We’ve all had those moments that we’d like to forget. You know, the embarrassing things we do that our brain conjures up when we’re feeling good to bring us down a notch. Luckily, we’re typically the only ones that know it happened. For a 19-year-old Minnesota woman, however, her moment was captured on camera and has become a viral hit.
According to the Associated Press, Kaitlyn Strom’s “exhaust-ing ordeal” (their pun, not ours) unfolded at the Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, MN. There’s no known reason as to why – though alcohol is expected to have been involved – but at one point during the festival, the woman decided it was time to stick her head into a truck’s oversized tailpipe.
Embarrassing and exhaust-ing: Woman gets her head stuck in truck’s tailpipe at Minnesota music festival. https://t.co/28BIFhPw6q
— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion) June 13, 2018
That was definitely a “Hold my beer” moment. pic.twitter.com/V8ssxmPB7R
— Pennie (@olekranahn) June 14, 2018
— Jess (@jessontheair) June 13, 2018
Maybe she was triple dog dared, which we all know is the quintessential urging that you can’t pass up doing. However it came about, it did, and we have the joy of a brief video of the fire department having to cut the tailpipe to release her head.
“Well, I went out for a smoke and got exhausted”
— Gautham Shanbhogue (@ohmygaut) June 14, 2018
The top two news stories in MN are about a raccoon scaling a building and a woman getting her head stuck in a tail pipe. Gentrification has a long way to go there. #mprracoon pic.twitter.com/IViIDyXGJe
— pete mar (@petemar) June 13, 2018
Somehow, as Circa reports, the owner of the truck was “understanding” and didn’t demand reimbursement from Strom. Local police, however, were more-than-happy to cite for underage drinking and remove her from the festival.
Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe. pic.twitter.com/3DBlaRHxVU
— Circa (@Circa) June 13, 2018
If you think the story ends there, well, you’d be right; but we are at least left with some great responses from the Twitterverse, including the obvious pun.
It's called a pipe dream. https://t.co/h1EluC48es
— Gregory D. Howe (@wood_brothers21) June 13, 2018
Who doesn’t love the opportunity for a Mr. Bean reference?
— Jesse Lee (@tenaciouslee39) June 14, 2018
Finally, there’s a viable use for this GIF.
— Smooch (@Gatorgirl427) June 14, 2018
And finally, some life advice from a fellow Twitter user.
Hey, kids. Here is a life hack: Don't put things on your head that are not hats. https://t.co/asTQX02awx
— Starr McKittrick (@starrestelle) June 13, 2018