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.
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
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
This scary video out of New York City shows a little girl climbing around on a fire escape. The man filming the video got the girls attention just before she crawled back inside her apartment. You can even see the girl climbing the stairs. It doesn't appear that the girl was injured. View Now
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
Three fires are raging in California, burning homes, forcing residents to evacuate and causing power outages.
The Blue Cut Fire in the Cajun Pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains is rapidly burning. Student journalist Lauren Pak captured the fire spreading outside her car window.
Fire spreading right off Cajon Pass. #BlueCutFirepic.twitter.com/1UEenZYICUView Now
If there's ever a place that makes us feel religious, it's at the so-called "Mouth of Hell" at the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua. This massive 1,500° Fahrenheit lake of molten rock as deep as the Empire State Building is high is a huge threat to the millions of Nicaraguans. View Now
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There's always a question of what to take with you when a fire starts. A resident at a Silver Spring apartment complex in Maryland grabbed a camera and captured a major fire happening in the building next to his after smelling smoke. View Now
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
If your car breaks down and starts smoking, try to avoid parking near a dry wheat field. Alex Knappenberger bought a white Buick Rendezvous at an auction and drove it less than a mile before the car broke down and caught on fire. When Alex pulled over, he initially thought he was parking in an empty field, but he was actually in someone's wheat farm. View Now
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Anyone who appreciates expensive kitchen gear will wince when they see what happens to these measuring cups. The Slo Mo Guys Gav and Dan decided to ignore the warning labels on these Pyrex glass measuring cups in the name of science. They wanted to simulate heating the glass measuring cups on a stovetop and then adding cold water to demonstrate the effects of thermal shock. View Now
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
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.
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."
Making a fire from what you can find in nature is an important survival skill for anyone. Kap from the Polynesian Cultural Center teaches you how to make fire by rubbing sticks together. He rubs together two widdled down pieces of hibiscus to spark the fire, applies the small amber to his kindling, and gently blows until the smoke turns into a fire. View Now