Lithuania's got talent! Probably! I mean, every country must have some talent, statistically speaking (and Lithuania's Got Talent is the name of a TV show, which definitely makes it true). But the particular talent Lithuania has is not knife throwing, as the assistant in this knife-throwing act learned from bloody, bloody experience.
Mindreader Anthony Laye plays a game called "nailgun roulette," where he tries to tell by a person's voice which one of four nailguns is loaded. Hopefully, he's right, because the other three are going to be fired at him.
Sure, the mattress flying out of that pickup truck is what knocked the cyclist down in the first place, but this whole thing could have gone a lot worse.
Beach days are the best! It's nothing but taking in the sun, splashing around in the water, and digging six-foot pits in the sand. Um, huh? While I'm pretty sure most people don't spend their time at the beach digging massive trenches in the sand—what are you, digging to China?—to each his own. But if you happen to be the sort of person who enjoys this activity, please know that these holes are extremely dangerous and may collapse in on you, as 17-year-old Orange County resident Matt Mina will tell you.
If you felt a disturbance in the internet this morning, it was probably because Lady Gaga's YouTube account was briefly shut down due to copyright issues. It had something to do with her posting a clip from the Japanese TV show Smap x Smap? Anyway, she's back, so her "little monsters" can go back into their caves.
Poor President George W. Bush! He was simply trying to enjoy his beloved Texas Rangers last night when a foul ball came screeching for his head. Bush was sitting there, gloveless, and catcher A.J. Pierzynski nearly took out the 43rd President in his failed attempt to make the catch. Everyone survived, barely.
Vertically-challenged Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad either has some pretty bad luck when it comes to being near oddly-timed explosions, or someone doesn't like him. Last August, someone
tossed a grenade set off celebratory fireworks next to Ahmadinejad's motorcade. And today, at the inauguration of an oil refinery, an explosion killed two people right before Ahmadinejad was to give a speech. State-run media says it's no big deal. And, it turns out, someone should have listened to the damn Germans:
Thanks to a quick-thinking bus driver, this Chinese bus full of passengers manages to stop short after a concrete aqueduct falls on the road, avoiding a crash by mere seconds.
In your incredibly close call of the day, some extremely lucky (or unlucky) people in a minivan narrowly miss being tusked and trampled by an elephant.
Last Friday night a drunk woman in Boston fell on the tracks of an oncoming T Train and nearly died. According to the train conductor, panicked Bostonians are completely indistinguishable from Boston sports fans.
Fans of the original Escape From New York can breathe a sigh of relief, as Brett Ratner has intimated that someone else will be handling the ruination of the John Carpenter classic. We suggest that everyone now start praying that some comic book movie in desperate need of his hacky skillset will come along and make Ratner forget all about how much he loves Sinatra. [AICN]