Archive for the ‘Strange News’ Category

Craziest Fireworks Festival (Video)

Craziest Fireworks Festival (Video)

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.

Hawaii’s Surfing Pig (Video)

Hawaii’s Surfing Pig (Video)

Meet Kamapua’a (or Kama), a surfing pig making waves in Hawaii…

Deer Stuck in Snow Rescued in Austria (Video)

Deer Stuck in Snow Rescued in Austria (Video)

A group of skiers working hard to rescue a deer that fell into a snow sinkhole in Untertilliach, Austria. Twice!

Elephant Attacks Safari Tourists in Jeep at Sri Lankan National Park (Video)

Elephant Attacks Safari Tourists in Jeep at Sri Lankan National Park (Video)

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:

Smart Crow Solves 8-Stage Puzzle (Video)

Smart Crow Solves 8-Stage Puzzle (Video)

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’:

Huge Avalanche Filmed in Italy (Video)

Huge Avalanche Filmed in Italy (Video)

An impressive avalanche was caught on camera in Passiria valley in South Tyrol, Italy. The avalanche caused no casualties, but 25 people were evacuated.

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: