Guy Bursts Into Flames After Being Tased By Guards

Guy Bursts Into Flames After Being Tased By Guards

A bystander’s video shows a Philadelphia man screaming as his leg catches fire after he was tased.  Witness Pat Tackney, who filmed the incident, said he saw the man being confronted outside of Jim’s Steaks in the south of the US city. Pat claims the man refused to leave the restaurant and was forcibly removed.


Kentucky Police Mourn New Years Eve Doughnut Truck Fire

Kentucky Police Mourn New Years Eve Doughnut Truck Fire

Police in Kentucky have posted a tweet mourning the loss of a doughnut truck, which was destroyed after catching fire.

The driver of the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts vehicle noticed smoke billowing from the back as he drove through Lexington.

While no one was hurt in the fire, all the doughnuts in the back were reportedly destroyed.

It proved too much to bear for the local police.

Lexington Police Department posted images online of heartbroken officers at the scene of the fire in the south-east of the city, near the corner of Man O' War Boulevard and Pink Pigeon Parkway.

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Centralia Has Been On Fire Since 1962

Centralia Has Been On Fire Since 1962

If you're going to do a town trash burn, you might want to make sure the town landfill isn't situated on top of an open mine shaft.


Terrifying Backdraft Sweeps Over FDNY Firefighters

Terrifying Backdraft Sweeps Over FDNY Firefighters

The abnormally large backdraft occurred as a massive fire burned through several businesses in Sunnyside, Queens. The five-alarm fire began in the wee hours of the morning and grew much larger by the time dozens of firefighters reached the scene.  FULL VIDEO IS UP NOW HERE.


HOW TO BURN DOWN YOUR MOMS BACK YARD WITH A SINGLE CAN OF GAS

HOW TO BURN DOWN YOUR MOMS BACK YARD WITH A SINGLE CAN OF GAS

Hoo boy, that was some quick thinking to throw that fireball formerly known as a gas can directly into the dry shrubbery around the yard. Great work on this guy’s part. Wonder how he’ll go on fireworks night.


Chemistry Guy Explains 'Dark' Flames

Chemistry Guy Explains 'Dark' Flames -

 

Low-pressure sodium lights can absorb certain frequencies of light while producing others.


The Staggering Strategy That Goes Into Fighting Wildfires

The Staggering Strategy That Goes Into Fighting Wildfires

Brave men and women wage a war against the flames, removing fuel sources and containing spread as much as possible.


Naked Man Starts House Fire While Baking Cookies On George Foreman Grill

Naked Man Starts House Fire While Baking Cookies On George Foreman Grill

Responding to a house fire last week, Niceville police officers and firefighters encountered an odd sight.

When firefighters got to the home around 5:30 p.m., they could see smoke coming from inside. A naked man opened the front door, said, “I’m sorry” and closed the door.

Police officers arrived shortly after to assist.

The man came to the door again, left it open and went back into the house.

According to the offense report from the Police Department, the man showed no signs of understanding the danger he was in. There were several things on fire inside the home, including some towels.

An officer detained the man and removed him from the house for his own safety. Firefighters said that if he had stayed in the home much longer, he could have possibly died from smoke inhalation.

In the report, an officer said he and another officer were in the house for about five minutes and had a hard time breathing. Firefighters went inside with oxygen masks to remove the burning items.

The man admitted to drinking two liters of vodka and smoking marijuana starting around 9 a.m. that morning. He was examined at the scene and had no life threatening injuries, the report said. He refused further medical treatment.

Based on the fire department’s investigation, the man allegedly tried baking cookies on a George Foreman grill which he left unattended. The grill and cookies caught fire, so he put dry towels on top of the grill. Those caught fire, too, causing the fire to spread.


Verizon Throttled Fire Department’s “Unlimited” Data During California Wildfire

Verizon Throttled Fire Department’s “Unlimited” Data During California Wildfire -

 

 

Verizon Wireless' throttling of a fire department that uses its data services has been submitted as evidence in a lawsuit that seeks to reinstate federal net neutrality rules.

"County Fire has experienced throttling by its ISP, Verizon," Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden wrote in a declaration. "This throttling has had a significant impact on our ability to provide emergency services. Verizon imposed these limitations despite being informed that throttling was actively impeding County Fire's ability to provide crisis-response and essential emergency services."

Bowden's declaration was submitted in an addendum to a brief filed by 22 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, Santa Clara County, Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District, and the California Public Utilities Commission. The government agencies are seeking to overturn the recent repeal of net neutrality rulesin a lawsuit they filed against the Federal Communications Commission in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 

Throttling affected response to wildfire

"The Internet has become an essential tool in providing fire and emergency response, particularly for events like large fires which require the rapid deployment and organization of thousands of personnel and hundreds of fire engines, aircraft, and bulldozers," Bowden wrote.

Santa Clara Fire paid Verizon for "unlimited" data but suffered from heavy throttling until the department paid Verizon more, according to Bowden's declaration and emails between the fire department and Verizon that were submitted as evidence.

The throttling recently affected "OES 5262," a fire department vehicle that is "deployed to large incidents as a command and control resource" and is used to "track, organize, and prioritize routing of resources from around the state and country to the sites where they are most needed," Bowden wrote.

"OES 5262 also coordinates all local government resources deployed to the Mendocino Complex Fire," an ongoing wildfire that is the largest in California's history, Bowden wrote.

The vehicle has a device that uses a Verizon SIM card for Internet access.

"In the midst of our response to the Mendocino Complex Fire, County Fire discovered the data connection for OES 5262 was being throttled by Verizon, and data rates had been reduced to 1/200, or less, than the previous speeds," Bowden wrote. "These reduced speeds severely interfered with the OES 5262's ability to function effectively. My Information Technology staff communicated directly with Verizon via email about the throttling, requesting it be immediately lifted for public safety purposes."

Verizon did not immediately restore full speeds to the device, however.

"Verizon representatives confirmed the throttling, but rather than restoring us to an essential data transfer speed, they indicated that County Fire would have to switch to a new data plan at more than twice the cost, and they would only remove throttling after we contacted the Department that handles billing and switched to the new data plan," Bowden wrote.

Verizon “risking harm to public safety”

Because the throttling continued until the department was able to upgrade its subscription, "County Fire personnel were forced to use other agencies' Internet Service Providers and their own personal devices to provide the necessary connectivity and data transfer capability required by OES 5262," Bowden wrote.

Verizon throttling also affected the department in a response to previous fires in December and June, emails show.

Bowden argued that Verizon is likely to keep taking advantage of emergencies in order to push public safety agencies onto more expensive plans.

"In light of our experience, County Fire believes it is likely that Verizon will continue to use the exigent nature of public safety emergencies and catastrophic events to coerce public agencies into higher-cost plans, ultimately paying significantly more for mission-critical service—even if that means risking harm to public safety during negotiations," Bowden wrote.

UPDATE: In a statement to Ars three hours after this article was published, Verizon acknowledged that it shouldn't have continued throttling the fire department's data service after the department asked Verizon to lift the throttling restrictions.

"Regardless of the plan emergency responders choose, we have a practice to remove data speed restrictions when contacted in emergency situations," Verizon's statement said. "We have done that many times, including for emergency personnel responding to these tragic fires. In this situation, we should have lifted the speed restriction when our customer reached out to us. This was a customer support mistake. We are reviewing the situation and will fix any issues going forward."

Verizon also noted that the fire department purchased a data service plan that is slowed down after a data usage threshold is reached. But Verizon said it "made a mistake" in communicating with the department about the terms of the plan.

"We made a mistake in how we communicated with our customer about the terms of its plan," Verizon said. "Like all customers, fire departments choose service plans that are best for them. This customer purchased a government contract plan for a high-speed wireless data allotment at a set monthly cost. Under this plan, users get an unlimited amount of data but speeds are reduced when they exceed their allotment until the next billing cycle."

Verizon also said that the Santa Clara "situation has nothing to do with net neutrality or the current proceeding in court."

Throttling happened after net neutrality repeal

Verizon's throttling was described in fire department emails beginning June 29 of this year, just weeks after the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules took effect.

Even when net neutrality rules were in place, all major carriers imposed some form of throttling on unlimited plans when customers used more than a certain amount of data. They argued that it was allowed under the rules' exception for "reasonable network management." But while such throttling is generally applied only during times of network congestion, the Santa Clara Fire Department says it was throttled at all times once the device in question went over a 25GB monthly threshold.

Even if Verizon's throttling didn't technically violate the no-throttling rule, Santa Clara could have complained to the FCC under the now-removed net neutrality system, which allowed Internet users to file complaints about any unjust or unreasonable prices and practices. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's decision to deregulate the broadband industry eliminated that complaint option and also limited consumers' rights to sue Internet providers over unjust or unreasonable behavior.

Emails between fire department and Verizon

On June 29, Fire Captain Justin Stockman wrote an email to Verizon, noting that download speeds for an essential device used during large disasters had been throttled from 50Mbps to about 30kbps.

A Verizon government accounts manager named Silas Buss responded, saying that the fire department would have to move from a $37.99 plan to a $39.99 plan "to get the data speeds restored on this device." Later, Buss suggested that the department switch to a plan that cost at least $99.99 a month.

Stockman didn't have authority to upgrade the plan, so he sent an email to Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski that same day. Stockman wrote:

Verizon is currently throttling OES 5262 so severely that it's hampering operations for the assigned crew. This is not the first time we have had this issue. In December of 2017 while deployed to the Prado Mobilization Center supporting a series of large wildfires, we had the same device with the same SIM card also throttled. I was able to work through [Fire Department IT executive] Eric Prosser at the time to have service to the device restored, and Eric communicated that Verizon had properly re-categorized the device as truly "unlimited".

Prziborowski expressed concern about the throttling in an email to Buss. "Before I give you my approval to do the $2.00 a month upgrade, the bigger question is why our public safety data usage is getting throttled down?" Prziborowski wrote. "Our understanding from Eric Prosser, our former Information Technology Officer, was that he had received approval from Verizon that public safety should never be gated down because of our critical infrastructure need for these devices."

While fire department personnel thought they were already paying for "truly" unlimited data, Verizon said they weren't.

"The short of it is, public safety customers have access to plans that do not have data throughput limitations," Buss told Prziborowski. "However, the current plan set for all of SCCFD's lines does have data throttling limitations. We will need to talk about making some plan changes to all lines or a selection of lines to address the data throttling limitation of the current plan."

The emails started up again on July 5 and 6. "Can confirm that after using 25GB of data, our service drops to zero. This is unacceptable and needs to be fixed," fire department IT officer Daniel Farrelly wrote.

Buss clarified that "data throughput is limited to 200Kbps or 600Kbps" after 25GB of use. Buss also told fire officials that all Verizon plans have some sort of throttling and that the department would have to pay by the gigabyte to avoid throttling entirely.

Buss wrote:

Verizon has always reserved the right to limit data throughput on unlimited plans. All unlimited data plans offered by Verizon have some sort of data throttling built-in, including the $39.99 plan. Verizon does offer plans with no data throughput limitations; these plans require that the customer pay by the GB for use beyond a certain set allotment.

The Mendocino fire began on July 27. On the night of Sunday, July 29, Stockman sent an email to Bowden:

OES 5262 is deployed again, now to the Mendocino Complex, and is still experiencing the same throttling. As I understood it from our previous exchange regarding this device, the billing cycle was set to end July 23, which should have alleviated the throttling. In a side-by-side comparison, a crew member's personal phone using Verizon was seeing speeds of 20Mbps/7Mbps. The department Verizon device is experiencing speeds of 0.2Mbps/0.6Mbps, meaning it has no meaningful functionality.

Farrelly wrote a brief email to Buss that night, telling him to "Remove any data throttling on OES5262 effective immediately." Farrelly emailed Buss again the next morning, saying, "Please work with us. All we need is a plan that does not offer throttling or caps of any kind."

Buss responded that afternoon, suggesting a plan that costs $99.99 for the first 20GB and $8 per gigabyte thereafter. "To get the plan changed immediately, I would suggest calling in the plan change to our customer service team," Buss wrote.

That was the last email submitted in the court exhibit.

Santa Clara apparently switched to the $99.99 plan, more than doubling its bill. "While Verizon ultimately did lift the throttling, it was only after County Fire subscribed to a new, more expensive plan," Bowden wrote in his declaration.


What Really Happened To The Library Of Alexandria?

What Really Happened To The Library Of Alexandria?

2,300 years ago, the rulers of Alexandria set out to fulfill a very audacious goal: to collect all the knowledge in the world under one roof. In its prime, the Library of Alexandria housed an unprecedented number of scrolls and attracted some of the Greek world’s greatest minds. But by the end of the 5th century CE, it had vanished. Elizabeth Cox details the rise and fall of this great building.


Neighbor Calls-Out Biggest Prick In Portugal

Neighbor Calls-Out Biggest Prick In Portugal

 

Lawsuit filed,
Suing FD pilot…
…that took pool water…
…during wild FIRE…
while busy saving the prick owner’s home.

 

 

 

The following GIFs come from 3 videos.
They show a quick thinking FD helicopter pilot taking water from a pool to fight a fire…that is just about to burn down the house.
Pilot Mario Miner explains why the neighbor is suing the city for damages.

“I’m not the owner of the swimming pool, I just live next door :). The pilot told me that the owner is entitled to compensation for damages or lost water if he files a complaint with the Civil Defense, which my neighbor didn’t, AFAIK. He explained that filling at swimming pools is only done as a last resort (but not illegal in Portugal) because of the risks involved (children playing, damage to property, flying debris such as garden furniture, etc), but he did so on this case because there were houses in danger and the water source was so convenient.”

 

 

João Guimarães later meets the FD (AS350) helicopter pilot Mario Miner and explains his side of the story:
“He also detailed the operation a little bit more: he was returning to the airfield from another bushfire when he saw the initial smoke column. He took the initiative to land and start the attack on his own since the fire was so close to houses. He made about 25 refills at the swimming pool, and this bucket carries about 600 liters, if I remember correctly. The swimming pool level lowered not even 40 cm after the mission. The helicopter left when the first firetruck arrived, the fire having already been extinguished.”

“I became friends with the pilot flying on the video, he has a very nice onboard video”

All 3 full videos below. The second one is a little long but pretty cool…and “f*ck this law suit neighbor”. Thank you João Guimarães for sharing the story and pilot Mario Miner for Serving the community.


HERE IS YOUR DAILY DOSE OF INTERNET

HERE IS YOUR DAILY DOSE OF INTERNET

 


Making Tornadoes With Fire


HERE IS YOUR DAILY DOSE OF VIRAL INTERNET FAILS

HERE IS YOUR DAILY DOSE OF VIRAL INTERNET FAILS

Get the water! Get the water! These FAILS ARE STRAIGHT FIRE!


Extreme Heat Causes Bottle Of Water To Spark Fire Inside Car

Extreme Heat Causes Bottle Of Water To Spark Fire Inside Car


In an effort to stay hydrated this summer, many people keep a bottle of water close.

But in some cases, that can be a problem.

Dioni Amuchastegue, a battery technician on the west coast, recently made a mistake that is now educating people across the country, including right here in Kentuckiana.

"Sitting in the truck, I happened to notice some smoke out of the corner of my eye," he said. "I looked over and noticed that light was being refracted through a water bottle and starting to catch the seat on fire."

Amuchastegue said the water bottle became a magnifying glass for the sunlight.

"(The) water bottle was sitting exactly like ... light was just shining through the driver’s side window and shown right through and burned those two spots in the seat right there."

The spark generated by the sunlight and water bottle even surprised firefighters.

Keith Brooks, assistant chief of the Harrods Creek Fire Department, said it's not likely to happen often but admitted that leaving bottled water in the car can be a little like playing with fire.

