Saudi Meme of the Day: These Middle Eastern People Use Cars for Anything but Driving

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When you have nothing but open, largely barren desert and cars, you make fun where you can.

The new thing in Saudi Arabia is to video your car rolling along of its own accord while you do any manner of thing you want on the hood, roof, back or being dragged behind it.

You also need to have this song playing, which Google probably incorrectly translates as Yesterday, My Heart Carefree.

You don't even have to have a car, per se.



Here's my favorite:



This isn't the first car-based meme that has come out of Saudi Arabia. Last year, doing insane things while balanced on two tires was all the rage.

Fail of the Day: When a Selfie Stick Sing-a-long Goes Wrong

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Wait for it… the singing isn’t the only thing that blows.

Four friends were having the time of their lives on a little road trip singing Player’s “Baby Come Back,” when one of the tires exploded ruining everything.

Fortunately no one was hurt, but they appear to be a bit shaken up by the incident.

And despite the selfie stick disaster causing the camera to spiral out of control, they still managed to get their 15 minutes of fame on YouTube.

Phew!

“We’re not posting that video,” one of the girls says at the end.

Famous last words.

Overreaction of the Day: Woman Sets Fire to Car Because Guy Wouldn’t Give Her Cigarette

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Holy smokes!

A woman in Jerusalem was arrested this week for setting fire to a car because someone wouldn’t give her a cigarette.

Security cam footage shows the woman approaching a man at a gas station. After the rejection, she takes out a lighter and ignites the gas tank, which quickly bursts into flames.

Fortunately, the guy pulls out the pump preventing the car from exploding.

Here’s the appropriate way to respond to being denied a cigarette.

Nope of the Day: Giant Spider Hides in Car Door Handle

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He should change his license plate to just say NOPE.

This massive spider could not have found a more inconvenient place to hang out, aside from on your face.

“Nothing worse than opening your car door and feeling something furry!” writes the uploader in the caption.

They found him just chilling beneath the handle, presumably when they stuck their hand up there to open it.

“It’s a bloody super spider,” he says. “Oh jesus!”

Fortunately, for everyone involved, it eventually plops down and scurries away.

WTF of the Day: Kids Climb Into Car Trunk at CiCi’s Pizza

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That looks safe.

A family in Florida was caught on camera putting their kids in a car trunk last week at a parking lot outside CiCi’s Pizza.

One of the customers in the restaurant captured the whole thing on video, in which you can see them children climb in like a can of sardines and lay down next to each other on their backs.

“We’re about to get shot,” says the woman filming, as she laughs at the scene.

According to witnesses, a few of the adults in the group went back into the pizza restaurant to threaten the woman.

The customers said they were too scared so no one called the police, and the Department of Children and Families has since launched an investigation.

The group also told CBS that it’s better to call authorities about an incident like this rather than shooting video and posting it to YouTube.

Animal of the Day: Revolution Begins as Lion Opens Car Door in South Africa

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They’re coming.

Octopuses are climbing out of their cages, koalas are walking the streets like humans and now lions have learned to break into cars. Pretty soon they’ll be behind the wheel, and then it’s game over.

This video of a family in South Africa is freaking everyone out, and rightly so, as one of these giant cats casually walks over to them and figures out how to open the car door with its teeth.

This could just be revenge for all the delicious hipster children and bros who have ben taunting them in videos for our amusement.

A lion in San Diego also recently gave a speech to zoo-goers, which must have been a call for action to lions around the world.

This clip was filmed last year, but has gone vial this week with over 4 million views.

Cool? Yes. Terrifying? Yes.

WTF of the Day: Guy Clings to Trunk of Car After Nearly Being Run Over

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This fight in a parking lot in Arizona could have ended a lot worse.

A 24-year-old man named Justin Finch was in a argument with some other guys outside Zia Record Exchange in Phoenix, when they got into their car and tried to run him over.

“It was shocking. I was scared for my life for a minute… I got pinched between two cars,” he said. “This leg got twisted around and stuff. I’m like, afraid.”

But instead of knocking him down, he grabbed onto the trunk of the car and rode on the back as it raced away down the street.

Fortunately, police stopped the car about a mile down the road, and he only ended up with some scratches and bruises.

Finch claims the argument started after the men in the car called him a gay slur, but the drivers are denying this and say he started the whole thing.

No one ended up pressing charges.