A cat was rescued by a hero sailor after somehow getting stuck under HSC Gotlandia II ferry in Visby, Sweden. Johan Skärkarl put on a survival suit and jumped into the icy water, grabbed the cat and swam back with it on his stomach. The rescue operation was filmed by his colleague Stellan Stenberg:
The annual fireworks festival in Tainan City’s Yanshui District, Taiwan, is being dubbed as one of the most dangerous fireworks festivals in the world. It’s held at the end of the Chinese New Year featuring thousands of bottle rockets ignited from a ‘beehive’ to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to those who are in the path of the rockets.
A dog interrupts the Rosario Central vs River Plate soccer match in Argentina and takes a dump in the middle of the field:
Meet Kamapua’a (or Kama), a surfing pig making waves in Hawaii…
YouTube description: ‘The 2006 USA Cat Curling team square off.’
A group of skiers working hard to rescue a deer that fell into a snow sinkhole in Untertilliach, Austria. Twice!
Gemunu the Elephant is already notorious for ambushing tourists in their cars as they drive through the Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. He gets very aggressive while searching the interior of the vehicles for any food its passengers might be hiding. This group had a very close and scary encounter with the elephant:
A soccer player headbutts a glass dugout to celebrate his goal during an Italian amateur match between Pontilcelli and Riolo Terme. The bizarre celebration earns him an instant red card.
U.S. luger Kate Hansen warms up for competition by dancing to some Beyonce at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. NBC luge commentator Duncan Kennedy doesn’t seem to like Hansen’s little dance routine, but everybody else loves it!
Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an 8-step puzzle to try and confuse ’007′, one of the smartest crows he’s been studying in captivity. The bird solved the complex puzzle pretty quickly, even though he never saw the objects arranged together before. Watch the amazing experiment in this clip from the BBC’s ‘Inside the Animal Mind’: