If you're born to hang you won't drown... er, fall from the sky.
Long story short, it wasn't lucky Scott Freemantle's last day on the earth when he attempted an ill-advised skydiving stunt at a startlingly low altitude (850 feet and only seconds above the ground). Until the final seconds of the video, it seems poor tangled Scott will have a premature rendezvous with the earth.
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.
When life throws its worst at us, we hope the people we trust and love most will be there to support and encourage us. In this ridiculous accident where a Russian woman gets stuck in a hollow tree, her laughing and Snapchatting friends might have enjoyed her bizarre situation a little too much, we think.
And then Mr. Lumberjack shows up and scares the living daylights out of us when he attempts a risky rescue of this good-natured damsel in distress.
Goodbye, cheese-to-chip rationing!
Turns out, if you've ever tried combining nacho chips and cheese, you've probably done it wrong. These nachos from FOODBEAST set the new standard for deep-fried food porn. As in, we've already made them and we're never looking back.
The need for speed and flight is in the blood of any pilot. Heck, we've already got a patron superhero for these guys—Iron Man!
The truth is, you're settling for second-best to any plane because XDubai has developed a working jetwing that'll leave you carving up the clouds in jaw-dropping stunts with the likes of jetmen Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet. View Now
Some Nigerian doctors claimed 19-year-old Rahma Haruna was cursed when her limbs stopped developing as an infant. But almost two decades and a small fortune in research later, we love how Rahma and her caring family are so happy. Although she spends most of her day in the small bucket, her wheelchair allows her to get around in her village. Rahma lives a positive and fulfilling life and shows an inspiring knack for business entrepreneurship.
It's safe to say we're ABSOLUTELY #teamrahma.
Broken windshield wipers during a violent downpour can make a driver's life miserable.
When this Indian bus driver in a pickle looked around he didn't see a problem, just LOTS of string and strong arms! This hilarious windshield wiper DIY hack is probably something we would not have thought of but we've gotta applaud the ingenuity of this driver and the good humor of the new official windshield wiper-man. He seems to be enjoying his new role and we HOPE he got a free ride for his trouble.
Just when scientists start to think they understand the planet, bizarre, unexplainable events "pop up" to humble them... sometimes literally! These "bubbles" on the Siberian tundra are formed when melting permafrost releases massive amounts of CO2 and methane. Scientists are alarmed because, as its name leads us to believe, permafrost NEVER normally melts.
We're treated to an unusual "twist" on a common sight when a swirling dust devil hits a field of freshly cut hay in the UK. View Now
We've always thought Darts are a pretty extreme game. To land a single bullseye you need muscle control, hand-eye coordination and a little pinch of fairy dust. Most of the time it's just "try not to hit the wall"! View Now
Where Darrick Thomson is, KhamLha his elephant big sister can't be far behind!
This odd but heartwarming friendship, first shared by ElephantNews, started when Darrick began volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand and met the infant elephant. From that time forward, the two were INSEPARABLE! KhamLha's now a teenager (in elephant years), but she still coddles and leads Darrick around like momma elephants usually parent their youngsters.
Where do we sign up?
Our moms always told us that if you help any kind of baby wild animal, it'll have "people smell" on it and its mom will reject it. Fortunately, this untrue urban myth (sorry, Mom!) doesn't stop these Lake Buchanan boaters in Texas from intervening when they see two tiny fawns struggling to keep up with their mom in the middle of the lake.
Don't worry, there's a fairy-tale ending to this family drama!
They say to really understand someone, you need to a walk a mile in their shoes.
Dutch luxury lingerie company PrimaDonna put their own spin on this principle when they created International E-Cup Day. Now, one day every year, every male employee from stockman to CEO straps an E-Cup
on their chest to understand the daily discomfort the main demographic--women--live with daily.
Let's just say the AHA!-moments are pretty darn enlightening and entertaining.
RightThisMinute viewers have shared countless heartwarming military homecomings and proposals, but we've only seen a few that combine these two awesome genres better than this romantic couple. We think our hearts grew a size!
Tucker was deployed for five months but returned early to plan an elaborate scavenger hunt that takes his girlfriend Brittany to every milestone location in their relationship. The notes and roses eventually lead to the garden where Tucker waits... heart in hand and the question ready. View Now
Let's be honest, the only time we appreciate traffic lights is when we see green. Thanks to a groundbreaking top-to-bottom redesign of traffic systems in the Dutch town of 's-Hertogenbosch, it might be ALL you see. Using complex algorithms and weight sensors on every street, traffic signals can now track literally every vehicle on the road and adjust to accommodate the EXACT flows of traffic. View Now
We don't know how these guys get up again after their bodies take this battering. Proof, I guess, that we humans are a pretty hardy species.
