14 People Reveal Their Reasons For Being Banned From Certain Places

When I was 11 I got banned from Scouts because I was cast as a merry man in the Robin Hood play and I was so furious that I didn’t turn up, sabotaging the play (I like to imagine). That – from what I can remember – is it. Pretty boring really…

Luckily there’s a reddit thread where people go into why they were banned from certain places and, well, it’s gold!

Have a look…

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My husband was banned from the mall in our college town. For having a fake snowball fight with the fake snow from the Christmas display

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I got banned from an anime forum for suggesting that King of the Hill is the greatest anime of all time

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I was banned from overnight Girl Scout trips. I binge-read my grandmother’s old pulp murder mystery magazines & made up a story on a camping trip about a serial killer at large who stalks outhouses. He was a mashup of something I had read, & Zeke the plumber guy from an episode of salute your shorts. We were 9, so they bought it, & I stuck to the bit all f*cking weekend. Some girls developed bladder infections, & consequently I was asked not to attend any future trips. In retrospect, totally worth it.

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I am banned from this one Target for holding several stacks of those mini-muffins while laughing with a friend going on about some inside joke we had about it at the time. I was going to buy the muffins but apparently it was just too many mini muffins for them to handle so they accused me of shoplifting and banned me from the store even though I told them I intended to buy them.

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I am currently banned from my local Target. Two of my friends and I found target t-shirts at goodwill. We bought them threw on some khakis and went to the store. We just helped people and moved items around. It was honestly innocent fun. Until the manager told us that we were “not team members” and that we were not allowed to return.

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I have a tendency to slip into accents really quickly w/o even realizing it when I’m surrounded by them. If I go down to the South, I quickly turn into one of the Duke boys. Hanging out with Latino friends? I’m suddenly the whitest ginger from the barrio. Meeting up with friends in a Chinese restaurant? Suddenly I’m banned for mocking the staff and being disrespectful…

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In college I got banned from ordering from this one pizza place because I kept passing out before my pizza would get there. It sucked because it was the only place open for delivery really late and they had a college special where I could get a large one topping pizza and a soda for only $8. I had to have my friends call whenever I wanted to order one after that.

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Approximately ten years ago I stopped by a new movie rental place near my work and tried to rent a couple of movies. The guy behind the counter asked me for my license and when I showed it to him he said they wouldn’t rent to me because I lived outside of their rental area. I asked if they delivered movies, and he said no, so then I asked why the hell it mattered where I lived if I worked right down the street? He said I lived too far away. (I lived 10 miles away.)
When I went to leave, the guy asked me if I would put the movies back where I got them. I told him to f*ck himself. That’s when he said I wasn’t welcome in the store anymore. At that point I shouted, “Why would I come back to this store? Just to walk around and look at all the movies you won’t rent to me?”
A few years later the place closed down and my heart danced a little happy dance.

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The zoo. I thought it was a genius idea to get drunk and go see the animals. Too much alcohol in me and decided it was a great idea to hug a peacock. Learned they really dont like hugs and will try to kill you.

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I was banned from a Best Buy for pretending to be an employee. I bought a shirt at Goodwill and walked around the store telling customers to f*ck off it they came up to me.

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A local card and comic book store for causing a grown 40-45-year-old man to flip and table and storm out of said establishment after he lost a game of cards. Apparently, when the man making the scene spends tons of money in the store, he can do no wrong.

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Applebees apparently one night when I was smashed I ordered the whole bar a round of drinks and then just dipped. Oops

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I am banned from the local karaoke bar because I would choose instrumentals and just stand there telling dirty jokes the whole song

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Im banned from Metropolitan, a gay bar in Brooklyn. I was a drunk hooligan and sat on a stool outside the bar and pretended to be the bouncer checking everyones IDd for almost an hour. Girls hit on me, dudes gave me tips, it was awesome. Real bouncer came out and yelled at me in front of a bunch of people and told me to never go back there. Ever. Was totally worth it.

Brilliant. I’m just happy no one said “I was banned form McDonald’s for killing a man lol”

Not that I wouldn’t have put that in the list but still…

Anyway, what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/14-people-reveal-their-reasons-for-being-banned-from-certain-places-93419/

29 Pilots And Flight Attendants Confess The Best Kept Secrets You Don’t Know About Flying

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Found on AskReddit. Please note that helloU has not verified these claims.

1. The true story behind those oxygen masks.

That if the oxygen masks drop down, you only have about 15 minutes of oxygen from the point of pulling them down. However, that is more than enough time for the pilot to take us to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally.

2. Why it’s always easier to just take the batteries out.

Women: if you pack a toy in your bag, take the batteries out. Because if I’m loading your bag, and I hear it vibrating I have to tell my lead. Then my lead has to come pull you off the aircraft and you have to open your bag and turn off your toy in front of a bunch of giggling grown ass men.

3. The REAL reason the lights on the airplane dim when landing.

When a plane is landing at night, they dim the interior lights incase you need to evacuate upon landing… your eyes are already adjusted to the darkness so you’ll be able to see better once outside the plane.

4. Lightning and the power of a pilot.

My dad’s been an airline pilot for almost 20 years, and apparently planes get struck by lightning all the time. Also if a passenger is causing a scene in the jetway he can refuse to let them on and take off without them.

5. Those lavatories unlock from the outside.

You are able to unlock airplane lavatories from the outside. There is usually a lock mechanism concealed behind the no smoking badge on the door. Just lift the flap up and slide the bolt to unlock.

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6. A true story of a bomb threat.

I have a friend who’s a commercial pilot. Around five years ago he was doing a flight from LA to Tokyo when an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat while they were over the middle of the Pacific. Apparently they have procedures for this kind of thing, but there was nothing anyone could do in this situation except stay calm and not alert the passengers (obviously). He said for the rest of the flight every bump of turbulence made his adrenaline spike. They took this case especially seriously because there was a group of foreign dignitaries sitting in the first class cabin.

7. Regarding food on the plane and the engine.

My dad works for a large airline, he told me a few little things. Pilots are served different meals and cannot share, this is done in case of food poisoning.

Stealing food, even if they are going to throw it out can get you fired instantly. You can ask your supervisor, but you cannot take food. They don’t want people messing with it.

Most large commercial planes can fly with 1 engine if needed.

8. The truth about flying with pets.

I am an aircraft fueler.

One thing I cannot stress enough is how your pets are treated. While your airline will take the best possible actions, some things cannot be avoided, like the noise on the ramp. I cannot stand out there without ear protection, and imagine your pet sitting out there on the ramp waiting to be loaded onto the plane being exposed to the same amount of noise I am.

Please people, think twice before flying your pets.

9. What flight attendants really do after telling the plane to turn off their electronics.

My sister is a flight attendant, she says after she tells everyone to turn off all electronics, she goes to the back and pulls out her phone and starts texting. Mobile phone electronics won’t really bring a plane down but they can be really annoying for pilots.

10. A trick for making more space for yourself.

Arm rests – aisle and window seat: Run your hand along the underside of the armrest, just shy of the joint you’ll feel a button. Push it, and it will lift up. Adds a ton of room to the window seat and makes getting out of the aisle a helluva lot easier. 29+Pilots+And+Flight+Attendants+Confess+The+Best+Kept+Secrets+You+Don%26%238217%3Bt+Know+About+Flying

11. Don’t drink water on a plane that didn’t come from a bottle.

Former Lufthansa cargo agent here.

Do not EVER drink water on an aircraft that did not come from a bottle. Don’t even TOUCH IT. The reason being the ports to purge lavatory s**t and refill the aircraft with potable water are within feet from each other and sometimes serviced all at once by the same guy. Not always, but if you’re not on the ramp watching, you’ll never know.

12. On the importance of locking your bags.

Lock your bags, carry-on bags included.

Look online or in a travel store for TSA-approved locks. The TSA has keys to open those locks in case they need to further inspect them (and hopefully not steal from them). And most people don’t think to lock their carry-on, but especially now with load factors very high, more and more people are having to gate check bags. Once you drop your bag at the end of the jetway for gate-checking, anyone from a fellow passenger, to a gate agent, to a ramp agent has access to your bag.

13. How a pilot approaches landing.

“Landings are nothing more than controlled crashes.” Pilot friend quote.

