A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish.
Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature with eyes the size of half dollars to shore on Sunday.
Staffers at the institute are calling it the discovery of a lifetime.
From embarrassing falls and wipeouts to incredibly awkward high fives to Francisco Gallardo’s astonishing soccer goal celebration that needs to seen to be believed, these are the top ten sports celebrations of all time. The number one choice fails on at least three different levels.
A bus driver in Beijing China narrowly avoided death when a lamppost came sailing through his windshield. His quick reflexes allowed him to escape with minor scratches.
A dump truck driver was caught on CCTV dumping a load of construction waste, including hazardous asbestos, outside of a childcare center in Sydney, Australia.
At 10 years old, Edward Pinder is presumed to be the youngest knife-thrower in Britain and maybe Europe. He performs in his family’s circus act for eight months a year, which includes a routine where he hurls 8-inch blades at his mother, Erika, who candidly admits that the stunt is “really, really scary.” Edward tries to practice every day, though only after finishing his homework.
In a humorous turn of events at the BNP Paribas Showdown in New York City on Monday, professional tennis player Rafael Nadal invited Stiller out of his seat for a doubles matchup against Juan Martīn del Potro and a young girl, who was also plucked from the stands.
From NHLer Alexander Semin’s infamous sissy fight with Marc Staal to Larry Holmes’ car-hopping dropkick on Trevor Berbick; boxer Tony Wilson’s mom hitting his opponent with her shoe to Robin Ventura’s ill-advised rushing of pitcher Nolan Ryan; Mike Milbury’s bleacher brawl with Bruins fans to 70-something year olds Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca’s embarrassing CFL luncheon throwdown, these are the top ten weirdest fights in sporting history.
In an unfortunately ironic twist, a pregnant Croatian television host of an educational show faints while discussing the importance of oxygen.
She was not seriously injured.
When he’s cut off in traffic by rude drivers, Russian bus driver Alexei Volkov punishes them by ramming them from behind.
This incredible behind-the-back trick shot was performed by French Quesntin Robinot against opponent Belarusian Kiryl Barabanov at the 2013 Kuwait Open table tennis tournament.
Australia’s Sunrise weatherman Grant Denyer passes out while reporting live in a flying stunt plane.
An aunt and her toddler nephew were thrown off their feet by a speeding hit and run driver in the Midlands, England.
Despite what was by all account a horrific collision, the woman and boy suffered only scrapes and bruises.
They keep getting younger. A 13-year-old boy has been charged with robbing a newsagent at knife-point on the New South Wales central coast, Australia.
Police say the teenager’s face was covered when he entered the shop at Lake Munmorah yesterday and threatened a female shop assistant with the weapon.
He ran away with cash and cigarettes.
After being rounded up at a night club in Altamonte Springs, Florida for disorderly conduct, this man goes on a violent 30 minute rampage in the back of a police car. Even tasing didn’t seem to slow him down as he still managed to break an officer’s nose with a kick. He alternates between pleading for his mother and violently slamming his head against the back of the front seat.
Police are trying to figure out why a five year-old girl would bring a two small bags of marijuana to school in West Kensington Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The girl’s 24 year-old mother was questioned by police of the SVU unit and then released. A social worker with the Department of Human Services paid a visit to the family’s home later that night to open a case on the incident.
The former Quebec cardiologist who killed his two children three years ago was released Wednesday from a mental health facility under certain conditions.
Guy Turcotte was held at the Pinel Institute after he stabbed five-year-old Olivier and three-year-old Anne-Sophie nearly four dozen times as they slept in their beds in February 2009.
He was deemed not criminally responsible for their deaths in July 2011. The Crown has filed an appeal.
Surveillance footage in this Philadelphia Pennsylvania pharmacy captures a burglar attempting to sneakily lower himself into a storage room a la Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible. He fails spectacularly when the roof collapses and he struggles to escape the way he came in.
Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where a last-lap crash turned defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart upside down.
Stewart was leading the final lap but had no drafting partner as the field closed in on him. He was looking for help when he misjudged how much room he had and turned down in front of Michael Waltrip.
Waltrip hooked Stewart’s bumper, and it triggered a massive accident that sent Stewart’s car sailing on its side over the field. NASCAR threw the caution and Kenseth coasted to the victory.
Laurence Murphy, a Sydney Australia bus driver with a long history of complaints and poor behavior was caught on a CCTV camera shoving an unsuspecting woman off of his bus and then driving away, leaving her to walk home at 4 in the morning.
CCTV captures an elderly man bending down as if to help a toddler in her buggy in a London mall.
But in reality, he was stealing an iPhone the youngster was using to watch an episode of Barney the Dinosaur.