Tag Archive for accident

Did teacher “alter the brains” of teens so that they ended up dead? No.

A tragic case has been settled in Florida regarding the deaths of three high school students who were said to have been “hypnotised” by a former school official. The families of three students from North Port High School will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement. Because of this…

Another doubtful armor-dillo story

Doubtful indeed. A man in Texas claimed he shot an armadillo on a highway at 3AM and the bullet ricocheted off the animal and hit him. He was treated at a hospital and released. From KTRE.com, Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas He obviously had seen THIS story that states a man in Georgia used a 9…

The latest in a series of bounce house accidents

Sometimes the headlines write themselves. Yes, this is a thing. Find out why. A bounce house flew away with three children inside. On Monday afternoon, a bounce house in South Glens Falls, New York was lifted 50 feet into the air by a sudden gust of wind. There were three children inside, and when the…

Pennsylvania Chainsaw Miracle

In a mix of luck, fast-acting helpers and medical attention, what would have been a gruesome accident turned out WAY better than you could have imagined. James Valentine, 21, survived a work accident that sent a chainsaw blade deep into his neck and shoulder very narrowly missing the vital artery to the brain. Cutting it…

The mother of all speed bumps

I would not recommend this course of action. Mom Lies Down as ‘Speed Bump’ to Save Daughters in Rolling Car A Lawrence, Mass., woman says she saved the lives of her twin daughters after she used herself as a “speed bump” to stop her car from rolling into traffic. Tran says she is lucky to…

Use of acupunture appeared to work on injured owl

Another case of animal acupuncture that shows no proof that it actually worked. Animal rescue center tries ‘OWLcupuncture’ to heal wounded bird – KATV. A Central Arkansas rescue organization is using an unconventional treatment to get an injured owl back on her feet. “We take these animals that have human-caused injuries, and when there is…

Please check your donations for loaded firearms

This looks like a very unfortunate accident. Worker sorting clothes dies when gun goes off in thrift store – chicagotribune.com. A woman was fatally shot in the chest when a gun accidentally discharged while she and another worker sorted through donated clothing in a thrift store in the Brainerd neighborhood on the Far South Side,…

Are we clear about not leaving glass in the sun? Crystal.

Today’s optics lesson – refraction. Didn’t see that one coming; Crystal ball sparks house fire. A couple’s crystal ball failed to predict their bedroom would set on fire after it was the glass ornament itself which sparked the blaze at a house in Romford. The pair had to call in firefighters after failing to have…

The Bigfoot defense: Bigfoot caused me to crash the car

Ghosts and demons are often blamed for bad judgement calls. Now, it’s Bigfoot. And, why the hell not? Right? Teen blames Bigfoot in Fairfield Twp. crash – SalemNews.net. A 17-year-old Columbiana teen claimed he saw Bigfoot while driving on Bunker Hill Road last week. According to the highway patrol report, Robert James Mehlen Sevenich of…

Dog blamed for house explosion

It’s no fun to come home to fire trucks around your house. Greyhound puppy blows up owners’ house in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire, after chewing through can of Lynx deodorant | Metro News. Greyhound cross Zeus was left alone for just ten minutes before he sparked an explosion so powerful it shattered double-glazed windows, blew through…

Firefighters accidentally fight fire with fire

Oops. Wash. firefighters mistakenly pump jet fuel on fire instead of water. The Washington State Patrol is investigating a serious mishap that occurred Oct. 25th at its fire training academy in North Bend. During a training exercise, firefighters mistakenly pumped jet fuel instead of water onto a flaming mock-up of an airplane crash. Calkins said…

Stove wasn’t dog-proofed

Accidents happen. DOG BLAMED FOR APARTMENT FIRE IN WASH. STATE. Fire officials say a dog reaching for treats turned on a stove and started a fire causing smoke damage to an apartment in the central Washington city of Wenatchee. Wenatchee Fire Marshal Mark Yaple tells KPQ radio that it appears the black Labrador was reaching…

Invasive millipedes a factor in Austrailian train collision

Yuck. Hundreds of slithery, slimy millipedes suspected in Australian train collision – World News. Black Portuguese millipedes are suspects in a rear-end collision between two trains in Western Australia on Tuesday after hundreds of the tiny creatures were found squashed in a slippery mess on the track. Six passengers were treated for stiff necks after…

Mmelmmp mmeee…

Oh my. Dry lips lead to sticky situation – national | Stuff.co.nz. It was an unusually tight-lipped call for help. The frightened woman on the phone could only grunt as she pleaded for an ambulance to be sent to her home. The 111 call, about midnight yesterday, sparked fears that the 64-year-old from Dunedin was…

OH MY GOD, A SPIDER, AHHHH *crash*

It sounds like this woman freaked out a bit when she discovered a spider in her car. Driver blames spider for weekend crash | News – WLKY Home. The sheriff’s department said Rivera told deputies that she had been distracted by a spider in the minivan, causing her to hit Tapia and Gonzales. The pair…

Once, twice, three times an ouchy

Ok, THIS is just bizarre. Woman run over three times by her own car – Winnipeg Free Press. A woman is recovering following a bizarre accident in which she was run over three times by her own car. Trois-Rivieres, Que., police say the newspaper delivery woman was making her rounds this week and jumping in…

When harpoons attack

I think we need some harpoon safety classes! Brazilian woman survives harpoon shooting A 28-year-old woman miraculously survived after her husband accidentally shot her in the mouth with a harpoon, Brazilian officials said Wednesday. Elisangela Borborema Rosa was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery after Monday’s incident in the coastal city of Arraial…