A fire department helicopter crashed into the ocean off Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana beach, as its crew tried to rescue a stranded swimmer. The accident happened on December 29 and was caused by an undetermined mechanical failure. All four crew members walked away from the crash with only minor injuries and the swimmer was rescued by a surfer.
Almost dozen people fell into frozen Jackson Lake in Wrightwood, California, trying to rescue a man who fell through thin ice during a sledding excursion. After almost ten minutes bystanders helped pull everyone to shore. They are all okay.
A Russian passenger plane slid off a Moscow runway and crashed on to a highway, killing four crew members. The plane caught fire and broke into pieces, with at least one of them hitting a car driving on the highway. The whole thing was caught on dash-cam:
A ‘flying’ crocodile jumped on a Swedish tourist in Litchfield National Park, Australia. Felix Andersson and his buddies were swimming at the Wangi Falls in the Northern Territory when they got too close to a crocodile sunbathing on a nearby rock. The leaping croc slapped Felix in the face before landing in the water
A truck full of cows crashed in the village of Starovelichkovskaya in Krasnodar Region, Russia, and the cows spilled on the road in front of shocked motorists. Luckily, both the driver and the cows survived the crash. But, omg, poor cows!
Two young girls have a lucky escape as a flying roof comes crashing down on them in Guildford, Australia, on Tuesday. The exact cause of the roof failing is yet to be determined.
A father and his daughter go whale watching in a canoe off the coast of Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia, and have a whale of a time. Coupled with a few moments of sheer terror and panic for the daughter.
A wild cat and a fox have been spotted in Lake Van, Turkey, sharing a fish and playing together. Ok, sometimes they fight, but they are totally best friends forever! Check out the video and more pictures below:
Homeowners Luo Baogen and his wife refused to leave their house to make way for a new road in Wenling, China, claiming that the relocation compensation offered by the government would not be enough to cover their rebuilding costs. Unlike the old days when they would simply move them out by force, the new Chinese laws make it illegal to demolish private property by force without an agreement. But that did not stop the local government from building a road around their home…
Two killer whales scare a free diver out of the Mathesons Bay, New Zealand, and then pursue a dog to the shore…