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October 12, 2013
Ride the Zombie Train

Fox40 takes us on a scary trip:

September 12, 2013
2014 edition of Guinness World Records Book features plenty of oddities

The Guinness World Records Book for 2014 has been released, and it includes a giant robot dragon, a skateboarding goat, dedicated contortionist, a collection of vacuums and plenty more.


August 7, 2013
Daredevil jumps from plane while in locked coffin

A daredevil landed safely after freeing himself from chains, cuffs and a locked coffin during a skydive. Anthony Martin parachuted into a field in northern Illinois.

August 5, 2013
Raw: Huge python found hiding in Florida shed

Awfully calm, aren't they? Police in South Florida captured what they say is an almost 14-foot long Burmese python. A homeowner found the serpent while cleaning out his shed.

June 13, 2013
CBS San Francisco: Naked acrobat terrorizes BART riders
June 6, 2013
Rhode Island woman sics dogs on TV reporter

More than camera shy ...

June 3, 2013
Israeli soldiers in hot water after posting frisky Facebook photos

A pack of female Israeli soldiers is in hot water after posing for some racy photographs and posting them on Facebook.

May 29, 2013
J.C. Penney 'Hitler' tea kettle ad causes stir

A J.C. Penney billboard featuring a tea kettle that some say resembles Adolf Hitler caused a stir in Culver City Tuesday. The ad for the $40 kettle was posted along Interstate 405 and caused several to take to social media to post pictures and discuss whether the tea kettle was intentionally made to resemble Hitler.

May 4, 2013
Telly Blackwood's latest: Campy defense of gun ownership rights

Telly Blackwood's latest attempt to create buzz and stardom is Off The Hook Television, a collection of videos including "George Washington's Revenge . . . "


May 4, 2013
Telly Blackwood's latest: Campy defense of gun ownership rights

Telly Blackwood's latest attempt to create buzz and stardom is Off The Hook Television, a collection of videos including "George Washington's Revenge . . . "


April 27, 2013
Wild police pursuit through neighborhood caught on tape

A suspect is in custody after a dramatic end to a police pursuit in Los Angeles. The suspect can be seen rolling out of his car on the freeway and running from police. He then enters a stranger's home and appears to change clothes in an attempt to fool police. There is no audio on the first video. The second video has the full report.

April 22, 2013
Update: North Dakota news anchor swears, sweats it out on TV debut

This is painful to watch - nerves seem to get the best of a news anchor in North Dakota on his first day on the job. He cusses and then he stumbles on words. Now, the reporter - A.J. Clemente - has been fired.

YouTube has the actual swearing words, but here is all you need to see.

Read more about the news anchor and his firing here

And here's a follow on the story. CBS News' Ben Tracy reports on how Clemente has gained Twitter fans since his firing.

April 19, 2013
Skyscraper-sized Pong game set for today

Drexel professor Frank Lee will be playing the video game Pong on the lights of the Cira Center for Philly Tech Week. Lee said Friday's classic Atari video game is on schedule to be played on the facade of a mirrored, 29-story skyscraper, even if it rains. The event begins at 8 p.m. Philadelphia time.

April 17, 2013
Two daredevil stunts: 30 skiers do simultaneous summersault; man flies through small cave at 155 mph

Video from Canada shows 30 skiers joining hands to do a simultaneous backwards summersault in an attempt to set the world record.

Video shows a daredevil jumping out of a helicopter and flying through a very small hole in a very large rock.

April 4, 2013
Seattle TV station takes cheap shots at Sacramento

Really, Seattle? Anchors give top 5 things Sacramento forgot to tell the NBA - and it's not that funny.

April 4, 2013
Beer me! Man gets KO'd in boozy boating accident

Another reason why drinking and boating do not mix.

March 29, 2013
Two men in their 90s run 100-meter, um, dash

Two old dudes, both in their 90s, risked comfortable senior-citizen status as well as brittle hamstrings to stage a 100-meter race at a track meet in San Sebastian, Spain. It takes awhile for them to finish, but it's worth watching.


March 20, 2013
Not dead yet: Deer jumps out of truck of car

Some police officers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, got a big surprise when they opened a car trunk.

Read the story about the deer bolting from the trunk here.

March 15, 2013
Stunt man jumps over speeding Lamborghini

Yeah, you don't want to try this. But it's cool to watch.

March 7, 2013
Crane falls into pit as driver bails at last minute

A close call for operator of this massive crane in Michigan.

March 1, 2013
Raw: 'Harlem Shake' at 30,000 feet doesn't amuse the FAA

The FAA is trying to determine if some students violated any rules when they performed a popular dance during a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego. Members of the Colorado College Ultimate team did the "Harlem Shake" in the aisles.


Read the story here.

February 28, 2013
Honey Boo Boo uses Facebook to sell Girl Scout cookies

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," star Alana Thompson is using her fame and Facebook page to sell Girl Scout cookies. An ad posted on Thompson's page says that if you buy from her, you'll get an autographed box, with an additional bonus of an autographed picture of the entire Thompson family. Buzz 60 has the details.

