The same weather patterns that bring drought to the U.S. drench Asia. But while we can conserve water, some of the world's most unfortunate people drown in violent, unstoppable monsoon flooding each year.
Our hearts go out to this likely-widowed elderly Chinese woman, whom rescuers found neck-deep in floodwaters tied to a tree. The catch? The DIY ropes were her husband's clothes, which he'd tied just before he was swept away in the ultimate act of love. View Now
Sometimes surveillance cameras capture crimes going terribly wrong for the criminals. An armed robber tried to rob a clerk at a convenience store in England. The clerk remained calm and pressed the alarm causing the armed robber to flee the scene. The entire situation is under investigation, but police have apprehended a suspect in this case but are still looking for witnesses. View Now
Lightning struck at a train station in Chicago on Sunday, causing an aluminum canopy to collapse.
A woman was driving by the train and taking a video of the downpour when she caught the surprising incident on camera. It’s sort of difficult to decipher, but apparently the canopy above a pedestrian ramp fell onto an electrified rail—and sparks were sent flying. View Now
We all know catchy sayings like "Leaves Of Three, Let Them Be" that warn us away from Poison Ivy and other hazards but we should really come up with something about sketchy ATMs with wobbly parts.
We call dibs on "If It's Loose, Vamoose!"
Even though he probably didn't have such a cool limerick in mind, Eli Maguire's Aussie skepticism saved him an embarrassing credit card statement and perhaps quite a load of money during this ATM visit.
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.
At least nine people are dead, and nearly a dozen others are injured, stemming from a shooting spree near a mall in Munich, Germany. Police now say the attack was carried out by one gunman, who then killed himself.
A cell phone video taken outside a McDonalds appears to show a man dressed in all black and opening fire at people fleeing the area.
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.
Security cameras often capture people during their worst behavior and these two videos are no exception. A fight started in this Russian beauty salon. A former employee who was fired for stealing confronted the owner of the business because she said she was not paid for all of the hours she worked.
Then, watch this man kick a wreath at a WWI Memorial for the Battle of the Somme. The man was fined and ordered to perform community service. View Now
For the amount of time this dilapidated car keeps the police pursuit at bay, we assumed there's some super spy behind the wheel. Nope! Turns out it is just four party boys who're pretty determined to stay out of a Russian slammer. The real credit goes to the hardy Little Lada That Could car hat kept together for this insane marathon police chase.
The sidewalk should be a safe place for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross a busy street but it wasn't the case for these two people.
A bicyclist in China was stopped on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street when a vehicle came rolling over him. Luckily, the bike rider, the driver, and the passenger were not seriously injured in the scary looking crash. View Now
A Florida man is hospitalized after being shot in North Miami. Police were called on Monday night after receiving reports about a man carrying a gun and threatening to shoot himself. Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist, was in the area and searching for an autistic patient who escaped from a nearby group home. 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.
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.
These two videos showcase unlikely things happening to vehicles. A driver of an orange McLaren failed to stop at a stop sign. You can hear the driver honk the horn and then see a skateboarder running from the crosswalk. The camera then pans to reveal that the skateboarder had smashed in the windshield of the car. View Now
The rise of drivers using dash cameras has led to an increase in footage of intersection collisions. A taxi driver in Canada entered the intersection when the light was not green. The taxi was struck by a car from oncoming traffic and sent flying into the driver whose dash camera caught this accident on camera. View Now
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.
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!
Criminals either don't notice CCTV cameras or care that they are being recorded. The suspect in the first video slashed 35 tires on 16 cars in this used car sales lot in Wales.
Then, watch as two armed suspects rob a fuel delivery driver in Florida. After stealing the driver's wallet, the two suspects got back into their car and drove off. View Now
Anytime you play a sport you risk the opportunity for an epic fail. This paramotor pilot looked like a lawn mower after he took a tumble during take-off.
While that paramotor pilot was tumbling into the grass, this mom was tumbling into the bushes. The mother was challenged by her son to a foot race. After winning the race she tripped and fell into a bush. View Now
Sam the Vegan is trying to raise awareness of veganism while cycling across Thailand. Sam is getting some negative attention after he rode his bicycle several times in the wrong lane in the direction of oncoming traffic. Sam was cautioned by the police and was asked to recorded an apology to the entire country for his actions. View Now
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!
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
Two words: major fail.
As if the upcoming Rio Olympics hasn’t faced enough controversy, some Brazilians are determined to put out the Olympic torch as well.
During a torch relay last week, a man attempted to douse the flame with a fire extinguisher as it passed through Joinville, Brazil. As expected, the man was tackled by security within seconds. Despite his best efforts, the flame remained untouched. 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
What wouldn't you do for a pair of ridiculously discounted designer shoes?
We've always found it hilarious how immediately after a day of Thanksgiving for everything we have, people rush to stores to push, shove, and even FIGHT for stuff they don't have. Turns out the spirit of Black Friday is alive and well in this crazy brawl inside a Peruvian shoe store.
In the second video, we suspect the spirit of alcohol was more likely to blame for these dozen or so guys in England slugging it out in the middle of a busy intersection. View Now