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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.

Scroll down to check out the list for yourself, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

#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

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

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#2

What To Do After A Car Crash?

What To Do After A Car Crash?

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Prashant Chaudhary
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To forget about the crash and carry on. Like really carry on. Destination is more important than bike.

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#4

Safety Specs Saved This Guy's Eye From An Exploding Angle Grinder Disc

Safety Specs Saved This Guy's Eye From An Exploding Angle Grinder Disc

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#6

That Was Close

That Was Close

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Zenozenobee
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Avoid a mortorbike by jumping above it, keep his conversation going on on his phone/walkie-talkie. What the hell can impress this guy? (I would be dying from an heart attack on the floor,)

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#7

Well That Was A Close Call

Well That Was A Close Call

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Daniel Sipes
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When Satan calls yo number, but Jesus got your back and says "Hold up bro; chill i got this."

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#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

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

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#11

Boulder Nearly Takes Out Italian Farm House

Boulder Nearly Takes Out Italian Farm House

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#12

Well, That Was Close

Well, That Was Close

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Lara L.
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I stepped on a nail once- but luckily the bottom of the shoe was thick enough, so i just got a little hurt.

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#13

A Friend Of Mine Almost Lost His Wedding Band To The Drain Today. The Drain Had Mercy

A Friend Of Mine Almost Lost His Wedding Band To The Drain Today. The Drain Had Mercy

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#14

Almost Had A Heart Attack

Almost Had A Heart Attack

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Beth
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what happens when you equip tiny, unformed brains with wheels. They run fast enough without them!

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#15

I'm A Lucky B**ch To Get Away With This For 20 Minutes Driving Around Town

I'm A Lucky B**ch To Get Away With This For 20 Minutes Driving Around Town

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Prashant Chaudhary
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I were you, I'd have prayed for it to have been on recording mode during all this.

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#16

Just Avoided A Potential Credit Card Theft. Always Wiggle The Card Reader

Just Avoided A Potential Credit Card Theft. Always Wiggle The Card Reader

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i dont think thieves always get the credit they deserve. i mean how smart is that right there

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#17

Almost Stepped On This Little Nope-Rope While Shooting

Almost Stepped On This Little Nope-Rope While Shooting

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#18

That Could've Hurt A Lot

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!

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Chuck Bartowski
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I found this to be one of the more interesting disasters avoided. The material choice made all the difference. If it were silver or gold it would have had enough ductility to deform rather than break, resulting in a crushed ring. I also found it interesting that if any deformation occurred, it happened exclusively in the elastic region. This makes me want to do 3 things. 1) Get a tungsten-carbide ring myself. 2) Get several tungsten-carbide rings and test them to see if this was a fluke or not. I personally don't think it was. 3) Explore other applications for tungsten-carbide where cracking would be preferable to a large deformation.

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#19

There Was A Mud Slide Just North Of My Town And This Caltrans Truck Driver Had A Very Close Call. To The Left Is The Pacific Ocean

There Was A Mud Slide Just North Of My Town And This Caltrans Truck Driver Had A Very Close Call. To The Left Is The Pacific Ocean

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#20

I Almost Died Today, And My Mom Got A Perfectly Timed Picture Of My Dad Saving Me

I Almost Died Today, And My Mom Got A Perfectly Timed Picture Of My Dad Saving Me

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#23

Took A Shower After Putting My Son To Bed. Almost Stepped On Him When I Got Out

Took A Shower After Putting My Son To Bed. Almost Stepped On Him When I Got Out

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Shruti Naik
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hahahaha! your son is adorable! I'm sorry for laughing at this though! my mom would be mad if i'd ever done this!

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#24

This Car Owner Is Just Lucky

This Car Owner Is Just Lucky

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#26

When I Opened My Fridge, This Pitcher Fell And Was Caught By The Door

When I Opened My Fridge, This Pitcher Fell And Was Caught By The Door

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are so many pics about how they saved their lives and then we have this one... Still a close call, I guess 😂😂😂

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#27

Cell Phone Saved Workers Leg From Chainsaw

Cell Phone Saved Workers Leg From Chainsaw

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#28

Had A Close Call Tonight, These Just Look Too Similar

Had A Close Call Tonight, These Just Look Too Similar

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#29

When You Drop Your Phone And It Almost Hits A Land Mine

When You Drop Your Phone And It Almost Hits A Land Mine

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Neeraj Jha
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah.. or else, it would have been your poops moment.. I mean oops moment

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#31

We Almost Had A Very Bad Day Today

We Almost Had A Very Bad Day Today

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#32

These Two Car Owners Should Play The Lottery Today. Not A Scratch On Either Car

These Two Car Owners Should Play The Lottery Today. Not A Scratch On Either Car

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#33

Being Late To Work Saved My Life. If I've Left Home 2 Seconds Earlier, This Car Would Have Fell On Top Of My Head!

