Taken in the town of Strunino, Moscow, the video you will see below shows that intense moment when a young Russian family was left without a choice but to throw their children and jump off from the 5th floor of a burning apartment.
Talk about literally taking a leap of faith! The footage shows a group of about twenty bystanders gathering below the building to catch the family using a blanket to cushion their fall. Fortunately, everyone of them were saved, although the father sustained an injury.
11-month-old Zhenyu, who has a heart disease, was the first one to be thrown from the fiery structure.
Xenia, the second child, and Elena, the mother, shortly followed. Both of them landed safely as well.
Lastly, Vitaly, the father, also had to make the jump to save himself.
He, however, ended up suffering an injury and so he had to be rushed to the hospital.
In an Express feature, we learn that the family isn’t yet aware about what started the fire in the first place. But they knew they had to move quickly if they were to save themselves and their kids.
“My husband realised that we were not locked out.
“Everything in the apartment was in the black smoke and we strongly choked.
“And I have a child with heart disease who is 11 months old.
“We got everything on the balcony, and my husband said, ‘We will jump, otherwise we cannot escape’.”
Watch the video here and see how it all happened:
The video has since gone viral on social media, with many netizens praising the father for being able to think clearly and act fast under pressure.
Of course, our hats are also off to all the courageous bystanders who helped save the family!
18 Least Helpful But Most Hilarious Police Sketches You’ll Ever See
Imagine the police’s reaction when they see these sketches.
One can only imagine the pure talent a composite sketch artist has. Just think about how these artists can amazingly recreate a person – the criminal – through details provided by the eyewitnesses. That said, a good quality facial composite is important to help track down a perpetrator and hopefully solve the crime.
However, there are times that things could go wrong and the sketch ends up looking less like a human. It's also in the way an eyewitness conveys the information. In that case, if the details were not properly explained, the sketch will turn out to be a disaster and the artist can’t really do much in helping solve a crime. The sketches you’ll see below are the least helpful - but totally hilarious -- you would wonder where the police got them.
#1. One would wonder if he approved of that sketch.
#2. The hair is just about right.
30 Hilarious Photo Edits By Korean Photoshop Trolls
#4 and #21 made my day!
If you have ever seen the work of James Fridman, you’d be fully aware by now that asking for free Photoshop help over the internet isn’t exactly the wisest of ideas. This photo editor trolls people who make free requests and churns out insanely hilarious results.
Well apparently, Fridman’s kind has multiplied on the web as several Korean guys are following his footsteps. One Facebook page called We Do Phosop (yes, you read it right – that’s not a typo) offers free Photoshop editing help for interested individuals. The catch, however, is that they’d either take your requests literally or just simply give them a funny spin.
Check out some samples of their work below and prepare to have a hearty laugh!
#1. Make it look like I’m being chased by scary people.
The Euthanasia Rollercoaster Was Designed to Propel Its Passengers to the Afterlife
The extreme ride is supposed to propel riders to the afterlife “humanely with euphoria and pleasure.”
Many of us fear death while others seem to chase it consciously. Thrill-seekers and daredevils, with their thirst for risk and adventure, oftentimes put their lives in grave danger. Indeed, danger can induce euphoria for some.
One Lithuanian engineer named Julijonas Urbonas probably had this in mind when he designed the Euthanasia Coaster, a rollercoaster meant to literally kill its passengers. Now, the killer ride has not been made, and there are currently no plans of actually build it.
The Euthanasia Coaster was specifically designed to kill its passengers.
Urbonas designed the structure in 2010 as a Ph.D. candidate in design interactions at the Royal College of Art in London. He developed a fondness for amusement parks during the years he worked at one, and he saw the horror-movie scenario of dying in a rollercoaster as an alternative death ritual. ...