Setting the scene; a woman is standing on a train platform in JR Minami-Urawa station, just north of Tokyo, Japan when a lapse is concentration and balance sees her fall down an 8-inch gap between the train and the platform. She is trapped with on way to get out and with the constant threat of the train moving off she is in trouble. So what do the onlookers do?
Yes that’s right they push over a 32-tin train just enough to pull the woman free! The incident happened during rush hour on Monday morning and, as luck would have it, was captured by a photo journalist that just happened to be waiting on the platform, no graining, out of focus smartphones pictures here.
The feat sounds super human but because the train works on a suspension system, the 40 onlookers/passengers were able to shift the train just enough to get the woman out. Now to the amazing efficiency of Japan and her people – the train was back on its route with a mere eight-minute delay! No delay in the Guts bonus sports however, credited instantly!
What I really love about this story are the pictures which fill me with national pride, even though I am not Japanese. The 40 onlookers/passengers working together to rescue a fellow countryman… well woman… from danger.
This one is simple, Japan you got GUTS!
Have you ever treaded water for an extended period of time? Maybe you are a swimmer or water polo player and think that it’s easy? How about doing it for 16 hours? Surviving something like that takes mental fortitude, bravery and yes, you guessed it a whole lot of Guts! Take a look…
20 year-old, third-year marine biology student at the New College of Florida, Heather Barnes decided to go snorkeling alone before dawn. She wanted to collect coral samples as was keen to get an early start. However, her stomach and leg stated to cramp and unable to fight the current she was swept out.
I know what you are thinking this sounds like the opening scene of a horror/thriller movie and that Barnes should be played by a tall blonde girl with great… teeth and a tiny bikini (any Hollywood directors out there interested?) this however is how Heather Barnes’ Friday morning started. So much for TGIF.
Barnes treaded water for a couple of hours before realizing that the only way she was going to be rescued is if she got closer to shore. So she started swimming. Focusing her aim on a light she could see on shore, she kept swimming. The sun started to set and she kept swimming…
Did someone eventually rescue her?
NO! After hours and hours of swimming, suffering sunburn and jelly fish stings, Barnes swam herself back to shore. She pulled herself out and up onto a coral reef before locals in a kayak found her and taking her home.
Let’s summarize: that’s what I call GUTS! Plus, if you are going to go snorkeling before dawn, DON’T go alone!
Education is the key to a better life, a better future and a better outlook for this rock we call home. However, governments worldwide continue to offer their populace subpar education. Sometimes it’s an attempt to ensure the populace is ignorant enough to keep voting an ineffectual government back in, sometimes it’s a just an effectual government being ineffectual. This American teen is on the pulse of the importance of education and lets his teacher know it…
Firstly my blood boils at how apathetic and unresponsive this teacher is. Instead of commending a child who wants to learn, she kicks him out because it would take more effort to teach him. To you Miss, there is a special place in hell reserved.
Brighter things though, Jeff Bliss’, the student in the video remark “If you would just get up there and teach them insetead of handing them a packet, Yo!” Echoes within me and reminds me of a quote from a truly TRULY great man Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Although he may be a little less eliqunt, this kid knows how important his education is going to be for him.
To you Jeff Bliss, awesome name by the way, we bestow our highest honour, GUTS!
Dress in white and don’t forget your red handkerchief, it’s time for the running of the bulls again. The running of the bulls has a legacy dating back over a hundred years, however it is a past highlighted with a handful of deaths and countless injuries. That does not however stop hundreds of daredevils from testing the metal… balls I think balls is the right word.
The running of the bulls consist of letting half-tonne fighting bulls out of their pens and leading them through the streets of Pamplona in northern Spain. Participants of the run strap on a little red, to get the bull’s attention and then but hook or by crook attempt to stay out of the path of… well a half ton bull.
Six bulls and six steer… okay explaining what a steer is first:
A steer is a castrated bull, yup every man reading this just suddenly crossed their legs, that holds the heard together.
… so, six bulls and six steers charged down the cobbled streets of the medieval city and, although there were no deaths, two unfortunate souls were hospitalised. A 20-year-old Spaniard and a 42-year-old American were the unlucky two to be on the wrong side of a, well of a bull!
Running of the bulls 2014 is on my bucket list, how about yours?
There has been Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the group of teenagers from Captain Planet…they had nothing on the best desposit codes for Guts casino! I know what you were thinking about the only ones I could think of were 90s cartoons but bear with me… now there is Temar Boggs. This 15 year old took crime fighting into his own hands and yes that’s right, showed the police how it’s done.
It all started when Jocelyn Rojas vanished from her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The authorities, once contacted, believed belived that the girl had been abducted by a man promising ice cream.
Police and neighbours started a house by house search of the area asking anyone if they had seen Jocelyn. Temar Boggs and his friend decided that the needed to join in on the search, grabbed their bicycles and headed out.
