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  • Viper Venom Turns Human Blood Into Jelly

    This video shows a Russell viper being milked by a snake handler who then collects the venom in a glass jar. One drop of the potent yellow venom is then extracted and mixed with a vial of human blood. Within thirty seconds, the blood has turned into a solid block of jelly, demonstrating the venom’s phenomenal blood-clotting abilities.

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  • Runaway Brakeless Semi Crashes into Gas Station Pumps in Ohio

    An Akron, Ohio gas station surveillance camera captures a runaway semi truck crashing into a bank of gas pumps. Police said the brakes went out on the semi as it was exiting an interstate. The driver was able to miss two vehicles stopped at the light. But as he made the left turn, the load shifted; that’s when it crashed into the gas station. Incredibly, no one was hurt.

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  • Transit Van Barrels Into Stopped Cars On Busy Highway in Dallas

    On a highway in Dallas, a white Dallas Transit van pushed right through cars, tossing them every which way. The impact caused a chain reaction involving five cars. Two people were injured. According to WFAA-TV, Dallas Area Rapid Transit said the accident was a result “of the van operator failing to slow with traffic.” The driver is on paid administrative leave as police investigate the crash. Rosa Sepulveda, a mother of one of the victims in the crash told WFAA she hopes with this video released, drivers will pay closer attention on the road. Her son broke his hip, arm, leg and 11 ribs. He remains in the intensive care unit at Parkland Hospital. “I was upset and angry because [the DART driver] never tried to stop,” the mother said. “He never paid attention, and I’m still asking why can he drive and not pay attention.”

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  • Toddler Dangles Over 100-Foot High Balcony Ledge

    This shocking video shows a two-year-old playing on the 100ft high ledge of the balcony of a high rise apartment. The toddler sits on and crawls along the balcony, even dangling his feet over the sheer drop while horrified passers-by looked on. A neighbor filmed the boy playing on the ledge, dangling his legs over it, peering down, oblivious of the deadly danger of his position. A neighbor said: “I was talking to my son’s girlfriend on our front door when she looked up behind me and said: ‘there’s a baby up there on the balcony.’ I turned round and saw the kid up there just playing on the balcony with no protection - I thought he was going to fall, I was sure he was going to die.” Police arrived at the block of flats, in Coventry, about seven minutes after they were called and found the mother and a man asleep in the house.

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  • Tori The Smoking Orangutan To Be Sent To Rehab

    Zookeepers in Indonesia have been forced to move an orangutan out of visitors’ reach after she developed a serious smoking habit. Tori learned to smoke 10 years ago, imitating zoo visitors, who would throw their cigarette butts into her open cage. She has been smoking ever since, according to activists.

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  • French Athlete Assaults 14 Year-Old Girl Mascot After Winning Track Event

    French athlete Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad has gained track and field infamy in the lead-up to the London Olympics. The 27-year-old had just won gold in the European Championship’s 3000 metre steeplechase in Helsinki on Sunday when audience cheers quickly subsided into shock over his subsequent actions. Rather than appearing happy about his 8.33.23-minute victory, the Algerian-born athlete walked over to the championship’s mascot “Appy”, which was being worn by a 14-year-old girl, and smacked a gift bag out of her hands and shoved her with both hands. The girl was believed to have been slightly winded by the unexpected attack but otherwise unharmed. Yet championship organisers were livid, according to Karjalainen news. Championship director Mika Muukka told the news agency that “hopefully, the EAA (European Athletics Association) would deal with the case”. It was not the first time that Mekhissi-Benabbad had picked on a mascot. After winning the same race at the 2010 championships in Barcelona, he asked a mascot to kneel in front of him before he pushed it to the ground.

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  • Daycare Worker Records Herself Taunting Three Year-Old Boy

    A daycare worker in Hamden Connecticut, recorded herself on a cell phone camera verbally harassing Michael, a 3-year-old boy until he cried. A teacher’s assistant apparently has Michael sitting in a chair because he had “a moment,” though it is not shown. Excerpts from the exchange include: “I don’t like you,” says Michael. “Newsflash, sweetheart: I don’t really like you either, ‘cause you throw toys,” she responds to the 3-year-old. “I can knock your head off,” Michael replies, clearly becoming frustrated. “Do it. C’mon. C’mon, boss, let’s go. You wanna scrap,” she replies laughing. Then she continues: “Do it. Go ahead. No balls. Oh you’re a tough guy. Hey boss, show me your nine.” The boy’s mother posted the troubling footage hoping “that you watch this video and help us spread awareness to other parents.My son has suffered and I don’t want any other child to go through what my child has been through.” The teacher’s assistant has since been suspended pending an internal investigation by the daycare.

