There are days when you shouldn’t go outside, especially when you end up in the middle of a rescue operation because your thick tushy got stuck in a wall. These are some bizarre and very embarrassing situations where people got stuck.
1. Prison Wall
One of the Brazilian prisoners decided he wasn’t going to wait for the end of his sentence, so he took matters into his own hands and used a metal shower pipe to dig a hole in the wall. However, the hole in the wall turned out to be too small, and he got stuck inside. The whole prison was laughing on that day, especially the guards who first noticed the poor escapee. In a different prison, another prisoner also tried his luck with holes. This time the felon dug a hole leading to the lower floor, but something went wrong. After some time, the guards heard his screams and rushed to the rescue.
2. Washing Machine
Sometimes playing hide-and-seek can backfire. In 2014, a dude in Melbourne climbed naked into a top-loading washing machine to surprise his significant other. But, unfortunately, he could not get out of there. Rescuers were able to free him only by generously greasing him with olive oil. After this incident, the police advised everyone not to get into household appliances, but what do you know? A year later, another Aussie got stuck in a front-loading washing machine.
3. Baby Swing
If your friends ask you to get into a children’s swing in a public park, you really should say no. Case in point, an individual from Vallejo, California, who managed to slide into the swing using liquid soap but was unable to get out. When his legs began to swell, his friends abandoned him for the whole night. The man was rescued only after 9 hours, but lucky for him, he only received non-life-threatening injuries.
You can make all the Santa jokes you want, but when you are stuck in the chimney of your house for 4 hours, it can hardly be considered a laughing matter. In 2016, a man from Tucson, Arizona, forgot his house keys and decided to take the scenic route by entering his home through the chimney. Although it was initially a very bad idea, he almost succeeded! His feet were already in the fireplace when he suddenly got stuck. Thankfully, firefighters were able to pull him out safe and sound.
5. Claw Machine
A giant transparent container with toys is like a huge lamp for the moths, and they will try to get inside the box if they can. Three-year-old Jamie Bracken-Murphy from Ireland decided to squeeze through the flap to touch all the toys and… got stuck, of course. The boy was trapped there for about 10 minutes until a firefighter convinced him that he could just get out the same way he entered. If we were to guess, a lot more children got in the same exact predicament in the last 30 years.
6. Traffic Cone
In 2013, in Hemel Hempstead, England, a man decided to put one of those big traffic cones on his head as a joke. To his surprise, the large plastic cone slipped over his shoulders and immobilized the poor guy. Situations like this are rarely seen on Sundays in the center of this city, so naturally, people started filming, taking photos, and laughing their butts off. The man was trapped in that thing for over two hours before someone bothered to call the police.
7. Cement Silo
An individual in Aurora, Illinois, who shall remain unnamed, climbed into the silo to clean it, but the remaining cement at the bottom was stiff fresh enough to trap his legs. It took trained firefighters over two hours to rescue the poor worker. According to the local fire department, the man was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, but was released on the same day. Just imagine how it must have felt.
And lastly, we have the classic situation, but there’s a twist. In 2016, Norwegian Cato Bernsten Larsen dropped his friend’s phone into the tank of a public toilet, and while he was trying to retrieve it, he naturally got stuck. Unfortunately, the tank was full of feces, and, in addition to the stench that made Larsen vomit, he was bitten by an unknown creature. Even one minute in such a crappy situation is a minute too long, but he’d been stuck there for an hour. Thankfully, he crawled back from the tank with only his ego being hurt.