Lorry driver walks away from dramatic crash


There are lucky escapes, very lucky escapes, and stupidly lucky how on earth did that happen escapes. This lorry driver in Russia definitely had one of the latter.


The driver had just been minding his own business when an oncoming HGV swerved into his path. While this would 99 times out of 100 end badly, this time it didn't.

Despite the crash causing all the damage, flying glass and metal you'd expect, the driver was not injured - as this dash cam footage shows.

In fact the lucky driver was somehow thrown from the vehicle, but still managed to land on his feet and walk away from the bizarre accident.

275x250.jpg If you think you've had a bad day recently, spare a thought for a 53-year-old man in Madrid who was struck by lightning… in his scrotum.

The unfortunate gent is said to have been walking down a street in the Spanish capital with his son when he was hit by a bolt of lightning and left unconscious.

The lightning is reported to have travelled down his leg before striking the ground. His son called for paramedics who took him to Hospital de la Paz.

Doctors say his heart and brain functions were not affected in the incident and that the man is now in a stable condition.

While we're glad about his heart and brain, we'd also like to know whether other body parts survived the lightning strike unscathed.

275x250.jpg Exercise is normally good for you, but not when you do it like this. A weightlifter has reportedly shot himself by accidentally dropping a weight on a bullet.

The 56-year-old claims he was left with a 'gunshot' wound to his shoulder after dropping the dumbbell onto a rimfire .22 caliber bullet.

He says this caused the bullet to shoot towards him and leave him with the wound which required medical attention.

Police have confirmed they found no gun at the home, but that they come across a shell casing from a .22 caliber bullet.

They added that officers found the man's story suspicious, but not impossible.


A lorry driver in Norway has had a lucky escape when he survived an accident which saw his truck plunge 200ft down a snow-covered cliff.


The Lithuanian driver was being towed up a serpentine mountain road in Leirfjord, because it did not have the right tyres when it slid on the ice.

This caused it to tip over the guard rail and fall down the cliff taking the rescue vehicle with it.

While footage from another car shows the driver of the rescue truck jumping to safety at the last minute, the Lithuanian driver went down with the larger lorry and suffered several bone fractures.


Dramatic video footage shows the terrifying moment a Brazilian rescue chopper shook itself to pieces -- and scared us from ever getting into a helicopter.


Taken by the local fire department, the video shoes the vigorous vibrations initially causing the chopper to shudder around on the ground.

But seconds later it begins to fall apart and doors drop off and the nose of cockpit fell as crew members sat inside.

It's said the bizarre accident was the result of ‘ground resonance’ which caused the gear box to become unstable and cause the vibrations which pulled the craft apart.


This snowmobiler had a lucky escape recently -- when the cliff of snow he was just about to ride across dropped away inches in front of him.

Skirulefool (as he's known on YouTube) had been riding on the white stuff in on the Wyoming-Idaho border when the near-miss happened.

As this video footage shows, he'd been racing around when he got to the top of a hill and a huge chunk of snow disappeared from under him.

Luckily he was able to stop in time and then drag his snowmobile from the edge… shame he then hit a tree on his way back down. Oops.


A team of ice hockey players in Slovakia must have been glad their training session didn't last a bit longer recently -- because the roof of the rink collapsed seconds after they'd finished.

The players had just finished their training session at the rink in Námestovo and left the ice when the roof began to rumble and cracks began to form.

Seconds later -- with the players thankfully having moved to safety -- the snow laden roof then collapsed onto where they had previously been skating.


This dog is lucky to be alive after his hapless owner got into a lift and forgot his pooch -- which had his leash attached -- was still outside.


CCTV footage shows the horrified button-punching reaction of the dog owner when he realises what's happened and that his pet could be seriously injured.

As he travelled towards his Chicago apartment, the man realised that he is still holding the lead but that his 18-month-old bulldog cross is not in the lift with him.

Luckily, video from another camera shows that while the dog was lifted from the ground as the lead travelled upwards, it snapped and he survived the ordeal relatively uninjured.


