Would you be brave enough to swim within feet of flowing lava? Adventurer Alison Teal was… watch this extreme surf session of her riding her pink surfboard up to Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii as it erupts into the ocean. And what did she have to say about it? “This was a lifelong dream. It was humbling and breathtaking and hot. I was hoping to catch a wave, however, when I got in close I was hit by a spatter of hardening rock spray and I quickly ducked under water.”

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Another one from the Russian vault of bizarre happenings… and this one really stinks! If you’re stuck in traffic and think there’s no way it could be any worse, check out this dashcam footage of a sewage truck exploding all over a Moscow street. 

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This pants-dropping moment was captured on camera by the man’s friend, who can be heard laughing as the man douses the tyre in lighter fluid and strikes a match. As the huge rubber casing is engulfed in flames, he lifts up the tyre in an attempt to tip it off, standing just centimetres away from the fire. And then it goes boom!

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The biggest name in sports right now is Corey Bellemore, who just set a new world record in the Beer Mile… 4:34! The beers cannot be less than 5% alcohol and 355ml in size, which makes this feat all the more impressive.

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Herman is an exotic shorthair, who was born with exceptionally big eyes – giving him a permanently startled expression. The kitten’s bulbous eyes are so big that he cannot completely close his eyelids – even when he’s sleeping. However luckily for Shirley, tiny Herman snores, clearly indicating when he’s having a snooze. Remind you of another famous cat perhaps?

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YouTube daredevil Charles Wieand has just completed arguably his most bizarre challenge yet – standing naked amongst a colony of honey bees for almost an hour. Charles claimed some of the bees lingered menacingly around his inner thigh, although that footage appears to have been cut from the final edit. Remarkably, having spent 45 minutes in the bees’ company without a stitch on, he walked away without a single sting to show for it.

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It all started last year, when a group of students at the Japan School of Wool Art created a startlingly realistic, gigantic wool felt cat head that could be worn as a mask. Now you too could have your very own wearable cat head, because clearly one simply cannot live without it…

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