video: February 2011 Archives

275x250.jpgA police officer has escorted a group of ducklings to safety after coming across them on a busy road. And become an internet hero.

Glenn Eppler had been driving in Fort Myers when he encountered the unusual suspects - ten tiny ducklings - holding up traffic.

Footage from his dash-cam shows the officer jumping out of his vehicle and trying to guide the little feathered critters to safety.

But it wasn't as easy as he expected and the birds - which had somehow dodged traffic - were uncooperative.

Luckily a passer-by helped the officer to pick up the tiny ducklings and moved them to somewhere a little safer where they were reunited with their mother.


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.

Sometimes we wish we could drive straight into our favourite coffee shop on the way to work… a bit like this woman.

A hapless motorist says she doesn't know what happened to cause her to accidentally crash straight into the front of a coffee shop.

As this CCTV footage shows, one minute 42-year-old Joan Herrity was parking her car in Boston -- the next she was parked in the middle of a coffee store.

After smashing through the glass entrance, her Toyota Sienna came to a halt and Herrity staggered to the counter. It's not know if she ordered a coffee.

Luckily for the driver, the store was empty of customers at the time and no-one was injured… luckily for us, they had well positioned CCTV cameras.

275x250.jpg Our favourite cross-eyed sooth-sayer opossum has started making her predictions about who will win Academy Awards… and it's good news for Natalie Portman.

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, from the Leipzig Zoo in Germany, has become a hit in the US where she is appearing on the TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The confused-looking animal is being confronted by Oscar statuettes with the head of Academy Awards nominees affixed to the head and asked to touch the one she thinks will win.

After spending a considerable amount of time thinking about it, Heidi has so far predicted that Natalie Portman will win the Best Actress Oscar… though we are not sure that's the one she was looking at.

275x250.jpgLucas Jatobá had enjoyed living in Barcelona so much, that when it was time to move, he wanted to say a big thank you to the city.

And the 29-year-old Brazilian did it in style, he released 250 balloons containing free tickets to a theatre production into the sky.

After sticking the tickets to cards along with a note, he visited several key tourist spots and let the balloons go.

Jatobá said he hoped this would give the people who found the heart-shaped foil balloons the chance to have as much fun in the Spanish city as he had.

Speaking of the stunt, he said: "For the last 3 years I’ve been really happy living in Barcelona and that’s why I’d like to say goodbye being grateful to the city in a special way."



It appears zoos in Japan have an interesting way of practicing what they would do if a dangerous animal escaped. As this video conclusively shows.


One of the trainers at Tama Zoo in Tokyo recently donned a tiger costume and ran around while colleagues chase him with nets and guns.

26-year-old Shuhei Yamaguchi had to pretend to be a Siberian Tiger which had broken free during an earthquake and go on an hour-long rampage of the attraction.

Dressed in a none too convincing bright yellow costume, other staff used sticks and nets to restrain him, luckily they refrained from pulling the trigger on their tranquilliser guns.

When Johnny McEntee shot to internet fame with his American Football trick shot video, we knew we'd soon see other player showing off their skills online.

Well today it's the turn of Alex Tanney, a quarterbacks from Monmouth College who can pull of a seriously impressive selection trick throws.

In his video Tanney can be seen hurling balls amazing distances with crazy precision - like hitting the posts from 60 yards.

And that's before we get to him throwing the ball to his mate in a speeding truck or shooting it off a trampoline and into a basketball hoop.

While some claim the trickster have digitally enhanced their skills, we think they just have too much time on their hands… with the right editing we could look that good to, right?


Would-be NFL prospects taking part in training camp seemed surprisingly relaxed when being told that a gorilla had escaped from a near-by zoo.


That was, until the 'gorilla' ran out of the bushes and towards them - leaving the American Football players scurrying away screaming like little girls.

Luckily the escaped animal was in fact a man in a costume there only to show how easily the the big and strong athletes could be scared. And oh boy did it work.

The prank was arranged by the organiser of the training camp who had tipped of a local news crew about what was going to happen. Which is why there is this great footage.

Naked sausage thief caught on CCTV (Video)

There's a reason Joshua Abernathy has been dubbed the 'sausage thief' -- and it not just because he's said to have robbed a retirement centre of their breakfast meat.

It's also because he revealed his own wiener during the raid in Florida… on a security video.

When centre bosses found their breakfast sausages had been stolen, they reviewed CCTV footage to find the crook responsible, and it's safe to say they were shocked by the images confronted them.

Footage showed a man wandering through the facility before going into a back room, stripping off and then re-emerging minus his clothes.