"I guess I never thought about it before, but it makes sense," Brooks said. "So I would highly recommend that you keep any, especially clear plastic water bottles, out of direct sunlight."

Firefighters say if you don't want to take the bottle with you, putting it under your seat is another option.

 

WDRB 41 Louisville News


15 BBQ Fails So Bad They Should Count As Treason

15 BBQ Fails So Bad They Should Count As Treason -

 

When you think of a summer in America, one word definitely comes to mind: barbecues! And as outlined in the 28th Amendment, all United States citizens have a right to grill as they see fit and deem delicious. However, like many of the amendments in the Constitution, this one could probably use a bit of updating. While we agree that all Americans should have the right to grill, when grilling leads to BBQ fails as disastrous as the ones pictured here, the griller needs to be held accountable for his actions. Here in ‘merica, this is what treason looks like…

 

 

https://twitter.com/failarmy/status/984972774237089792

 

 


Pyrotechnics Pro Explains The Art Of A Massive Fireworks Show

Pyrotechnics Pro Explains The Art Of A Massive Fireworks Show

Ever wonder how those massive fireworks spectacles get off the ground? Pyrotechnics pro Jim Souza has you covered.


Man Throws Aerosol Can In Wood Stove

Man Throws Aerosol Can In Wood Stove

AFTER READING THAT TITLE, YOU HAD TO LOOK. WELL YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED.


HOT AIR BALLOON CRASHING INTO POWER LINES AND THEN INTO A LAKE!

HOT AIR BALLOON CRASHING INTO POWER LINES AND THEN INTO A LAKE!

Used Hot Air Balloon For Sale: Original owner, Lightly used, has some slight water and arc flash damage. No text, call only. This camera man cares slightly too much about his dog, and slightly too little about the hot air balloon catching fire and crashing into a lake.


Dad Runs Onto Racetrack To Pull His Son From A Burning Car

Dad Runs Onto Racetrack To Pull His Son From A Burning Car

A father got to do what a father got to do. Can't just sit and watch your son burn alive. Question though, why did he go back into the car? Rumor has it, he dove back in to erase his sons internet browsing history.


Crazy Woman Tries To Throw A Molotov Cocktail Into A Daycare

Crazy Woman Tries To Throw A Molotov Cocktail Into A Daycare

A woman who brought a Molotov cocktail to a Union City, California, preschool was unsuccessful in igniting the improvised explosive, according to police.

After her arson attempt failed on Nov. 27, 2017, she went to her backup plan: The woman pulled out the wick that was in the bottle, shattered a glass door and tossed the bottle into the preschool, surveillance video shows.

Local police released the surveillance camera footage and photos of the November incident last week after an arsonist successfully lit a damaging fire at a nearby preschool in May. Authorities hoped footage from the earlier incident might help identify an attempted arsonist in both.
And it worked — at least for the Union City arson incident, police announced Thursday.

Union City resident Kristina Romo, 39, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted arson following a tip from an anonymous community member who saw the video, police said.

That tip led police to speak with Romo at her home, and soon they had enough evidence to arrest her in connection with the attempted arson, police said. Court documents obtained by the East Bay Times said Romo told authorities she believed the preschool was “hiding children under the property.”

The first incident happened just after Thanksgiving at Safari Kid, a preschool and daycare in Union City east of San Francisco Bay.

But it wasn’t until a fire broke out at another Safari Kid daycare — this location in nearby Newark — on the afternoon of May 26 that the video was released. During the major fire at the second preschool, Newark police went to help Alameda County fire officials investigate and eventually discovered it was set intentionally.

Just like the previous incident, the more recent fire occurred over a long weekend; in this case, Memorial Day. No one was at either preschool when the incidents occurred.

Now detectives are working to see if they can connect the dots between the two incidents.

“We know for sure she was involved in the Union City one,” said Lt. Steve Mendez, a spokesman for Union City police. “Newark is investigating to see if she’s involved in the other.”


When Canada Burned Down A Small Town For Science

When Canada Burned Down A Small Town For Science

 

 

The town of Aultsville, Ontario was scheduled to be flooded for a hydroelectric power plant anyway, so scientists asked if they could burn down a couple buildings first. The data they collected was invaluable.

 


Wrestler Sets Himself On Fire, Misses A Top Rope Dive And Burns All The Way Down

Wrestler Sets Himself On Fire, Misses A Top Rope Dive And Burns All The Way Down

There are a lot of wrestlers in the Philippines trying to make a name for themselves because wrestling is not as big there like it is in other countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and Japan. Unfortunately, this leads to poorly trained wrestlers doing things like this.


A TRUCK FULL OF BURNING DEODORANT SOUNDS JUST LIKE MICROWAVE POPCORN

A TRUCK FULL OF BURNING DEODORANT SOUNDS JUST LIKE MICROWAVE POPCORN

From the popping noises you can tell deodorant explodes, so don't light yours.


This Sulfur Mound Fire Looks Like Hell On Earth

This Sulfur Mound Fire Looks Like Hell On Earth

A Worland Fire Protection Unit captures an incredible and surreal video showing a sulfur-mound fire with fire tornadoes caused by burning sulfur and sulfur dioxide in Worland, Wyoming.

The burning sulfur creates a hazardous sulfur gas, which is why the firefighter filming is wearing a protective breathing mask.


