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Spanish Cargo Ship Splits off French Coast (Video)

Spanish Cargo Ship Splits off French Coast (Video)

Spanish cargo ship ‘Luno’ split in half off the south-western coast of France, at Anglet, on Wednesday. The ship had been heading to a nearby port to load up with cargo when its engine failed and the rough waves carried it into a jetty where it broke in two. The 12-man crew was evacuated by a helicopter. The accident was caught on camera:

Man Survives Being Run Over by Bus in Turkey (Video)

Man Survives Being Run Over by Bus in Turkey (Video)

A man was completely uninjured after being run over by a bus in Ankara, Turkey. The accident happened after the brakes on the parked city bus failed, making it go out of control in reverse. The whole thing was caught on security cameras and you can see the man get up from under the bus at the 0:34 mark. It’s the same guy that helps that little girl:

Elderly Couple’s Close Encounter with Bear in Pasadena (Video)

Elderly Couple’s Close Encounter with Bear in Pasadena (Video)

An elderly Scottish couple had a very close encounter with a bear while visiting relatives in Pasadena, California, Tuesday morning. Bob and Irene McKeown were completely oblivious to the bear’s presence and didn’t notice that the bear was right next to them on the porch as they were leaving the house. The whole incident was caught on the home security camera:

Oregon House with Toy Train Ride around the Property on Sale for $3.5 Million (Video)

Oregon House with Toy Train Ride around the Property on Sale for $3.5 Million (Video)

Train model builder Tom Miller has build an amazing rideable scale railroad around his property on 18055 SW Seiffert Rd in Sherwood, Oregon. The house is now on sale for $3.5 million. Take a video tour around the famous train property:

Vitali Klitschko Sprayed with Fire Extinguisher during Ukraine Protests (Video)

Vitali Klitschko Sprayed with Fire Extinguisher during Ukraine Protests (Video)

The former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko got sprayed with a fire extinguisher during a protest rally in the Ukraine. Klitschko, now a politician, was sprayed in the face when he tried to calm down protesters and stop them from attacking police in Kiev last night.

Man Wrestling a Grizzly Bear (Video)

Man Wrestling a Grizzly Bear (Video)

Barcroft visits Doug Seus, a professional bear trainer who works with grizzlies that star in Hollywood films. We’ve already seen Doug play wrestling with one of his grizzly bears, and this time he even put his head in the bear’s mouth:

Home Depot Employee Saves Falling Baby with a Great Catch (Video)

Home Depot Employee Saves Falling Baby with a Great Catch (Video)

Chris Strickland, a Home Depot employee from Anchorage, Alaska, made a great catch to save a baby that fell after rolling out of a baby carrier seat which was sitting on top of a shopping cart. Watch the security camera footage:

Elephant Overturns Car in Kruger National Park (Video)

Elephant Overturns Car in Kruger National Park (Video)

A raging bull elephant was caught on camera overturning a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. British teacher Sarah Brooks and her fiance were on a safari trip and were driving behind the elephant when the animal turned around and charged at their car.

Failed Plane Take-Off from New Zealand Beach (Video)

Failed Plane Take-Off from New Zealand Beach (Video)

A small plane made an emergency landing on Mahurangi beach in New Zealand after the aircraft’s engine failed, only to crash again later during take-off. Pilot Dennis Horn and his co-pilot Manfred Scherbius were both uninjured.

Giant Rubber Duck Bursts in Taiwan (Video)

Giant Rubber Duck Bursts in Taiwan (Video)

A giant yellow rubber duck on display in Taiwan’s Keelung Port has burst on Tuesday due to unknown circumstances. The huge inflatable duck, a bath toy replica designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman to promote peace and harmony, went out with a bang just hours before the countdown of the New Year. I guess you could say that the locals had their celebration plans – deflated.