A Taiwanese girl at a kite festival was carried a ways up after getting caught in a kite, shocking bystanders until she descended enough to be safely grabbed out of the air. Eat your heart out Balloon Boy, wherever you are.
For years, scientists knew little about the elusive and dangerous electric eels. Finding a home in the Amazon, these eels have been known as one species. But recently, scientists discovered they are not one, but three distinct species. In addition, a newly discovered species Electrophorus voltai, is shockingly powerful, with shocks measured at 860 volts, well over the previous record of 650. But why are these eels so special? And are they really "eels"?
Here are some accounts of times things got extra real. Whether it was a transformative moment, a shocking one, or when something super awkward happened. If you're looking for a funnier change of pace, here's a hilariously stupid call Lawrence PD had to respond to.
Sometimes a well-timed inappropriate thing said at a funeral can actually improve the mood and make the experience more meaningful. Other times it's family members almost coming to blows over who gets their grandpa's estate. Pretty wide swing of the pendulum, for sure. For crazy wedding stories, check this out.