A man demonstrates heat-resistant material by putting some on his hand and using an oxyacetylene torch on it.
How the Brazilian police deal with drug smugglers trying to escape in a small plane. [via]
An 46-year-old Italian man has pulled out his own eyeballs during a church mass.
He told doctors in Viareggio, Italy, he "heard voices" telling him to rip out his eyes. Dr Gino Barbacci said: "To do that requires superhuman strength."
Priest Lorenzo Tanganelli, who continued his service after the horror, said: "I've never seen so much blood."
Doctors were unable to save his sight.
Extreme balancing artist Eskil Ronningsbakken has put on a performance on a custom built platform on a mountain edge on Mount Tai, in Shandong Province, eastern China.
YouTube has lots of videos of Eskil performing around the world.
A Filipino politician has photographed his own death.
Reynaldo Dagsa, 35, had been taking a picture of his family on New Year's Day when the gunman stepped out from behind a car, took aim and fired. The man had previously been order by Dagsa to be arrested for stealing cars.
The politician was hit twice and died later in hospital. [via]
The image above shows the only nuclear weapon detonated in space. It happened in 1962 and the reason why the detonated it was to test a few theories.
The plan was to send rockets hundreds of miles up, higher than the Earth's atmosphere, and then detonate nuclear weapons to see: a) If a bomb's radiation would make it harder to see what was up there (like incoming Russian missiles!); b) If an explosion would do any damage to objects nearby; c) If the Van Allen belts would move a blast down the bands to an earthly target (Moscow! for example); and — most peculiar — d) if a man-made explosion might "alter" the natural shape of the [Earth's magnetic] belts.
No need for the police in this Chinese town.
A skydiver has pulled off an astonishing stunt by climbing out of a glider's cockpit, crawling along the wing and then somersaulting underneath and stepping onto the wing of a second glider flying below.
Paul Steiner then moves back onto the main fuselage of the second glider while the first glider turns upside down and flies overhead so that he can reach up and hold the tail fin at 100mph, forming a human link between the two aircraft. He then leaps off and parachutes back to the ground.
The Maldon Mud Race is an annual event that involves hundreds of people running across the 400m wide River Blackwater at low tide. The event has been running since 1973 and originally involved people running across the river to down a pint of beer and run back. The event is now a charity event and this year's event attracted 250 participants.
Related: BBC photos.
A guy is watching the news when a car belonging to two of his brothers is involved in an accident on live TV.
A drug lord in Mexico got busted and this is what police found.