oops: January 2012 Archives


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.


Anthony Albanese is the Australian Transport Minister -- we think it's also safe to say he's a big Michael Douglas and Aaron Sorkin fan.


We say this because he has been accused of recently using a speech from the 1995 film The American President to attack a political rival.

Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra he said: "In Australia we have serious challenges to solve and we need serious people to solve them.

"Unfortunately Tony Abbot is not the least bit interested in fixing anything. He is only interested in two things, making Australians afraid of it and telling them who is to blame for it." … which sounded rather familiar.


This bank robber shot himself in the foot during a recent raid in Brazil, and not just metaphorically… but in a very painful bullet in the foot way.


CCTV footage shows the robber walking into the bank in northern Paraná, Brazil, along with two other gunmen and demanding that staff hand over cash.

And it was all going to plan until the hapless crook -- who was standing lookout at the door -- got an itchy-trigger finger.

He accidentally pulled the trigger and proceeded to shoot himself in the foot. He can then be seen in the footage limping behind he less bungling colleagues.


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.

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TV magician Paul Daniels has revealed how he accidentally made one of his fingertips vanish… in a circular saw accident.

The 73-year-old had been working in his garden shed creating new props for his act when he accidentally sliced through his left hand.

Doing so he chopped off top of his ring finger and also injured his forefinger and little finger -- requiring him to dash to Towlands Hospital for emergency surgery.

Luckily doctors were able to reattach his index finger and it's hoped he will be back to his quick-fingered magical ways soon.

Speaking of his upcoming tour Daniels said: "I decided that I had best write a plan A and a plan B. Plan A is that everything is working fine and plan B is that we take that trick out, because I physically cannot do it yet."


A US man accidentally shot a three-inch nail into his brain -- and didn't realise until the following day.

Dante Autullo had been working in his Chicagow orkshop when a nailgun recoiled near his head, not feeling anything, he carried on.

It was only when he started suffering nausea the following day that he went to the hospital and doctors took an X-ray.

The X-ray revealed a three-inch nail had entered his brain, but because the brain doesn’t have pain-sensitive nerves he didn’t feel a thing.


A TV showing a sex scene -- which appeared in the background of a live news broadcast -- has horrified viewers… well eagle-eyed ones anyway.


The STV broadcast, which was people debating Ed Miliband's Labour leadership, featured a political blogger talking to Scotland Tonight from ITN's London studio.

But as Dan Hodges spoke, some viewers were distracted by the TV over his left shoulder which was screening images of a topless blonde woman having sex.

It's thought the raunchy footage was from an episode of Channel 4 drama Shameless and apparently no-one in the newsroom realised the blunder had happened until it had aired.

275x250.jpg It's happened on Countdown before, and it will happen again, but this was the first time new host Nick Hewer came up against a rude word on the Channel 4 show.

A contestant recently spotted the word w**ker among the letters "R, A, E, P, K, W, A, E, N" and was only too happy to point it out for six, even though bosses beeped it out.

Hewer, looking for guidance on what to do when confronted by a rude word asked Dictionary corner: "Where does Mark stand on this....?"

But Susie Dent pointed out that as the word is in the dictionary, he was fine.


A BBC weather presenter has been left red-faced after being tricked into using a rude phrase during a live TV broadcast.


Reading out a supposedly weather-related tweet, Carol Kirkwood said viewer Alan from North Yorkshire had commented that it was "wetter than an otter's pocket" where he was.

Oblivious to the rude sexual reference meaning of the phrase -- we'll leave the explaining to the Urban dictionary -- Kirkwood added that it had made her laugh.

BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams then said: "Wetter than an otter's pocket.. I love that."


A red-faced TV news cameraman inadvertently became the story while filming David Miliband -- by falling over and dropping his camera.


Footage shows the newsman running alongside David Miliband -- brother of Labour leader Ed -- as he crosses a street.

But because he is having to walk backwards to get the shot, the blundering cameraman didn't see a traffic island in his path and toppled over it.

As such his resulting video show a brief shot of David Miliband, before deteriorating into a wobbly recording of the approaching ground.

275x250.jpg Anti-terror officials in Canada have been left red-faced after a floating barrier designed to prevent a harbour from attack was ruined… by mussels.

A 1.6km fence had been installed to protect navy ships in Halifax harbour from terrorist attack in 2007 at a cost of more than £2.2milllion.

But the Royal Canadian Navy have now confirmed the structure had to be removed after it was weighed down by mussels and kelp.

It had been hoped the fence would foil small boats carrying explosives and prevent them from causing any damage.

The fence will be dismantled for maintenance… and the mussels interrogated under anti-terror laws.


Former football ace turned TV pundit Martin Keown received quite a shock while broadcasting during the recent FA Cup game between Arsenal and Leeds.


And it wasn't just the late winner by Thierry Henry -- it was the ball which smacked him in the side of the head.

Keown had been chatting on ESPN with Robbie Savage when a ball was whipped in by a Leeds United player during the warm-up and hit him hard.

Despite catching him by surprise, Keown showed his toughness by carrying on with the job as fans cheered. It's not known if the player had targeted Keown or it was accidental.

275x250.jpg Police have released an image of a would-be thief's bum in the hope it could help them crack (sorry) an armed robbery case.

Officers from Durham Constabulary say the man threatened staff at a petrol station with a kitchen knife and demanded cash.

However the woman at the Total Garage in Newton Aycliffe refused to comply and the crook was forced to flee empty-handed.

Because the man had been wearing a black balaclava, the CCTV footage didn't show his face, so police hope someone will recognise him from his bottom.

Anyone with information should call Newton Aycliffe CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800-555111 to help cops get to the bottom of it.

Deer crashes into US charity store (VIDEO)


A deer caused quite a fuss in a Philadelphia charity store -- when it crashed through the door and charged around inside.


As this security video footage shows, some shoppers quickly fled the store as the doors were pinned open in the hope it would leave.

Eventually the animal did dash back out into the car-park, where another five dee were apparently waiting outside.

The manager of the store said he initially thought a car had crashed through the window when he heard the bang… but in that case why did he utter "Oh deer!"


Truck driver John Nettifee had a bad day at work recently -- when he lost control of his rig and crashed into a frozen pond.


As this video shows, the accident in Minnesota left the vehicle -- which had crossed over lanes of oncoming traffic -- part submerged in the icy water.

Luckily Nettifee was able to crawl out of his cab and across the ice to safety before he was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The truck however is still stuck in the frozen pond and efforts are underway to extract it.

This lovestruck man hoped a popping the big question to his girlfriend on the big screen at a basketball game would win him a wife… WRONG!

The man had gone down on one knee and asked his girlfriend to marry him after appearing on the "mistletoe cam"  at a UCLA game

But rather than see the moment a couple decided to get married, fans (and now the internet) saw her take one look at the ring and say "Is this a joke?"

She then grabbed her bag and left the would-be groom on his knees as other fans jeered him. Harsh.


Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has become the fourth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League after this amazing (albeit wind-assisted) goal
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32-year-old Howard saw his clearance go in the back of the net after high winds carried it towards the Bolton net.

It flew straight over visiting keeper Adam Bogdan and ended up in the back of the net, prompting team-mates to mobbed him in celebration.

But Howard didn't celebrate the accidental goal, because he knows how it feels to be at the wrong end of a freak gaol, something similar happened to him in 2005.


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.




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