WITTY WAKE UP CALL - 30+ FUNNIEST IMAGES YOU'LL FIND THIS EARLY

WITTY WAKE UP CALL - 30+ FUNNIEST IMAGES YOU'LL FIND THIS EARLY

 


Disney World Animatronics Dragon Catches Fire During Parade

Disney World Animatronics Dragon Catches Fire During Parade

That is the most dramatic live music for a fire I've ever seen. The dragon puts on a good performance as well.


Bankrupt Man Set Fire To His Belongings And Stood Drinking Cup Of Tea

Bankrupt Man Set Fire To His Belongings And Stood Drinking Cup Of Tea -

There are probably many things to do when you're facing the possibility of having all of your belongings repossessed.

One of those things is not setting fire to the van that's taking everything away like this bloke from Cornwall did - before drinking a brew as he waited for the police to arrive and arrest him. Nothing like being prepared, is there?

John Cartwright, 65, now faces a lengthy jail sentence after he exploded into a 'fit of rage' when he had his belongings repossessed on 15 February by a removal company.

Truro Crown Court heard that he poured petrol into the back of the van in broad daylight and destroyed some of his belongings in the process, saying: "If I can't have my stuff, no-one can." Bold move, John.

The van, which belonged to international removal company, Movecorp, was written off at the loss of £34,874($47,329). That's probably not what he needs right now.

As he waited for police to arrive, Cartwright stood casually outside his home in St Dennis, Cornwall, and enjoyed a brew. Like you do.

He was arrested and charged with one count of arson, to which he has since pleaded guilty to.

Credit: SWNS 

Prosecuting, Kate Churcher, told the court on Friday (May 4) that Movecorp would be seeking compensation from Cartwright. Not sure what they're expecting given he's kind of bankrupt.

Representing Cartwright, Chris Nicholls told Judge Robert Linford that a suspended prison sentence might be appropriate.

But Judge Linford said: "I'm a mile away from a suspended sentence." At least he's honest.

He added: "This is a very serious case indeed, and an extremely serious and worrying offence. He is looking down the barrel of a very long prison sentence."

Judge Linford then adjourned the case for a pre-sentencing report.

Movecorp's managing director, James Tennant, said his four staff were so shaken by the incident that they were given a day off to recover. We'd need at least a month after that blaze.

At the time of the incident, Mr Tennant said: "We were contracted on behalf of John Cartwright's trustees to remove all items from the property after it had been repossessed after a bankruptcy hearing.

"Whilst the crew started loading the truck with goods, the bankrupt poured petrol all over the truck and proceeded to set fire to the truck and contents whilst in a fit of rage and anger.

"The value of contents is unknown but the truck is a total write off with a value of £35,000."

 


How To Start Fire With A Hammer

How To Start Fire With A Hammer -

Oh yes, because I'm always carrying an anvil, sledge hammer and nails when I'm hiking in the wilderness.


Horrific Moment Firewalking Priest Trips And Falls Into The Hot Coals [GRAPHIC]

Horrific Moment Firewalking Priest Trips And Falls Into The Hot Coals [GRAPHIC]

Vijay Kumar, 35, was running across hot coals as part of a religious ritual
The priest tripped and fell during the run, suffering 60 per cent burns
Video shows him tripping and falling over during a festival in Karnataka, India.


Horrifying Moment Tower Block In Brazil Collapses During Huge Fire

Horrifying Moment Tower Block In Brazil Collapses During Huge Fire

A 26 storey residential building has collapsed in Brazils larget city Sao Paulo, killing atleast one person. More than 150 firefighters are still battling a blaze thought to have been caused by a gas-leak explosion. The high-rise building was being occupied by squatters who refused to leave even by the Governor's request. An estimated 50 families were living in the building in makeshift rooms and apartments. The excess of flammable makeshift materials is believed to have contributed the fire's rapid spreading.


10 Apocalyptic Natural Disasters That Are Waiting To Happen

10 Apocalyptic Natural Disasters That Are Waiting To Happen

You may think they're the stuff of Hollywood, but real disaster on a cinematic scale is just waiting to spring upon unsuspecting populations all over the world. Here are natural disasters that are just waiting to happen...


Birthday Candle Sets Off Nightmare Fueled Explosion

Birthday Candle Sets Off Nightmare Fueled Explosion

Hydrogen filled party balloons and an open flame create mayhem at birthday party.


People Run For Their Lives As Fuel Tanker Crashes Setting Fire To Entire Street

People Run For Their Lives As Fuel Tanker Crashes Setting Fire To Entire Street

Fire crews were called to a terrifying blaze after a tanker exploded near Highway 99, killing one person. Southbound Highway 99 is closed at Westside Boulevard due to the tanker fire at Applegate Road. About 200 people in the area were evacuated. The tanker had just loaded up on fuel in Stockton and was making a delivery to an AM/PM in Atwater.


POLICE ARRIVE AT THE SCENE OF A CAR CRASH RIGHT AT THE MOMENT A HOUSE EXPLODES

POLICE ARRIVE AT THE SCENE OF A CAR CRASH RIGHT AT THE MOMENT A HOUSE EXPLODES

A police officer who rode out to investigate an accident in Hurst, Texas, narrowly avoided a fiery house explosion at the scene of the crash. Officer Travis Hiser can be seen approaching the home in question when a sudden blast of flames erupts out of it toward him. The house had been hit by a car that reportedly severed its primary gas line, allowing gas to build up inside the residence.


