Relief. There are few feelings as sweet as relief, that warm glow you get as you exhale deeply into a huge ‘PHEW!’ and you realize that a huge shitstorm has just been narrowly avoided.
Here at Bored Panda, we have compiled a list of just those moments, some more serious than others. From almost dunking the spoon handle in soup (the horror), to narrowly avoiding death by chainsaw, this list has got it all.
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#1 My Great-Grandfather Was Shot In The Chest By A German Soldier During World War I. Luckily, The Coins In His Breast Pocket Absorbed The Bullet And Saved His Life. You Could Say He Didn't Need Much Money To Survive
#4 Safety Specs Saved This Guy's Eye From An Exploding Angle Grinder Disc
#10 A Shark Bit Her, But She Wasn't Tasty Enough. Some Researchers Believe That In The Initial Bite A Shark Can Detect The Ratio Of Fat To Bone Or Muscle And Whether Its Mouthful Is Worth Eating Or Not
#13 A Friend Of Mine Almost Lost His Wedding Band To The Drain Today. The Drain Had Mercy
#15 I'm A Lucky B**ch To Get Away With This For 20 Minutes Driving Around Town
#16 Just Avoided A Potential Credit Card Theft. Always Wiggle The Card Reader
#18 That Could've Hurt A Lot
I work in lumber and had a customer shift a pile of 4"x4"x12's that my hand was next to. One came tumbling down right on to my fingers. I heard a snap and thought my finger had lost the will to remain unbroken, turns out my tungsten carbide ring caught the full force, broke, but didn't bend and potentially saved me a really chewed up finger. I'd rather replace a ring than a finger any day!