Method to remove snow from roof
One time, while I was living in New England, my mom called and was telling me how terrible the snow was that year in Chicago. She was describing my dad out there flailing away at the snow on the (detached) garage roof.
As we were talking, she started saying, "Oh my God, it's collapsing!". It did. Next time I was back, a new garage had been built. The car in there did not appreciate what Mother Nature had done.
Not funny, as I have heard of a number of collapses in the Northeast this year. But one of the oddest phone conversations I've ever had.