Being Late To Work Saved My Life. If I've Left Home 2 Seconds Earlier, This Car Would Have Fell On Top Of My Head!

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#34

This Guy Had Two Nails From A Nail Gun Hit His Leg, And They Both Missed His Femur And His Kneecap

This Guy Had Two Nails From A Nail Gun Hit His Leg, And They Both Missed His Femur And His Kneecap

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#35

When You Make It Home In The Nick Of Time

When You Make It Home In The Nick Of Time

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#36

Well, That Was A Close Call

Well, That Was A Close Call

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Tanja Caloi
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once worked with a router and I accidentally touched the rotating blades with my pinky. it shredded the skin instantly but I was so f*****g lucky because I only touched it for less than a millisecond and it didn't do any harm deeper than the skin. could have easily lost my finger or at least have my muscle/nerves shredded that day.

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#37

I Was A Little Too Lucky Today (That's A Sewer And My Car Key)

I Was A Little Too Lucky Today (That's A Sewer And My Car Key)

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#38

This Is Why You Wear Safety Glasses

This Is Why You Wear Safety Glasses

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Kristin Connon
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've seen this happen where I work. I also show these pics to the new guys that like to let their glasses slide down their noses and look over them instead of wearing them correctly.

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#39

I Got Lucky That I Noticed Before I Started Brushing

I Got Lucky That I Noticed Before I Started Brushing

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#42

I Work At A Burger Joint Where Customers Fill Out Their Order On A Ticket And They Put Their Name On It. When The Food Comes Out We Call The Name On The Ticket. Almost Slipped Up On Curt's Order Today

I Work At A Burger Joint Where Customers Fill Out Their Order On A Ticket And They Put Their Name On It. When The Food Comes Out We Call The Name On The Ticket. Almost Slipped Up On Curt's Order Today

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#43

Thank God I Noticed That

Thank God I Noticed That

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#46

...hole In One? Direct Hit While Drinking His Beer. Close Call!

...hole In One? Direct Hit While Drinking His Beer. Close Call!

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#47

I Feared The Worst When This Tree Toppled Over In The Direction Of My Car. But When The Snow Was Cleared Away I Realized How Incredibly Lucky I Was

I Feared The Worst When This Tree Toppled Over In The Direction Of My Car. But When The Snow Was Cleared Away I Realized How Incredibly Lucky I Was

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#50

I Lost Control Of My Car Yesterday And Slid Off The Road. Close Call

I Lost Control Of My Car Yesterday And Slid Off The Road. Close Call

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#51

Asked My Mother In Law For Eye Drops. Almost Put This In My Eyes

Asked My Mother In Law For Eye Drops. Almost Put This In My Eyes

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#52

Almost Caught My Office On Fire Today. Glad I Had This Glass Separating My Laptop And Wood Desk

Almost Caught My Office On Fire Today. Glad I Had This Glass Separating My Laptop And Wood Desk

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#53

Close Call During A Cyclone In My Home Town Today

Close Call During A Cyclone In My Home Town Today

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#54

Close Call

Close Call

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#55

Falling Asleep And Double Checked My Alarm, The Night Before My First Day On The New Job. Close Call

Falling Asleep And Double Checked My Alarm, The Night Before My First Day On The New Job. Close Call

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#57

When You Find A Knife Point In Your Frozen Berries From The Farm And Think Your Father Is Trying To Kill You - Then Remember You Snapped It Off Breaking It Up Yesterday

When You Find A Knife Point In Your Frozen Berries From The Farm And Think Your Father Is Trying To Kill You - Then Remember You Snapped It Off Breaking It Up Yesterday

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#60

When The Muddy Patch Is Exactly 1 Wellington Boot Deep

When The Muddy Patch Is Exactly 1 Wellington Boot Deep

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#62

This Is What We Call A Closecall. Found By One Of Our Fire Inspectors Today. Given A Bit More Time It Would've Been Found By Firefighters

This Is What We Call A Closecall. Found By One Of Our Fire Inspectors Today. Given A Bit More Time It Would've Been Found By Firefighters

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LunasTeam
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

had this happen to me last week actually.. looking to move my space heater and the cable melted to the extension cord exactly like that.