The naked robber then proceeded to help himself to the meat, a first aid kit and napkins… thankfully in this version of the footage the thief's own sausage has been blurred out

275x250.jpgNot wanting to be outdone by recent on-air double entendre, the team at Australia's Today show have got in on the action… and then some.

The discussion started off innocently enough with one of the hosts talking about an item he keeps by his bed in case of a home invasion.

But when Karl Stefanovic asked co-host Lisa Wilkinson if she kept something similarly 'long and stabby' in her bedroom, it all became a bit carry-on.

Wilkinson said she had 'swordy thing' before newsreader Georgie Gardner added that 'Tim’s my long stabby thing' - talking about her husband,

But the inadvertent innuendo was later turned up to 11 when Ben Fordham said he kept golf club for protecton, adding: "I’d want to be standing back and whacking them off from a distance."

275x250.jpg Rally champion Juha Kankkunen has set a new world speed record on ice after driving at 205.48 mph on an sheet ice off the coast of Finland.

Kankkunen was behind the wheel of a 6-litre, 12-cylinder, Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible when he made the drive - which beat his own record of 199.83mph from 2007.

Despite temperatures of -30 degrees and snow blizzards along the perilous 70cm-thick layer of sea ice he was driving on, Kankkunen was happy to put his foot down and speed along the 16.5km track.

His record - measured over two runs - was certified by officials from the Finland Traffic Police… though hopefully they won't be issuing him with a ticket.

An ice hockey fan who made an amazing shot for charity has been told they will not get the cash, because an insurance company deemed the shot illegal.

Richard Marsh had been watching the Indiana Ice minor league hockey game when he was pulled out of the crowd and offered the chance to win $50,000.

Asked what he'd do with the cash if he made the seemingly impossible shot - knocking a 3-inch puck 175ft into a hole just over 3-inch wide - he said he'd give it to the St. Vincent Heart Center

And then he stepped up, took the shot and remarkably got it in - much to the shock of watching fans, officials… and the insurance firm responsible for the payout.

They have now said the charity will not get the money because Marsh had his foot over the line when he made the shot -- like a 174ft shot is that much easier.

A cat burglar who stole 600 items has been outed as an actual cat, after a night-vision camera was used to capture footage of the feline.

Residents in San Francisco had initially wondered what was happening when clothes, teddy-bears and other small items started disappearing.

But it soon became apparent the crook was a kleptomaniac kitty called Dusty who kept returning home with other peoples belongings.

After setting up night-vision camera they recorded footage of him going out under the cover of night and dragging back his loot.

Over the past three years the cat is said to have stole 600 items from neighbours and is partial to women's bathing costumes… naughty kitty.

When Evan Petkau and Luke Willms went on a tour of Kenya's Lake Naivasha, they understandably wanted to see a hippo… but probably not like this.

The Canadian holiday-makers had travelled out on a motorboat to take a look at a group of hippos (or a bloat for you collective noun fans) and were happily filming the beasts.

That was until the they realised they'd gone a little too close and startled one of the notoriously aggressive beasts which started charging at them.

Before the duo knew what was happening there were several hippos coming at the boat as they hit the engine and made a hasty retreat back to the shore.

While the pair can be heard laughing on the video, they claim this was nervous laughter rather than them mocking the hippos… well would you mock a 2,000kg beast with a bad temper.

ESPN reporter Nico Hueto thought the only thing he had to worry about was his umbrella getting blown away… until he was chased by an alpaca

The sports man had been covering a South American U21 football contest in Peru and was duly speaking to camera about the action.

And that's when it happened. An angry alpaca which had been happily standing in the background suddenly charged at him and the camera.

A panicked-looking Hueto quickly dropped his umbrella and ran screaming from the animal, which could now get signed by Manchester City as an aggressive mid-fielder.

While Hueto was convinced to give it another go the animal again disrupted the broadcast… no-one knows why there was a alpaca on the training ground.


Ski and surf fan Chuck Patterson has combined his passions… by skiing a big wave in Hawaii while wearing skis, boots, binding, and even holding ski poles.


The former professional freeskier - who enjoys catching waves almost as much as he does hurtling down mountains - says he initially tried sea surfing a few years ago, but quickly gave up.

But then in 2009 he saw a couple of other surfers riding waves on skis and decided it was time he revisited the off-beat sport. While making it even more extreme.

So in January of this year he travelled to the famous Jaws surfing spot off the northern coast of Maui where he wanted to conquer the 'big mountains' of water.

275x250.jpgAn American football player looks set to become an internet hit after recording a video of himself throwing an impressive set of trick shots.

In the video - which has already been seen 1.5million times on Youtube - 21-year-old Connecticut quarterback Johnny McEntee makes a series of amazing throws.