Houston Firefighters Rescue A Mother And Her 3 Children From Apartment Fire

Houston Firefighters Rescue A Mother And Her 3 Children From Apartment Fire

 

A mother is seen desperately handing her children to firefighters as they escape flames from their burning apartment in a heart-stopping video. One by one, the children are lifted over a railing to firefighters who have formed an assembly line to get them to safety. Only after the kids were out of harm’s way did the mom climb over the railing to save herself.


9 Times People Almost Killed Themselves Trying To Kill A Spider

9 Times People Almost Killed Themselves Trying To Kill A Spider -

 

The woman who Rolled Her Car When A Spider Dropped In On Her

On September 21, 2016, a woman in Portland, OR rolled her car off the road when a spider dropped from the rearview mirror, scaring the living sh*t out of her. Luckily, the driver escaped with a relatively harmless scratch on her hand. Police searched for the spider, but were unable to find it. It's unclear whether it was injured.

The man who set Fire To Gas Station In Detroit

man in Detroit tried to kill a spider while gassing up. His weapon of choice? A lighter. Apparently he forgot about that whole "no smoking" rule at gas stations and the pump burst into flames.

 

The woman who set fire to her cottage with homemade flamethrower

In 2014, a Welsh woman decided to kill a spider in a truly imaginative way, by dousing the spider in aerosol and lighting it on fire. If that sounds nuts, it's because duh it's totally effing crazy. The fire quickly spread, turning the spider fire into a full on house fire.

 

The man who BLEW himself up trying to kill a spider

A British man almost won a Darwin Award in 2010 when he tried to kill a house spider by spraying it with a flammable aerosol can - and then sparked a lighter to see if it was dead. The spark caused an explosion so powerful that it blew the man off of his feet and caused several flash burns to his head, and hands. There's no word on if the spider escaped the scene unharmed.

 

California Man Accidentally Sets His Apartment On Fire

On January 7, 2018, a man in Redding, CA, thought he had a brilliant plan: exterminate an unwanted wolf spider in his apartment by setting it on fire. He successfully torched the spider – but as it died, it ran across his mattress. It lit up, and soon the whole apartment was engulfed in flames. Fortunately, firefighters put out the blaze before it consumed the entire building. The fire caused an estimated $11,000 in damages.

The woman who totally freaked out when she saw a spider in her car and jumped right out of the vehicle

Unfortunately, her 9 year old son was still in the car, and when he tried to stop the car - he hit the gas instead. The car was propelled straight into a school bus, but luckily everyone was okay.

 

The woman who blamed a spider for her erratic driving

Police officers pulled over an Ohio driver who they saw veering onto the other side of the road in May 2015. She claimed that there was a spider in the car who was keeping her from driving safely.

The Arachnophobic farmer who crashed his Car after seeing a spider

A farmer with a fear of spiders was driving through Cornwall England in 2012 when a spider fell from the sun visor and caused the arachnophobic farmer to totally freak out and drive his truck across the highway into the path of an oncoming car. The other driver suffered serious back and leg wounds.

The woman who accidentally blowed her house up trying to kill a spider under the washing machine

In the Sydney-suburb of Kirribill, a 66 year old woman is claiming that she chased a spider under her washing machine where she attempted to spray it with bug spray (natch). The problem is that the machine was running at the time, and when the spray came into contact with the hot engine, there was a massive explosion that nearly killed the woman.


Don't Use A Smoke Bomb To Get Rid Of A Skunk Or You'll Burn Your House Down

Don't Use A Smoke Bomb To Get Rid Of A Skunk Or You'll Burn Your House Down -

As appealing as fire may seem sometimes, especially when you can get your hands on a flamethrower, it’s probably not the best option when you’re trying to get rid of an animal. And why is that? Because more often than not you’ll just set your own house on fire.

Just like that teen who burned down apartments trying to kill bed bugs, a Michigan man recently attempted to use a smoke bomb in order to get some skunk out of his crawlspace. But wouldn’t you know it, the plan didn’t go well as it sparked a house fire instead.

 

 

Ferndale Fire Chief Kevin P. Sullivansaid the flames had spread from the crawlspace to the first floor of the house by the time firefighters arrived. Here’s what Sullivan had to say:

“We suggest citizens hire pest control professionals, however if one is an absolute die-hard do-it-yourselfer, please read and understand the directions and warning labels before applying an incendiary [smoke bomb] to your home or garage.

“Fire can double in size every 30 seconds at a slow rate. Doing basic math, he let the fire grow approximately 30 times the original size. Fire can double in size every 30 seconds at a slow rate.”

In other words, the guy who caused this wasn’t extremely bright. The man’s house “was a complete loss, as he lost most [of] his possessions, the structure was severely damaged, fire burned through the floor and the roof, several access holes were cut to fully extinguish the fire,” according to Sullivan.

 

 

So after all that he killed the skunk, right? No. No skunk remains were found at all and his fate remains in unknown. Hope it was worth it, my good man.

 

 


Drunk Lady Sets House She Lost In Divorce On Fire, Ruins 19 Other Houses

Drunk Lady Sets House She Lost In Divorce On Fire, Ruins 19 Other Houses -

 

I’ve never been married, so I don’t know the pain of a divorce. That said, anger makes people do some crazy shit, and that’s probably an understatement in Adrienne Satterly’s case.

