Hopping on a well-padded mechanical bull at a bar is already terrifying enough for most people. Trying to survive eight seconds on the real thing at a rodeo is a whole other level of fear, but that still doesn’t come close to the terror of trying to stay in the saddle while the robot arm of a logging machine is trying…
Snowboarder Tom Oye was snowboarding in Whistler, Canada when he got caught in a pummeling avalanche, and it’s beyond terrifying because we get to see the entire harrowing slide down the mountain. One second he’s getting ready to carve the slopes and the next he feels the ground crack underneath him and finds himself…
I love when photographer Mike Olbinski chases storms because his (always) stunning time lapses always remind me that the city I shelter myself in isn’t what the world is supposed to look like. The sky is a breathing beast that I’m blind to.
Over 60 people have been injured after an explosion occurred at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico, a city north of Mexico City. The blast is especially terrifying because the thick smoke plume covers the entire market while fireworks were still catching fire and going off in every direction. Nearby…
According to the Popular Mobilization Forces—an army formed to fight ISIS in Iraq—a car bomb exploded today in the north of Samarra, Iraq. Someone was recording with a cellphone and captured the explosion in the distance with pristine quality.
God almighty, I can’t feel a damn thing in my body anymore because watching these two maniacs climb the still under construction 2165-foot tall Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, China is the most blood halting thing. When completed it’ll be the 2nd tallest building in the world and the tallest building in China.
It looks straight out of science fiction, but this terrifying contraption is actually one very modern string instrument. The “Piezoelectric Violin,” brainchild of architects at Miami’s MONAD Studio, has got only two strings, and it’s 3D printed, but according to the designers, it still plays and sounds like its…
The fight against Earth's oceans is almost as old as humankind. Through millennia, humans have battled typhoons and waves as high as buildings. "To sail is necessary, to live is not necessary," said Plutarch during a huge storm in the Mediterranean. Here are 18 photos that perfectly illustrate that idea.
Boom is a terrifying documentary on a problem that you may not be aware of: America has been invaded by hundred of thousands of moving fire bombs—freight trains with old, cheap tanker cars designed to transport corn oil filled with dangerous flammable oil. Logically, accidents are happening, people are dying, and oil…
This video contains one of the most terrifying human-produced sounds you can hear in the planet: The screaming noise from hell of an A-10 Warthog's GAU-8 Avenger gatling gun. Some of the very few who were on its reticle and survived say its banshee scream was the worst thing they have ever heard.
The brothers Achille and Giovanni Judica-Cordiglia claim they recorded the voice of a Russian cosmonaut as her capsule burned in re-entry on November 1963. This short film contains that recording and dramatizes the events. No matter if it's true or not, the short film is terrifying.
According to the Youtube description, this video—published yesterday in Reddit but shot last year—captures the moment when a tornado violently hits a village in Bashkiria, Russia. The hair-raising footage was taken from a car's dash cam that stayed on even when the tornado was passing right over it.
A controlled burn at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado turns terrifying when a dust devil sucked in the fire.
Check out this unbelievable storm photograph by Anne Goforth—her entry for the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest. And check Sploid a selection of our top three favorite photos in each of the three categories: people, places and nature.
Watch as these inexplicably fearless thrill-seekers traverse a slack-line hanging 700 meters above the Verdon Gorge in south-eastern France. It is so nail-bitingly horrifying, you will not be able to look away. [Vimeo]