Aug 02, 2020
Wild video shows man clutching hood of moving semitruck on Florida highway
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The wild, fit-for-a-movie scene unfolded just after 1 p.m. on the Florida Turnpike, and left onlookers stunned.
“What the f–k?” a man in a car who filmed the episode can be heard saying as the truck barrels down the highway, jerking back and forth in an apparent bid to shake loose the hanger-on.
“Holy sh–! Oh my god! “What are you doing?” the man says as he and a woman inside the car laugh in disbelief.
The video was originally posted to Facebook by Erik Morales and later shared on Twitter.
The man clutching for dear life had earlier hopped onto the hood of the northbound traveling truck and had begun punching its windshield WPTV reported, citing authorities.
A friend of the man had told police the duo were traveling southbound on the turnpike in a Toyota SUV when the man exited the car on a ramp, walked across the highway divider and jumped onto the truck.A screengrab shows the man clinging to the hood of a moving semi-trailer on a Florida highway.Twitter / Erik Morales
At one point in the footage the driver of the truck even abruptly presses his brake, but the man holds on and screams something at the witnesses recording the encounter.
The truck traveled from mile marker 86 to 95 with the man atop the hood before a Florida highway patrol trooper pulled the big rig over.
The man was taken to hospital and no arrests were immediately made.Filed under florida , trucks , viral videos , weird but true , wtf , 8/1/20
News Source: New York Post
Mum-of-three gives her bland staircase a bling makeover after finally moving back into her home from a refuge
YOUR staircase is often a focal point in your home, so sprucing it up could make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of the space.
But you don't have to spend a fortune as one woman has proved, as she gave her stairs a glamorous makeover using eBay bargains.5Samantha Bradley used mirrored tiles from eBay and carpet off-cuts to jazz up her stairsCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk 5Samantha moved back into her family home and wanted to jazz up the placeCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk
Samantha Bradley, 35, a mum-of-three from Bolton, wanted to give her stairs new life after moving into her family home from a refuge.
When she spotted mirrored tiles on ebay, she knew they were just what she needed to create the bling look she wanted - and it only cost her a total of £140.
The group exercise instructor told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “I've always had a creative mind, and I’m always coming up with quirky ways to upcycle or transform things from drab to fab.
"During the lockdown, I moved from a refuge back into the home I'd brought my three children up in.5Samantha Bradley, 35, a mum-of-three from Bolton, wanted to give her stairs new life after moving into her family home from a refugeCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk
“I wasn't able to work due to restrictions as I work in gyms. My mental health took a huge hit as I use my job and helping others as therapy.
“So I ploughed myself into making the shell of a house I moved back to into a home. I was on a budget due to being unable to work, but I had my creative and resourceful brain to use."
She continued: "I wanted my stairs to be a statement and had seen so many transformations online. I stumbled across the mirrored tiles on ebay as I love the 'bling’ look.
“Instantly, I knew they'd work as a backdrop for my stairs, and tie in with the white and grey theme of the house.
The crafty mum explained that she bought the tiles off ebay, stuck them on to some old laminate flooring and nailed them to the stairs to create the look.5Samantha did it all herself for just £140Credit: LatestDeals.co.uk
She added: “I then used leftover carpet from offcuts from my upstairs for the treads of the stairs.
"The whole project cost me around £140, with £105 of that being the tiles.
“The tiles cost £105, the beading was £25, the adhesive was around £10 and I used leftover laminate and carpet I already had in the house."
The mum-of-three is completely chuffed with how her project turned out, and has even impressed her neighbours with the fabulous new look.
"Now they are done, I'm absolutely in love with them,” Samantha said. “I cannot stop staring at them!5The mum is thrilled with the new lookCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk
"Even the neighbours have knocked on to have a look and have named my house 'Graceland’.
Samantha said the project has helped her mental health by channelling her time and energy into little jobs around the home, and said: “Beautiful things can be created on a budget if you choose materials wisely and do your research.”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Samantha’s staircase looks unrecognisable from its former bland appearance - and it’s amazing she managed to totally transform its look for just £140.
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