Most of the time life can be pretty routine, even boring for most people. But every now and then something comes out of nowhere that reminds us just how lucky we are to make it home in one piece. iI you ever felt that luck was on your side on the day you avoided a big disaster, then you're going to understand exactly how the following people felt in these moments.
This can easily become the best advertisement for safety glasses ever. This guy was lucky enough that his safety specs saved his eye from an exploding angle grinder disc.
If anyone you know doesn't wear safety equipment while working, simply show them this photo. The fear of losing an eye or injuring a body part might change their careless approach.
This person's great-grandfather was shot in the chest by a German soldier during World War I. Luckily, the great-grandfather had coins in his pocket which absorbed the energy of the bullet and saved his life.
It is a remarkable story and one can say that he didn't need much money to survive. There is a message for everyone in this story.
We are going to say it. We feel that this is officially the best dashcam video of all time.
And we strongly feel that this person is a Spiderman in real life. Or maybe, he is Jackie Chan.
Not all heroes wear capes, but some wear caps. This dad may look like an ordinary dad to others, but he's a superhero in the eyes of his son.
We might suggest that it is best not to give cell phones to kids at sporting events, try and get them to enjoy real life.
This person was late to work and it didn't cost him his job. Instead, being late saved his life.
If he had left home 2 seconds earlier, the car would have fallen on top of his head.
You can ignore all the previous close calls photos because this one takes a huge lead. This photo first shows that you don't want to mess with luck.
Fortunately, this person opened the next fortune cookie and was relieved to know that the previous one was just a little prank.
Who is this guy? Is he some sort of a superhuman or a robot? He avoided a motorbike by jumping above it and kept on going with the incredibly “important” conversation on his phone without even looking behind.
We wonder how important his phone call was that nothing could divert his attention.
This person almost set her cat on fire and if she had by mistake, we think that most people would've understood. Still, that would have been catastrophic.
But the good thing is that she didn't accidentally do it. Otherwise, the cat might've come back to drag her to hell.
Movies show us that sharks are really dangerous, but did you know that there are about 16 shark attacks per year in the United States, with only one or two fatalities. Here, a shark bit her and left her because she wasn't "tasty" enough.
Some researchers believe that sharks can detect from their initial bite what the ratio is of fat and bone to muscle. It then makes up its mind on whether the prey is worth eating or not.
This boulder nearly took out an Italian farmhouse - and we can only think of Boulder Dash.
We just feel that it is best to leave it as a monument. What do you think about it?
First of all, we have to say that this is why punctuation marks are so important.
He was going into dangerous territory, but his quick thinking saved him. It is probably one of the best saves in the history of texting.
If you ever step on a nail and something like this doesn’t happen, you are going to be experiencing some unbearable pain for quite a few days.
Luckily, this guy just missed stepping on a nail, and it was clearly a close call. Still, he might want to consider getting a tetanus injection.
This is what happens when you equip tiny people with wheels. Don't you think that they manage to run fast enough without them?
Even watching it can give a mini heart attack to someone. This is why you should keep your eyes on your little ones, especially when they've got a scooter.
This woman thinks she's super lucky as she got away with this for driving around for about 20 minutes.
Seeing something like this will cause your heart to plunge. Indeed she is quite lucky.
We just feel that the driver of this car is a strong believer of "living on the edge." That is the only possible explanation.
By the way, where are the guard rails on the road? It seems they want people to live on the edge.
This person just avoided a potential credit card theft by simply wiggling the card reader and discovering that it was a fake.
It has got us thinking that maybe the thieves are starting to get smarter and more sophisticated with their tactics. We need to be on our guard for little tricks like these.
This person works in lumber and had a customer shift a pile of 4"x4"x12's that his hand was next to. He heard a snap as it came tumbling down right on to his fingers. He thought he had lost his finger, but it turned out to be his tungsten carbide ring that caught the full force and broke.
At least here it was the ring that saved something really important to him and not the other way around.
If you are thinking about how they even got that thing up there and why just know that it is pretty commonly used for the demolition of buildings.
We can't even imagine how the operator got out of the crane, but luckily no one was hurt in it.
So this person was shooting something when he almost stepped on this little "nope-rope."
If you are scared of snakes, this is one of those times when you don't want to stand there to take a photo. You should just turn around and get out of there as fast as possible!
This is one of those closest calls that would likely leave us in shock if it happened to us.
This Caltrans truck driver had a super close call when a mudslide almost threw him and his car into the Pacific Ocean.
This may look like a close call, but the longer you look at it, the more you start to wonder how the heck it happened.
Was the driver trying to steal the entire sheet of tin? For all we know maybe Superman threw the sheet at the driver.
We hope we don't have to explain exactly where the driver could have gotten hurt had that log gone just a little further into the car.
This looks like it could've been extremely painful and we are happy that no one got injured here. By the way, this was an incident that we "wood" not want to experience.
This is a family squad goal for you. It is so epic because the mom took a seemingly normal photo of her husband and sons.
But if you look closely, you'll notice that the dad saved his son from a potentially life-threatening fall.
This person had a really close call because these two look quite similar. Instead of getting a good night’s sleep, they would've got a "crappy" night’s sleep.
