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October 29, 2006
Woman Trapped Under Fridge for 4 Days
A Roseville, California woman was trapped under her refrigerator for four days. It fell on her when she opened the door, apparently because it was top-heavy with food in the freezer.
Luckily by the fourth day, Greg Allen, a politician running for the Placer County Water Board, heard Inga's call for help while going door-to-door campaigning. He found an unlocked door and ran in to save Inga's life.
Read the full story and see a video of the woman at the link below.
October 4, 2006
Broken Pelvis for A Flying Elvis
A member of the Flying Elvi, a team of skydiving Elvis impersonators, broke his pelvis while skydiving with the team at the grand opening of the Glacier Parks Casino in Wisconsin.
Other members of the troupe said the Las Vegas man apparently misjudged the landing and hit the ground at 50 mph.
August 19, 2006
When Mannequins Attack
Diana Newton of Westminster, Texas is suing the J.C. Penney Co. after an experience with a legless mannequin left her with a cracked molar, shoulder pain, and a bleeding scalp.
Newton said the incident happened nearly a year ago in the women's department, as she was shopping for a blouse. The only one in her size was on the mannequin. As a salesclerk was removing the garment, the dummy's arm flew off and struck Newton's head, according to her lawsuit.
Looks like somebody stepped into the Twilight Zone. The mannequin episode was always one of my favorites.
August 10, 2006
Fish Gone Wild: Sturgeon Knocks Man Unconscious
There's some sort of ocean rebellion happening. First we had a blue marlin that speared a fisherman in the chest. Then a whale rammed into a sailboat and capsized it. Now a 4-foot-long sturgeon has jumped out of the water and hit a man, knocking him unconscious.
Blake Nicholas Fessenden, 23, was heading north on the Suwannee River Sunday just north of the Hart Springs Sand Bar when he was hit and fell off the craft, according to a statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Next we'll hear that a goldfish jumped out of its bowl and slapped someone in the face!
August 4, 2006
Blue Marlin Spears Fisherman Through Chest
A man taking part in an international fishing tournament in Bermuda ended up being caught himself when an 800 pound blue marlin leapt across the boat and speared him in the chest. The two then fell into the water and battled it out, with the man somehow managing to free himself from the marlin's spear.
Seriously wounded, his fishing companions helped him back onto the boat and did their best to stop the bleeding. Despite the fact that it took 40 minutes for the boat to reach land, he is now recovering in stable condition after emergency surgery.
'It was airborne going across the full width of the boat and Ian just happened to be in the way. All in one motion, the fish flew across the cockpit, impaled him with its bill and took him out of the boat ... 'He landed in the water about 15ft away and the marlin was on top of him."