A woman used drain cleaner to blind herself, and she says that she is happier than ever after fulfilling lifelong wish of becoming blind.
Operation Wandering Soul, also known as “Ghost Tape Number 10”, was an audio mix the US military used for psychological operations in the Vietnam War against the North Vietnamese. It played deeply on the Vietnamese belief of ancestor worship, spirits and the afterlife.The Wandering Soul was played on loudspeakers installed on helicopters, PCF boats or by infantry ‘loudspeaker teams’ on known enemy areas usually at night deep within the jungle.
“Mr. Trash Wheel” is a solar-powered device in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor that has removed 160 tons of garbage from the harbor in just under a year.
A drilling company in Louisiana accidentally caused a sinkhole in a lake. The resultant whirlpool sucked in the drilling platform, eleven barges, many trees and 65 acres of the surrounding terrain.
Five officers once volunteered to stand directly under an exploding nuclear bomb. The only non-volunteer was the camera man.
In Germany there are elevators with no doors that never stop. The riders must be ready to hop on at the right time or risk being “guillotined” by the lifts.
In the poorest areas of Africa, people wave oiled-up pans in the air, so that Midge Flies stick to it. After catching enough bugs, they are scraped off and cooked into a meatball. Catching the flies with the pan is very entertaining for the kids in the village.
There is a town in Mexico where people have a huge fist fight to summon rain.
A man rescued a dying crocodile, looked after it, tried to release the croc into the wild, but the croc kept coming back. The two became ‘best friends’ and for the next 20 years, Chito (man) used to get into the water to swim, kiss, hug, play with ‘Pocho’ the 5-meter, 450kg croc.