14. Tipping could go a long way.

My girlfriend is a flight attendant. NO ONE tips flight attendants. If you give your FA a fiver with your first drink you’ll probably drink for free the rest of the flight.

15. Pilots are sleeping most of the time.

1/2 of pilots sleep while flying and 1/3 of the time they wake up to find their partner asleep.

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16. Just because you’re flying with a big airline, doesn’t mean the pilots are experienced.

Regional airline pilot here. You may have bought a ticket on Delta, United, or American, but chances are you’ll be flying on a subcontractor. That means the pilots have a fraction of the experience, training, and pay of the big mainline carrier. Also, I don’t get paid enough to care if you make your connection. Most of the time we fly slower than normal to make more money. The only time we fly fast is if ATC tells us to or if it’s the go home leg.

17. Sky Mall is one big rip-off.

Secret: All of the stuff in Sky Mall can be purchased on the internet for much less money.

18. How your checked bags are really treated.

If it says “fragile,” it’s getting thrown harder. If it’s says this side up, it’s going to be upside down. We have to fit freight and 100+ bags in a cargo pit. It has to fit how it’s going to fit…I will tell you that when we see “I heart baggage handlers” bag tags…We take special care of your s**t.

19. A flight attendant reveals just how dirty everything truly is.

I worked for Southwest as a flight attendant. Those blankets and pillows? Yeah, those just get refolded and stuffed back in the bins between flights. Only fresh ones I ever saw were on an originating first flight in the morning in a provisioning city. Also, if you have ever spread your peanuts on your tray and eaten, or really just touched your tray at all, you have more than likely ingested baby poo. I saw more dirty diapers laid out on those trays than food. And those trays, yeah, never saw them cleaned or sanitized once.

Still, loved working for Southwest. Great company, awesome job. Just kind of icky stuff here and there in the cabin, at least during the four years I was there. They may have changed the process by now.

20. A loophole so you never have to pay baggage fees.

You can almost always gate check baggage (unless it’s abnormally large) take two large carry-ons and ask then to gate check one. It’s free and I never pay fees.

21. Most flights are also carrying human organs.

The majority of domestic flights have human remains or organs on them. I work below wing as a baggage handler. Watch out the window for long boxes that say, “Head” at one end… Oh, and I can fit 150 bags in bin 3 of a Boeing 737-300.

22. Airports haven’t covered all of their security bases yet.

There are actually legitimate security loopholes that, if widely known, would let average citizens get right next to airliners, runways, and taxiways. Like any system, if you know how it works, you know where the cracks are.

23. Planes without engines can still glide for a really long time.

A pilot told me if both engines fail, a plane can glide 6 nautical miles for every 5000 feet. So at 35,000 feet, a plane can glide about 42 miles without power. Its why most accidents happen landing or taking off.

24. The drinking water used for coffee and tea is FILTHY.

The drinking water, that used for making coffee, tea, etc., should NEVER be consumed. The holding tanks in these sometimes 60 year old planes are never cleaned. They have accumulated so much greenish grime on the walls that in some places it can be inches thick.

This one is very known by all airline employees.

25. The water in the lavatories is very dirty too.

Whatever you do, do not drink the water in the lav. It is bad enough to “wash” your hands in it. We sanitize the water tank at selected maintenance intervals, however parasites build tolerances to these cleaners.

Check the outside of the aircraft when walking in. If the paint is crappy shape, the plane is in crappy shape. Skydrol (hydraulic fluid) is a nasty fluid and will dissolve everything. So if the paint is missing, it’s probably from a skydrol leak. No one wants a hydraulic leak at 35,000 ft in the air. As you can’t just pull over and top the reservoir off.

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26. Planes have a hard time flying on hot days.

I worked the ramp in Phoenix. On especially hot days, we had to offload cargo because planes struggled to take off in the thin air.

27. Even the headphones that come wrapped up aren’t new.

I used to work for warehouse that supplied a certain airline with items. The headsets that are given to you are not new, despite being wrapped up. They are taken off the flight, “cleaned”, and then packaged again.

28. How to tell from the ground if a plane is being hijacked.

If the plane is being hijacked when the pilot lands they will leave the wing flaps up that slow the plane down, this is to signal the airport that there is something happening in the plane.

