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General_Zavier
Squire
posted 08-05-08 06:39 PM CT (US)         
Has anyone ever had a close call where they very nearly missed being badly injured/killed?

One time I was driving on the highway in a compact car. A semi was next to me and went to change lanes, but he must not have seen me because clearly I was in his way and he would have crushed me. I couldnt change lanes either because there was a SUV right next to me on the other side. So I had to slam on the brakes really hard. Its lucky there was no one right behind me.

Another time one of my friends was lighting a bottle rocket and I was standing behind him. However, he decided to drop it and it fell and flew backwards. It scorched the side of my shoe, it was so close to my foot.

Anyone else?

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Scud
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posted 08-05-08 06:41 PM CT (US)     1 / 57       
One time I was driving on the highway in a compact car. A semi was next to me and went to change lanes, but he must not have seen me because clearly I was in his way and he would have crushed me. I couldnt change lanes either because there was a SUV right next to me on the other side. So I had to slam on the brakes really hard. Its lucky there was no one right behind me.
I've almost been side-swiped a few times on my driving lessons at roundabouts ( in my earlier lessons)- thank god my instructor had a dual cotnrol pair of the clutch and brake pedals.

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Ornlu
Recreational Procreator
posted 08-05-08 07:15 PM CT (US)     2 / 57       
Apart from traffic related stuff:

I lost my footing at a very high altitute once, but I managed to hold on to a tree.

Almost Got mugged once on a forest path by three guys, one of them with a small knife in his hand. I ran as soon as I saw them to a more populated place right nearby, and they didn't follow after the first 20-30 m or so.

But nothing very close.

None of us are free, one of us is chained.

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Evil Tailor
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(id: Other White Meat)
posted 08-05-08 07:54 PM CT (US)     3 / 57       
Oh man.

When I was like 2 I fell down the stairs headfirst. I hit my head on every other step. Soooooo I should've been killed. Too bad your LITTLE PLAN FAILED, Scud!

Wait, is Scud trying to get me?

My friend claims we were close to dying when we were driving at 3 a.m. on a highway and he started picking his nose or something, and the car was slowly getting off the road. There were light poles and all on the side but they were far away. I think my friend just hadn't had private relationships in a while and he needed drama in his life so he made up this story of us nearly getting killed. He's married now, and he STILL claims we were this close to dying.
This close: | |

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four hundred babies
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posted 08-05-08 08:45 PM CT (US)     4 / 57       
Aro
AoKH Dictator
posted 08-05-08 09:54 PM CT (US)     5 / 57       
Some (heavy) sheet metal slid off of the roof of a house we were working on and went through the back of my leg. A few feet and it could've hit my spine or head, doing god knows what
I almost swallowed a needle once.
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four hundred babies
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(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 08-05-08 10:04 PM CT (US)     6 / 57       
Well, there was a packet of uncooked noodles opened, and I was munching on it when I felt something bitter and metallic in my mouth. It was a needle that had somehow gotten mixed in with the noodles. I will never know how.

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Aro
AoKH Dictator
posted 08-05-08 10:31 PM CT (US)     7 / 57       
Well, there was a packet of uncooked needles opened, and I was munching on it when I felt something bitter and metallic in my mouth. It was a needle
Were you munching on the plastic packaging around the uncooked needles, or were you munching on the uncooked needles themselves? I can imagine the plastic packaging giving you troubles, since any small hole will cause the needles to fall out! But you gotta expect when eating needles that you might just swallow one.

(That quote made my day, in any case. Thank you Fadawah. )

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Gwame
Squire
posted 08-05-08 11:53 PM CT (US)     8 / 57       
He did mean 'uncooked noodles', right?

In my long and illustrious life, I've been hit by a car while cycling, fallen from a fifteen foot tree (numerous times, same one ), and almost gotten into a fight with some random idiot who threatened me with a lighter (unbeknownst to yours truly who was intoxicated at the time...).

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General_Zavier
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posted 08-06-08 00:53 AM CT (US)     9 / 57       
When I was like 2 I fell down the stairs headfirst. I hit my head on every other step.
Congratulations my friend. You have achieved my life-long goal of becoming a human slinky.

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morgoth bauglir
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posted 08-06-08 02:41 AM CT (US)     10 / 57       
I sat on a hornets nest when I was 4.

And I've gotten beaten up a lot. Damn economy.

