Things Could Always Be Worse
Think you are the only one having a bad day? Hold that thought for a moment because you are not alone. Sometimes the only thing that needs to make a bad day better is a smile. These are some weird, but totally true stories from around the world about what a real bad day could be like.
1 Scuba Dive
While assessing the harm done by a forest fire, Californian fire authorities discovered a corpse in a burned-out section of forest. The deceased person was a male clothed in a complete wet suit, face mask, flippers and even scuba tanks strapped to his back. When the autopsy was performed, it revealed the shocking information that the man had not died from burns, but from extreme internal injuries. Dental records identified who the person was, and the investigation took a turn to find out how a fully equipped diver found himself into the throngs of a forest fire. They in turn found out that the man had gone diving off the coast about 20 miles from the forest on the day the fire started. Firefighters had radioed in a fleet of helicopters with huge dip buckets, and water was brought from the ocean to put out the flames from air, so I think you can imagine the rest. One minute the poor diver was enjoying the Pacific and the next, he was swimming in a fire dip bucket 300 feet in the air.
It really doesn’t pay to get out of bed sometimes.
2 A Most Expensive Whale Dinner
The cost of rehabilitating one seal who was a victim of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Alaska was about$80,000. Two of these most expensively saved animals were ceremoniously being released back into the wild in the midst of cheers from onlookers when not a minute later, in plain view, a killer whale snapped them both up.
Still think you’re having a bad day? Just remember, it could be so much worse.
3 Pigged out
Two animal rights protesters were picketing against the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany, when all of a sudden all two thousand pigs broke loose through a broken fence and stampeded overthe two luckless protesters, who were trampled to death. Is your day still looking so bad?
4 Feel the Vibe
Upon coming home, a woman found her husband in the kitchen shuddering frantically, almost as if in a frenzy, with a wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. With the intention of getting him out of harm’s way and away from the lethal current, she hit him hard with a plank of wood that stood nearby. This resulted in his arm being broken in two places. It wasn’t until later that she realized that he had happily been listening to his Walkman until that moment. Really? Still think you have it bad?
5 Return to Sender
An Iraqi terrorist had forgotten to pay the correct postage on a letter bomb to reach its destination. It was returned to him with ‘Return to Sender’ stamped across it. Unfortunately forgetting it was the SAME bomb he posted, he opened the letter,and was, incinerated on the spot. There, feel any better about your day now?