February 27, 2013
Tanning mom feels vindicated, moving to Great Britain

The latest on Patricia Krentcil of Nutley, New Jersey.

February 27, 2013
Did this woman create the Harlem Shake?

Checking out the origins of the viral dance craze.

February 26, 2013
Sea monster caught in New Jersey waters

Look what was pulled out of the ocean in the Northeast.

February 26, 2013
Two men, two stories: One flies into rage after missing plane; other locks himself out of hotel room while naked

A Chinese government official who missed his flight took his frustrations out on the boarding desk -- and the whole thing was caught on camera.

Naked man locks himself out of hotel room


February 14, 2013
What did you do today? Guy solves Rubik's Cube while juggling it

What did you do today? Guy solves Rubik's Cube while juggling it

February 14, 2013
The 8 Debate: Most unusual swimsuits in SI history

SI Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen breaks down the 8 most unusual swimsuits in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit history.

January 28, 2013
Narrow escapes: Snowmobile out of control at X Games and motorcyclist in China lucky he's not crushed

Snowmobile runs out of control at the X Games.

A motorcycle rider had a lucky escape when a truck overturned at an intersection in eastern China, narrowly missing him. Chinese media reports no one was killed or injured.

January 25, 2013
Man's car explodes at gas station

January 22, 2013
Huge light fixture falls on wrestler

This senior wrestler from South Dakota is walking over and assuming the referee's positions when a huge light fixture crashes down on him. He later tweeted that he only required some stitches.

January 19, 2013
Raw: Leader threatened with gun during speech

Bulgarian police detained a man after he pointed a gas pistol at a Turkish minority party leader as he was delivering a speech at a party caucus in the capital Sofia on Saturday. No shots were fired but plenty of blows were struck upon the gunman.

January 16, 2013
Crime beat: Police chase on TV ends outside viewer's home; neighbor confronts burglar with shotgun

Imagine this: a police chase you're watching on TV ends right outside your home. What are the chances?

In the middle of a heated national gun debate, this video report crops up.

January 15, 2013
Watch: Man uses arm as fish bait

A Florida man is seen on video catching a giant fish with his bare hands.

January 12, 2013
Python Challenge: Burmese battle in the Everglades

Only in Florida, you might say. Hunters in the Python Challenge will try to rid the area of the estimated 150,000 Burmese pythons slithering around the Everglades.

January 4, 2013
The next 'Jersey Shore:' West Virginians react to MTV's 'Buckwild'

MTV's new reality show, "Buckwild," features young West Virginians at play but it's not a portrayal many in the state are happy about.

January 3, 2013
Radio-controlled 'Superman' startles beachgoers

January 1, 2013
This blog's Top 10 videos of 2012
December 20, 2012
Could this city provide a doomsday loophole?

A few billion of us won't be around this weekend, that is, if you believe that Friday is doomsday. But, as CBS reports, there could be a loophole.

December 20, 2012
Best mug shots of the year

The WGN Morning News Team breaks it down.

December 20, 2012
Boiling water freezes before it hits Siberian soil

A resident of Novosibirsk, in Siberia, where temperatures have plummeted to minus 41 degrees Celsius, tips a pan of boiling water from his balcony in a winter experiment.

December 13, 2012
NASA confident world won't end on 12/21

NASA is so confident the world won't be ending on December 21st, that it has released a web video about "Why The World Didn't End Yesterday" more than a week early. The video explains why the Mayan apocalypse is nothing to fear.

December 6, 2012
Coffin in elevator prank scares living daylights out of passengers - and other stunts have their ups and downs

You may think twice before stepping into that elevator, especially in Brazil. Pranksters are on the loose.

A coffin in elevator prank scares living daylights out of passengers

A TV prank of passengers in an elevator being scared by a little ghost has gone viral.

And, the disappearing elevator floor trick, courtesy of a technology company that makes monitors - really clear ones.

December 1, 2012
Hollywood's new food trend: Inhaling vaporized food

Some food fads seem to fade away faster than a morning mist, but there's one trend that doesn't seem to be evaporating anytime soon.

November 29, 2012
Raw: Georgia man pulls truck with his ear

A Georgian strongman has apparently set a new world record for pulling a truck with his ear. Lasha Pataraya pulled a truck weighing more than 8 tons for 70 feet on Thursday.


November 28, 2012
World's largest upper arms creates challenges for Massachusetts man

Moustafa Ismail of Massachusetts says having arms as wide as an adult man's waist comes with plenty of unexpected challenges, including difficulty in finding shirts with sleeves that fit his 31-inch muscles without dwarfing his 5-foot-11 frame.

Read the story on the 'Egyptian Popeye'


November 28, 2012
Zombie swimsuit calendar gets mixed reviews

Some say this "posing dead" promotion is nothing but a train wreck.

November 20, 2012
What to do with a 17-foot high leaf pile

Some guys in Utah collect world's largest leaf pile and jump off house roof into it. Nuts. First, the shortened video, then, if you want to see more of their personalities and stunts, the longer YouTube one.

November 13, 2012
Woman survives 6 rattlesnake bites

A teenager searching for a cell phone signal in a rural area stepped into a nest of rattlesnakes and was bitten six times.