American footballers had a lucky escape recently, when a camera which had been suspended above the field fell and almost hit them.


During the Insight Bowl between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Oklahoma Sooners, the ESPN camera became tangled in its own wires.

This meant that it fell as it was being repositioned after a kickoff and came plummeting down narrowly missing a huddle of players.

After hitting the ground it nearly took out Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt who dodged the bouncing the camera equipment.

275x250.jpg An Alaskan man who crashed his truck and got stuck in a snowdrift survived his three day ordeal thanks to frozen cans of beer.

Clifton Vial had been driving in the remote area outside of the town of Nome when he crashed and his car became stuck.

With temperatures dropping as low as -28C he used a sleeping bag to keep warm and occasionally started the engine of his truck to turn on the heater.

But with no food in his vehicle, it wasn't looking good for Vial -- until he realised he had a few cans of Coors Light with him.

He used a knife to cut off the lids and then proceeded to eat the frozen brew, which it says is best served chilled.

275x250.jpg When 16-year-old Luke Stillman bought a "deactivated" shell from a military memorabilia website, he hoped it would be a good example.

What the military-mad lad didn't expect, was for the 81mm mortar round to explode in his hand as he examined it.

But that's exactly what did happen, blowing off the tip of his thumb and requiring Luke to be rushed to hospital in Northants.

There doctors treated the weapon injuries and police have apparently now launched an investigation into what happened.

While it's thought the vendor had since been banned from trading it won't matter to Luke… his dad says he's not buying any more shells.



A New Zealand helicopter pilot has somehow escaped from a horror crash which happened as he was putting up a seven-story Christmas tree.


Greg Gribble had been using the copter to install the massive Telecom Christmas Tree at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour and the moment was being broadcast on live TV.

But as the pilot with 20 years of experience descended, the B2 Squirrel became tangled in cables attached to scaffolding and the helicopter was put into a spin.

As the back of the helicopter snapped, Gribble was thrown out and terrifyingly close to the spinning blades and everything came crashing down to the ground.


A near-miss which saw a man using a chainsaw fall towards the blade and nearly cut his face open was caught on live TV in the US.


WTVW man Drew Gardner had been reporting on storm damage in Illinois as a worker used the chainsaw on a downed tree in the background.

But then in a moment which will have had eagle-eyed viewer terrified, the man -- who wasn't wearing protective clothing -- fell in a ditch and towards the chainsaw he was holding.

Luckily he somehow managed to avoid cutting off his face and corrected his fall at the last second… depriving the news show of a scoop.

Man run over by model train in back garden

275x250.jpgA man has been taken to hospital after getting run over by a model train set in his back garden.

The unnamed man in his seventies had been sitting on the large-scale model locomotive in Wilmcote, near Stratford when it left the tracks and fell off a garden wall.

The OAP train fan was left trapped under the model train for 30 minutes until ambulance crews and firefighters arrived and were able to release him.

He was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and is said to have suffered abdominal and pelvic injuries.

It's not known when the garden-based train schedule will be back on schedule.


This video shows the terrifying moment a Boeing 767 was forced to touch down in Warsaw without wheels when its landing gear failed to open.


The flight from Newark, New Jersey was carrying 230 passengers onboard and circled above the airport for about an hour before crash landing.

None of the passengers were injured in the emergency landing which saw the plane slide along the ground with sparks flying.

Firefighters had sprayed the landing strip with fire-fighting substances before the plane came down and then sprayed it as passengers disembarked.


A Russian paraglider who was doing his stuff above the Indian Himalayas had a lucky escape after being struck by an eagle.

The bird collided with his Axis Mercury 2008 paraglider and got tangled in the cables - sending them both hurtling towards the ground.

But luckily the man was able to deploy the reserve parachute and despite bumpy landing (through a tree) he survived without injury.
 
And even more luckily, so had the eagle and after the crash pilot had cut it loose the bird flew off… hopefully being a bit more eagle-eyed about where it was flying.


A baby in Australia has survived a terrifying accident which saw a car plough into a newsagents and the pram he was lying in.

Remarkably, the 17-month-old baby boy was uninjured in the crash which saw his pram knocked upside down in the Sydney store.

The boy's mother -- who had been standing nearby -- raced to the pram after the smash and scooped the boy up clutching him in horror.

Police say the driver had veered off the road to avoid another car… but apparently not the newsagents.


A police officer in Belarus has had a more than lucky escape after being thrown from a crashing van… as this CCTV shows.


The unnamed officer had been travelling in the police van as it was involved in an accident with a car on a junction.

As the black and white van rolled over, one of the doors opened and the officer was thrown from the vehicle.

Amazingly not only did the rolling van somehow miss the cop and leave him uninjured… but he was back on his feet before the van had stopped moving.


275x250.jpg Two people have been hospitalised after taking part in a "world's hottest chilli" competition at an Indian restaurant in Edinburgh.

The duo -- who were bidding to become Scotland’s 2011 Kurry King or Queen --
were battling it out by eating progressively hotter dishes.

Organisers of the charity event said the 'Kismot Killer' curry was of "nuclear strength" and made with some of the worlds hottest chillies.

Unfortunately it was too strong for some contestants taking part in the charity event and they suffered a violent reaction.

While the British Red Cross had been on hand at the event, the Scottish Ambulance Service had to be called to deal with the fallout, so to speak.

275x250.jpgA US woman required hospital treatment recently -- after she was injured by an exploding toilet in Washington.

The unnamed woman had reportedly been doing her business in the federal government building when the accident happened.

Bosses say the bog blast at the GSA regional office was caused by a mechanical failure with high air pressure in the domestic water system.

This was triggered by her flushing and left herwith serious but non-life-threatening injuries, say doctors.

Other employees have been warned not to use the restrooms until engineering staff had completed work to correct the issue.


This video footage shows the dramatic moment bystanders in Utah stopped being bystanders after a terrifying motorcycle crash and saved the rider from a fiery death.


21-year-old Brandon Wright had been riding his motorcycle when he slammed into to a BMW -- both vehicles caught fire and Wright was trapped under the car.

That's when passersby sprang into action in a desperate bid to save him, realising he was unconscious and trapped, they tried to lift the BMW off him.

As the car continued to burn, more and more people risked their own lives by joined in until they were able to lift the car enough to pull Wright out from under it. Heroic stuff.

275x250.jpg An 86-year-old American man has been treated in hospital after accidentally impaling his pruning shears through his eye socket.

Leroy Luetscher had been working in the garden of his Arizona home when he slipped and dropped then into the ground, luckily they landed blade side down.

However, less luckily he then lost his balance and fell face first onto the handle which penetrated his eye socket underneath the eye.

Doctors at Arizona University Medical Centre -- where the shears were removed and his eye was saved -- said the handle had penetrated down into his neck… but you can probably see that from the x-ray.


A pedestrian in Brazil had a rather lucky escape when a car swerved off the road and smashed into her -- only for her to get up seconds later uninjured.

As this CCTV footage shows, the woman had been walking in from of a supermarket in Nova Andradina when the near death incident happened.

The white VW Beetle can be seen swerving to miss a motorbike on a junction and then careering off the road and towards the unsuspecting woman who is knocked off her feet.

During the accident the driver of the car was also thrown from his vehicle and while the worst would have been expected, both he and the woman are seen standing seemingly unharmed in the video.

275x250.jpgA diving instructor was reportedly forced to swim 20 miles in shark-infested waters after being abandoned by a boatman off Borneo's Santubong peninsula.

Japanese diver Hishashi Koze had been had been exploring a shipwreckwith colleagues when the boatman they'd sailed out with, lost sight of them and their air bubbles underwater

Unable to locate them, it was assumed they were in trouble and he headed back to the shore, leaving the trio of divers at sea. Two were soon picked up by a passing fishing boat, but Koze was left behind.

The 39-year-old then spent the following 24 hours struggling in the water and swimming the 20 miles back to the shore. Which all sound bad enough… and that's before you consider the fact the waters were shark-infested.

Speaking after making to back to safety, an exhausted Koze said he swam backstroke against the waves throughout the evening and morning and kept telling himself "I must survive - I must survive."


A shocking crash which saw an SUV flip over twice and crash into a car on a gas station forecourt has been caught on CCTV.

The accident happened recently in Texas and as can be seen from this clip, two men who were walking across the garage forecourt are lucky to be alive.

That's because this SUV apparently clipped the sidewalk and was sent into the air rolling twice before crashing into another car and missing them by inches.

Amazingly neither of the men were injured in the accident, and even more amazingly the crash driver is also said to have escapes relatively unscathed… the same can't be said for his SUV.

275x250.jpgEveryone needs a hobby, but maybe not like this. A Swedish man has been arrested after he was caught trying to split atoms in his kitchen… as a hobby.

31-year-old Richard Handl is said to have spent several months trying to build his own nuclear reactor at his apartment and even kept a blog about his exploits.

Unfortunately for Handl, after acquiring the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium he accidentally created a "small meltdown" on his stove. As you do.

Realising it could have been a lot worse, this prompted him to write to Sweden's Radiation Authority and ask them about the legality of what he'd been doing.

Their reply pretty emphatic… they sent around the police who arrested the would-be nuclear boffin who could now face fines or up to two years in prison.

275x250.jpg Britain’s oldest stuntman, who has appeared in a host of Hollywood movies, has recreated a stunt which almost killed him 26 years years ago.

64-year-old Rocky Taylor suffered a fractured spine, pelvis and horrific burns when the 40ft plunge from a burning building went wrong as he filmed Death Wish 1985.

But this week he plucked up courage to recreate the stunt in a bid to raise awareness of charitable legacies by throwing himself off a building at Battersea Power Station in London.

And as you can tell by the fact the headline of this article isn't "Britain’s oldest stuntman kills himself in fire dive" it all went to plan and Rocky survived uninjured.


Motorcross ace Chad Reed has not only survived a terrifying spectacular crash, which saw him fly 20ft into the air, but he also finished the race he was in.

The Australian daredevil had been competing in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Minnesota when he lost control on a jump and was sent skywards.

After being launched 20 feet into the air, he separated from his bike and then clattered back to the ground with a nasty bump which looked like it could have left him seriously injured.

But within seconds Reed was back on his bike - much to the shock of the commentators - and not only that, he ended the race 34th of 35 riders and went on to finish 14th by the end of the moto. Seriously impressive stuff.

275x250.jpg Fire fighters in Yorkshire had a close shave recently, when two houses exploded just yards from where they were standing, as this video footage shows.

The team had been called to what they had been told was a small kitchen fire, but when they arrived they found a string of small fires in a row of six terraced houses.

Moving quickly the brave crew from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service evacuated 30 people (including two from upstairs using ladders)  from the homes and began to tackle the blaze.

And it's a good job they acted so fast… because just seconds after the residents had been led away to safety a massive explosion tore through the homes partly demolishing two and causing extensive fire and blast damage to four more.


A gun expert who uploads instructional videos to YouTube has produced his most compelling argument for gun safety yet… by accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

Tex Grebner had been recording a video of himself practicing a quick-draw and pulling his gun from a holster to shoot a target just feet from him.

But the blundering gun enthusiast accidentally fired his gun and shot a round into his leg - it entered at the top of his thigh and exited near his knee.

Grebner say he suffered the "negligent discharge" because he had been practicing with a Glock and "thumbdrive holster" earlier in the day and forgetting which weapon he was using, unintentionally took the safety off.


This squirrel is lucky to be alive after running across a racetrack as a Lamborghini hurtled towards it at over 100mph -- and passing under it.


The close shave happened at the AutoClub Speedway in Fontana, California during an event called the "The Ultimate Lamborghini Experience".

And this little chap certainly got the ultimate Lamborghini experience as he ran out in front of the speeding yellow Lamborghini LP670-4 SV.

As this footage shows, the car passes over him as he continues running across the track… no, we're not sure how he survived either.


Some people just don't like doing things the easy (and safe) way. Like this guy who trims his hedge by swinging a chainsaw on a rope around his head.

This is Steve McGranahan - who calls himself 'The World's Strongest Redneck - and spends his free time doing dangerous things like this.

Last year he filmed himself trimming his hedges with a lawnmower on a stick, so this year he wanted to go one better and came up with the chainsaw plus rope idea.

In the three minute video Steve (a future Darwin Award winner if ever we saw one) can be seen launching the chainsaw and then swirling it around his head so that it trims his hedge.


Racing driver Allan McNish has emerged virtually unscathed from a 120mph horror crash at Le Mans -- and after you watch this video you'll see just how lucky he was.


Two-time Le Mans 24-hour winner had taken the lead just 50 minutes into the race on Saturday and was overtaking a slower car when the two vehicles collided.

This sent his Audi R18 flying off the track where it smashed into a barrier which launched it into the air and appeared to disintegrated into hundreds of parts.

But amazingly the 41-year-old Scot walked unaided from the wreckage and was later given the all clear at a local hospital… the news wasn't so good for his car.


It's safe to say this is not the spectacle 'The Great Moodini' had in mind -- instead of impressing fans by escaping from a set of handcuffs he ended up getting dragged behind a car.


The magician - real name Michael Mooney - had been performing before a recent drag race in the US and was fastened into a set of handcuffs which were tied to the back of a car.

The idea was that he would free himself from the restraints in the time it took for the car to pull away and the chains become taut.

But when he failed to free himself in time, he was almost dragged to his death and suffered a broken ankle, wrist and finger… and pride, don't forget his broken pride.


In our opinion, it's never good to get run over by a car, but we guess there must be some sort of odd kudos in getting hit by a Formula One car.

At least we hope so for the sake of this F1 fan in Japan, who appears to run out in front of a Toro Rosso car driven by Sebastien Buemi during a Red Bull promotional event.

The man - understood to be a marshall at the event in Chiba, eastern Japan, to raise money for tsunami victims - seems unable to see the F1 car approaching, and tries to dash across the road.

But before he knows it there is a speedy car heading towards him and he's forced to try jumping over it. As you can see from these videos, that didn't quite work.


A video of an apparently very unlucky man getting struck by lightning twice within a matter of minutes has become an online hit.


The clip starts off as mundane CCTV footage of a quiet residential street. But after a couple of people have passed across the screen an unfortunate jogger is seen been knocked to the ground by a bolt of lightning.

After lying on the floor for about 30 seconds he rolls over, stands up and begins to walk away… and is then promptly struck again, only to once more stand up and walk off.

However, experts say the video is likely fake as the chances of surviving a direct bolt of lightning are essentially zero… where as the chances of a YouTube video being fake are approximately 50 percent.

Three drunk man have been plucked from the English Channel after drifting out to sea in a rubber dinghy, armed only with a bottle of wine.

The trio - who set off from Littlehampton on Saturday evening - greeted coastguards with shouts of 'Bonjour' when they were found 11 hours later.

However, far from having reached France, the men were only 1.8 miles from the coast in their 7ft inflatable toy when they were rescued from the Atlantic 75 lifeboat Blue Peter 1.

A RNLI spokesperson said the confussed guys were disorientated having spent the night in darkness at sea, and were also suffering from hypothermia.

Which is hardly surprising given they were each dressed in shorts and t-shirts, with no lifejackets, no means of communication and only one paddle… which is one more than we'd have guessed.

A race-car driver who was forced to flee for his life when his V8 Supercar exploded in flames, has somehow escaped serious injury.

Karl Reindler had been competing in an event in Australia when he was rear-ended at an estimated speed of 150km/h.

This caused the V8 Supercar to jump into the air and the impact punctured the fuel cell prompting a massive fireball eruption.

The £400,000 came to a stop at the side of the Barbagallo Raceway track in Perth and as it continued to burn, fans feared the worst.