During the four minute clip McEntee can be seen breaking plates thrown in the air, knocking a water bottle off someone's head and opening a door with a ball.

Dubbed the 'trick shot quarterback' he also does things like throw a ball from the back of a lecture theatre and knocks a magazine out of a friend's hand

Many commenters have praised the accuracy of his throws… others say he must have too much time on his hands to record so many takes.

275x250.jpg A robot walks into a coffee shop… no, not the beginning of a bad joke, but a factual description of an event which recently happened.

Caffeine-sippers in a Californian coffee shop were left wondering if they'd had one too many espresso when they saw a robot walk in.

After queuing up at the till the robot then asked what sort of scones they had and ordered a berry-flavoured one which was slipped into a bag around his neck.

But this wasn't the beginning of the robot uprising, the robot was the virtual presence device of an engineer from a nearby robotics firm who didn't fancy leaving the office.


There are good basketball shots, there are great basketball shots… and then there's this 90ft buzzer shot.

High school student Marvin Le Fridge made the amazing shot as the buzzer sounded dutring a recent game between his team the Corcoran Panthers and the Strathmore Spartans.

While it wasn't a tie-breaker - the Panthers won 69-52 - the shot is sure to be remembered for many years to come… and luckily it was caught on video.

Speaking of the shot, Le Fridge said: "At first I was in shock, but then I started jumping around." He's now waiting for a call from the Harlem Globetrotters.

It doesn't make what he did any better, but this could be the world's most polite and apologetic armed robber.

The elderly man had walked into a Shell petrol station in Seattle and made a purchase before asking the cashier to do him a 'favour'.

As this CCTV footage shows he then produced a gun and told the man "Could you empty that till for me please … I'm robbing you sir."

Retaining impeccable manners throughout the raid the man said he was committing the crime to feed his family and repeatedly apologised for what he was doing.

Taking $300 he even said he'd return the money if was ever back in a better financial position… but after being arrested he we first have to show how polite he can be to judge.


Britain today has an unlikely crime-fighting hero in the form of an elderly woman who used her handbag to tackle a gang of robbers who were raiding a jewellers.

It all happened in Northampton yesterday, as a gang of six men on motorbikes arrived at a high street jewellery store and smashed windows with sledgehammers.

While most onlookers were happy to keep their distance, call police and film the robbery for YouTube, one elderly woman decided to take matters into her own hands.

As this footage shows, she sprinted down the road before letting the guys have it with her handbag and generally giving them what-for.

275x250.jpg We always enjoy the Super Bowl, not for the sporting event you understand, but because we get to see some of the best new TV adverts around.

With advertising rates running to a whopping $3 million per 30 seconds this year, it's no surprise companies go all out to create the best commercials they could.

While we're not sure the 100 million-plus TV viewers enjoyed anything quite as good as the Old Spice Man, there were plenty of great adverts packed with A-list celebs.

And anyway, they were all considerably more entertaining than the GoCompare opera singer which would be the high-light of the FA Cup ad break. Check out our top 10 Super Bowl commercials after the link.

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.

We've seen enough car crashes to know they're no laughing matter… usually.

But on this occasion we think it's okay, because a US driver has skidded off a snowy road and ended up parking vertically.

It all happened in New Hampshire where snowfall has been causing chaos for motorists and Interstate 93 in Salem was no exception.

While there were several accidents, the most interesting has to be
this one where a driver careered off the road and upended their car in the snow.

Despite the precarious-looking nature of the vertically parked car, police say no-one was injured… though many are still trying to work out exactly how this happened.


TV weatherman Jim Cantore loves his job. Despite spending 20 years standing in various weather conditions he's still in his element in the elements.

Don't believe us? Just see how he responds to this thunder-snow storm which struck while he was reporting from Chicago.

While the blizzard conditions would have had other weathermen wishing they were in a nice warm studio, Cantore was positively revelling in the cold windy conditions.

And that was before he'd even heard a crash of thunder-snow which prompted him to flip out and start cheering during his live broadcast.

We could tell you exactly what he said, but to be honest it's better if you just click play. Keep reading for some other classic Cantore moments.

Snowboarder Torstein Horgmo has become even more of an extreme sport hero after becoming the first person to pull off an amazing triple cork.

Horgmo managed to land the trick on his final run of the big-air competition at the winter X Games in Aspen, bagging himself the gold.

And to make it all the more impressive, he did it despite having several broken ribs from an earlier accident.

After pulling the stunt the Norwegian snowboarder told reporters he should have held back and not attempted it: "It's probably the stupidest thing I've done in my whole life," he said.

But the cheering fans seemed glad he had… well all except the one who was hit squarely in the face as Horgmo threw his goggles out in celebration.




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