Richard Sidney – Expedition Photography

•July 26, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Take a few minutes to relax with this intimate view of the Artic and Antarctica.

Don’t Play with Your Food

•July 24, 2015 • 1 Comment

Remember when your mother told you: "Do not play with your food?"

Most of the Time

•July 12, 2015 • 3 Comments

Most of the time, when you’re crying, nobody notices the tears.

Most of the time, when you hurt, nobody feels your pain.

Most of the time, when you are happy, nobody sees your smile.

But when you fart just one time…

2014 Darwin Awards

•June 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

It’s that time again! The awards this year are classic. These awards are given each year to bestow upon (the remains of) that individual, who through single-minded self-sacrifice, has done the most to remove undesirable elements from the human gene pool.

5th RUNNER-UP

Goes to a San Anselmo, California man who died when he hit a lift tower at the Mammoth Mountain ski area while riding down the slope on a foam pad. The 22-year old David Hubal was pronounced dead at Central Mammoth Hospital. The accident occurred about 3 a.m., the Mono County Sheriff’s department said.

Hubal and his friends apparently had hiked up a ski run called Stump Alley and undid some yellow foam protectors from lift towers, said Lt. Mike Donnelly of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. The pads are used to protect skiers who might hit towers. The group apparently used the pads to slide down the ski slope and Hubal crashed into a tower. It has since been investigated and determined the tower he hit was the one with its pad removed.

4th RUNNER-UP

Goes to Robert Puelo, 32, who was apparently being disorderly in a St. Louis market. When the clerk threatened to call the police, Puelo grabbed a hot dog, shoved it into his mouth and walked out without paying. Police found him unconscious in front of the store. Paramedics removed the six-inch wiener from his throat where it had choked him to death

3rd RUNNER-UP

Goes to poacher Marino Malerba of Spain, who shot a stag standing above him on an overhanging rock and was killed instantly when it fell on him.

2nd RUNNER-UP

"Man loses face at party" is what the headline read: A man at a West Virginia party (probably related to the winner last year, a man in Arkansas who used the .22 bullet to replace the fuse in his pickup truck) popped a blasting cap into his mouth and bit down, triggering an explosion that blew off his lips, teeth, and tongue. Jerry Stromyer, 24, of Kincaid, bit the blasting cap as a prank during the party late Tuesday night, said Cpl. M.D.

Payne. "Another man had it in an aquarium hooked to a battery and was trying to explode it. It wouldn’t go off and Stromyer said: ‘I’ll show you how to set it off.’ He put it into his mouth, bit down and it blew all his teeth out and his lips and tongue off", Payne added. Stromyer was listed in guarded condition Wednesday with extensive facial injuries, according to a spokesperson at Charleston Area Medical Division. "I just can’t imagine anyone doing something like that," Payne said.

1st RUNNER-UP

Doctors at Portland University Hospital said an Oregon man shot through the skull by a hunting arrow is lucky to be alive and will be released soon from the hospital. Tony Roberts, 25, lost his right eye last weekend during an initiation into a men’s rafting club, Mountain Men Anonymous in Grant’s Pass, Oregon. A friend tried to shoot a beer can off his head, but the arrow entered Robert’s right eye. Doctors said that had the arrow gone 1 millimeter to the left, a major blood vessel would have been cut and Roberts would have died instantly. Neurosurgeon Doctor Johnny Delashaw at the University Hospital in Portland said the arrow went through 8 to 10 inches of brain with the tip protruding at the rear of his skull, yet somehow managed to miss all major blood vessels. Delashaw also said that had Roberts tried to pull the arrow out on his own he surely would have killed himself.

Roberts admitted afterwards that he and his friends had been drinking that afternoon. Said Roberts, "I feel so dumb about this." No charges have been filed, but the Josephine County district attorney’s office said the initiation stunt is under investigation.

THIS YEAR’S WINNER.

The late John Pernicky and his friend, the late Sal Hawkins, of the great state of Washington, decided to attend a local Metallica concert at the George Washington amphitheater. Having no tickets (but having had 18 beers between them), they thought it would be easy to "hop" over the nine-foot fence and sneak into the show. They pulled their pickup truck over to the fence, and the plan was for Mr. Pernicky, who was 100 pounds heavier than Mr. Hawkins, to hop the fence and then assist his friend over.

Unfortunately for Mr. Pernicky, there was a 30-foot drop on the other side of the fence. Having heaved himself over, he found himself crashing through a tree. His fall was abruptly halted (and broken, along with his arm) by a large branch that snagged him by his shorts. Dangling from the tree with a broken arm, he looked down and saw some bushes below him. Possibly figuring the bushes would break his fall, he removed his pocket knife and proceeded to cut away his shorts to free himself from the tree. Finally free, Mr. Pernicky crashed into holly bushes.

The sharp leaves scratched his ENTIRE body and worse, without the protection of his shorts, a holly branch penetrated his rectum.

To make matters worse still, on landing, his pocket knife penetrated his thigh. Mr. Hawkins, seeing his friend in considerable pain and agony, threw him a rope and tried to pull him to safety by tying the rope to the pickup truck and slowly driving away. However, in his drunken haste/state, he put the truck into reverse and crashed through the fence landing 30′ below atop his friend, killing him.

Police arrived to find the crashed pickup with its driver thrown 100′ (30m) from the truck and dead from massive internal injuries. Upon moving the truck, they found John under it half-naked, scratches on his body, a holly stick in his rectum, a knife in his thigh, and his shorts dangling from a tree branch 25 feet in the air.

Hearty congratulations, gentlemen, you win…

Perfect Timing

•June 14, 2015 • 2 Comments

Here are 21 pics that likely could never be replicated because the timing was just perfect.

A Pretty Good Trick

•June 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I have no idea of how he does this. It is a pretty good trick.

People CAN Make a Difference

•June 9, 2015 • 2 Comments

People really can make a difference. Here are just a few examples:

The man who gave the shoes off his feet to this homeless girl.

Source: oddstuffmagazine.com

This motorist that stopped to help an old man pass safely.

Source: pleated-jeans.com

This barber, who offers haircuts for the price of a single hug.

Source: boredomtherapy.com

This police officer who handcuffed himself to a woman to make sure she knew she’d have to take him with her.

Source: boredomtherapy.com

The many people who helped make this boy’s dream come true.

This dog owner who mourned by giving.

Source: boredomtherapy.com

This store employee who gives extra service.

Source: boredomtherapy.com

The person who decided to put new tires on a stranger’s car just because he needed it.

Source: fb-troublemakers.com

The crowd who decided a fan should be able to watch the show, no matter what.

Source: boredomtherapy.com

This dry cleaning place that helps the unemployed for free.

Source: pleated-jeans.com

These kids helping an injured member of their rival team to score.

Source: boredomtherapy.com

The man who played for fun and gave his winnings away.

Source: fb-troublemakers.com

This man who missed his train helping this older lady with her bags.

Source: boredomtherapy.com

This man who gave something to a homeless man no one gives – something to occupy his mind.

Source: pleated-jeans.com

And Dan, a man, who twice a week, buys coffee for every patient, nurse and doctor at local cancer centers.

Source: nedhardy.com

The people at the animal hospital, knowing how hard it is to say goodbye.

Source: boredomtherapy.com

This man who gave his umbrella away so this cat could have a dry night.

Source: pleated-jeans.com

The paramedics who took an elderly man to the hospital and then came back and finished shoveling his driveway for him.

Hopefully, this has made you feel good today.

Remember…there really are people who can and do make a difference.

 
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