New Year’s Eve is round the corner which means it’s time to party and drink lots – and lots – of booze.
While it’s important to have a good time and enjoy the special night to the fullest, just try to make sure you don’t end up hungover like these people.
The man who woke up underneath a train
A South Carolina man reportedly fell asleep on railroad tracks after a night of heavy drinking. Much to his horror, he woke up to find himself lying directly beneath a train.
A train conductor even called 911, suspecting a person had been run over. The unidentified man was then ticketed for being drunk in public and trespassing on railroad property.
This woman who woke up in a river downstream
A woman who went swimming after downing two bottles of Chinese vodka passed out in the water – and woke up, safe and sound, nearly 50 miles downstream.
Shen Ailan, 57, had been sitting on the banks of the Yangtze River drinking "baijiu," when she took an ill-advised dip. After feeling unwell, she went swimming to "clear her head," but passed out and started floating downstream in a semi-conscious state.
A British teenager who woke up in another country
@Gregorous182 woke up to the sound of a Frenchman shitting in the cubicle next to me, definately a low point In my life!— Luke Harding (@LukeHarding1994) November 18, 2013
A teenager who went out clubbing in Manchester, UK with his mates woke up in Paris the following morning after booking a flight in the early hours.
Luke Harding was getting a cab home from the Tokyo Project nightclub, nicknamed Tokes, in Oldham when he found his passport in his pocket and drunkenly decided to visit the Eiffel Tower.
Harding, a sheet metal worker, asked the shocked taxi driver to head immediately for Manchester Airport then booked a last minute 6 a.m. flight for £100 through Flybe to the French capital using his cell phone.
A Baltimore waitress who woke up to a $362 Uber receipt
A 26-year-old woman from Baltimore partied hard on her birthday on Halloween night this year. But when she woke up in the morning, Gabby Wathen found out that she had spent almost 400 bucks for a ride home via Uber.
Gabby says she filed a dispute with the app-based taxi company, but "had little to no luck in disputing this transaction." So she turned to the kindness of strangers online and set up a GoFundMe page (which has been taken down) called "Uber Stole My 26th Birthday."
Or like this oil trader whose foolish $520 million purchase moved the global oil price
Steven Perkins, an oil trader, bought seven million barrels of oil for $520 million after a weekend of “excessive” drinking.
The deal, which he made in a drunken stupor, cost him a hefty fine and he was banned from working in the financial services industry for at least five years.