A bucket list staple for intrepid travelers, Hawaii’s Haiku Stairs attract hundreds of adventurers every year.
This hiking trail on the island of O’ahu is made up of almost 4,000 steps, and it provides climbers with unbeatable views from atop the Ko’olau mountain range. The only catch? Sadly, it’s been illegal to use the trail since 1987, and a storm rendered the stairs totally unsafe in 2015.
And if you know anything whatsoever about humans, you know that plenty of people go right ahead and ignore all of that nonsense on a daily basis.
In fact, one search on Yelp yields hundreds of reviews written by daredevils who decided to climb the Haiku Stairs anyway.
One such daredevil built a swing alongside the trail because that doesn’t sound like a terrible idea at all.
As you might imagine, young people have taken it upon themselves to say, “You know what? I’m going to swing on it because who even values human life, am I right?”
Ah, youths. They’re so artistic and definitely not stupid at all.
Needless to say, authorities were nice and angry when they realized that they’d most likely been duped by teens with some rope and a wooden plank. Here’s some news coverage read by adults with functioning brains.
I’m willing to bet any amount of money that the people behind this swing set it up for Instagram.
After all, if you don’t constantly provide total strangers with proof of your life experiences, they didn’t even happen! Science. To learn more about this story of pure, unadulterated stupidity, check this out.
Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/haiku-stairs-swing/
If you haven’t yet heard, the ‘end of times’ cloud spotted over Costa Rica recently has caused quit the stir.
More accurately, as the nickname describes, a fairly odd sense of panic in many; but this rainbow cloud is far from something that should cause that.
Videos of the phenomenon sparked an internet sensation when YouTube users finally got hold of the video. Thankfully, due to a similar incident happening in Colorado back in 2007, NASA decided to shed some light on the iridescent incident:
“These clouds are formed of small water droplets of nearly uniform size. When the sun is in the right position and mostly hidden by thick clouds, these thinner clouds significantly diffract sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions.”
That shouldn’t cause a panic, but it’s still one of the coolest things Mother Nature can provide!
Read more: http://damn.com/bright-sphere-light-mysteriously-formed-in-the-skies-is-the-end-near-check-this-out/
It always amazes me at how brazen some people with flirt with others, even when they’re obviously with someone else.
Like these two guys you’re about to see in the video below, who walked right up to a girl with her boyfriend and… well they proceeded to touch her in a sexual way. She didn’t like that, and neither did her boyfriend, so he beat the ever-living sh** out of them! Not only that, but the guys had a couple other friends pop over to help, only to suffer the same humiliation their boys did.
Seriously people, who expects a complete stranger to be turned on by a random touch-and-go?
Read more: http://damn.com/four-thugs-touched-his-girlfriend-inappropriately-so-he-did-this/
Happy Monday, betches. Here's the important political news you've been waiting for:
The White House responds to petition to deport Justin Bieber
Well sort of. The White House’s official comment was that they had no comment. Such a fucking let down. Justin will continue to douche up the American music industry after all. Read article>>
A Very Obama Easter
This past Sunday was the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. WTF's an egg roll? Well apparently it's when the kids roll an Easter egg across the lawn with a spoon to see who gets across the fastest (or, in other words, nothing that exciting). When addressing the crowd, Obama said that the egg roll was the biggest event the White House has held all year…which is kind of fucking sad if you ask me. The first lady also read a book to the children called “my garden” and encouraged the kids to see her vegetable garden and learn about “tasty, healthy foods”. Never an inappropriate time for a political plug! We get it Michelle, you want to fight obesity and blah blah blah, but you can at least take Easter off (a holiday almost exclusively dedicated to candy) from making the fat kids feel bad about themselves. Read article>>
Biden is heading to Ukraine
Joe Biden is headed to Ukraine to, we assume, offend even more people with his word vomit and inappropriate comments. That said, forcing the invading Russians deal with Biden just HAS TO be part of Obama's sanctions. That or Obama is just sick of dealing with him and uses anything as an excuse to get him out of the country. “Yea, go to Ukraine. You'll be SOOO much help there!” Obama's motivations aside, we might actually be able to get something out of this. Official threat to Putin: give back Crimea or Biden stays. Shit will be straightened out in no time flat. Read article>>
The Heartbleed virus causes problems for healthcare.gov
Healthcare.gov has obviously been plagued with problems from the beginning. I mean, I haven't seen Facebook go down once but healthcare.gov goes down all the fucking time…what's the deal? Now a cyber security scare caused by the Heartbleed virus is forcing users of the site to change their passwords. Again, this is a website operated by the federal government. You would think, or at least hope, that shit would be more protected than that. As we've said before, if the government can (allegedly) tap everyone's phones and monitor everyone's email, we should also be able to keep healthcare.gov running smoothly for, like, 5 fucking minutes. Seriously, healthcare.gov, get your shit together. Read article>>
Read more: http://www.betcheslovethis.com/article/politibetch-the-white-house-refuses-to-deport-bieber-other-news
Just when you thought America couldn't hate Gwyneth Paltrow any more, she insults the Met Ball. Gwyneth practiced her first amendment write to talk shit and called Anna Wintour's ball “un-fun” and “boiling” which is weird since a true betch is always cold. No word on if Anna will forgive her for her offenses considering she's graced the cover of Vogue seven times already. Maybe it was a bit stuffy at the ball because, I don't know, you decided to wear a long sleeve dress with a train in fucking May. And maybe it was un-fun because your only friends are your family and steamed kale. Try to dress a little sluttier, G. No one likes an uptight fully clothed bitch.
Read more: http://www.betcheslovethis.com/article/gwyneth-paltrow-met-gala
NSFW Warning – Language
When a news-person slips up and swears on the air on accident, there’s just something so much more enjoyable about the curse than if a person on the street had the filthy mouth. Naturally, there are few mistakes more funny than when an F-bomb is dropped on live air.
Sifting through the web to find all the buried F-bomb treasures can be time consuming, so Funny Local News did the work for everyone, creating this ultimate F-Bombs on the news blooper reel.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/01/17/ultimate-f-bombs-on-the-news-bloopers/
Legendary wrestler Sting suffered a brutal neck injury during a WWE event on Sunday.
Its being reported as so severe, that it could likely end his career. The event was WWEs Night of Champions and the incident happened when WWE wrestler Seth Rollins gave Sting a turnbuckle bomb. After the incident, trainers entered the ring to check on Sting and then the match suddenly ended as it was likely determined that something serious had just occurred. Sting is a legend in pro wrestling and fans around the world are hoping for a positive prognosis on the injury.
Career ending or not, everyone hopes for the best and that the injury wont be physically limiting for him to lead a healthy life from here on out.
Read more: http://damn.com/sting-break-neck/
ItnNews brings us this report of a rescue helicopter in Brazil had a very, very rough landing. So rough actually, the chopper shook and wobbled itself into pieces! Thankfully no one was hurt.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/02/24/helicopter-shakes-itself-apart-while-landing/