Over the weekend at the Jingzhou Shashi Anliang department store in central China, 30-year-old Xiang Liujua died after a faulty escalator swallowed her alive. Liujua and her 2-year-old son had no idea that the escalator was broken until they were already on it. Once at the top of the escalator, a metal panel gave way and pulled Liujua and her son underneath. Liujua tossed her son to safety seconds before she was sucked into the machine. The tragic incident is still being investigated.
[CCTVNews] [H/T:Gawker / LATimes]
For the past 14 years, 44-year-old Amit (aka “Mookie”) has had a beard, his wife and kids have no idea what he looks like without one. Despite being nervous, Amit shaved his beard off and then surprised each one of his family members. Amit’s new look shocked everyone, including his father, who walked right past him. Related: Father’s Peekaboo Beard Surprise Frightens Baby Daughter
While attending the T in the Park festival at the Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, Scotland, 18-year-old festival-goer Fred Rawicz took a moment to show off his impressive dance moves to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk.” Rawicz’s, seemingly effortless, four-minute dance routine left other festival-goers awestruck and wanting more.
AT&T’s “It Can Wait” texting-and-driving campaign just released this powerful ad that captures the brutal consequences of taking your eyes off the road. Throw your phone in your trunk if you have to because not even an innocent glace at your smartphone while driving is worth it.
While driving to the Bay Area Birthing Center in Pasadena, Texas, Lesia Pettijohn went into labor and asked her husband, Johnathan, to film it. Johnathan took out his GoPro camera and, while driving down the highway, managed to capture Lesia delivering the baby herself in the passenger seat. KTRK-TV in Houston says the couple didn’t have a working cell phone to call for help and continued driving to the hospital. Lesia says she uploaded the video to YouTube for family and friends, and it just took off.
[i8thecookies / KTRK / TODAY]