29. The real reason there are still ashtrays in the lavatories.

Here’s one: ashtrays in the lavatories are mandatory equipment even though the FAA banned smoking on flights years ago. The reasoning is that if people do decide to smoke, they want them to have a place other than the trash can to throw the butt.

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/01/29-pilots-flight-attendants-confess-best-kept-secrets-dont-know-flying-31860/

What Came Out Of This Guys Cyst Was So Big And Nasty He Needed Stitches Afterwards

There are twokinds of people in this world. Those that find the popping of a cyst disgusting, and those that find it oddlysatisfying.

This latest cyst squeezingleaves a whole so darn big that the guy needed stitches afterwards. One thing we do know is that if we ever get a giant spot or cyst we’re definitely filming the moment that it gets popped. People can’t get enough of this stuff.

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/11/what-came-out-of-this-guys-cyst-was-so-big-and-nasty-he-needed-stitches-afterwards-66911/

“I Sniffed It And Nothing Happened, Thinking ‘Oh My God, That’s 20 Grand Wasted.’”

“A market thats worth that much money, with millions of users, is not going to disappear overnight. They will either move onto the previously illegal chemicals such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin again, or they will continue buying the ex-legal highs on the black market, further funding criminal organisations. It has been proven that criminalisation does not affect the rate of users. I really feel that this change of law will have absolutely no benefit to our society, it has been proven than banning things doesnt work.”

There may be some good news for those fighting against legal highs. Ben told us that,although most of the authorities are unaware, we are about to see a huge shortage of legal highs in the shops.

“In China there has very recently been a ban on almost every ingredient used in legal highs. That includes the chemicals used to make those ingredients. The biggest companies say that they might have 30 days stock left. We might have run out before Christmas”

“There are laboratories in Holland and even in the UK that make some of these chemicals. Theyre not the biggest labs, some people can do it themselves but they cant get the ingredients anymore. I havent heard of any company that will be able to continue.Maybe well create a new round of them in a year’s time.What I imagine is that the UKs ban will prevent all future compounds that will come out”

The future of the industry is unclear. What we do know is that it is causing hospitalisations and addiction, but what should the government be doing to help prevent this? Is their looming ban the correct way forward? Or should we be decriminalising all drugs, a strategy Richard Branson suggested the UN felt was the best way forward.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/11/i-sniffed-it-and-nothing-happened-thinking-oh-my-god-thats-20-grand-wasted-68829/

Carol Vorderman Wins Rear Of The Year

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Former Countdown  star Carol Vorderman has been ranked top of the bottoms – for a second time.

The brainbox, known for her numerical prowess, is the first person to take the Rear of the Year title twice.

The male winner of the prize is singer and television host Olly Murs, who showed his ability to wow judges when it comes to a shapely bum.

The duo were chosen in a public poll for the annual award, with organisers saying they received more than 10,000 votes.

Pride Of Britain host Vorderman, 53, said: “I am both surprised and flattered to win the award for a second time – particularly at this stage of my life.

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“As I said when I won it in 2011, I always suspected there were a lot of people out there who were glad to see the back of me. It now appears there were even more than I thought.”

NEXT>> Who were the other contenders?

Recently married Cheryl Cole came in as runner up

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As did Jessie J

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And Pixie Lott

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Next>> What about the Men?

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2014/07/carol-vorderman-wins-rear-year-13107/

Watch Now Convicted Rapist Ched Evans Plead His Side Of The Story (VIDEO)

This is a statement that Ched Evans, the convicted rapist and professional footballer, put on this website yesterday. In the statement, Ched talks about his desire to clear his name and go back to his career as a professional footballer. He is joined by his long term girlfriend Natasha Massey, who has stood by him during the storm.

 The Hacked Tweets

Ched does not offer any apology to the victim, instead he continues to insist upon his innocence. His website is structured towards exactly that. One of the main points of contention for his case are the tweets below that he claims were sent by the victim after Ched’s original arrest. He claims all these tweets were tweeted by the complainant between 8 October 2011 and 15 November 2011, approximately 5 months after Ched and Clayton McDonald had been charged with rape and approximately 5 months before Ched was convicted and Clayton acquitted.

