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Avalanche Smashes A Skier In Scary Helmet Cam Video

Video: Luckily for Eric Hjorleifson, the avalanche that he started by going down a big mountain pillow line doesn’t fully consume him, leaving him relatively unscathed — he just “twisted his knee a bit.” You can hear the fear in his heavy breathing after the incident, though. I don’t blame him. It’s quite scary.


Watch Two Crazy People Climb The World's Second-Tallest Building

At this point, we’ve all seen the insane Russian dudes who dangle off of tall things. But that looks like child’s play when you see these Ukrainian guys scale the second tallest building in the world. Like, they literally go to the very top.


The Craziest Of The Russian City Climbers Is Beyond Insane

Kirill Oreshkin doesn’t appear to have any fear or vertigo. That or he’s the craziest of the craziest Russians who climb — without any safety measures — to the top of buildings, cranes, towers or any other structure that guarantees that they would end like a flesh omelette if they make the tiniest mistake.


What Happens To Your Brain When You're Scared Out Of Your Mind

Everyone knows what it feels like to be absolutely terrified. And while it might not be your favourite flavour of fun, you can’t deny it’s a rush. That’s because your brain takes fear as a cue to start dishing out its own kind of Halloween lollies in the form of delicious neurotransmitters.


Scientists Successfully 'Erase' Fear Using Scent Therapy

Have you had trouble shaking that fear of snakes or dogs or spiders? Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a new technique to re-channel memories while subjects sleep — by blasting them with various odours. It’s like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in Smell-o-Vision.


Despite Two Deaths In Two Weeks, Elevators Are Still Safer Than Stairs

Yesterday a woman was killed when she tried to enter an elevator that suddenly shot upwards out-of-control. Just a week earlier, a woman was crushed by an elevator as she tried to crawl out of one that was in-between floors. Are you now terrified of elevators?


Modern Irrational Fears

Sometimes I long for the days when I didn’t have to worry about how to securely dispose of every single piece of information. Back then I didn’t have the sorts of crazy irrational fears that I’ve developed now.


President Bush: You Should Thank Telcos For Spying On You, You Terrorist-Loving Jerks

While many people who value their privacy got pretty pissed when they found out that companies such as AT&T were illegally tapping their phones for the NSA, President Bush doesn’t see it that way. In fact, he thinks the wiretapping telcos are American heroes, and anyone who thinks differently is straight-up unpatriotic.


Media Hype: Families STALKED WITH PHONES!!

newVideoPlayer("stalker_phone_gawker.flv", 475, 376); We’re not trying to say that the Today Show/traditional media is fearmongering with this “cellphones are stalking the crap out of this family” story, but we had to change our underwear twice while watching this minute and a half clip.

If you take the video at face value, some “hackers” have taken over the family’s cellphones and are using it to record conversations and take illicit pictures of the victims. They’re also breaking into voicemail and leaving threats about raping and killing the daughter. This happens even if the family changes cellphones, apparently, so whoever’s doing this is a hardcore hax0r the likes we haven’t seen since the first Scream movie. – Jason Chen

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