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Tornados are just one of those spectacles created by nature that can render us speechless, and generally paralyzed with fear. They completely consume the environment and throw everything into terrifying chaos. This driver however seems like they were kind of chilling with the whole formidable development. 

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This royal navy warship was patrolling for poachers near Antarctica when mighty Neptune himself declared it was time to make everyone crap their pants with a bowel-levelling wave that washed over everyone's souls. Just seeing this thing slowly coming and knowing nothing can stop it is a god damn trip. 

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Man Assumes Literal Fire Is A Feature Of His Computer, IT Intervenes

What in the world would people do without IT? Seriously. Just take the guy that we have in this humorous tech support tale. For whatever reason he was leading a life where he assumed that flames erupting from his computer were a totally normal and acceptable function of the device. Well, it sounds like even after the IT dude showed up to smooth over the issue, the guy still left the interaction puzzled by why there wasn't a "stop the smoke" button. For another tech support tale check out the time that a man assumed his computer would work during a power outage.

A man assumes that an actual fire is a feature of his computer, and then IT intervenes.
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Massive shout out to the coast guard operator for maintaining a truly heroic level of calm. This paddle boarder was understandably shook from the moment the call started. However, as these coast guard operators are trained to do, nothing short of an unwavering sense of calm was delivered from the other end of the line. 

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Guy Goes For Morning McDonald's Trip, Laughs At Road Rager, Almost Perishes

Those road ragers can't be taken lightly, man. You're dealing with someone who has completely given themselves over to a blind rage, and is in a terribly reactive state where they're bound to try just about anything. In this case, it sounds like this guy's Spidey Sense was out of commission. If I were him, I'd have done some emotional eating after that encounter. And make that coffee a quad. The whole experience reads like a fever dream. But hey, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. For another strange tale from the realm of the glowing golden arches, check out this twitter thread about a guy's trip to McDonald's that also reads like a fever dream

Guy goes for his morning McDonald's trip, laughs at a road rager, and almost dies.
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You've got to appreciate how they made sure to give her some time to collect her breath after completing the free dive, and before celebrating. Just consider how many breaths you might've clocked while she was doing her whole dive sequence. 

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The good news in this rather unnerving scenario is that the hammerhead shark actually wasn't trying to swoop in on the swimmer, but instead the fish/ray that was nearby. On top of that, the guy seems to be completely oblivious to the behemoth that was in his close proximity. Maybe it was that very calm that came through his obliviousness that kept him safe.

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Spooky Signs That Mean Serious Business

We live with more than a few cartoonish dangers in our world. There's loose monkeys, plants that only exist to inflict pain, and brain amoebas. There are cliffs, falling rocks, and every manner of potential electrocution. If not for these creepy signs that make their message clear, we'd be having that much harder a time. While terrifying signs are first and foremost helpful things, that doesn't mean they're not real spooky.

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The level of calm that these pilots are able to maintain while weathering complete chaos is otherworldly. Seriously, most folks would be hard pressed to not faint altogether while trying to fly a plane upside down. 

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Thank goodness these guys are alright. They were really living life on the edge there for a hot second. One can only begin to imagine how much adrenaline was coursing through their veins after their close brush with death itself. 

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Guy Proceeds To Get Schooled On Car Safety And Physics

There's something innately satisfying about seeing some pure ignorance come face to face with its rightful comeuppance. In this case, we have a dude get nothing short of a proper schooling on just how car safety and physics works. Suffice to say, it's immensely satisfying. For some more gold from the world of Tumblr, check out this post about a guy's dentist who is giving off intense real life superhero vibes

Guy proceeds to get educated on car safety and physics.
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While this video is clearly a throwback as is evident from the stunning video quality, it's also a haunting testament to the risky business that can be joining the crowd at a golf tournament. There's no backstop around to shield you from those errant golf shots, where things didn't go as planned. The fact that the shank occurs twice really makes you feel it for the crowd. 

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Pilot's Window Breaks, Copilot Goes Full Superhero Mode

As far as stories that effectively defy the bounds of what we thought was possible for the human body to withstand, this tale about British Airways flight 5390 is one for the books. It's just the kind of story that involves an unprecedented level of fearless heroism in the face of a truly nightmarish turn of events. One can only imagine what kinds of thoughts must've been racing through that pilot's brain. Also though, the copilot had to have been weathering tidal waves of internal panic. The fact that the pilot comes out of the event alive (with some gnarly sustained injuries/trauma though) is crazy. If you're looking for some more gold from the Tumblr world, check out these resplendent Tumblr gems of random hilarity

A crazy Tumblr post about how a pilot ends up surviving an absolutely catastrophic malfunction on a plane.
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Who would've known that oranges and balloons could create such destruction? Apparently they're anything but a match made in heaven. 

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Things That Are Way More Dangerous Than People Realize

Life is full of hazards and not every single one has a creepy warning sign to go with it. Even something as simple as a slug or a toothache is enough to put a person in the ground, and while it's unlikely to happen, it's important to know what we're all getting into on a daily basis. Stuff is just surprisingly dangerous, man.

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Well, these spectators were certainly treated to the show of a lifetime when a Turkish F-16 pilot decided to fly crazily close to where they were situated. I'm just wondering about what kind of damage was dealt out to those poor people's eardrums. That couldn't have been fun. Exhilarating for sure, but painful as well.