Hi, Real Life is the most interesting thing that goes on around us, every single moment people are experiencing the most wonderous of experiences or being incredibly stoopid.
You couldn’t write it, even science fiction is bland compared to the human experience on this planet. Take a look at some interesting occurences and scenarios.
You are about to see the most amazing road on a very, very high-way in Bolivia. Stremnaya Road is nicknamed “The Road of Death.”
This is one of the most stupid things you can imagine. The driver is not brave but stupid. The Bolivian government obviously need to lined up and shot and perhaps select a few normal citizens to run the country. Bolivia is no longer most famous for its tin mines but for the level of stupidity it endorses.
Other dangerous highways
Friendly sharks recognise humans?
Mad Photographer at the Grand Canyon
This is a case of a photographer photographing another photographer. The following pictures were taken by Hans van de Vorst from the Netherlands at the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The identity of the photographer in the photos is unknown.
I was simply stunned seeing this guy standing on this solitary rock in the Grand Canyon . The canyon’s depth is 900 meters (3,000′) here. The rock on the right is affixed to the edge of the canyon and perfectly safe.
Watching this guy in his rubber thong sandals, burdened with a camera and a tripod, I asked myself 3 questions:
1. How did he climb that rock?
2. Why not take that sunset picture from that rock on the right, which is perfectly safe?
3. How will he get back?
After the sun set behind the canyon’s horizon he packed his things and prepared himself for the jump. This took about 2 minutes. At that point he definitely had the full attention of the crowd.
This is the point of no return. After that, he jumped in his thong sandals & only having one hand free. The canyon’s depth is 900 meters (3,000 feet) here.
You can see that the adjacent rock is quite a bit higher than where he is & quite steep. He hopes to use his one free hand to grab on to the rock. Look carefully at the photographer. He is carrying a camera, a tripod and also a plastic bag all on his shoulder or in his left hand. He lands low on his flip flops both his right hand and right foot slip away.
And at that moment I take this shot:
He pushes his body tight against the rock waits for a few seconds, throws his stuff on top of the rock, then climbs up & walks away.
He is not the only crazy guy:
Not advisable to drive too fast around these roads
Over then under water.
This viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona. An overall height of 336 meters makes it the highest bridge in the world.
Can you get any higher or narrower…
Brand New Yacht
Custom built yacht with twin super-charged disel engines. Complete with 4 rooms and state of the art GPS and radar systems – $7,474,793.00.
Crane and rigging equipment $2,500.00 an hour … with a faulty $25.00 turnbuckle.
What were the odds of surviving this
Near Flagstaff, Arizona, on U.S. Highway 100
In the first picture see where the car ended up after breaking through the guardrail.
This second picture shows the location of the breached section of guardrail. Look where the people are gathered on the road.
The third photo shows you how incredibly fortunate the driver was on that day.
The car was travelling at about 75mph from right to left when it crashed through the guardrail and flipped end-over-end and ended up – right side up – on the bank of the culvert facing the opposite direction.
The 22-year-old driver and his 18 year old passenger suffered just minor cuts and bruises.
U.S. Highway 89 Landslide
A landslide on 20 Feb 2013 ripped apart a 500 foot section of this highway
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Did the driver survive?
Did the driver survive?
Sinkhole swallows bus in Brazil
A bus was swept away by a raging river as a soft part of the Trans-Amazonian Highway through the state of Para, which crossed above a river, gave way and swalled the bus just moments after passengers had escaped.
The rear wheel fell through the doft ground and passengers calmly evacuated the bus.
It was then sucked head first into the river below and taken downstream.
Thankfully nobody was hurt.
Other sink holes
1993 – Harrisburg on South 14th street
February 2007 – Guatemala City
June 2010 – Guatemala City
June 2010 – Nanchang City
February 2013 – Florida
February 2014 – Walters Ash, South Wales
February 2015 – Naples, Italy
August 2015 – Manchester, UK
Just a kid driving to college
The driver was 22 years old and driving to college with passengers on board. He set out from Washington and fell alseep (For Americans, the accident happened north of Deer Lodge on 1-90).
The car came off the road and hit the end of a section of guard rail which went through the headlight, engine compartment, glove box, passenger seat, rear seat and exited out the rear window.
Incredibly no one was injured.
Look at what’s in the barn!
The owners of this farmhouse had died and having no heirs the property in Portugal went on the market. It was just a farmhouse with a large concrete barn. Several prospective buyers viewed it but were not interested.
The barn had steel doors which had been welded shut. Nobody had taken the trouble to cut through them and look inside. Until a couple from New York bought the property at a rock bottom price and began to cut through the doors. What they found inside was legally theirs of course, and it made them $35 million.
What was in this barn?
The welded barn doors