Putting coins on railway tracks is something a lot of us have done in our childhood for the sheer joy of watching tiny coins turn into thin metallic circles. We did all this because we were innocent kids who were just having fun. But this childhood activity spared a dangerous idea in the mind of an Andhra Pradesh man.
How it all started
After the internet became more accessible in India, people realised that they can earn revenue by uploading content on social media. Many youtubers popped up across the country and started uploading content and all of them were sucked into the rat race of getting more subscribers. Some of them chose comedy, some of them started gaming and some of them decided to do 'scientific experiments' with everyday objects. Videos of things being crushed by a hydraulic press or things being cut with red hot knives started trending on Youtube and Facebook.
Remember how we spoke about putting coins on railway tracks, well that gave Kongara Ramireddy, a B Tech graduate from Chellore an idea to see how different everyday objects would turn up if they were placed on a track and compressed by the weight of a train!
The Youtube channel
Over time, Ramideddy placed things like vegetables, fruits, pieces of chicken, toys, crackers, cycle chains a whole motorcycle and even a gas cylinder on the railway tracks near his house. He would then record the train crushing the objects in slow motion and upload them on his youtube channel tagging them as scientific experiments!
So far, Ramireddy has uploaded 47 videos on his Youtube channel out of which 43 of them involved dangerous acts. While he is doing all of this just for the sake of youtube subscribers, he is putting a lot of people at risk by placing weird objects on the track which have the potential to derail the train or even cause an explosion!
A lot of locals complained about these experiments to cops who then set out to look for Ramireddy. He was untraceable at first but the police stumbled upon a picture of his motorcycles license plate on his social media account and were able to catch him.