It is an important lesson for company's to take a minute and look at similar products before deciding on how their item should be packaged.
Even looking at this photo can make many coffee/espresso lovers feel sick. And we wouldn't blame them. It's just that we are super curious about what would’ve happened next.
One thing we know for sure that it would definitely wake you up instantly.
First of all, this close call incident is quite real and not one from the set of a new Final Destination movie.
We don't know the entire story, but we do feel that someone shouted "lawsuit" when it happened.
Most of you may think that the car's owner is quite lucky, but that's not the case. It is the car which has the superpower of bending trees and not air.
By the way, we finally found one reason to own a hatchback (we hope we didn’t offend the owners of hatchbacks up until now).
This is a special bonding moment because not only did one person get lucky, but their neighbor did as well.
We just hope that they didn't use up all their luck right then and there, by having that light post perfectly avoid their cars.
When this person bought a phone, they never thought that someday their phone would save their leg from a chainsaw.
That's awesome, but if it were an old Nokia, it would have self-healed by now.
This person almost lost his wedding ring and it seems like the drain was in a good mood that it didn’t swallow it. Maybe it was the Pennywise who brought back the ring.
But we have a question, who takes a photo before grabbing the ring. Seriously, even looking at it is going to make many people anxious.
This person almost stepped on their sleeping cat and if it had happened, that would've been their last day on earth.
After all, you don't want the wrath of a queen cat. It is best that they should consider buying a rug of a different color.
So, this guy had two nails from a nail gun hit his leg. Fortunately, both of the nails missed his femur and his kneecap.
There might still be some issues but hey, this person should count themselves lucky since it could've been way worse.
This person had an extremely close call. If not for his gloves, he might have lost the tip of two fingers.
Although we do not know what the machine is called, we named it Mangling Fingers. The bottom line is to wear gloves when handling machinery like this.
We can't imagine the amount of frustrating agony that must follow accidentally dropping your keys into the sewer.
Thankfully, this guy didn't have to experience that level of anguish. This person's car keys were almost gone for sure, but luck was on his side and we're happy for him.
This person opened their fridge and the pitcher, which was destined to fall, was caught by the door.
We can understand why the person took this picture because you get an intense feeling of relief when something like this happens.
This parent took a shower after putting their son to the bed. They almost stepped on him after getting out of the shower.
We know that shower mats can be really helpful in preventing you from slipping, but is this baby mat new to the market?
This person was still sleepy in the morning and was about to brush their teeth when they noticed this little bug tucked in the toothbrush.
Seeing something like this might even force some people not to brush their teeth ever again, but it is best to get a new toothbrush.
This person feels super lucky as they noticed before using the thermometer that it is for their dog.
We just feel that they would have figured it out later as well because of the smell and all. But let's not go there.
This lucky person dropped their phone and it almost, almost, hit a landmine (correction, poop mine).
If it had happened, it would have been a "poops" moment (we mean oops moment) for the owner.
This person was out of the house and just came back in time to stop the kitchen sink from flooding the entire home.
That is another thing that this person first took a photo before unplugging the drain.
This is another gentle tree on our list that didn't want to damage cars.
This kind of tree is showing us that it cares more about us and our cars than we care about trees.
This person got saved by an angel in public washroom who helped a man that had nowhere to go and was feeling helpless.
This image is a reminder for everyone to always check first before doing their business.
This person asked his mother-in-law for eye drops and this is what she gave him. He feels super lucky as he was almost about to put it in his eyes.
Who knows maybe she did it intentionally because she hates him a lot.
If you think you are bad at darts, it is best if you look at this photo closely and say, "At least I'm not this bad at darts."
This person almost got his toe injured with a dart shot that only he can explain. We're not really sure how it happened but we're glad that it missed the toe.
This person's laptop would have become the reason behind the fire in the office. Luckily, the glass separating his laptop and wood desk prevented further damage.
We just hope that this person replaces the cord or get a better laptop to avoid accidents like this in the future.
This person works at a burger joint where customers fill out their order on a ticket and put their name on it. So, the staff calls out the name on the ticket when the food comes out, and this person almost had an embarrassing slip of the tongue.
This slip of tongue might have gotten the burger joint sued. Now all people with the name Curt needs to understand it whenever someone mistakenly slips up while calling their name.
This person was drinking his beer and enjoying the game of golf when a golf ball smashed into their beer can and put a hole in it.
One can feel that the person had just too many drinks and maybe the direct hit of a golf ball was a sign for him to cut himself off.
This person was falling asleep and decided to double-check his alarm. Fortunately, he was able to identify one major problem.
This is like a “wakeup call” for anyone who sets up their alarm before any big day. Read carefully people: always double-check to make sure every detail is correct.
This is nature giving these people a chance to get back to their homes. Sometimes, it is best to notice the signs and act accordingly.
This is also a perfectly-timed photo that shows how scary natural disasters can sometimes be.
One can say that the car's owner was lucky that nothing happened to his car, but we feel that luck has no role to play in it.
Maybe the green color confused the tree. After all, you shouldn't hurt your own kind.
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