The other day, we happened across the story of an 11-year old Utah girl who got stuck in a stackable washing machine during a game of hide-and-seek, and as much as I wanted to laugh at the situation, I felt kind of bad about the idea of making fun of a young girl. Fortunately, a 20-year old Australian man decided to one-up everyone that has already been stuck in a washing machine this year by doing it naked as part of a prank.
Known only as Laurence, the Mooroopna man had to be removed from the machine by police officers, firefighters and paramedics, but only after they covered him in olive oil and tipped the machine over.
“He was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and well-being,” Shepparton police Sgt. Michelle De Araugo told the Shepparton News. “It was just a game gone wrong. It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed.”
Rescuers tried in vain to pull Laurence from the machine. But when it became clear he was seriously stuck, they grabbed a bottle of his favorite olive oil to help lubricate his escape. The oil worked, and he popped out.
“I was quite disappointed they used my good olive oil,” Laurence told Fairfax Radio. “As soon as the washing machine went on its side, it was a bit like a birthing.” (Via ABC News)
And I don’t know how this guy got stuck with the job of having to professionally explain the ordeal to the local media, but kudos to him for doing it with a straight face.