Whilst they had initially been deleted, Ched’s website states that it took hackers to recover them, and he seems to think this points towards the victims motives and his innocence.

‘Remind me never to tell @XXXXXXX when I win big!…..  She’s going to kill me! #scaredformylife! Haha!’

‘@XXXXXXX I will get us matching pink Mini Coopers! Haha! Just seen them pictures on Facebook, I forgot bout XXXXXXX! Haha! X’

‘@XXXXXXX I’ll make all your dreams come true XXXXXXX haha.’

‘@XXXXXXX aww,well obvs I’d treat us to an amazing holiday x’.

The victim had to be given a new identity after the case due to the amount of threats she was receiving from members of the public. Only a few days ago some Internet trolls exposed her new identity, meaning that she may have to do it all over again. 

The only thing that seems certain about this case is that we haven’t heard the last of it. We want to hear your opinion, should Ched be allowed to play professional football again? And what do you think to his video statement?

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2014/10/watch-convicted-rapist-ched-evans-plead-side-story-video-23352/

The Outnumbered Kids Look Scarily Grown-Up Nowadays

There’s nothing to make you feel old quite like seeing someone you remember as a child, looking ridiculously grown up.

Yes, we know that people age, but do they have to do it so quickly?!

We remember the kids from Outnumbered like this:

…And now they look like this:

Tyger Drew-Honey (who played Jake) looks about the same, but Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez (Ben and Karen) are almost unrecognisable. And we’re not the only ones a little bit freaked out about it.

Then there’s this, which is probably the best thing we’ve ever seen…

Is anyone else feeling really old?

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/the-outnumbered-kids-look-scarily-grown-up-nowadays-99485/

2014’s Top 20 Degrees most likely to leave you on jobseekers!

A fifth of graduates are unemployed or in unsalaried or low-paid posts six months after leaving university according to official figures revealed by Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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On top of this, one in ten are out of work and a similar proportion are on internships, doing voluntary work or travelling. While those that find work, are often stuck in menial jobs including working at McDonalds or spending their days stacking shelves.

With the trebling of tuition fees in 2012 to a maximum of £9,000, and the cost of printing increasing to 5p a sheet, it has created the prospect of thousands of students leaving university with debts of over £40,000, or in real student terms 3,400 litres of Vodka or 2,666 Dominos Pizza. Therefore, there has never been such a high emphasis on choosing the right degree to study.

Based on this we have feel it is important to know which degrees have the worst employment statistics this year

20. Psychology.

19. Religious studies and theology

18. Music

17. Sport & Business Management

16. English Lit

15. Advertisement

14. Business Management

13. English Language

12. Sociology

11. Events Management

The final 10 worst degrees are on the next page…

10. Accountancy

9. Film Studies

8.Ancient History

7. Media Studies

6. Primary Education

5. French

4. History

3. Criminology

2. Sport Science

1. Geography (With an Employment after 6 months as low as 36%)

These results were compiled from a number of sources and it does also depend where you study the degree course.

Sources:

http://www.hesa.ac.uk

http://www.theguardian.com/education/series/university-guide-2014-subject-tables

Know a friend studying one of these degrees? Share it with them and make their day!

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2014/03/2014s-top-20-degrees-likely-leave-jobseekers-3313/

Zara Holland Hits Out At Miss Great Britain Bosses Following ‘Love Island’ Drama

20-year-old former Miss Great Britain and ex-Love Island star Zara Holland has spoken out against the Miss GB bosses who stripped her of her title.

Talking about the whole dramaafterleaving the show, Zara said: Ive done nothing wrong. All women have needs.

Model Zara, who won the Miss GB title in September, was filmed getting sexy withfellow Love Island contestant Alex Bowen, who had been on the programme for less than 24 hours.

She told The Sun:

“There is nothing wrong with having sex on TV. I knew what I was signing up for – it is Love Island. I am a 20-year-old girl who was in the moment. There are lots of girls my age who go out every week and do that, mine was just on national TV.

I havent committed a crime, so why should I have my title taken from me?Its horrific.

Single girl Zara is also quick to point out she had never had a one-night stand before her on-screen rompwith 24-year-old model Alex, whohappens to be other reality starVicky Pattisons ex.

This also isn’t the 20-year-old’s first attempt at reality TV, after she was drafted in to replace injured contestants on TV show ‘The Jump’. She was sent home just 48 hours after arriving as her skiing wasn’t up to standard.

I went with my heart and I wanted to get to know Alex, one on one.On the night I had a few glasses of champagne, which definitely got the better of me.I forgot that the cameras were there.I dont blame the alcohol though, I knew what I was doing, but it gave me confidence.”

She also contradicts Miss GB Organiser’s claims that they had an agreement with Zara that she wouldn’t have sex on the show, saying that she also hasn’t spoken to them since.

Miss Great Britain did not tell me I couldnt have sex on the show.They gave a written letter of permission to say I could do Love Island and they havent spoken to me since, which I am very confused about.

The only thing I have seen is a statement on Twitter.I am very disappointed,I put so much time and effort into the Miss GB brand.

I sacrificed my work, my own personal savings, I worked my ass off.”

Her replacement, Deone Robertson, also spoke to the press and tried to explain why Zara’s crown was taken from her:

“The rules are all on the website. Some say they’re outdated but at the end of the day, rules are rules and you have to stick to them.

Zara has been in the pageant industry a long time. She would have known all of this. She knew the difficult situation she would have been putting the organisers in.But I think the pageant community saw this coming. Nobody is saying she did anything wrong. She is a young girl enjoying life but under these circumstances, she can’t be a title holder.”

To which Zara responded:

Well, if thats her opinion, let her have it,”

Oh my. For most pageant systems the girls sign a contract when they become competitors, often declaring that they will ‘not bring the brand/pageant system to disrepute’. This traditionally means competitors and winners alike are expected to hold themselves to higher standards, and it’s widely known among competitors that risque things like nude/semi nude modelling and inappropriate appearances can result in a dethroning.

Time to get training and a healthy balanced diet Roll on summer babyyyy #workout #gym #london #gymtime #nike

A photo posted by Zara Holland (@zaraholland) on Mar 16, 2016 at 11:52am PDT

Miss England 2009 was stripped of her title for getting into a fight in a nightclub, a former Miss Oxfordshire competitor was banned from the competition for posing topless in 2014 and WAG and former CBB housemate Danielle Lloyd was stripped of her 2006 Miss GB title for for liaising with judge Teddy Sheringham before the pageant, and for subsequently posing topless in Playboy.

There you go, a quick tour of the UK pageant dramas over the past few years (more of them can be found here if you find the whole thing morbidly fascinating).

What do you think, should she have lost her title? Let us know in the comments

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/06/zara-holland-hits-out-at-miss-great-britain-bosses-following-love-island-drama-96005/

Someone Just Crashed The World’s Most Expensive Car

Nobody who crashes a car is thrilled about it, but the guy who just drovethisKoenigsegg One:1 into a barrier must be feeling particularly shitty…

At 4 million, it is (or at least, it was) the world’s most expensive car, and there have only been seven ever created.

The good news is that the One:1 is repairable, and – despite sustaining some pretty significant damage to both the front and the rear – will be rebuilt. And the driver – who was taken to hospital as a precaution – was completely unharmed.

The crash happened at Germany’sNurburgring circuit, while the car was being tested ahead of an attempt at the lap.

You can check out footage of the aftermath here:

As far as vehicles go, this “hypercar” is admittedly pretty impressive. It can go from 0 mph to 62 mph in under three seconds, and has a staggering top speed of 275 mph.

In an official statement, the makers of the car said:

“A Koenigsegg is an extreme performance car and must be tested accordingly.This is an inherently dangerous undertaking that must be conducted progressively and methodically, working point by point on all areas of our highly adjustable vehicles.

Our primary concern is always driver safety and any testing is structured and conducted accordingly.This incident is confirmation of just how difficult it is to drive at this level on the world’s ultimate proving ground.

Obviously we are dismayed with this development but pleased that our safety systems worked as designed to protect our driver.”

H/T Top Gear

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/someone-just-crashed-the-worlds-most-expensive-car-98949/