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Evil Tailor
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posted 08-06-08 02:44 AM CT (US)     11 / 57       
Congratulations my friend. You have achieved my life-long goal of becoming a human slinky.
Wow, that's right! I never saw it that way! I always concentrated on the 'Ouch I nearly died!' part.

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four hundred babies
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(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 08-06-08 02:47 AM CT (US)     12 / 57       
Were you munching on the plastic packaging around the uncooked needles, or were you munching on the uncooked needles themselves? I can imagine the plastic packaging giving you troubles, since any small hole will cause the needles to fall out! But you gotta expect when eating needles that you might just swallow one.

(That quote made my day, in any case. Thank you Fadawah. )
Oops...stupid speed typing. It was a bag of noodles, and I'm not sure if the needle was actually inside the bag or was lying on the kitchen counter and got picked up by mistake. Either way it was pretty scary.

Life tip: before you grab something and put it in your mouth, make sure you know what it is.
Wyo_Daniel
Squire
posted 08-06-08 11:02 AM CT (US)     13 / 57       
When I was like 2 I fell down the stairs headfirst. I hit my head on every other step.
Looks like no one else has bothered to make the obvious joke, so I might as well... You fell on your head as a kid? That explains so much!
before you grab something and put it in your mouth, make sure you know what it is.
Rofl. That's what she said! =D


Now that I'm through making fun of other posters, I'll relate my own interesting life-threatening experiences for you to laugh at.

First of all, bear in mind that I'm in America, and the cars are on the right side of the road (Not the WRONG side of the road, like in Britain). So I'm on my bike, approaching a T intersection. I'm coming straight up along the long side of the T, intending to turn left. There are several buildings right up by the intersection, so I can't see the traffic coming along the road until I'm almost ready to turn left. So, just as I'm coming up on the cross part of the T, this car makes a right turn from the right-bound lane (If you're looking at a T, he was pointed right) to the stem of the T, which I'm on. Now, I was a moron, and was in the middle of the middle of the left-hand lane of the T, so the car was basically coming straight at me. I'm like "shit", and swerved to the right, thinking I'd just go around the car to the right, and then turn left again to complete my left turn. So I went around this car to the right (my right, I'm currently pointed up), and then ANOTHER car did a right turn, blocking my turning back to the left AGAIN. And right behind that one, there were like 3 more cars, waiting to do right turns.

So I wound up shooting out into the road, the cross-bar of the T, which, I might add, is a highway. I was biking along, leftbound, stuck between all the cars waiting to turn right one one side, and 60 mph traffic on the other side. I was literally cringing on my bike, because I was basically stuck going leftbound in between two lanes of rightbound traffic.

It was interesting. I'm still surprised I survived that incident.

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Mr Wednesday
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posted 08-06-08 01:19 PM CT (US)     14 / 57       
I was in an Air bag's deployed car crash (stupid deer). I swerved to miss the dear into the oncoming lane, then swerved back out to avoid a 4x4. Didn't make it on the second swerve went off a small embankment ( think a really, really deep ditch). I extracate myself and am a little beat up (basically okay). It isn't fun to try to convince everyone who stops that you aren't actually drunk.

Some things I learned:

Funny enough, your insurance doesn't go up if you hit a dear. If you swerve and crash to avoid the deer, it does go up. Lesson? Just kill the freaking deer.

Air bags don't hurt, contrary to what people say. This was a violent crash, my phone and watch broke, and I didn't even feel the air bags.

Air bags smell horrible though.

You would be amazed how long you feel the car is airborn going off a small embankment.

I have car crash dreams about once a week I would say if not more. This happened over a year ago.

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Kor
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posted 08-06-08 02:59 PM CT (US)     15 / 57       
Funny enough, your insurance doesn't go up if you hit a dear. If you swerve and crash to avoid the deer, it does go up. Lesson? Just kill the freaking deer.
Depends on the breed, I suppose - some of the bigger ones can tear right through your windshield, and no airbag is going to save you then.

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General_Zavier
Squire
posted 08-06-08 05:01 PM CT (US)     16 / 57       
Depends on the breed, I suppose - some of the bigger ones can tear right through your windshield, and no airbag is going to save you then.
That's because air combined with bag is not tough enough to stop a moose. Maybe we need to find stronger materials. Perhaps steel combined with more steel? And maybe a pillow for cushioning.

