ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — EPIC FAIL

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You’ve no doubt heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at this point. The challenge was started in Boston as a way to raise money and awareness about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Facebook users have been uploading videos of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads and then challenging others to do the same.

Everyone seems to have gotten on board. Everyone! So it was only a matter of time before we would see an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fail — and it kind of exemplifies everything that’s wrong with this ALS challenge. Check it out above, because it’s so GENIUS how this one goes down, that you may never need to watch another one of these videos again.

Why do we think this demonstrates what’s “wrong” with these videos?

Like most viral sensations, it was started for a good cause — and we know a lot of people who are doing it for the right reasons. But there are also a bunch of folks who are just trying to get attention on social media. They’re not actually writing a check or donating money to the cause, nor are they really raising awareness for ALS. Chances are good they don’t even know what it is, beyond saying, “It’s Lou Gehrig’s disease.” All they’re really doing is feeding their ego. And wasting water. During a drought. (What’s up, California?!)

Take the above video as an example. They have this EPIC fail, which is hilarious because they end up looking like total idiots. And yet they post the video anyway. To raise awareness? To raise money? Or to get attention?

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Giant Crocodile Chases Boy As Panicked Onlookers Try To Help (VIDEO)

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A behemoth of a crocodile was captured on tape chasing a young boy through Mexican waters as terrified onlookers attempted a rescue.

The video, first published by Noticaribe “not long ago,” shows the young male, thought to be a tourist, fleeing for the shore in Sian Ka’an. Behind him, a crocodile gives chase. The videographer, Manuel Carrera, shot video from the Boca Paila bridge above.

Just as the crocodile closes in, one of the onlookers throws an object that distracts it long enough for the boy to make it to shore.

“Fortunately… the boy was saved because the crocodile is well fed and chased at a pace that allowed him to reach the shore,” Carrera said, according to 9 News.

Watch the video above to see the terrifying action.

Hunters Catch 15-Foot, 1,000-Pound Gator

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Alabama Alligator

A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

Al.com (http://bit.ly/1p5ycbg ) reports the monster gator was pulled from the water in south Alabama early Saturday during the state’s alligator hunting season.

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries biologists were able to measure the gator at 15 feet, but weighing it posed a challenge.

The first attempt completely destroyed a winch assembly used to hoist most average gators. So they had to use a backhoe to lift the animal. It weighed in at 1,011.5 pounds.

The gator is the largest ever legally killed by an Alabama hunter. It was caught by Mandy and John Stokes, Kevin Jenkins and his children, 16-year-old Savannah and 14-year-old Parker.

Japanese Girl Falls 16 Meters from Apartment

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The video below shows a little girl that was left unattended by her guardian. Maybe she thought that playing by the window would be fun. She started to climb out of it, but when she realized that she was not Spiderman, she tried to climb back in.

Too bad, she was not able to pull herself up, and her little arms gave out. Having no other choice, she let go of the ledge, and only God knows what happened to her after falling 16 meters to the ground.

Woman Allegedly Poisoned Roommates After She Was Caught Having Sex With Dog

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A 53-year-old woman has been arrested after police said she tried to poison her roommate and boyfriend, upset that the boyfriend had broken up with her because she’d been having sex with her roommate’s two German shepherds.

Shari-WaltersSheriff’s deputies said Shari Walters’ roommate walked into a shed in Albuquerque in late July at their shared home and found Walters having sex with one of the animals, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Metropolitan Court. The roommate, who police said was “shocked,” walked back into the home and waited for Walters to return.

Walters returned to the home and admitted having sex with the dog, Spike. The roommate then told Walters’ boyfriend, who broke up with her “because she was having sex with dogs,” the officer wrote in the criminal complaint.

The three were having dinner later that evening, and both the roommate and Walters’ ex-boyfriend said they noticed that the water they were drinking was strangely colored and that the food they were eating tasted different.

Both alleged victims reported some minor symptoms after eating the food, which Walters later told them was laced with toilet bowl cleaner and rubbing alcohol. Walters told her boyfriend she had been having sex with dogs since she was 14 years old, according to the complaint.

Walters was sent to the University of New Mexico Hospital for a mental evaluation, and she’s now being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center on $20,000 cash bail. She’s facing charges of animal cruelty and assault with the intent to commit a violent felony.

A veterinarian examined both animals and found minor injuries, as well as “unusual symptoms” in one of the dogs that could indicate sexual abuse, according to the criminal complaint.

The roommate and ex-boyfriend require additional medical treatment as a result of having ingested the chemicals, according to the complaint.

Many cultures have their own Rites of Passage into adulthood. This is Wisconsin’s

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A 13-year-old Manitowoc girl allegedly took her mother’s vehicle without permission Wednesday evening and drove five other juveniles around — all while she was intoxicated, according to police.

According to a news release from the Manitowoc Police Department:

Officer Jason Erickson observed a vehicle driving without headlights in the 2000 block of Marshall Street at about 11:45 p.m. He initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled over in the 1000 block of S. 22nd Street.

Erickson, a drug recognition expert, saw that the driver appeared to be impaired. The girl failed the standard field sobriety tests, was placed under arrest for operating while impaired and eventually released to her mother.

Five other juveniles from Manitowoc and Two Rivers, all 14 or younger, also were in the vehicle. One of the juveniles had been reported as a runaway by his mother to the department earlier in the evening and he was returned to her. Another juvenile in the vehicle had an active apprehension request from the Department of Human Services and was eventually released to a relative. A third juvenile had an active temporary physical custody order on him from Sheboygan County. He was eventually transported to the Sheboygan Juvenile Detention Center.

