Weekly Dose Of WTF – Firefighters, Slopstoppers & The Czech President Steals A Pen

Wednesday is here again—we’ve made it through the first half of the week and the weekend is so close we can taste it.  To celebrate, we bring you our Weekly Dose Of WTF.  This week’s collection has everything from a klepto-president to a ridiculous product, a runway accident, the firefighter Olympics and a really big egg.  So grab yourself a coffee, sit back and, as always, prepare to be WTF-ified!

The Slobstopper

Don’t you just hate it when you spill coffee all over your shirt during your morning commute?  It’s messy, not to mention embarrassing.  Lucky for you, Slobstopper is here to help!  Slobstopper is an adult bib, with an absorbent outside and a waterproof barrier to help you stay dry!  And the best part is…it’s a real product!  You can buy yours here.  And if you like the Slobstopper, check out our list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Infomercials On YouTube.

President of Czech Republic steals pen

Earlier this week the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, was caught red-handed stealing a pen on a visit to Chile.  This video, from the news, shows the President pocketing a pen.  The sly music was added afterwards for effect.  According to the Guardian, the video has inspired a Facebook group.  “Participants are asked to send pens to Klaus’s office on May 2, ‘as the president obviously has nothing to write with’.”

Firefighter Olympics

Did you know that France had a firefighter Olympics?  They do!  And unlike the ordinary Olympics, the firefighter Olympics is totally firefighter themed.  Participants race with ladders to climb up buildings, to unravel fire hoses and more.


This Big Egg has gone viral this week and many people are calling the clip ‘Eggception’.  Why?  Because just like inception is a dream inside a dream, this is an egg inside an egg.  Where the heck did this egg come from?!

Air France A380 Clips Comair CRJ-700

Finally, what was the pilot of this Air France A380 thinking when he ran over a Comair CRJ-700?  This video is rapidly climbing the YouTube charts, with nearly 500,000 views since it was uploaded on April 11.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.

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