November 8, 2012
Motorcycle gang pulls off daring heist in mall

A motorcycle gang was caught on surveillance cameras riding into a London shopping center, going into a jewelry store with axes and bats, and then riding out the same way they came in.

October 16, 2012
The Martini Shot: Aniston sheds tears over engagement; Victoria Secret's $2.5 million bra

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Enjoy today's last video shots:

In her first post-engagement interview, conducted by Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Aniston tears up talking about her fiance Justin Theroux. They're happy tears.

Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio rocks the pricey lingerie.

October 16, 2012
Woman has close call with train

A woman riding a train sticks her head out the window - just as another train is coming from the other way. It's a perfect PSA for why you don't do this.

October 13, 2012
Giant eyeball washes ashore on Florida beach

A treasure hunter out for his usual walk on the beach finds something unusual.

September 28, 2012
Resident Evil's shocking game launch at meat market

Videogame maker Capcom mocks up a gory meat counter at London's Smithfield market in a macabre stunt to promote its latest release, Resident Evil 6.

September 12, 2012
The Martini Shot: Bank robbery suspect tosses cash out SUV; Chris Brown's 'Rihanna' tattoo gets attention; Bad Lip Reading

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Sometimes you need three shots.

Bank robbery suspect throws money out of SUV
It's a long video but several times throughout a bank robbery suspect is seen tossing money out the window of an SUV Wednesday. It's pretty funny.

September 11, 2012
The Martini Shot: Marines take 'Big Dog' for walks in the woods; Bieber says he's the 'underdog'

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. So bottoms up with this:

U.S. robotics company Boston Dynamics has been giving its latest mechanical pack mule a run around Fort Myer in Virginia, where Marine Corps commanders are assessing its viability as a 21st Century support robot.

Justin Bieber views himself as the 'underdog'
Justin Bieber says he still views himself "the underdog." as he strives to achieve the next goal. Bieber talks with NBC News Special Correspondent Ryan Seacrest.

September 5, 2012
Ghost of demolished building in France haunts spectators

Here's a rough cut of spectators gathered outside of Paris to witness the demolition of a 14-story apartment building when wind changes, sending a huge cloud of dust their way. Like some horror movie, with kids screaming and people running.

September 5, 2012
Man fakes his own death in dark proposal to girlfriend

It's up to you, I guess, but I suggest you don't propose this way. Maybe pop the question in the tried-and-cliche tradition of using a big screen at a sporting event. Anyway, check out this Buzz 60 report of a man in Russia who faked his own death as part of a marriage proposal to his girlfriend. Alexey Bykov enlisted the help of a director, stuntmen, makeup artists and even a news crew to make it appear he was killed in a car crash. He then appeared, full of life, to the surprise of Irena Kolokov. Her reaction is, well, you'll see.

September 5, 2012
On the beat: 1) Naked Seattle man evades police in lake; 2) cop clings to roof of speeding vehicle

It's hard to catch a naked person. Seattle police have arrested a man accused of knocking a young brother and sister to the ground at a park, then stripping off his clothes and jumping naked into a nearby lake where he eluded police boats and divers for more than two hours. Here's the raw video:

Now something out of the movies. A tough cops clings to the roof of a speeding vehicle to make an arrest.


September 1, 2012
Racist comic gets knocked down by audience member

When comedy goes bad. Probably a good idea to stay away from racist material.

August 31, 2012
Reactions to Clint Eastwood's Republican convention empty chair act

Today, let's visit some of the top reactions to Clint Eastwood's appearance at the Republican National Convention. You might recall his crazy empty chair interview with a fictional Barack Obama on the last night of the convention that threatened to steal the show from Mitt Romney. First is Buzz 60's report. Then, Ann Romney's response.
(Also, See what celebrities were tweeting.)

Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose speak with Anne Romney about Eastwood's moment and Mitt Romney.

August 29, 2012
The Martini Shot: 550-lb WWII bomb blast damages homes; Snooki leaves hospital; pit crew toppled

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Today, have a three-martini break on us. Here you go:

Raw video: 550-lb. WWII bomb detonated
Explosives experts in Germany detonated the remains of a 550-pound World War II bomb in central Munich on Tuesday. About 3,000 residents were forced to leave their homes and debris caused fires in several nearby buildings

First look at Snooki's baby boy
The "Jersey Shore" star is spotted heading home after giving birth. See Snooki cradle Lorenzo as she leaves the hospital. See what she tweets. See who is following here everywhere.

Eager race car driver takes out crew with stuck airhose

August 21, 2012
The Martini Shot: Doctors remove steel bar from motorcyclists' head

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Here's one - a man from china is recovering after doctors removed a twisted steel bar from his head. One word: Ouch! One more word: Amazing!



About Video Break

David Caraccio is a Sacramento native and online news editor with over 23 years of journalism experience. A graduate of San Diego State University, he enjoys finding and viewing videos worth watching. Email: dcaraccio@sacbee.com. On Twitter: @DavidCaraccio. Phone: (916) 321-1125.

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