The 41-year-old from Georgia recently lost her house in a divorce. So what did Satterly decided to do in response? Oh you know, just set the whole damn house on fire. Satterly simply put a bunch of mattresses on the floor of her ex-husband’s home and set them ablaze.

Yikes. It’s get worse as 19 houses were destroyed and $1 million of damage was done because of Satterly’s bonehead move. And on top of that the fire killed a cat and two dogs.

 And if you thought this couldn’t get any more bizarre it actually does. Satterly, while the chaos was occurring, left with her two cats and walked to Walmart where she called 911. Listen to the odd call below.

 

 

Here’s whar a neighbor, Yolanda Woodland, had to say about this incident:

“The house next door, the whole thing was already engulfed in flames, our living room and kitchen was already on fire. Within two minutes, the house was engulfed in flames. I mean it went really quick.”

Thankfully, the Red Cross will be providing help for those affected. Something else we should be thankful for? Satterly being arrested and charged with arson, animal cruelty and public drunkenness.

And as I’ve said before: if you’re upset at your ex, just scream into a pillow and delete photos off your Instagram like sane people do.


What Will Fire Crackers Do In Gasoline?

What Will Fire Crackers Do In Gasoline?

In today's video we drop a few fire crackers in some gasoline just to find out what happens. What could go wrong...?


Guy Makes A Huge Sphere Out Of Matches And Then Sets It On Fire

Guy Makes A Huge Sphere Out Of Matches And Then Sets It On Fire

 

 

It's not every day we're blessed with a YouTube stunt this beautifuly brazen.


Idiot Driver Ignites Leaking Fuel From A Crashed Gas Tank Truck

Idiot Driver Ignites Leaking Fuel From A Crashed Gas Tank Truck


At about 8:40 AM (Feb. 11th), a tanker transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) had Crashed on the side of Beijing-Harbin highway,and the gas leaked out.Then a idiot car driver(blue one) continue to drive the car a few meters forward,and unfortunately lit the gas.
According to the official information, the tanker driver get serious burned(TBSA=50%), and the supercargo burned 10%.The other 7 people in 3 cars just has some minor wounds.

 


People Think The Olympic Torch Looks Like A Flaming Robot Penis

People Think The Olympic Torch Looks Like A Flaming Robot Penis -

 

The Olympic Torch lighting the Olympic Cauldron is an iconic symbol recognized worldwide, but many people feel that this year's lighting ceremony might have come off just a bit pornographic.

The Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea ended with figure skater Yuna Kim transferring the flame of the torch to a large metal coil that climbed up a structure and eventually lit the cauldron.

But many people are saying that the slowly erecting metal coil looks like a 'flaming robot penis.' Hey, this is supposed to be a family show!

If you have a FLAMING ROBOT PENIS, you'll get it:

Personally, I don't see it! I looks more like fiery doom rollercoaster to me. But then again, I've also never seen a flaming robot penis, so...

People on Twitter were definitely not shy about calling it like they see it:

 

https://twitter.com/hoffman_rich/status/962010881449123840

 

https://twitter.com/sunookitsune/status/961952858114613249

https://twitter.com/DarrenInOttawa/status/961951530915192833

https://twitter.com/JeannieSibary/status/961951620723560448

https://twitter.com/invisicoll/status/961972854802845697

https://twitter.com/beatlaniac/status/962051823556177921

https://twitter.com/TigNotaro/status/962064602291847173


Jersey City Police Officers Charged In Connection With Beating Of Man On Fire

Jersey City Police Officers Charged In Connection With Beating Of Man On Fire

Four Jersey City police officers face charges including attempted murder after they were seen on video kicking and dragging a man who was on fire and needed help after a high-speed chase ended in a fiery crash.

The crash happened June 4 on Route 1 and 9, Tonnelle Avenue. In the video, a man engulfed in flames can be seen frantically rolling from the wreckage.

 

Authorities said Jersey City police had been pursuing 48-year-old Leo Pinkston after trying to pull him over. Pinkston allegedly got into at least two crashes along the way, including one with a utility pole and Feliz, who was in another car.

With their guns drawn, police approach the man as he kneels and rips away clothing. Then one officer kicks him to the ground and at least one other joins in, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported. Eventually, police drag him into the street.

Witness Erik Roberto shot the cell phone video and says he was about to help that man on fire, 28-year-old Miguel Feliz, but stopped when he saw police.

Mayor Steven Fulop called the video “unacceptable.”

Officers Lt. Keith Ludwig, Officer Eric Kosinski, Officer Francisco Rodriguez and Officer MD Khan face several charges ranging from aggravated assault to attempted murder,  according to the Hudson County prosecutor’s office.

https://twitter.com/StevenFulop/status/872555835968376832

But the police union is defending the officers and lashing out at Fulop.

“Mayor Fulop’s statements and actions over the last days, his decision not to allow for a thorough and fair investigation, show again that his thoughts are with politics and not policing,” said Carmine Disbrow, president of the Jersey City Police Officer’s Benevolent Association.

Earlier, the union said the video “clearly shows that the officers acted quickly to extinguish the flames, and pull this man out of harm’s way.”

The mayor said too many mistakes were made.

