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After spotting a spider in his laundry room, a Seattle man decided the best option for removing the pest was to nuke it with a lighter and a can of spray paint. Unfortunately, the wall of the rented home caught fire and all efforts to extinguish the rapidly spreading blaze proved futile, resulting in $40,000 worth of damage to the structure and another $20,000 in damaged or destroyed content.

So, did the spider survive? Firefighters stated that it isn’t too likely. We’re betting that it did and is currently biding it’s time before returning to finish this guy off.

At any rate, this is why “killing it with fire” isn’t always the best option. Maybe it’s time you considered the shoe?

(Komo News via Geekologie)

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Unfortunately, he didn’t get the joke until he was clued in by the anchor, at which point hilarity ensued. Of course, with the cavalcade of stupid baby names these days, there very well could have been a 10-year old Hugh Janus out there who didn’t appreciate the laughter.

Check it out after the jump.

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Has BBC reporter Caroline Bilton pioneered a new camera fade out technique? Maybe, but its hilariousness means it could never follow a serious story.

Check it out after the jump, followed by another reporter’s bland explanation.

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knee to the crotch

When a videobomber decided to get some uninvited airtime on a Weather Channel broadcast, meteorologist Jim Cantore was prepared with a “dumbass deflection” technique that consisted of a knee in the crotch followed by a seamless continuation of his report.

Watch the professionalism after the jump.

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Exposure to hypothermic conditions and the people at US Air Guitar (which worked by the way).

Check out his chops after the jump.

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For the reporters in the video after the jump, 2013 will be remembered as the year of on air weirdness, Freudian slips, humiliation and idiots looking for their two seconds of fame.

Watch and laugh after the jump (slightly NSFW).

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On Saturday night, Ron Burgundy himself sat down and delivered the local news for CBS’s North Dakota affiliate KX News along with co-anchor Amber Schatz, who spends the entire 30 minutes looking like she wants to burst into uncontrollable laughter. As you’ll see in the video after the jump, the segment is accompanied by remarkably boring news stories and moments of uncomfortable silence and the even more uncomfortable attempts of serious news personalities to communicate with an internationally known funnyman.

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Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City will become the home of the world’s tallest water slide when the Verrückt (German for “insane”) attraction opens this coming spring. The slide will drop people from a height of nearly 140 feet and will offer a second hill before riders come to a stop – no doubt leaving a significant amount of fear piss in the water for the next lucky rider. Fortunately, passengers will descend in a four person inflatable raft because to do so freely would undoubtedly result in a wedgie that would split you in half.

The Kansas City slide will beat the current 134.5 ft record holder (Brazil’s Insano) by several feet.

Check out a teaser video after the break…

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