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This was seconds before Croatia's win against Russia in the 2018 world cup. Right before the final penalty, these firefighters got a call and zipped out of the station in about 20 seconds. Priorities are priorities.

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This helicopter pilot's got mad skills. Apparently the pilot took the initiative to put the fire out before backup arrived, and managed to accomplish the mission with all that pool water. 

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Incompetent Owner Mistakenly Fires Special Contractor, Comes Crawling Back

Seeing a stupid boss make an idiotic mistake, underestimate the value of a person they hired, and then not only have to walk it back, but also have to pay for it, is music to our ears. For another awesome story like this, here's an incompetent boss who demanded a contractor be on call 24/7 and ended up having to pay a $10,000 invoice.

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Twitter Reacts To News of Massive Bull Semen Explosion

If the headline wasn't already obvious, a fire at a breeding facility in Australia resulted in an eruption of genetic material as well as a whole bunch of surprised firefighters. Apparently the heat from the fire made the cryogenic cylinders explode, popping the lids off and making the place extra dangerous. Twitter had some words about the news.

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27 Unfortunate Times Life Made Things Complicated

Life is big and full of unforseen circumstances, so you're bound to see some unfortunate moments that could've gone better. Whether it's a boat getting grounded, someone dropping their phone from a rollercoaster, or just a bullfrog stealing a cat's dinner, life will serve up every one of us some hard times. Is it cathartic and somewhat entertaining to see what other people have to go through? Kinda, yeah.

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We're assuming the fire department got all the people out before they started setting up ladders to help the raccoons escape. We have a soft spot for the world's trash pandas. Even if they spread disease and knock over your garbage cans, it's nice to see them not die in a fire.

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12 Classic Fails That We Hope People Learned From

Life will hit everyone pretty hard at some point. The difference with these folks is that for them someone had a camera running, and in a wonderful lapse of judgement uploaded it to the internet. We're grateful for that.

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14 Cooking Attempts That Failed Spectacularly

Nobody expects you to be a great cook right off the bat. But there is a general understanding that you shouldn't be so bad that you literally explode your kitchen. Here are some embarrassing failures that probably ended in a call for fast food or the hospital.

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16 Things That You Should Not Mess With

The world is a big, complicated place. Threats are everywhere, and some are more obvious than others. Who knew some cute seals could be so dangerous? But for the love of god don't ever screw around with an overflowing pot of chili in a newly cleaned car.

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13 Liars Who Got Called Out For Their Reckless Dishonesty

We humans love to see justice served to those who deserve it. Right? I can personally say that there's nothing more satisfying than seeing online liars get caught. Did they really think they'd get away with it? It almost makes you feel like there are actual repercussions for dishonesty in this world. Here are some times people got called out for their falsehoods, large and petty, and it's pretty damn satisfying. 

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A man's been taken into custody after attempting to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. He was carrying gasoline and lighter fluid. This development comes just two days after the Notre Dame Cathedral was destroyed by flames in Paris. And on that note, we just ran a post about Notre Dame Cathedral's messy renovations past here.

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This is some next level stupid right here. Sit back and enjoy the show! 

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The roaches are so tiny but their footsteps sound so loud. That is highly unsettling. Looks like Roach House is the hottest house on the block right now.