About half a mile into their search they saw a suspicious looking sedan and followed it. They teens finally managed to get up alongside the car and saw both Jocelyn and her would be kidnapper. Realising he has been caught the man sped off, but Temar wasn’t going to let that happen and pursued the man… yes chased a car down on his BICYCLE… for 15 long minutes.
Finally the abductor let Jocelyn out of the car and sped off, leaving Temar to escort her safely to the police and the little girls waiting parents.
Okay WOW and all together: one, two, three GUTS!
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Since Leonardo da Vinci first dreamt up his insane human powered helicopter design, the human race has been obsessed with cracking this illusive nut. Well the time has come and a group of… well most likely nerds… but the awesome kind of nerds, have created a craft that could accomplish the almost mythical feat.
For the University of Toronto students it was not only the desire to see the work of the great di Vinci completed, but the $250,000 Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition prize, that has been unclaimed for the years, that spurred them on to this achievement. The competition required the applicant’s creation to hover at a height of at least 10 feet for more than a minute.
The craft, dubbed atlas… fitting I think, hovered the required 10 feet for 64 seconds thus claiming this seemingly unobtainable prize. Atlas itself is something to behold, weighing just 121 pounds… too lazy to convert to metric… and spanning 162 feet… still too lazy… which is, well, impressive.
The team therefore gets a big thumbs up from me and of course the now coveted… I’d like to think so at least… Guts tag!
BUT, that’s not all. It behoves me to mention the almost comical news anchor. This is CNN, one of, if not the, most respected news networks worldwide, and this anchor just seems to rattle off at the end of the segment. Not only was I completely uninterested in her escapades of jumping out a tree, but it very almost ruined the enormity of this amazing accomplishment. Okay, okay I’ll stop!
Well done University of Toronto!
It has often been said that the younger they start they better they are. This has been true for the like of Michael Jordon, Tiger Woods and countless other famous sports stars. If this is indeed the case then, Julian Newman a fifth-grader from Orlanda, Florida (yup Hollywood couldn’t have scripted this one better) is set to be one of the greatest basketball players the sport has ever seen.
Well… I’m a little speechless! This 4’5” fifth-grader who starts for a high school, yes you read that right – HIGH SCHOOL, team at the Downey Christian School in Orlandop, Florida pulled on his sneakers and got set to take one some of the most talented bascketball players in the US.
Not just other fifth-graders though, that wouldn’t be amazing enough, Julian was set to test his skill in a Hot Sauce vs. And1 exhibition match. These two all-star teams are both dripping with talent and feature some of the most talented street basketball players in the world.
Julian’s ball control, vision and skill is hard to deny and it had been getting just as excited as the crowd when he sunk a huge, for a fifth-grader that is, three pointer! That’s why his get a big fat Guts, keep up the good work young man.
Picture this: you are having a nice drive with your dad. Suddenly you find yourself flying through the air and smashing onto a sandbar roof first. It is very difficult to say what you would and wouldn’t do in this type of situation. I think it’s safe to say very few of us would stay calm! Now picture this, an eight year version of you in that situation, what now?
Eugenio Garcia, the father of the eight year old boy, was driving along the Nashua River with his eight year old son when he lost control and smashed through the guardrail. The car flipped and landed on its roof on a sandbar.
The father was hurt in the crash and unable to make his own way out of the car and to safety. Here is where it gets amazing! His eight year old son freed himself from the wreckage and proceeded to trek the near mile journey to his stepmothers house, who then called 911.
Although, there has been no concrete reports it has been rumoured that the father had been drunk, and that, that may have precipitated the crash.
One thing is clear, this eight year old boy has GUTS! He not only stayed calm under pressure, released he needed to get help, knew exactly how to get to where help would be but through all that he did that while knowing that his father was in trouble. AMAZING!
When Robert Cole woke up one morning and decided that today was a good day to break into a house, he should have gone back to bed! Little did Cole know, he was about to have the worst, and possibly most embarrassing day of his life… or maybe he is as big a dumb ass as this story makes him seem…
Denay Houston and her husband heard breaking glass at about 6 a.m. and her husband went to investigate. Houston’s husband, releasing that they were about to be broken into, waited for the would-be thief to come through the front of the house and then pounced.
In seconds, the husband had the Cole on the ground with his arms and legs tied behind his back, just like in the rodeo… just wait it gets better. The husband then proceeded to get ready for work, finally leaving Cole hogtied on the front lawn for the police as he went to work. Can I get a DAME!!
Still it gets better, when asked for an interview by a local television crew, the husband’s response was simply sorry I have to get to work. Okay so let’s sum up: rodeo ninja, all around bad ass, according to his wife; superhero and finally modest, hardworking and committed to providing for his family! What a guy!
Not only did this take Guts, but what a bad ass! If more criminals were being hogtied and left out for the public to see, I firmly believe crime would drop drastically.