“From firing their weapons to the pursuit, to how they interacted with the victim, to having the wrong person,” he said, “It was just poor judgment after poor judgment. So I just think those are people that we don’t want on the Jersey City Police Department.”

A Hudson County Grand Jury previously returned an indictment against Pinkston in August, charging him with one count of eluding in violation and aggravated assault.

His next pretrial court appearance is scheduled for December 11 in Hudson County Superior Court.

 

 


Elon Musk Is Selling Flamethrowers For $500

Elon Musk Is Selling Flamethrowers For $500

So, it looks like Elon Musk is selling flamethrowers to the general public and, yeah, let's all buy one.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeeYW0NA1HU/?taken-by=elonmusk

The tech-giant and, let's face it, coolest billionaire, is apparently flogging the impressive looking weapons via his new venture The Boring Company. You can pre-order the 'World's safest flamethrower' for $500 (£353) here.

Posting a photo of the fun-looking weapon on Instagram, he wrote: "Say hello to my little friend..."

He also posted a clip of himself laughing and messing about with the flamethrower, captioning it: "Don't do this. Also, I want to be clear that a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don't buy one. Unless you like fun."


Credit: Instagram/Elon Musk

If you click through to the pre-order page you'll see a lovely snap of the aforementioned flamethrower with a bunch conditions, such as 'additional customs fees may apply for international orders because of laws', but don't worry because 'international customers can receive a full refund if not happy with said fees'. You can't say fairer than that.

To go alongside your new flamethrower, Musk is selling an 'overpriced' fire extinguisher - good idea - for $30 (£21), the item has the description: "Buy an overpriced Boring Company fire extinguisher! You can definitely buy one for less elsewhere, but this one comes with a cool sticker and the button is conveniently riiight above."


Credit: Instagram/Elon Musk

On a second post, he wrote that the flamethrowers are great for roasting nuts, however, other people think he may have an ulterior motive - with some claiming that his next stop will be to begin a zombie apocalypse scenario, meaning people will rush to buy the flamethrowers. I guess it makes sense, sort of.

He's even been forced to take to Twitter to confirm that he isn't planning a zombie apocalypse to boost sales of his flame throwers, which is exactly what someone who was planning a zombie apocalypse to boost sales of their flame throwers would say, don't you think?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/957494364028071936

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/957503604750823425

You know what, I knew it was only a matter of time before the real-life Tony Stark went evil and now it looks like the time is here. Let's just all get one to be on the safe side.

 

 


Florida Casino Boat Bursts Into Flames On Water

Dramatic footage shows a Florida casino boat that burst into flames over the weekend.

People are seen leaping overboard into water 8 to 10 feet deep, in some of the coldest waters of the year.

One woman was pronounced dead, and over 15 others injured.


He Was Set To Sell His DeLorean For $70K - Then, A Suspicious Fire

He Was Set To Sell His DeLorean For $70K - Then, A Suspicious Fire

Where there's smoke, there's usually fire—a phrase that may apply doubly to a strange story out of Utah. Daryl Kemsley, a 22-year-old YouTuber and car aficionado, tells Fox 13 that his dream car, a 1981 DeLorean driven just 8,100 miles, began to smoke after it was rear-ended in a hit-and-run in Orem on Friday, after Kemsley had decided to sell it for $70,000. Kemsley says he pulled into a Rite Aid parking lot and watched as the car—one of about 9,000 made between 1981 and 1982—caught flame. The vehicle was eventually destroyed, but Kemsley says he could've saved it—and perhaps avoided minor burns—if a Rite Aid employee hadn't impeded him. According to Kemsley, a female employee refused to let him borrow the store's fire extinguisher, claiming it was company property, and declined to use it herself, saying she didn't know how.

"I stood there in front of her for minutes begging and pleading … all while the flames got bigger," Kemsley writes in a Facebook post. A since-removed comment on the same post points to a different story, per Jalopnik. "I'm the girl who handed you the Rite Aid fire extinguisher, which you refused," it reads. "Why are you lying about this story?" DeLorean Performance Industries has a theory. It says Kemsley had falsely claimed the company fully restored the car "to get a premium in the sale," and "he decided to [destroy-torch] the car in an attempt to collect his assured value." The Orem Police Department's own Facebook post about the fire adds to the suspicion. "We can all speculate as to why this happened this weekend … #youbethejudge," it reads. Kemsley denies wrongdoing, telling Jalopnik that the Facebook commenter "stole" the extinguisher and arrived at the fire too late.


Thief Fights For Life After ‘Blowing Himself Up’ In Bungled ATM Theft

Thief Fights For Life After ‘Blowing Himself Up’ In Bungled ATM Theft

 

CCTV footage has revealed the moment a blundering thief blew himself up while trying to steal from a cash machine. The 51-year-old man has been left fighting for his life after filling the ATM machine with gas before setting it alight.

The Daily Record reported that he suffered extensive injuries to his head and face after attempting the raid at a newsagents in Clydebank in Scotland on Thursday night.

He was blasted in the face by a piece of the ATM, and the footage shows him engulfed in the flames, while moments later his accomplice is seen running away.

 

 

The man was later found unconscious by fire crews after the 11.40pm explosion blew a gaping hole in the front of the store, which activated an alarm.

 

 

Police are searching for the second man, who was seen abandoning his injured accomplice and fleeing the scene in footage obtained by the Record.