Friday, April 20, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Giant boulder narrowly misses car in Taiwan


Posted on Tuesday, 3 September, 2013 | Comment icon 19 comments

The boulder was inches away from crushing the car. Image Credit: YouTube
Insane footage has emerged showing a driver narrowly escaping death by mere inches during a rainstorm.
Video footage from one of the most harrowing near misses ever recorded has appeared online. Originally posted on Reddit, the video was filmed from the dash-cam of a car driving along a road in Taiwan during heavy rain.

A few moments in to the footage a plume of mud and rock can be seen hurtling down from steep cliffs on the right-hand side, landing on the road and knocking the white car sideways. When the dust settles however the true extent of the danger can be seen - a gigantic boulder teetering on it's edge, mere inches away from crushing the car and anyone inside it.

While the driver of the white car was lucky this time, mudslides and falling rocks claim the lives of several dozen people a year in Taiwan where steep cliffs and heavy rain make accidents of this nature all too common.


Comments (19)

Tags: Taiwan, Boulder

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hawkin on 3 September, 2013, 22:30
Holy rolling boulder Batman!
Comment icon #11 Posted by kannin on 4 September, 2013, 0:19
oh wow he was lucky for sure
Comment icon #12 Posted by kannin on 4 September, 2013, 0:43
i bet you his naughty-bits were far up in his tummy at that time
Comment icon #13 Posted by F3SS on 4 September, 2013, 3:04
That's a bad time to be out of cigarettes.
Comment icon #14 Posted by ancient astronaut on 4 September, 2013, 3:11
Was there any estimate on the weight of the boulders??
Comment icon #15 Posted by F3SS on 4 September, 2013, 3:32
I'll bet that one is an easy 10-15 tons
Comment icon #16 Posted by MrPringle on 4 September, 2013, 6:53
If its not time for you to die, not even a few ton of boulder will kill you. Still can't believe it. Seems like something out of a final destination movie except the driver lives. He should buy the lotto or something. At least he got an excuse to get a new car.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Sundew on 12 September, 2013, 12:35
Well, there's something you don't see everyday! Clean shorts were probable in order for the driver!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Sundew on 14 September, 2013, 13:05
If its not time for you to die, not even a few ton of boulder will kill you. Still can't believe it. Seems like something out of a final destination movie except the driver lives. He should buy the lotto or something. At least he got an excuse to get a new car. He would be better off keeping his money; statistically one "lucky" event has no bearing on another. But an event like this would sure get someone thinking about their own mortality.
Comment icon #19 Posted by libstaK on 14 September, 2013, 14:01
Wow, I whinge when pebbles get catapulted to my windscreen from cars ahead of me. Feeling a little sheepish about that right now.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6165047
262515
174734

 
Mutation helps Bajau people stay underwater
4-19-2018
In a rare case of natural selection in modern humans, the free-diving Bajau people have developed a larger spleen.
NASA teases plans for nuclear power in space
4-19-2018
The space agency will be revealing new details of its 'Kilopower' system at the beginning of next month.
Did intelligent life exist on Earth before humans ?
4-19-2018
Could there have been an advanced civilization on our planet long before mankind appeared on the scene ?
Artist can draw entire cities from memory
4-18-2018
Stephen Wiltshire, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, is one of the world's most skilled artists.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Revealing the secrets of the deep ocean
Posted 4-19-2018 | 0 comments
Scientist Mandy Joye has dedicated her life to exploring the depths of the world's oceans.
 
Giant 3D-printed man
Posted 4-15-2018 | 2 comments
British YouTuber James Bruton has created a giant 3D-printed sculpture of himself.
 
The world's roundest object
Posted 4-12-2018 | 2 comments
A look at how the roundest object can help us to define the humble kilogram.
 
Do fish talk to each other ?
Posted 4-10-2018 | 11 comments
Fish might seem silent, but in actual fact they make a wide range of different sounds.
 
The great Jaffa Cake debate
Posted 4-8-2018 | 4 comments
Revisiting the age-old question - is the humble Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit ?
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Dreams and clues to the future
3-31-2018 | Philippines and Germany
 
Black cloaked figure
3-31-2018 | Carlisle, Cumbria, England
 
Three knocks
3-8-2018 | Canada
 
Two shadows of me
3-8-2018 | Bellflower, LA
 
I think I know what I saw
3-5-2018 | Near Sultan, Washington
 
Ghost, or something else ?
3-5-2018 | Ohio, USA
 
 
Black hole in Bismarck
2-14-2018 | Mandan
 
 
Trapped and chased
2-9-2018 | Saskatchewan canada
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2018
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