The infamous 11-f00t-8 bridge of Durham, North Carolina has damaged hundreds of trucks that are too tall to pass under it without getting their tops sheared off. Late last year, the city raised the bridge 8 inches over the objections of 11-foot-8 fans who enjoy watching videos of inattentive truck drivers who don't pay heed to the warning signs. It looks like their concerns were unwarranted, however, as the bridge is already claiming new victims. The latest is the driver of a Penske truck that was barely an inch too tall for the bridge.
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How would you like to take on a dangerous and difficult task in front of an audience who hopes you fail? That's what happened to this poor chap in Staroshcherbinovskaya, Russia who was on the roof of a slope-roofed building with a bundle of uncooperative roofing sheets. Read the rest
I think this vase was supposed to shatter on the floor, but it bounced and shattered on a fellow's head.
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A large boulder on Mt. Spantik in Pakistan tried to kill a man, but missed by an inch or two (that's 2.54cm or 5.08cm for our non-US readers).
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Resistentialism is a theory to describe "seemingly spiteful behavior manifested by inanimate objects," where objects that cause problems (like lost keys or a runaway bouncy ball) are said to exhibit a high degree of malice toward humans. [Wikipedia]
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I don't doubt this guy knows what he's doing. But every once in awhile, non-living things like to show living things who is really in charge. Read the rest
Closely matched in intelligence, a man and a refrigerator filled with explosives face each other on the battleground in a fight to the death. Only one can survive. Read the rest
This malicious tire is a more terrifying than Rover.
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I thought maybe the trailer hitch was going to break off, but the tree had a sneakier form of payback in mind. Read the rest
These folks don't seem the least bit flustered with this guillotine train door. Read the rest
Watch what happens when this gentleman throws a carbonated beverage bottle on the concrete.
Wait for it...
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I don't like watching fail videos where people get injured. But this video focuses mainly on people accidentally breaking things, from water pitchers to giant signs on the freeway. Read the rest
This 115-year-old smokestack in Pell City, Alabama didn't go down without a fight. The 158-foot chimney survived two attempts to demolish it with explosives. That's when Tim Phifer was brought in to knock it over with an excavator. But in a final throe of resistentialism, the smokestack decided to collapse on the backhoe burying it in 2.6 million pounds of rubble. Fortunately, Mr. Phifer survived the attempt on his life. Read the rest
Animated GIFs from moments-of-disaster in "As Seen on TV" commercials. Read the rest