But somehow the 26-year-old driver managed to get out and run away from the burning vehicle, escaping with only burns to his hands and face.

275x250.jpgA man has somehow survived after apparently driving his car off the rim of the Grand Canyon and plunging 200ft, authorities have said.

Despite motoring off the South Rim of the tourist destination the 21-year-old is said to have climbed back to the rim of the canyon to seek help.

After flagging down another driver, the man was taken to hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

National Park Service officials say his car was found lodged against a tree 200ft below the road and that there was another precipice about 10ft beyond the tree.

We know the Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular sights on the Earth, but promise us that if you ever visit, you'll keep your eyes on the road while driving, right?

275x250.jpgHe was trying to take a shortcut home from a music festival by wading through the middle of a lake, but not everything went to plan for Shane Parker.

That's because the 21-year-old took a wrong turn and became stuck neck-deep in mud and surrounded by potentially lethal tiger snakes.

He then spent the next seven hours trying to avoid the snakes while screaming for help, which came in the form of a man walking his dog the following morning.

Rescue workers were called and the mud-covered music fan was winched out of the muddy lake by helicopter, luckily managing to escape serious injury.

After bringing him back to land fire fighter used their hoses to wash him off… all the more embarrassing given there were TV cameras there.

A US man has had a relatively lucky escape after he was hit by a car and knocked through the window of a store in a terrifying accident.

CCTV footage shows convenience store worker Guillermo Ramirez was walking outside a store in Miami when a car ploughed onto the pavement and hit him.

The car carried on going and flew inside the Kwik Stop shop, bouncing Ramirez off the bonnet and through the window.

Amazingly (you'll agree once you've seen the video) he only suffered a few bumps and bruises and an injury to his hand.

As for the driver, they clearly couldn't find they were looking for in the impromptu drive-thru, they sped off shortly after the accident.


While we don't advise using a video camera while driving, it really didn't make much of a difference in his accident… and it made for some dramatic footage.

Wendy Cobb had been annoyed that two trucks driving ahead of her were holding up traffic in South Carolina, so she picked up a video camera and started filming them.

But she didn't expect what happened next. One of the trucks hit a piece of 2x4 which was sitting on the road, and kicked up up at her car, sending it flying straight at the windscreen.

While the wood dramatically smashed through the glass, Wendy was amazingly not injured in the terrifying accident, which is a stark reminder of the how quickly accidents can happen… and why you need to keep the camera rolling.


This is the terrifying moment a lorry driver came face to face with a car driving the wrong way on a dual carriageway.

The driver of the white Vauxhall Corsa had joined the A90 near Aberdeen via the exit slip road and then soon realised her error.

As the 20-year-old woman veered around an oncoming lorry, she was confronted with another and couldn't avoid a collision.

The second lorry then rolled over, dropping a shipment of cement bags and landing at the side of the road.

Amazingly, no one was injured in the crash. And after watching this video one too many times we're really not sure how that can be the case.


It's not too often you can describe someone who get's buried in an avalanche as being lucky.

But we think Chris Bilbao is... as this video shows his pals were able to rescue him after he was recently engulfed by snow in British Columbia, Canada.

Bilbao - who was wearing a chest mounted video camera - was skiing down a slope in the Monashee mountains when the avalanche struck just behind him.

Within the time it took him to shout "Avalanche!" he was engulfed by the white stuff and his muffled screams for help can be heard on the dramatic video footage.

Luckily, after a very scary five minutes, his friends were able to locate him and dig him out with shovels. Those are the sort of friends you want.

275x250.jpgA 12-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after accidentally skiing into a bear's lair and being mauled by a mother protecting her cubs.

Olle Frisk had been enjoying the skiing in Funäsdalen, northern Sweden, when he took a wrong turn and found himself heading straight towards the lair.

The next thing the unfortunate lad remembers is seeing the irate mother bear jumping onto him and viciously attacking him in to bid to protect her three cubs.

In fact, she only stopped her assault when he 'played dead' and his pals were able to scare her off while Olle escaped and made his way down the slope.

