A US exchange student was rescued from the jaws of a giant stone statue, located in a southwestern university town in Germany.
The Tübingen firefighters received the emergency call of ‘A person is trapped in stone!’ Twenty-two firefighters and a grand total of five vehicles had to rush to his aid to pull him out of the 120,000-euro sculpture..
The student had apparently climbed in for a dare, according to local reports. Continue reading
A yet unnamed man was crushed to death after this giant crucifix fell on him.
The accident came just days before a historic canonization will see late pope, John Paul II, to whom the crucifix was dedicated, declared a saint.
The 98-foot-high wooden and concrete cross fell during a ceremony in the Italian Alpine village of Cevo on Thursday, killing 21-year-old student Marco Gusmini. Another man was taken to hospital. source
The structure was dedicated to John Paul II on his visit to the region in 1998.
An Irish farmer says he is “shocked” after one of his sheep gave birth to goat-sheep, or now we can simply use the “geep” amalgamation.
Pat Murphy, from County Kildare, said the animal, which has not been given a name, was born to a ewe last week.
“It had all the hallmarks of a goat. I knew a goat had gotten in among a few of the hoggets (young sheep), I didn’t know what would turn out,” he told the Irish Farmers Journal. source
Back in 2012, Colleen Cudney was convicted for drunken driving. As part of her punishment, she was put on probation, and so on the day after St. Patrick’s Day, the 22-year-old was ordered to come to her Westland, Michigan probation office for a random breathalyzer test. She managed to pass it and celebratedthe good news on Facebook. That Facebook post, as WDIV Local 4 News reports, was a pretty stupid move.
An 18-year-old from Norway now has a McDonald’s receipt tattooed on his right arm. Stian Ytterdahl of Lorenskog, said that his friends wanted to punish him for being “too active with the ladies,” according to Scallywag and Vagabond’s translation of Romereskes Blad. source
It’s entirely unclear what that means, but his friends gave him the option of getting a Barbie tattooed on his butt or his fast food purchase on his arm.
Staten Island is totally creeped out.. A clown is taking to the streets, handing out balloons, but nobody is sure who he is, why he is doing it, or when it will stop.
A commuter train arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport jumped the tracks in an effort to take the escalator..
Luckily there were no fatalities, however the crash left 32 people with non-life-threatening injuries. Continue reading
Don’t expect a scene out of a classic Western movie where you’ll often see a solitary tumbleweed rolling through a desolate landscape.
These are neighborhoods around Colorado Springs, where a strange takeover of tumbleweeds started last week. The clusters of twisted foliage are causing a lot of problems, says Mahkya Askew, a resident of Colorado Springs. Continue reading
An unidentified teen attending the Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens hockey game on Thursday got a hard reality check after two pepper-pot players from opposing teams unintentionally made the teen the target of their odd man rush.
Valuable life lesson was learned or complete idiot?
An Argentinian woman is dead after she attempted an at-home procedure to enhance the size of her breasts – by injecting them with Vaseline.
The Vaseline had entered the woman’s blood stream, causing blood clots that travelled to her lungs. She then experienced a pulmonary embolism – a blockage of an artery in her lung – which resulted in her death.