These days people will do just about anything for a couple of likes and views (partly because you get paid for them), but as far as ideas for likes go, cementing a microwave to your head really isn’t the brightest thing I’ve heard of to date.
Jimmy Swingler is a YouTuber who reckoned that cementing a microwave to his head was going to be the easiest way to get internet famous and have throws of randoms recognising him for a unique form of content production. Unfortunately for him, once he cemented the microwave to his head, he was unable to break free, needing him to then call emergency services to try and come and rescue him.
Here’s what the Watch Commander Shaun Dakin had to say about the ordeal:
As funny as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured.
Taking the microwave apart was tricky, because a lot of it was welded.
We video-called our technical rescue colleagues for advice and eventually managed to get him unstuck.
He was very relieved when we removed a large chunk of the Polyfilla with a screwdriver, allowing him to breathe more easily.
But we had to be extremely careful with the screwdriver, working so closely to his head.
It took us nearly an hour to free him.
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.
Guess he got what he wanted in the end – a million views and a near death experience: