Fire brigade called out after horse gets stuck in giant manhole by roadside
Fire brigade called out after horse gets stuck in giant manhole by roadside
Fire brigade called out after horse gets stuck in giant manhole by roadside
Fire brigade called out after horse gets stuck in giant manhole by roadside
Firefighters were baffled when they received a call asking the, to rescue a horse that had found itself trapped – in a giant manhole. The team were called out by the horse’s concerned owner after the animal managed to slip down the huge hollow at an unknown location in the Czech Republic. At first, the animal’s owner attempts to untangle its legs in a bid to free it from the concrete hall. But when this failed, he was forced to call for back up. Live Leak

Trapped: The horse was stuck in the giant manhole and couldn’t get out by itself Live Leak

Rescue: Firefighters were called out to help the horse after it became stuck By this time, a crowd of onlookers had gathered to watch the rescue mission, as the emergency service team used a hoist to lift the animal out of the manhole. Live Leak

Hoist: Fire crews attempt to lift the horse out of the huge hollow Live Leak

Safe: Thankfully the horse managed to survive the ordeal without injury Thankfully, the horse did not appear to suffer any injuries as a result of its ordeal and was later led away by its owner. Read more: Horse dramatically rescued by specialist RSPCA officers after becoming stranded in deep floodwater The strange video clip was uploaded to LiveLeak.com yesterday and has already racked up more than 30000, views .

Parents dunk children in cow dung for its medicinal properties

Posted: 4th December 2015 by Absurd Stories in Children, Religion

Parents dunk children in cow dung for its medicinal properties
Parents dunk children in cow dung for its medicinal properties
Parents dunk children in cow dung for its medicinal properties
People living in small village are dipping their children in cow dung – in a bid to bring good luck. The unusual tradition takes place in a tiny village named Betul in Madhya Pradesh, India. Parents believe that smearing their kids in cow dung can help them lead a healthy life free from ailments. And they also believe that the ‘purity’ of the cow dung will bring them good luck. The practice is followed a day after Diwali – the biggest Indian festival, also known as the festival of lights. Ritual: Children are dipped in the cow dung by their parents during the village ritual For weeks, people in the village collect cow dung in one place and store it in huge piles. In the morning, after offering a special prayer to Hindu gods, people start dipping children as young as one-year-old in the pool of cow dung. Tradition: It is believed that the cow dung has many health benefits Scores of villagers gather around the heap and wait for their turn to place their kids in the pure dung. It goes on from dawn to dusk until each of child in the village gets the holy dip. Sacred: The cow is a highly revered animal in the Hindu faith The ritual has been followed for centuries and locals believe their kids have benefited from bovine excrement. Read more: Mum stunned after baker posts this message on son’s 21st birthday cake The cow is considered one of the most scared animals in Hinduism. Many Hindu preachers believe that cow urine and cow dung have medicinal properties.

UFO being investigated by secret agents

Posted: 3rd December 2015 by Absurd Stories in Aliens
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Crashed fireball UFO being investigated by secret agents but whats really going on
Crashed fireball UFO being investigated by secret agents but whats really going on
Crashed fireball UFO being investigated by secret agents but whats really going on
A crashed UFO is being investigated by secret agents after it came down close to a road – at least that’s what we are led to believe. In the convincing footage the green lights from the UFO can be seen shooting through the sky, before it looks as though it has come down nearyby. But the viral stunt, showing people in South Africa that a downed UFO had crash landed in their country flopped, when savvy social media users rumbled it as a prank within minutes. The scam – to promote a new health drink – started with video clips apparently showing strange lights in the sky, and one of them then crashing to earth. In the full advert which reveals the advertising campaign as a joke sees teams wearing bio-hazard suits starting to seal off areas in the southern city of Cape Town. CEN

Spotted: The UFO apparently falling from the sky Read more: Bizarre ‘UFO’ spotted above branch of IKEA caught on camera in this remarkable footage Then they are seen in the area of Sandton in the city of Johannesburg, as well as other cities around what seemed to be a crashed alien space craft. But the stunt was blown when Twitter users recognised it as a hoax straight away. One of the first tweets from user Mike Sharman said: “#UFOsa comes to Sandton… Hmmm” CEN

