Do you remember your first car and the excitement surrounding it? I remember mine as if it was yesterday. Now how would you feel if you left it parked and found it destroyed by a monster truck? That is exactly what happened to a 16 year old girl in Florida when she left her 1994 Toyota Camry parked at Redneck Yacht Club (Yes that is actually what the place is called). Redneck yacht Club is a local off-road park and the 16 year old teenager parked her car to go off-roading in a friend’s truck. When she came back hours later, she returned in horror to see her car crushed by a Ford Econoline monster truck.
After the incident, the owner of the monster truck, Norman Nowling has been the scapegoat for the incident. It was reported that two other trucks have tried to run over the car. Nowling as a result has received a lot of bad press but luckily he stepped up to the plate and offered the 16 year old girl and her family $6500 to replace the wrecked car. He told press: “I have a daughter, and it is the right thing to do…. I need to go to sleep every night with a clear conscience.”
I would like to applaud Nowling for standing up to the situation and quickly making things right for the 16 year old and her family. It is good to see someone actually admitting they made a mistake without having to go to court, get lawyers involved and burn through money to get justice. Nowling is really a stand up guy for being a big enough man to take responsibility for what happened even though it might not all be his fault. I think this kind of attitude is rare now, people these days seem to deny any responsibility and a lot of people in Nowling’s shoes might go to court and spend thousands of dollars just to avoid any sort of responsibility and “save face”.
- Glad to see there are people who are willing to take responsibility left these days. What are your thoughts on this? Please like us on facebook and comment below!
Have any of you seen the movie 127 Hours? It’s about a man who had to amputate his own arm off because he went mountaineering and ended up stuck under a boulder. No one knew where the man was because he never told anyone his destination. The lesson of that story is that if you are going anywhere; especially hiking and mountaineer, you should always let loved ones know what you are up to.
This brings me to my new article: Recently there has been a Swedish man who was discovered to be trapped inside his car under the heavy snow for TWO MONTHS.
Summarizing the article, the man has been mysteriously trapped in his car for two months and was found by snowmobile riders. They were curious about the stranded car and noticed a man moving inside and called the emergency services. I honestly don’t think they would have expected the man inside had been trapped for two months already. The man was described to be 45 years old and had been stuck in his car since December 19th, 2011. He had nothing to eat but snow for the past 2 months and was found very weak and very close to death as well.
The man was quickly taken into hospital and is currently in critical condition but is expected to recover.
One might claim that all this hardship could have been avoided if the people let their loved ones know where they were going. Sadly though, the 45 year old man was never reported missing so there were never any searches for him. This adds to the mystery to this whole situation: Why would a man just drive down a deserted road and leave his car parked there long enough for snow to cover their car? Also, does this man have any mental health conditions? Was this some sort of suicide? Attempted murder? However, without any more news being released about this issue, this is all speculation.
When I was younger, I always thought that my parents were being over protective. For me, having them question where I was going, when to expect me back, what I was going to be doing and who I was going to see was a sign of weakness and dependence. Now with a bit more maturity, I can see that you don’t have to be hiking in canyons in the middle of nowhere to get lost. If something as crazy as being trapped in your car for two months can happen, other things can happen to you as well. So next time when you go out to the mall to hang with friends or go on a road-trip, let a loved one know. We live a crazy world where anything can happen and letting someone know where you are all the time doesn’t mean you are weak or dependent, it means you’re smart and considerate enough to not have someone who deeply cares about you worry. It might save you from a lot of hardship and pain.
-Any thoughts on the article or other speculation on why the man was trapped inside his car for so long? Feel free to comment below! Don’t forget to like and share with your friends on Facebook and have a great day!
The geniuses at MIT have built an electric car that can fold!
This car has been carefully designed that it only takes up 2/3 of the space of a Smart car when it is folded, and it is a bit longer than a Smart car when extended while driving.
This car is believed to be going through mass production next year by a Spanish company.
A female Mountie stated that her supervisor forced her into a sexual relationship and assaulted her, AND according to facts, it was a lengthy sexual relationship too. Of course they are faced with consequences from the code of conduct.
They were both found guilty of disgraceful conduct for having sex in a police car and the misuse of RCMP equipment to send romantic text messages. ( SEXTING??)