May 18, 2019
Greetings fellow Bizarros:
I doubt they'll make a movie out of it, but a Nebraska farmer showed grit, determination, fearlessness and an indomitable will to live, not to mention incredible carelessness, when he stuck his foot in a grain auger. Kurt Kaser was unloading corn before he climbed out of his truck and accidentally stepped on the piece of equipment that is used to transport grain. It has a part inside resembling a large drill-bit and it caught hold of his foot. Kaser said, "I can remember seeing it start and I go, 'this ain't good'."
Kaser said he became caught as the device pulled at his leg, tearing away skin, muscle and tissue. "And then when my foot was in the there banging around, I was trying to hold my leg, pulling it out."
He didn't have his mobile phone with him, and he said there was no one around to help. He feared he might pass out as the machine pulled on his leg.
Mr. Kaser continued: "I about gave up and said, 'Whatever happens happens.' But then, all at once, I thought of my pocket knife."
The farmer said at one point he nearly dropped the three to four-inch blade into the auger, but once he had a good grip he started sawing off his leg about eight inches below the knee.
Mr Kaser said he doesn't remember experiencing much pain and he didn't notice a lot of blood. He continued: "Adrenaline kicked in so much that I don't know if it hurt or not."
Once he had amputated his own leg Mr. Kaser had to crawl about 150 to 200 feet on rock and gravel to the nearest phone. A medical helicopter arrived and flew him to a trauma centre about 90 miles away in Lincoln.
The farmer confessed it was not the first time he had got his limb stuck in an auger, having injured his right leg in one a few years ago.
He continued: "But that's why they call them accidents I guess."
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Smile: Big Brother is Watching
According to dailymail.co.uk, police fined a pedestrian 90 pounds for disorderly behavior after he tried to cover his face when he saw a controversial facial recognition camera on a street in London. Officers set up the camera on a van in Romford, East London, which then cross-checked photos of faces of passers-by against a database of wanted criminals. But one man was unimpressed about being filmed and covered his face with his hat and jacket, before being stopped by officers who took his picture anyway. After being pulled aside, the man told police: 'If I want to cover me face, I'll cover me face. Don't push me over when I'm walking down the street.' The officer told him: 'Calm yourself down or you're going in handcuffs. It's up to you.' The cameras have been rolled out in a trial in parts of Britain, but their use has sparked a privacy debate. This comes just weeks after it was claimed the new technology incorrectly identified members of the public in 96 per cent of matches made between 2016 and 2018.
The Power of Beer
A North Carolina brewery's post promising a free keg party in exchange for the return of their stolen van went viral so fast the vehicle was located in 42 minutes. The Unknown Brewing Company in Charlotte said in a Facebook post that it would put on "a keg party" for anyone who found the van, which was stolen early Monday morning. "Please help us find it. Share with all of your friends. Who ever finds it, Brad will buy you a keg party!" the post said. "If you stole it and bring it back, you will also get a keg party (smile for the camera). Please DM us if you see it." The brewery said the post was almost immediately shared hundreds of times, leading to more than 15 tips being called in about the van and a photo of the stolen vehicle's current whereabouts being posted on Instagram within 42 minutes of the Facebook post. The brewery said it is aiming to reward the whole city for their help. "We wanted to thank all of you for helping us get our van back, by commenting, sharing and sending us tips via direct message," the brewery said. "This week we will brew Van Theft Auto, when it releases, we will be selling it for 25 cents a pint (to cover taxes). That's as close to a free keg party as we can do for you, Charlotte."
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I notice that almost every issue something bizarre happens in Florida. Why do you suppose that is? -Chris
[It's like the comedian Ron White said, "I've been partying down there for years and I didn't even know they had laws."]
Hey Lewis, I would think that McDonalds could have made her leave under a "no pet" policy. If it's not a service dog or one in training, it shouldn't be allowed in the restaurant. -Scott A
That lady breastfeeding the dog at McDonalds was a really weirdo. And that guy that said he started puking on himself when he saw it, was it that or because he was enjoying a few too many McRibs? --Marcus
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