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Watch Cyclists Get Blown Backwards In A Race Because The Wind Was Too Strong

Video: Everything seems to be going swimmingly in this stage of the Volta La Marina in Benidorm but then all of a sudden the cyclists fall off pace of the car and seem to be slowing down to a legitimate crawl and then basically hit a full stop all at once. What happened? It was the wind. The strong winds pushed against the cyclists stopping them in their tracks and even blowing some backwards. The race was suspended because of it.


This Thunderstorm Time Lapse Is The Most Frightening Thing

Video: I know what my nightmares look like in real life now: this storm off of Maroochydore, Australia. I know what my version of hell would be: this storm off of Maroochydore, Australia. I know all this because this time lapse footage from Blue Dog Films is terrifying in the worst ways, with lightning buzzing and snapping all over the place and clouds morphing into every imaginable shape all at once.


Thousands Of People Are Stuck In This Ridiculous Human Traffic Jam At A China Train Station

People in China have been trying to travel across the country for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday but some — if tens of thousands of people can be considered just some — have been stuck in one of the most insane human traffic jams in the world at the Guangzhou Railway Station in southern China. CNN reports that 100,000 people were waiting earlier this week while 33,000 are still stuck as of Wednesday morning.


Being Inside A Category 5 Typhoon Is Truly Frightening

Video: Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most devastating tropical cyclones in history. The Category 5 typhoon killed thousands and ravaged the Philippines with billions in damages that it’s still recovering from. Here’s a brief glimpse of what it was like to be inside the typhoon. It’s absolutely frightening.


A Bullet Fired Underwater Doesn't Shoot That Far

Video: No one should ever have to face the other end of a gun barrel. But if you find yourself in such a situation, let’s all hope that it’s underwater. Here’s our favourite physicist Andreas Wahl proving how the velocity of a bullet slows down like crazy when it’s fired underwater with a lovely visual experiment. The bullet nosedives after getting shot and only travels about a metre. If you’re more than like 2m away from the rifle, you’d be fine.


Putting Exploding Expanding Foam Inside A House Is Totally Crazy

Video: Here’s an easy way to both clean an entire house while totally destroying it in the process: release expanding foam that will cause a huge explosion and spray foam everywhere. It’s a fun little thing to see happen (especially if it’s not your home) because the foam monster grows and grows and shoots its guts everywhere.


Watching A Truck Towing A Boat Drive Over A Flimsy Wooden Bridge Is So Stressful

Video: I don’t know if these wooden planks can be considered a bridge or if they just constitute a poorly made death trap but I know that I wouldn’t even want to walk on the thing. And yet, this guy drives a truck that’s towing a boat over it! Nervousness alone would make me crash it right into the water below, destroying everything that remains of this so called “bridge” in Brazil.


Red Hot Nickel Ball Burning Tinsel Releases This Thick Poisonous Looking Death Gas

Video: It’s flame retardant tinsel (which has absolutely no chance of standing up to the mighty red hot nickel ball), which probably explains why the smoke it releases looks so damn toxic. I mean, the smoke is so thick that it looks like it’s a yellow green grey sludge and not actually smoke. Inhaling one puff of that smog’s fart must knock you out cold and re-arrange your sense of smell for life.


Daredevil Skis Through An Impossibly Narrow Gap In The Mountains

Video: When you first see where skier Aymar Navarro is trying to go, it doesn’t quite register in your brain. Like, no, it couldn’t be there. And then you look at the inevitability of his ski line at Cerro Torrecillas in the Andes and you’re like holy crap, he’s really going for it. It’s like he’s skiing into a funnel, that narrow gap in the ridge is his only way out. Which is both frightening and exhilarating to see because it happens so damn fast.


What's It Like To Get Stabbed By Porcupine Quills

Video: It’s never happened to me but after watching Coyote Peterson show people what it’s like to get quilled by a porcupine, I can tell you that it hurts like freaking hell. Dozens of those little daggers spiked themselves into his hand and a few were lodged pretty damn deep. Coyote Peterson got himself quilled for Brave Wilderness in order to show people the proper way to remove them. Bless his soul.


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