Norway had to close a tunnel because it was full of burning cheese.
Hugh Trenchard, a British soldier in the Boer War, was shot in the chest and spine, becoming partially paralyzed. He took up bobsledding as a hobby, and after a major accident regained use of his legs.
In this insane Belarusian dash cam video, a man made the most incredible recovery from a motorcycle accident I have ever seen.
In Boston MA, on January 15, 1919, a storage tank containing molasses burst and caused a wave of molasses to rocket through the streets at around 35 mph, and killed 21 people and injured 150.
In 1980, a US Airman dropped a wrench socket, which fell 80 feet and pierced a Titan II missile, causing rocket fuel to leak and eventually explode, ejecting the nuclear warhead to the edge of the launch complex.
While shooting Resident Evil there was an accident that injured 16 people. First responders to the scene thought there was a catastrophe and had trouble assessing the injuries due to the victims zombie costumes.
In 1983, a woman told British Rail authorities about a disturbing vision she had of a fatal train crash involving an engine with the number 47 216. Two years later, a train had a fatal accident, similar to one the woman described. The engine number, however, was 47 299. Later, someone noticed that the number had previously been changed by nervous British Rail officials. The original number: 47 216.
The BBC News on 18 April 2005 reported that a motorist from South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England was recovering from a broken nose after being hit by a flying frozen sausage. The projectile apparently attacked him after coming through his open window.
In Wisconsin in 1907 a mother spanked her child who had dynamite cap in his back pocket, exploding him and tearing her fingers off.
A lawyer was trying to prove, in a murder trial, that someone shot themselves, accidentally. While the lawyer was reenacting it he accidentally shot himself and died. He proved his point and the defendant was acquitted.