Crash: They claim the UFO had hit the ground Read more: UFO sighting: Blinking and colour-changing light spotted in sky above Warwickshire homes Another shortly after from traffic news expert Rob Byrne said: “Sandton and William Nicol crash site is probably a movie set.” Even South African Olympic swimmer Roland Schoeman got in on the ridicule with a dig at the country’s tough immigration regulations on children. CEN

Concern: The scene of a UFO crash – or a film set? He tweeted: “#UFOSA if it is a UFO in Cape Town, I hope the little aliens have their unabridged birth certificates.” Another user known as Gogo tweeted: “Can I just say how unconvincing the #UFOSA thing has been? we need better hoaxes.” Later the PR firm behind the stunt admitted the attempted scam had been dreamed up to sell a health drink for clients Clover and FutureLife. CEN

Advert: The PR company admits the video was a hoax Watch the full advert here and let us know what you think of the hoax in our comments section below.

Hoverboard explodes into fireball

Posted: 3rd December 2015 by Absurd Stories in Sports
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Hoverboard explodes into fireball outside mans home in dramatic footage caught on camera
Hoverboard explodes into fireball outside mans home in dramatic footage caught on camera
Hoverboard explodes into fireball outside mans home in dramatic footage caught on camera
They’re the Christmas gift idea popularised by celebrities including Justin Bieber and Lily Allen – but they could very well turn deadly. Parents rushing out to buy their kids and their loved ones hoverboards this holiday season should beware. In this Facebook video Timothy Cade proves that his £300 purchase became a too hot to handle and almost set him on fire. The popular gift idea which doesn’t actually hover but is instead a two wheeled hands-free scooter suddenly exploded and caught fire beneath his feet as he took it for a spin outside his home in Gulf Shores, Alabama. And what’s worse – even after he tries to put it out – with the help of his worried mum, the £300 self-igniting electric vehicle refuses to be dampened down continuing to blaze on the pavement. “I came outside turned it on, came down the sidewalk not even a 100 feet, and it exploded”, Cade, who wasn’t injured, told US based TV station WKRG. YouTube

Fireworks: the batteries inside this hoverboard catch fire and explode READ MORE: Ronaldinho and freestyle superstar show off some crazy skills – on a new Ronaldinho scooter “Batteries started shooting out of it; you would not expect a fire like that to come out of a little thing like that. I was not expecting something like that.” Thankfully Cade was able to record the whole spontaneous combustion on camera to show others what can happen when hoverboards go wrong. He added: “I was yelling my mom’s name, and she ran out with some baking soda because I didn’t know what to put on that type of fire.” The fiery footage shows Cade throwing water on the device to extinguish the fire – but be warned firefighters warn against such actions due to the risk of electrocution. This is not the first time a hoverboard has caused a serious incident. READ MORE: Trading standards seize faulty hoverboards in airport swoop on dodgy Christmas gifts YouTube The scooters which are actually supposed to resemble the levitating board used for personal transportation in the films Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III – are developing a reputation for pyromania. Last month Louisiana woman Jessica Horne insisted her 12-year-old son’s futuristic skateboard destroyed their home . She had ordered the product from Amazon from a company called ‘Fit Turbo’ for £211. Just a day after he got it her son was charging the battery when it suddenly burst into flames. She said: “It was like fireworks , the middle part of the board–just ‘poof.” The subsequent fire burnt their house to the ground. YouTube

Melted: the plastic hoverboard is now toast after its battery went on fire For those not put off by the fiery outcome of these incidents, it’s important to note that the scooters come with some very real restrictions in the UK. The Government has banned riding hands-free scooter on pavements or the road and those ignoring the rules can be subject to traffic offences. The law says: “It is an offence under section 72 of the Highway Act 1835 to ride or drive a vehicle on the pavement. “It is only an offence under this Act in England and Wales. “In Scotland it is an offence under section 129(5) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.”