Police are recommending a charge against the driver of operating while impaired with passengers less than 16 years of age in the vehicle.

A vibrator stuck up your butt is no way to die

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ad_142886164-e1407855460563A 50-year-old man died after he got a vibrator stuck up his anus and left it too long to seek medical attention because he was embarrassed, an inquest has been told.

Southwark Coroners’ Court heard it took Nigel Willis five days to muster the courage to get help after accidentally lodging a dildo inside himself last year.

Mr Willis, who lived in Forest Hill with his mother, was taken to Lewisham hospital in December but succumbed to his injuries in February this year despite having the vibrator removed.

The sex object had pierced his bowel, which led him to suffer septic shock.

‘The history was that his friend or carer called an ambulance because he complained of dizziness, weakness and was unable to move from the sofa for five days,’ said Dr Adebowale Adesina, who works as a consultant at the south-east London hospital.

Mr Willis, who didn’t have a job and was single, cared for his elderly mother with the help of his neighbour.

Child Sent To ICU After Laundry Detergent Pod Explodes In Her Mouth

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A 1-year-old boy has died after eating a laundry detergent pod while at a Kissimmee battered women’s shelter.

Laundry-PodPolice say Michael Williams was with his mother at the shelter when he ate the highly concentrated pack of laundry detergent and later died. Police are still investigating, but say they do not feel the poisoning was intentional. However, it will be up to prosecutors to file any charges once the investigation is complete.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, in 2012, poison centers received reports of 6,231 exposures to the highly concentrated packets of laundry detergent by children 5 and younger. As of July of this year, that number is 5,753. In July, Tide announced it will no longer package their detergent in clear packaging, using an opaque packaging that they hope will prevent kids from thinking it is candy.

That’s cool of Tide, but Terri Durdaller, a spokesperson for the Department of Children and Families, released a statement that I thought better addressed how to prevent such accidents from happening:

“The death of little Michael is a tragedy. It reminds all of us as parents the dangers of leaving household cleaning supplies around our little ones. Unfortunately, on average we lose 20 children each year to accidental poisoning in the state of Florida,” said Durdaller. “We have had prior history with this family and at this time our investigation is open and ongoing. We continue to work with law enforcement as the investigation moves forward into the circumstances surrounding the poisoning.”

Police Shoot and Kill Man for Playing with Toy Gun at Walmart

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On Tuesday night, 22-year-old John Crawford was shot dead by police at a Beavercreek, Ohio, Walmart.

Untitled-558x279He was allegedly killed for playing with a toy gun while in the store, after emergency dispatchers received a 911 call about someone waving a “rifle-like weapon” at customers in the store.

Family members have contacted civil rights organizations, including the NAACP and National Action Network, because they believe that police opened fire without justification.

The mother of Crawford’s two children, LeeCee Johnson, said the two of them were on the phone together when he was gunned down.

“We was just talking. he said he was at the video games playing videos and he went over there by the toy section where the toy guns were. And the next thing I know, he said ‘It’s not real,’ and the police start shooting and they said ‘Get on the ground,’ but he was already on the ground because they had shot him,” Johnson explained to theDayton Daily News. “And I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.”

Johnson just found out she was pregnant with their third child, but she never got the opportunity to tell Crawford before he died.

While the Beavercreek Police and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office refused to initially provide any information on whether he was armed with a toy or an actual weapon, it was later discovered that Crawford was carrying an MK-177 (.177 caliber) BB/Pellet Rifle. It wasn’t exactly a “toy” gun, but it wasn’t a real one, either.

“The response of the officers was instrumental in containing the situation, minimizing the risk to customers,” Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers said.

Don’t you hate it when the amusement park you’re at closes when you’re still on the Ferris wheel and you have to spend the whole goddamn night up there?

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A young family claim they have been “traumatised” after they were left stranded at the top of a Ferris wheel when a theme park closed for the night.

PAY-Adventure-islandDarren Riggs-Long, his wife Lynzie and their three children were terrified when they became stuck more than 50ft in the air on the Big Wheel ride at Adventure Island in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Staff had begun to shut down the park – unaware the family were stranded in the top carriage as they turned the lights off and prepared to close for the night.

Darren, 38, said: “We couldn’t believe it.

“We were at the top of the wheel when the lights went out and staff started shutting the lights down on all the rides just before 10pm.

“It was cold and really dark.”

He said the whole family feared they would be stuck in the Ferris wheel cage for the whole night, and their children Kieran, 10, Lewis, six, and three-year-old Jack have had nightmares about the incident.

He said staff eventually returned to free the family after a member of the public heard their desperate screams.

“We were calling out for about 15 minutes before a member of the public spotted us,” said Darren.

“The attendant came back and switched the lights back on and got us down.

“The children are traumatised. Lewis woke up in the night crying and Kieran woke up shouting ‘get me down’.”

The family had planned to stay in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, for a four-day break but cut their summer holiday short following their ordeal.

Theme park bosses have apologised to the family, but in a statement this afternoon Adventure Island denied the family were stuck for any longer than three minutes and said a member of staff was with them at all times.

They said: “The health and safety of our customers is of paramount concern to Adventure Island. We are sorry that Riggs-Long family were unfortunately left for a very short amount of time (2mins and 58 seconds according to CCTV) at the top of the Ferris Wheel and have offered them wristbands and meals to make up for this.

“A member of staff was at the ride the entire time this was taking place to reassure them we were going to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible, which we did.”

The Big Wheel – one of the oldest attractions at Adventure Island – was given a £200,000 refurbishment earlier this year.