Dude wears a romper through New York’s toughest neighborhoods
YouTube star QPark strutted through the streets of New York City clad in a male romper. “I was expecting a lot of negativity, but was really pleasantly surprised by the reception,” the 37-year-old said of wearing the trendy one-piece for 10 hours straight.
Giant fireball engulfs this brave firefighter
An out-of-control fire in northern Maine escalated when a propane tank exploded, engulfing volunteer firefighter Scott Patten in flames. Local police chief Stacey Mahan filmed the terrifying moment, which sent Patten to the hospital with first- and second-degree burns to his face.
700-pound fetish model is giving it all up for a baby
Monica Riley had purposely gained enough weight to tip the scales at around 700 pounds in her quest to become immobile. While that lifestyle once appealed to her, she changed her mind when she suffered two miscarriages and got pregnant for a third time. She’s now decided that she needs to lose weight for the sake of the baby and has already lost 200 pounds in 10 weeks.
Real-life Spider-Man climbs a 400-foot skyscraper without a harness
Known as the French Spider-Man, Alain Robert scaled one of the tallest skyscrapers in Barcelona without a harness. “Maybe we are gaining in terms of security and safety,” the 55-year-old daredevil remarked about the current state of society. “But we are also losing a lot in terms of freedom.”
Phone-obsessed bus driver mows down elderly woman
A bus driver in Turkey allegedly hit a 73-year-old woman named Müyesser Budur mere moments after the passenger had exited the bus. Police arrested the suspect, who appeared to be looking down at her phone during the accident.
Pilot dangles off the side of a hot air balloon after collision
While they’re not typically associated with high-stakes drama, a hot air balloon ride in Illinois turned into a nightmare after a gust of wind blew the craft off the ground and into another nearby balloon. The pilot was knocked over the side of the basket, and eventually fell off, leaving the passengers helpless to control the craft.
Jimmy Carter shook every passenger’s hand before takeoff
Former President Jimmy Carter delighted passengers on a Delta flight leaving Atlanta by walking around the cabin, shaking everyone’s hands before takeoff. According to witnesses, Carter seemed genuinely delighted to meet everybody and kept things moving at a quick pace to avoid delaying the takeoff.
Blood is better than sex, according to vampire couple
Count Tim and Countess Lea of the House Van Doorn claim to be real life vampires and think that sucking blood is better than sex. The couple wear fangs, drink blood and avoid the sun (although going out in the daylight only makes Lea uncomfortable instead of turning her to ash).
This rare snail is the Cinderella of the sea
A rare sea snail, known as a miniature melo, was photographed in Indonesia by diver Michael Wijaya Ishak. The sparkly species carries a bubble-like shell on its back.
Scaredy-cat crook chased off by tiny dog
A would-be burglar was scared off when he heard the barking of a tiny dog after breaking into a Texas residence. Police are still looking for the suspect, and are narrowing the search by looking for grown men scared of tiny dogs.