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Old 11-22-09, 06:58 PM   #1
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What are the close to death situations that you've escaped?

I'm on my fifth life...
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Old 11-22-09, 07:00 PM   #2
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1. I think I'm on my third.
2. Something happen today? And do you care to share?
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Old 11-22-09, 07:02 PM   #3
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I think I"m well past the 9 lives usually given to cats so maybe I'm on borrowed time.
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Old 11-22-09, 07:03 PM   #4
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1. Marriage to my ex. Technically I am still escaping it.

I'm a bit overly cautious even with my incessant accidents. Hmmm.... no idea.
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Smashed into 3 cows hanging out on the highway at night. 70 mph or so, was a passenger, no seat belts. The vehicle was a van with the engine between the seats, nothing up front but metal and glass. Never lost consciousness and didn't feel a thing. My hip was about blown out my ass. Gotta love that thing called shock.

Wait a minute, was this supposed to be on the lighter side?
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When I was cycling in Victoria many years ago, I tried to turn left off a busy street (with many lanes,) there was lots of big trucks, so I couldn't see the curb lane well, when I was going through the intersection, a pickup truck barely missed my back wheel, scared the **** out of me, for years after that, I would use pedestrian crossings instead of trying to turn left on busy streets.

Also, when I was 21, I was swimming with friends in a tiny private pool at an apartment complex, no lifeguard. I'm not a great swimmer, but I can swim (have been swimming in the ocean since I was a kid for instance.) Anyway, I pushed off the bottom and....got a severe cramp in the back of my leg. The pain etc was bad enough, I "forgot" how to tread water, I was able, however, to scream/swear loudly and finally my friends figured out I wasn't just goofing around, one fished me out. Freaked the crap out of me.
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@Daredevil- Please tell me some mind altering substance was involved. Or were you just campaigning for Darwin Award?
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@Daredevil- Please tell me some mind altering substance was involved. Or were you just campaigning for Darwin Award?
As far as the seat belt thing you mean? I don't believe the vehicle had them nor was it the law at the time believe it or not. We were late because of car trouble and on our way to a band gig.
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Something happen today? And do you care to share?
No, nothing happened today. I'm just glad that the things I went through resulted in lessons learned. Sometimes it's good to be reminded of that.
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Pulminary embolism, and then a burst appendix.
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Old 11-22-09, 08:34 PM   #13
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4,408 near death experiences +/- 10 in case my parents are lying when I was actually hatched.
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cj never called me to meet him for a beer, but if he did, I feel that we both could post in here afterwards.
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World War II bombings and starvation in Belgium on and off for 4 years.
Was supposed to be on a plane during Korean conflict . . . it crashed killing 100+ folks.
Other than that, a couple serious hits by cars/truck on single bike and our tandem (two at +/- 45 mph).
Both of us are cancer survivors.
In the mean time we've enjoyed life!
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cj never called me to meet him for a beer, but if he did, I feel that we both could post in here afterwards.
My trips to DFW have been delayed on several occasions. I assure you, that when it happens, there will be at least 37 epic near death experiences to post about. You don't own a goat do you?
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World War II bombings and starvation in Belgium on and off for 4 years.
Was supposed to be on a plane during Korean conflict . . . it crashed killing 100+ folks.
Other than that, a couple serious hits by cars/truck on single bike and our tandem (two at +/- 45 mph).
Both of us are cancer survivors.
In the mean time we've enjoyed life!
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Old 11-22-09, 08:52 PM   #18
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World War II bombings and starvation in Belgium on and off for 4 years.
Was supposed to be on a plane during Korean conflict . . . it crashed killing 100+ folks.
Other than that, a couple serious hits by cars/truck on single bike and our tandem (two at +/- 45 mph).
Both of us are cancer survivors.
In the mean time we've enjoyed life!
Pedalon TWOgether!
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Couple of near drownings, an incident where a kid on a bike was dragging a cord and it wrapped around my neck when he passed me, a jump from a train platform in Jo'burg onto a moving train, a broken rear axle on a minibus we were riding in where we dragged the fuel tank on the ground for several hundred feet, hypothermia on Kilimanjaro...huh, seems like a lot, when you list it.
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Oh, I dunno... maybe standing guard in Germany the day after the Libya strike in 86 -- whole country's military went on combat alert, and we stood guard posts WITH EMPTY WEAPONS! What were we gonna do, throw the rifle at the car with the UZI out the window?
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no, I rent.
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I used to like to take acid and jump off a local dam that was pretty high up into water the water, which was pretty far down. The dam was much wider at it's base so it made an optical illusion like you couldn't jump out far enough to clear it but I always did. Sort of makes me feel like someone is walking over my grave when I think of it now.
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