If you're aiming to fake an injury by jumping in front of a car, make sure the target vehicle doesn't employ a dashboard cam. In Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Friday, a pedestrian flung himself -- in slow motion -- onto the hood of a car, then rolled off and laid on the ground waiting for someone to hand him a bag of gold. The car owner stood over him and, unamused, said, "Don't you know I'm a cop?" We don't know whether he actually was one or not, but the driver then appears to point at his dashboard camera, which has recorded all this for posterity and the Internet. Ah, the Internet. Thank goodness for it. And this. And dashboard cams.
In one of Yilan, Taiwan's night markets is a food stall that advertises "free picture with golden python" for those who purchase a meal. Sounds great, right? Two high school students thought so -- until, that is, the two-plus-meter-long snake bit down on one of their noses and slowly began wrapping its body around the boy's neck. The one who was not in mortal danger, meanwhile, giggles uncontrollably while his friend squeaks, "It hurts, it hurts."
Thunderstorms have been wrecking havoc in Taiwan recently, causing floods, crippling transportation, and opening portals for the return of Loki. Lucky for us, the lightning-thrower dude is on our side.