I's whispered our first indestructible man might have attempted this dramatic fall ON PURPOSE to jump-start his daredevil career in the Kazakhstani city of Almaty. On the contrary, this Ukrainian superman could've skipped this completely avoidable Terminator flashback if he'd just paid the darn bus fare!
Racing video games like the Need For Speed franchise or even those Fast and the Furious arcade games oversimplify just how HARD it is to race cars and pull off those awesome burnouts, drifts and powerslides in real life.
This first video is probably how most of us would drive if you put us in an insanely powerful car and told us to drag race. Let's be honest, we WISH we had the mad precision drifting/parking skills of this second talented driver!
Today in bizarre makeup news: Blogger Josefin Lillakas, who has way too much time on her hands, applied 100 layers of foundation to her face. The result? A greasy looking mess that is far from “natural." Why? We aren’t sure, but we can’t wait to see what she decides to layer on next! View Now
Harvey the cat got himself in a pickle when he decided to weather an entire day and a thunderstorm in his Louisiana neighbor's tree. Thankfully, Randall Kolb was outfitted with the latest in cat-rescue technology and bagged poor Harvey.
Cats in trees are pretty predictable... but cats riding on scooters? Guess it's a thing now in Thailand, according to this bizarre and trend-setting scooter duo.
We've seen countless unique and memorable engagement moments here at RightThisMinute... but for some reason, there's a trite formula to weddings that people always follow.
Keith and Bethany really went ALL OUT when they broke the mold. This stunning run-and-gun wedding on the Staten Island Ferry and NYC Subway is heartwarming and romantic in a way the park wedding idea could never be. Plus, we agree it's TOTALLY them! View Now
A six-foot walking robot and an entourage of scientists is probably the LAST thing you'd expect to see on your daily walk. And it's not even science fiction!
The Massachusetts woman and her pet pooch who shot this grainy footage witnessed the latest real-life field test of Google-owned Boston Dynamics's Agile Anthropomorphic Robot, or, the Atlas. Until now this human-like robot has been quarantined to a safe (for the robot), easy-to-control laboratory environment.
We've all had times we just HAD to go out and celebrate! Maybe it was getting lit on your 21st or finishing school. For Isaac Moore in the UK, his adventure starts with an awesome new job!
Six pints of alcohol, a ridiculous climb and about 12 hours later, he wakes on the top of the Cambridge Grand Arcade's 75-feet-high class ceiling in the middle of HIS OWN rescue. This is news to Isaac because he doesn't remember a thing!
We just hope his employers weren't watching!
This is probably how Pokémon Go would look like IRL.
We've all had those soul-crushing moments when we spend dozens of Pokéballs on that one exotic creature just to see it vanish!This mega-pride of South African lions were having a bad day, too, when they let this 10CP Porcupine escape under a tourist's safari van in Kruger National Park. View Now
We wish our heads could fit into potato chip bags! How else are you supposed to get all the little tiny pieces? Of course, then you have to deal with emergency chip situations like these adorable trapped critters.
This traumatized housecat shifts into reverse when it realizes its tasty nacho snack was actually a cheesy trap! This unfortunate kangaroo from the Land Down Under fares even worse after realizing its short arms isn't designed to deal with human junk food bags.
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With some clever photoshop skills and slight-of-hand, you can wow your friends with photos from your nonexistent trip to Europe or shock your girlfriend when you "accidentally" drop your "cat" out the window.
RightThisMinute regular Mac Dreidel from eBaum's World LIVES to dissect these real or fake scenarios using crowdsourced polls. He joins our show today with three headscratchers--an incredible quarterback-powered bottle opener, an impossibly talented street opera performer, and mean-spirited tablet toss. View Now
There are few attacks more brutish and heartless than the one targeted at this poor elderly couple as they rode home in a taxi after a pleasant evening at the theatre. Months later, Birmingham South police have FINALLY arrested the group of five teens that allegedly threw the bricks that left the 70-year-old woman with a fractured skull.
We think the hilarious karma of this second video almost makes up for the belated justice in the first video. View Now
If deep-sea dives have taught us anything, it's that some ocean creatures are pretty dang weird.
Case in point: this bit of seaweed that is NOT a bit of seaweed! We think that underneath all this organic disguise is a small Decorator Crab. If you have an idea, please this us know?
Although our creature got away, these spider crab cousins make a tasty brunch for this hungry octopus. View Now