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#63

Close Call

Close Call

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Kjorn
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

remember it happen to goaltender Clint Malarchuk on March 22, 1989 he had his carotid artery sectionnated during an NHL game. remember all the blood in the ice. he was Lucky to be saved

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#64

Left A Can Of Coke In My Car. I Think I Narrowly Avoided A Disaster

Left A Can Of Coke In My Car. I Think I Narrowly Avoided A Disaster

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#65

That Was Close

That Was Close

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#66

Storms Came Through Chicago. This Car Was Having A Lucky Day

Storms Came Through Chicago. This Car Was Having A Lucky Day

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#69

Maybe Cages Aren't Such A Bad Idea

Maybe Cages Aren't Such A Bad Idea

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Ingrid Tsai
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once saw on the news that this motorcyclist got in a car crash and this sharp rock nearly pierced his face but was blocked by that plastic part.

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#70

Icecreamed - Almost Had A Heart Attack When It Fell Over

Icecreamed - Almost Had A Heart Attack When It Fell Over

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#71

That Was A Close Call...

That Was A Close Call...

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#74

If You're Feeling Like A Crappy Parent, Don't Worry, You're Doing Better Than I Am! My Kids Almost Started My House On Fire Today. I Was Only A Few Feet Away Talking To My Husband. Thank God He Looked Over And Saw That The Stinkies Piled Pillows In Front Of Our Fire Place. It Was Smoking. It Was Terrifying

If You're Feeling Like A Crappy Parent, Don't Worry, You're Doing Better Than I Am! My Kids Almost Started My House On Fire Today. I Was Only A Few Feet Away Talking To My Husband. Thank God He Looked Over And Saw That The Stinkies Piled Pillows In Front Of Our Fire Place. It Was Smoking. It Was Terrifying

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Shruti Naik
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"the stinkies piled pillows in front of our fire place' haha! that got me!

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#75

Yesterday I Got Lucky, I Ride Again

Yesterday I Got Lucky, I Ride Again

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#76

I Almost Just Had A Very Unhappy Cat

I Almost Just Had A Very Unhappy Cat

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Nadine Ducca
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Our cat Carolino (RIP from old age) used to follow my mom EVERYWHERE. She didn't want cats in the kitchen, so she'd usually keep the door closed. One day, she went into the kitchen and tried to close the door behind her but it wouldn't shut all the way so she just kept pushing without looking back. When she finally looked back, she saw Carolino had stuck his head in while following her and she was choking him! From then on, he could go into the kitchen.

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#79

When You Almost Lose Your Engagement Ring Diamond, Down The Bathtub Drain!

When You Almost Lose Your Engagement Ring Diamond, Down The Bathtub Drain!

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#80

That Was A Close Call For This Coffee Mug

That Was A Close Call For This Coffee Mug

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#81

Thought I Heard A Noise Last Night

Thought I Heard A Noise Last Night

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#82

When You Step On A Board With 4 Nails In It With Flops On And Somehow Manage Not To Get Any In Your Foot

When You Step On A Board With 4 Nails In It With Flops On And Somehow Manage Not To Get Any In Your Foot

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#83

Close Call On 85 North 90' Up On The Tom Moreland Interchange In Atlanta. Directly Above 4 Lanes Of 285 East

Close Call On 85 North 90' Up On The Tom Moreland Interchange In Atlanta. Directly Above 4 Lanes Of 285 East

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#85

So This Happened. Don't Work With A Wire Wheel In Your Lap

So This Happened. Don't Work With A Wire Wheel In Your Lap

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#86

Close Call...

Close Call...

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Vlad Horobet
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

God damn it Jerry. How many times do I have to tell you? If you feed the dog a smartphone he DOES NOT gets smarter.

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#87

I Just Had A Close Call As Well