Chinese Man Tows a Minivan on His Bicycle
An intrepid motorist has hit the highway to fame after being seen hauling a van with his tiny three-wheel scooter. Footage of the unusual scene was released by Chinese traffic police last week in attempt to warn the public of the dangerous stunts that could be seen on the roads. The silver minivan is estimated to weigh around one ton. A flat tire at the rear indicates the driver was probably carrying it to the garage. While the police were astonished by how the man had managed to hoist up the van, they also stated that he has broken the overloading regulations by a serious measure. ‘It is extremely dangerous for a small tricycle as such to carry a van that size,’ said Sun Bin, supervisor at the traffic police brigade of Yangzhong, to China Central TV Station. Sun added that such behavior could lead to an accident. The driver hasn’t been found as the police were not able to see clearly the plate number of his tricycle from the footage. Get the full story here.
A Guy’s Truck Gets Stuck, So He Signals for Help by Starting a Brush Fire
A 25-year-old guy named Weston Vetere was doing some off-roading near Moab, Utah last week when his truck got stuck. (Moab is in the eastern part of the state, about 25 miles from the Colorado border.) Apparently he didn’t have a cell phone or didn’t have service, because he couldn’t call for help. But there was a road within walking distance. Obviously walking sucks though. So he got creative, and decided to signal for help, by starting a giant brush fire. Technically the idea worked. Someone saw the smoke, and firefighters showed up to put the fire out. But it burned about 40 acres, one of the firefighters had to go to the hospital with burns to his foot, and Weston is now facing arson charges. Get the full story here.
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