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  • Clinton Moore Is Run Over by His Own Bike After Failed 720 Attempt During 2012 X Games

    Aussie Clinton Moore learned the hard way what can happen with a gnarly crash, after going horizontal on a 720 attempt and then watching as a handler was unable to control his bike and ran over his broken body as it lay in the dirt. (Fellow Australian Jacko Strong won the event.) The crash and unfortunate followup happened during the second round of the Moto X Best Trick event in the 2012 X Games held in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Man Playing With Lighter Sets Himself on Fire at Gas Station

    If you were looking for a sign that all those warnings at the gas pump mean something, well, here’s your sign. The dunce cap of the day goes to a driver in Australia, who flicked his lighter as he filled his car with gas last week. Turns out the lighter worked. Footage captured by a security camera shows flames shoot up and lick the man before spilling onto the concrete below him — just feet from the pump. He flees, leaving everyone else at the station in danger. Just seconds later, a quick-thinking doctor jumps to the man’s aid and douses the flames with a bucket of water.

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  • Vending Machine Fail - California Teen Gets Arm Stuck Trying To Steal Soda

    Firefighters in National City, Calif., were forced to free a 17-year-old boy who got his arm caught in a vending machine while allegedly trying to steal a soda. The kid crammed his arm into the receiving slot of the machine near a trolley station and was stuck looking foolish until a trolley rider phoned the police. Soon enough, police showed up with firefighters and paramedics to free the little thief. After failing with a crowbar, air-chisel and axes, they finally liberated him by cutting the lock with a rotary saw. He was immediately taken into custody and may be charged with petty theft. He didn’t get the soda, either.

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  • Teen Mob Surround and Attack Queensland Bus With Metal Bars as Passengers Cower Inside

    A teen mob has attacked a bus on the Gold Coast, smashing windows and doors with metal bars as terrified passengers and the driver cowered inside. The group of 25 to 30 youths emerged from the darkness when the bus pulled up at Burleigh Heads about 11.30pm Sunday to pick up passengers. About 15 passengers and the driver were trapped inside during the violent rampage which lasted several minutes. Surfside Buslines general manager Les Manson said he had viewed CCTV footage of the incident and had never seen anything like it. He said the youths had come ‘from all directions’ and surrounded the bus before ‘proceeding to break all the windows and doors’. “They had some sort of metal bars with them and some of those went right through the windows,” he told ABC Radio. “We can’t see any reason for it …. it was just unprovoked.” Mr Manson said the passengers and driver, while not injured, were ‘shaken up’.

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  • Air Guitarists Rock Out For US Championship in NYC

    Aspiring air guitar champions gathered in New York on Thursday for the New York leg of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships. The competition is in its 10th year, and has two stages - a regional and national competition. In New York, 22 regional contestants rocked their hearts out to be crowned New York’s best. Some of them practicing their performances six months before the competition. The winner of the night was Aristotle, who will compete against 11 other regional champions in Denver, Colorado on July 21. The winner of the national championship will represent the United States at the World Championships in Finland on August 24 where the air guitar heroes from 24 different countries will converge.

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  • Japanese Scientists Use Stem Cells to Grow Human Liver in the Skull of a Mouse

    Using stem cells from human skin, Japanese scientists have grown a small human liver inside the skull of a mouse. Hideki Taniguchi and Takanori Takebe from Yokohama City University used stem cells generated from human skin cells and developed them into percussor liver cells. Then they added other cells from umbilical cord blood vessels. The combination of cells then “guided itself” to form a small structure similar to liver tissue, Takebe said. “We mixed and graded the cells onto the culture dish and they moved to form a cluster,” he said. “It was a surprising outcome from what was, to be honest, an accident.”

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  • Policeman Stops Suicidal Man From Jumping Off Building

    A daring rescue was captured on camera last week when a policeman saved a suicidal man from jumping from an apartment building in Ningbo, China. State television footage shows the desperate man, clad in blue jeans with no shirt on, straddling the gap between two window ledges at least four stories above street level as an anxious crowd looks on. One policeman distracted the man by talking to him through a loudspeaker, allowing other cops to get up to the roof and rappel down the side of the building, out of the would-be jumper’s line of sight, the Telegraph newspaper reported, quoting Chinese state television. An officer then swings around the corner of the building, grabs the distraught man around the waist and pins him to the side of the building. Rescuers inside can be seen reaching through the windows to secure the man’s feet with ropes so he can’t leap to his death. Police believe the man was threatening to commit suicide because of family problems, the newspaper reported.

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