I've never been tasered. Nor do I have any desire to be.
But for some reason, people willingly do it.
Now I get if you're doing it because you're trying to work in the military or law enforcement, but to just try it out for the heck of it seems kind of insane to me.
But let's say you wanted to see what a shock would feel like, a tiny one, to gauge how you would react. I might be persuaded to be shocked a little bit if someone had a gag pen or one of those old school handshake shockers you always saw in the cartoons.
But after reading Facebook user Tony Welch's experience with a pocket taser that ran on AAA batteries he purchased for his wife, I don't think I'd be up for even that.
The guy's story starts out innocuously enough. He wanted to make sure the taser worked, so he tested it on some metal surfaces first.
Maybe not something I would do, but the guy wasn't hurting himself, yet.
He needed to make sure that this thing would be powerful enough to ward off an attacker, should his wife ever be in such a dire situation.
So what was Mr. Welch to do?
Despite reading the warning label his newly purchased self-defense weapon came packaged with, Welch wasn't convinced that the tiny thing was capable of putting the fear of God in anyone.
So he ultimately decided to test it on himself.
To call it a bad idea would be an understatement.
Welch pointed out a huge problem with tasering yourself: the muscle spasms induced by the shock makes it impossible to let go of the device. So tasering yourself for "just a bit" is almost impossible.
You end up shocking yourself for as long as it takes your body to involuntarily knock the thing out of your hand. Something Welch learned the hard way.
What ensued in his bout of spastic madness was equal parts scary and hilarious.
Plus, his nipples pretty much caught fire.
Welch used the traumatic episode as a lighthearted warning to others about the dangers of tasing yourself.
And it's also pretty great that his wife now has an inside joke she can share with her husband. What a great relationship where you can regularly tease someone with a loving threat of electrocution.
This guy tested a $10 one off Amazon on himself. While his arm was in a sling for good measure.
In case you wanted to see what it's like getting tasered in slow motion, then check this out.
I'm just hoping that watching people get tasered keeps you from doing it to yourself, so please, get stuck in a YouTube hole!
There are plenty of ways to troll a sleeping friend while on a road trip. My personal favorite is parking the car in front of a light pole or a wall, flashing your lights, and having everyone in the car at the same time scream their heads off as if you're all about to die.
That's one way to wake them up.
But Eria found a different approach to trolling her boyfriend, Scott, that had a much longer effect: she enlisted the help of the I'm Telling God Facebook group in roasting him mercilessly for his soporific ways. As a result, the 'Sleepy Scott' meme was born.
If you were like pretty much everyone in the world, you were probably let down by the fact that Croatia didn't have their storybook ending in taking home first place in the 2018 World Cup. Sure, France had an amazing team and all that, and the contest's youngest MVP player, Mbappé, even donated all of his winnings from the tournament to charity—so I guess it's hard to be too upset with the competition's end result.
And even though everyone played their hearts out (except Egypt, I mean, they went again Saudi Arabia and the results were just embarrassing), there was a clear winner this World Cup and it actually wasn't even any of the teams. S
ure there's a first, second, and third place result, but all of those accomplishments pale in comparison to the wonderful memes that sprung up as a result of this glorious tournament.
More than a few were thanks to Brazil's Neymar.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.