While Olle was bitten on both legs, clawed on his back and says he thought he was going to die, he's now said to be recovering in a suitably bear-free hospital.

We don't know too much about this video -- but we do know this man is very lucky to be alive.

That's because he narrowly avoided getting crushed by a car as it careered into a wall in Los Angeles at about 50mph.

The fortunate pedestrian had just walked around a FedEx truck when a car swerved off the busy road an into his path.

As this CCTV footage show the car missed him by a matter of inches as it smashed into the wall.

Amazingly the man and the passengers in the car all escaped uninjured… and don't worry, that's oil or coolant pouring out, not blood.


A driver in Turkey has been hailed as a hero after leaping into action when a fuel tanker he was unloading caught fire at a petrol station.

This CCTV footage shows the terrifying moment flames shoot up out of the top of the tanker and everyone runs away. Everyone except Koçak, that is.

Realising a massive explosion could take out the entire station, Koçak jumped back into the burning vehicle and drove it 1km to safety.

As he drives off, leaking fuel can be seen catching light and it took 60 fire fighters to extinguish the subsequent flames which caused much damage.

Several witnesses have since congratulated Koçak and say his heroic actions saved many peoples lives. We are not sure the word hero quite does him justice.



There are not many good news stories coming out of Japan, which is why we have to look for positives where we can -- like this dramatic rescue.

A 60-year-old man has been saved from the roof of his house despite the Japan tsunami washing it 10 miles out to sea.

The man had reportedly gone back to his house to collect belongings after hearing that a big wave was coming, but not made it away in time.

As a result he was left stranded and forced to climb onto his roof when the wave struck, destroying his home in Minamisouma. Luckily, two days later, he was spotted floating at sea on the tin roof and rescued.



Stefan Ager had climbed to the top of a mountain and was just planning his route his route back down, when he lost his footing and ended up taking an altogether different trip.

Footage shot from his helmet cam shows that after making it to the top he celebrated by taking a look around, capturing a clip of himself and putting his skis on.

But as the skier clipped himself into the skis, he tripped backwards and tumbled down the rocky-looking mountain.

After the 15 second fall, Ager let out an audible gasp of pain before looking up at the route he had just fallen. Amazingly he escaped unscathed… we've got bruises just from watching it.

Just because you can walk around while playing a game on your PSP or Nintendo DS doesn't mean you should… as this young lad recently found out.

The boy had been playing on his Sony PSP as he walked along the platform at a subway station in Milan when he became distracted by his game.

He was so engrossed in the action on the screen, he didn't even notice he was walking off the edge of the platform and fell onto the track below.

Luckily help was at hand in the form of an off-duty police officer who leapt into action and onto the track, lifting the boy out of the way of oncoming trains.

As the pair got back onto the platform other commuters cheered… well if it had hit him it would have caused delays.

275x250.jpgIt's not too often you can refer to someone who fell 1,000ft down a mountain as 'lucky' -- but Adam Potter certainly is.

The 36-year-old had been out climbing on Sgurr Choinnich Mor, five miles east of Ben Nevis, this weekend, when he lost his footing and suffered a potentially perilous  plunge.

Potter fell some 1,000ft down the 3,589ft Scottish slope, causing mountain rescue teams to fear that he could have been killed.

But when a nearby Royal Navy Sea King helicopter went to look for him, they could only see another standing near to where the accident had happened, or so they thought.

It was actually Potter, who had miraculously only suffered cuts and bruises and was stood up looking at a map, probably trying to plot the route he had fallen down.

275x250.jpgA man who filmed a video of himself lying down on railway track as a train passed over him has unsurprisingly been branded stupid.

In the video which was uploaded to YouTube, the man can be seen lying down in the middle of a track with his camera in from of him.

He then lies motionless as a train approaches and with a horn blaring and screeching brakes, passes over him.

Once clear the idiot looks behind him before grabbing his camera and running off, presumably to upload the footage to the internet.

A spokesperson for Network Rail branded the stunt as "stupidity in the extreme"… which we think is still an understatement.




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