Monster rat found prowling university

Posted: 3rd December 2015 by Absurd Stories in Animals
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Pictured Monster rat found prowling university grounds was a metre long with its tail
Pictured Monster rat found prowling university grounds was a metre long with its tail
Pictured Monster rat found prowling university grounds was a metre long with its tail
Pictured Monster rat found prowling university grounds was a metre long with its tail
A monster rat – that was a metre long with its tail – has been captured in the grounds of a university. The images of the giant rodent , which weighed as much as 10 kg, sparked a social media frenzy. Some expressed fears it was part of a new breed of super rat others even suggested it was a genetically modified Frankenstein rat. The coypu, otherwise known as a river rat or nutria, was spotted scurrying through corridors and along rooftops at Wenzhou Medical University, in China. Staff eventually caught the creature, which has thumb-sized front teeth and powerful claws, by throwing several fishing nets over it. CEN

 

Huge: River rat is about a metre long It was later put in a cardboard box and handed over to wildlife experts to be released in a remote location. Lecturers said they believe the creature may be an escaped pet. River rat babies sell for about 900 RMB – about £93 – on some trading sites. A three-foot long river rat was found in Ireland earlier this year. Read more: Giant ‘super rats’ crawling into car engines and gnawing through brake cables are ‘putting lives at risk’

Good Samaritan pimps strangers ride then leaves this awesome note

Posted: 20th November 2015 by Absurd Stories in Motoring

Good Samaritan pimps strangers ride then leaves this awesome note
Good Samaritan pimps strangers ride then leaves this awesome note
Depending on where the owner of this vehicle lives, they could have been forgiven for thinking they’d been paid a visit by Xzibit or Tim Westwood. They apparently returned home to find someone had ‘pimped their ride’, just like in the TV show presented by the rapper and DJ, in the US and UK respectively. Well, a Tesco value ‘pimped’ – they had in fact replaced a missing hubcap. And they left a note, explaining exactly what they had done and why. Keeping their identity a mystery, the self-proclaimed “world’s most random good samaritan [sic]” said they felt like a “sh*tty version of that rap guy who pimps rides”. That’s capped it: A mystery person replaced a missing part on a stranger’s car then left this note The grateful car-owner, Reddit user ThatGuyBeezy, took a picture of the note and newly-installed hubcap and shared it on Reddit via Imgur yesterday. Read more : The story behind this picture is warming hearts across the world They were shared with: “Found this note on my car after work yesterday. Lost my hubcap when I moved across the country. Thanks kind stranger!” PA

The phantom pimper? Did Tim Westwood pay this person a visit? The post has gone viral, amassing 1.4 million views. One viewer wrote: “Wow, that’s…actually pretty cool. Restored faith in humanity.” Another added: “Buy that man a goddamm beer!” Caring policeman makes homeless man’s day with this incredible gesture:

Watch students almost die from embarrassment as they realise strangers laptop is playing PORN
Watch students almost die from embarrassment as they realise strangers laptop is playing PORN
This is the moment shocked students laugh hysterically with embarrassment after they discover a laptop left on their desk by a stranger is displaying porn. One of the group tries to quickly shut the laptop down as the people starring in the footage can be heard loudly over the speakers. He is then told by his friend to plug his headphones into the machine to stifle the noises which can be heard by other users of the library. Unbeknown to them they are the unsuspecting stars of a prank by Youtube funnyman JoshPalerLin. Footage of him on the video sharing site shows him lining up his targets as he talks to the camera telling viewers what he is about to do. Lining up his prey: Prankster asks strangers to watch his computer at the library He shows the laptop to the camera then is filmed wondering off into the library and approaching a table with around five students sat around it. The footage shows him ask one of the group to watch his laptop while he goes off to do something. Read more: ‘Drunk’ pranksters caught on camera riding motorised picnic tables through busy traffic in bizarre video He then places it on the desk and walks out of shot when the targets realise what is being viewed. They then begin to laugh as they hurriedly try to figure out ways to shut down the machine. One of them is seen pulling her jumper over her face as she appears to shrink with embarrassment. Targets: Moment students realise what the laptop is playing The noises are finally stopped when one of them puts his headphones in the laptop before the clip cuts out. The footage, titled ‘Sex in the Library Prank ‘has already been viewed more than 100000, times since it was uploaded a day ago. A similar prank by the comic titled ‘Sex in the Bathroom’ has been viewed more than 12 million times. In it he stands in a toilet cubicle on all fours with female shoes and sock on his hands and male shoes and a pair of trousers around his ankles on his legs. Read more: Jackass star Don Vito dead: Fans pay tribute to Bam Margera’s uncle Vincent The image created looks like a man and a woman having sex. It generated a huge response from witnesses who thought the same and began to film the episode on their phones. JoshPalerLin describes himself as “The craziest and most creative Asian prankster alive’, on his YouTube page. He adds: “Pranks & Social Experiment with either a laugh or strong massage behind them. • God helps those who help..”