Category Archives: Yikes!

You’ll think twice about seaside dining after seeing this video

Tweet Ah! Seaside dining. So, novel, so romantic. Until the incalculable power of nature decides that breakfast is over and it’s been too long since your heart rate topped 120 beats per minute. The wackadoodle weather and storms plaguing California right now have included flash floods, a tornado warning, high…

Even hard landings are still pretty safe in modern planes [VIDEO]

Tweet For those of you who think you’re gonna die when a plane lands too hard, I’ve got good news. With modern materials and decades of engineering tweaking, even landings hard enough to reorganize your spinal column aren’t going to end in disaster. The video above is making the rounds…

Daredevils climb Shanghai Tower, second tallest building in the world [VIDEO]

Tweet Do not watch this if you’re even remotely afraid of heights. I am not kidding. I’m very afraid of heights, so I only watched parts of this on YouTube’s minimum screen size and even so I may have briefly lost urethra control. Shanghai Tower will be the second tallest…

Woman’s violent air horniness causes flight to make emergency landing [VIDEO]

Tweet Behold, the first woman in recorded history to force a commercial flight into an emergency landing due to her horniness. Last week, a Delta flight from Baltimore-Washington to Salt Lake City was diverted to Minneapolis-St Paul after a passenger devolved into angry, screaming, cavewoman, procreation mode mid-flight. After her…

The ‘most violent sport on Earth’ is played in Florence, Italy [VIDEO]

Tweet Lots of funny things have endured or been revived in Italy. The Palio comes to mind. Also, galloping clowns being elected prime minister. But Calcio Storico (“Historic Football”) is on a completely different level of batshit crazy. One could argue that many popular sports are little more than glorified…

Passenger calmly videos his plane crash landing into water and evacuation

Tweet You probably don’t wanna watch this if you even have a tiny fear of flying. Ferdinand Puentes happened to be videoing his small plane’s Honolulu flight take-off with his GoPro camera, so the camera was handy when the engine failed two minutes into the flight and the plane started…

Heat wave causes it to ‘rain’ bat corpses in Australia (naturally)

Tweet [Don’t watch the video above if you find piles of bat corpses upsetting.] Leave it to Australia to make the Arctic Vortex seem like a pleasant alternative. It’s been literally raining bat carcasses this week in southeast Queensland, near the city of Brisbane, Australia. (Of course it’s Australia.) Officials…

Is that you Iron Man? UFO scares the bejesus out of pilot near Heathrow

Tweet UFO sightings by manure vapor-stoned farmers in Iowa are so 1980s. Either the UFOs have gotten really sloppy or far more blasé about concealing themselves, because apparently now they’re buzzing passenger aircraft in broad daylight over London. The recently released, detail-starved report of the July incident claims the pilot…

New meaning for ‘low season’: Winnipeg was colder than Mars this week

Tweet That’s right, Winnipeg, a lovely place for much of the year, occasionally gets more inhospitable than a planet 78 million miles farther from the Sun (on average). This week temperatures dropped to -31 C (-24 F), with a windchill of roughly -40 to -50 C (-40 to -58 F)….

Barf and Faint Travel: Stand in a glass box on a Mont Blanc cliff

Tweet Those of you who enjoy watching friends and loved ones barf and then faint face first into the barf are going to love the “Chamonix Skywalk,” which has finally been completed after three years in development. This glass cabin terrifyingly hangs more than 3,800 meters (12,476 feet) high over…

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