One of my close friends almost died last night/this morning. He was at a party, passed out, and puked in his mouth. He almost drowned in puke but then someone kicked him and he rolled onto his side. It's lucky he did or he probably would be dead right now.

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Evil Tailor
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posted 08-06-08 05:35 PM CT (US)     17 / 57       
One of my close friends almost died last night/this morning. He was at a party, passed out, and puked in his mouth. He almost drowned in puke but then someone kicked him and he rolled onto his side. It's lucky he did or he probably would be dead right now.
Jimi Hendrix copycat!

I think Jimi Hendrix was the biggest loss to the world of music since the dawn of man, except that cave man who was just about to invent the trombone but got eaten by a bear. He would've proponed musical evolution by millennia. Oh well.

Today I almost lost my temper at my computer. That was a close call, FOR THE COMPUTER.

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Hailstorm65
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posted 08-06-08 05:56 PM CT (US)     18 / 57       
About 6 years ago me and my brother were looking at a mound at the bottom of our deck and he stuck his finger in an opening. Only to then realise it was a Wasp Nest, that wasnt a fun day


Something funny: When me and my Dad were driving by our neighbors house a Rabit had run across the rode a moment before we got there. Then for some reason it ran back the moment we passed by. We heard a loud Thud on the bottom of the car.

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Gwame
Squire
posted 08-06-08 06:57 PM CT (US)     19 / 57       
That reminds of me of one time when I came home and was really thirsty, so I grabbed a carton of apple juice from the fridge and started downing it. Somehow, a wasp had gotten inside the carton before it was put into the fridge - I have no idea how. All I know is that it stung me as I attempted to drink it. My lip swelled up and I looked like some sort of retarded fish...

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(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 08-06-08 08:27 PM CT (US)     20 / 57       
About 6 years ago me and my brother were looking at a mound at the bottom of our deck and he stuck his finger in an opening. Only to then realise it was a Wasp Nest, that wasnt a fun day
Wasp nests are nature's hand-grenades.
Aro
AoKH Dictator
posted 08-06-08 09:11 PM CT (US)     21 / 57       
A long time ago I turned around and my little brother was behind me, staring at me with piano wire in his hands. I laughed and kept playing, but you know... close call.
I think Jimi Hendrix was the biggest loss to the world of music since the dawn of man, except that cave man who was just about to invent the trombone but got eaten by a bear. He would've proponed musical evolution by millennia. Oh well.
Hendrix was starting to lose it before his death. Who knows if his downward spiral would've continued (besides his death, which is pretty much the largest downward spiral one could take ).

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General_Zavier
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posted 08-06-08 09:29 PM CT (US)     22 / 57       
Hendrix was starting to lose it before his death. Who knows if his downward spiral would've continued (besides his death, which is pretty much the largest downward spiral one could take ).
I dunno. Tupac still seems to be doing pretty well for himself.

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Evil Tailor
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posted 08-07-08 04:34 AM CT (US)     23 / 57       
Hendrix was starting to lose it before his death. Who knows if his downward spiral would've continued
Ever heard the album 'First Rays of the New Rising Sun'? Yeah, a posthumous album by Jimi Hendrix in order to gain incredible masses of money to the record company. But anyway, a new leaf had just turned in his life and all he drank to earn that vomit was red wine! HE WAS GONNA CHANGE BUT NOW IT'S TOO LATE

First Rays is an excellent album and I've honestly never heard Hendrix play stupid music. If he ever did, nobody recorded it because I've heard none.

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Gwame
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posted 08-07-08 11:30 AM CT (US)     24 / 57       
Has every single thread in the TC gone off-topic?

MY NAME IS GWAME I AM AOKH MEMBER SINCE 2004 AND I HAVE MANY POSTS
BEST SIG OF 2008 AND 2ND BEST SIG OF 2009 (SAME SIG LOLOL)
BEST SIG OF 2008
92% of teenagers have moved on to rap music. If you're on of the 8% that still listens to real music, copy this into your signature.
"^`'*-=~+,._.,+~=-*'`^" "Gwame your sig ain't funny nomore." - morgoth bauglir"^`'*-=~+,._.,+~=-*'`^"
Evil Tailor
Squire
(id: Other White Meat)
posted 08-07-08 11:36 AM CT (US)     25 / 57       
In the whole history of TC? Yes.

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