Like the rest of the world, you probably enjoy watching YouTube videos. The video-sharing platform offers entertaining content for every type of audience out there. No matter what your interests are, from the silly to the obscure, there’s a YouTube video for you. It’s no wonder, YouTube is one of the famous websites in the world!
The YouTube community has become so popular that there’s a fast rise of YouTube celebrities. These content creators get revenue sharing based on the number of views they get per upload. The monetary gains have inspired most people to cash in on a quick buck, giving more meaning to the phrase “People will do anything for money.”
Case in point? This YouTube “prankster” whose prank had gone very, very wrong.
British Man Cements Head Inside a Microwave in YouTube Prank Gone Wrong
This young man is the concrete definition of a blockhead.
Puns aside, this 22-year-old clearly wasn’t thinking straight when he decided to cement his own head in a microwave. The wannabe YouTube prankster from Wolverhampton had to be rescued by the fire service after the stunt went horribly wrong.
Jimmy Swingler endured 90 intoxicating minutes inside the kitchen appliance as his worried buddies looked on.
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“He and a group of friends had mixed seven bags of Polyfilla, which they then poured around his head, which was protected by a plastic bag inside the microwave,” said watch commander Shaun Dakin.
Swingler put a plastic bag over his head with a breathing tube sticking out. He then proceeded to stick his head into the microwave. The stunt started to go downhill when the tube became blocked.
“I’m gonna’ die,” a panicked Swingler told his friends.
“The oven was being used as a mold and wasn’t plugged in. The mixture quickly set hard, and by the time we were called, they’d already been trying to free him for an hour and a half,” Dakin continued. “All of the group involved were very apologetic, but this was clearly a call-out, which might have prevented us from helping someone else in genuine, accidental need.”
This isn’t the first time a YouTube stunt went awry. In June 2017, a Minnesota man was accidentally shot and killed by his pregnant girlfriend. Twenty-two-year-old Pedro Ruiz instructed his girlfriend to shoot him while he held a book to his chest, presumably hoping that it would be enough to stop the bullet.
In the aftermath, 19-year-old Monalisa Perez was charged with second-degree murder and was sentenced to six months in jail.