets

These Two Tiny Cars Are Danger Magnets

Aussie police in Merrylands didn't have to look far for trouble. It arrived at their station house in force in the form of a distraught elderly man behind the wheel of a tiny car filled with propane tanks. Police noticed this explosive combo and were able to rescue the man. This Russian driver was spared a rescue when he narrowly escaped a good crushing beneath a poorly-timed falling tree. View Now
Two Crimes As Odd As They Are Violent

Two Crimes As Odd As They Are Violent

We can't spy into the mind of a criminal when they do the things they do but we can definitely wonder what the HECK they were thinking!   Up first, the arsonist in the UK takes the time to snap a photo of the doomed minivan before he does the dirty deed. Suddenly, he's looking more like a hitman connected to a string of recent arson attacks. The sterile latex gloves gave this second criminal away when he threatens an Aussie shop owner with her own pen. We're just wondering why he didn't think ahead and bring an actual weapon.  View Now
Firefighters Save Woman and Her Dog & Sewage Water Floods Building

Firefighters Save Woman and Her Dog & Sewage Water Floods Building

Two victims were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation after a fire ripped through an apartment building. Firefighters rushed to rescue a woman and her dog from the apartment balcony of a burning building in Vancouver, Canada.  Water came crashing through the wall of this building in Brazil after a sewage plant next door flooded. The water was the treated waste water. The wall collapsed and eleven people were injured in this incident.  View Now
Bystanders Run For Cover When Gas Tanker Explodes

Bystanders Run For Cover When Gas Tanker Explodes

One person died and 17 were injured during this explosion in Tajikistan. Onlookers were observing a gas tanker that had caught fire when the vehicle exploded. The accident was caused by a faulty pump in the truck that was delivering fuel to a gas station.    View Now
Plan For 'Realistic Fire' Goes Horribly Wrong At School Play

Plan For 'Realistic Fire' Goes Horribly Wrong At School Play

A theatre director at a secondary school in Izucar de Matamoros in Mexico's Puebla state was looking for something "realistic" and dramatic when he decided it would be a good idea to have one of his high school-age actors drop a lit match into a cardboard box with other actors crammed inside. This reckless and horrifying inferno sent two actresses stumbling off stage covered in flames and to add insult to injury, insurance companies won't cover the girls' burns because the fire "wasn't accidental."   View Now