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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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

So money in your pocket IS important.

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#2

What To Do After A Car Crash?

What To Do After A Car Crash?

redditsaveworld Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. Just wow.

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#3

Close Call

Close Call

The_Fool-On-The_Hill Report

Kwaku
Community Member
3 years ago

That man right there is the FATHER OF THE CENTURY!

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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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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 years ago

That’s why you always wear safety glasses

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#5

When Jesus Loves You Very Much

When Jesus Loves You Very Much

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

And HE loves your car too.

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#6

That Was Close

That Was Close

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#8

Almost...

Almost...

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

What Cat?

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#9

What A Save!

What A Save!

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

Yea, I like you, sister.

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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

kprcrobert Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Rejected by Shark, accepted by Life!

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#11

Boulder Nearly Takes Out Italian Farm House

Boulder Nearly Takes Out Italian Farm House

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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd leave it all as a monument.

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#12

Well, That Was Close

Well, That Was Close

tinybell Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

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Kind of looks staged to me.. :-|

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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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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

The drain loves you. I doubt if a drain'll ever love me. You are lucky.

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#14

Almost Had A Heart Attack

Almost Had A Heart Attack

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Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

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

reddit.com Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Seems like a decent Suburban.

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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

atlas5280 Report

Hamdhaan Hassan
Community Member
3 years ago

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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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

That's cheating

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

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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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Now THAT is a close call!

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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

OregonLumberjack Report

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh yes !!

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#21

This Is What I Call A Close Call!

This Is What I Call A Close Call!

nomdeweb Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Final Destination?

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#22

Close Call

Close Call

Bigfloppy Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Wtf happened here? Don't leave us hanging..

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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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Hamdhaan Hassan
Community Member
3 years ago

This is cute AF

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#24

This Car Owner Is Just Lucky

This Car Owner Is Just Lucky

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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

Finally found the one reason to own a hatchback.

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#25

Close Call

Close Call

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Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG, that's not good!

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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

A911owner Report

just a thought!
Community Member
3 years ago

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

WarlockRock11 Report

Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn

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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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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats why words

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#30

Well, That Was Close

Well, That Was Close

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

The Matrix!

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#31

We Almost Had A Very Bad Day Today

We Almost Had A Very Bad Day Today

TMuff107 Report

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Indeed...

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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

lehighwiz Report

Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Indecision leads to failure.

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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!

Tamerito Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

But how did it fall?

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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

ILLMATIC1994 Report

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Still sore though

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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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Kwaku
Community Member
3 years ago

let me take a picture before i unplug the drain. :)

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#36

Well, That Was A Close Call

Well, That Was A Close Call

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

damn, that's pure luck

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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)

ZSnake Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Hala Madrid!

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#38

This Is Why You Wear Safety Glasses

This Is Why You Wear Safety Glasses

Coos-Coos Report

Uriel Grey
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow! The day you can walk away because of good safety practice is very good day indeed! So glad you are ok and still have your sight

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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

Unusual_Request Report

Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

How did you not notice before toothpaste?

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#40

Lucky Car

Lucky Car

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
3 years ago

What a considerate tree! (that applies to the previous posts involving trees too)

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#41

This Could Have Ended Poorly

This Could Have Ended Poorly

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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

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Lies. There's no way it's the same dimensions all around.

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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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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

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That's a pretty weird r

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#43

Thank God I Noticed That

Thank God I Noticed That

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Panda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

You would have figured it out sooner or later.

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#44

Saved By An Angel

Saved By An Angel

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Jermaine lee Amponsah
Community Member
3 years ago

alaways need a gd neighbor

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#45

Close Call

Close Call

atrais Report

Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

Car: I'm done, no more roads.

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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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Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

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Impressive, but, wow, beer on the golf course?

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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

DrewFlan Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Trees can be very kind to cars. ♥

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#48

Close Call

Close Call

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Thought it was a Transformer. Was so wrong!

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#49

Definition Of A Close Call

Definition Of A Close Call

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

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Not really...

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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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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch

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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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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

I imagine some streaking would have been in order. And shrieking.

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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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Anna Ashley
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3 years ago

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That's an old looking laptop

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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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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

I can never park my tree that nicely.

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#54

Close Call

Close Call

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Nick P
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. R they turning left or sinking right in?

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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

Divamergency Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone else bothered by that missing 06:30 alarm or it's just me?

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#56

Very Lucky Monday Morning So Far

Very Lucky Monday Morning So Far

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 years ago

Those things are evil.

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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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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't ya hate it when nobody gets your point, except you?

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#58

Close Call

Close Call

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

...and lucky shot...

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#59

That Was A Close One

That Was A Close One

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DeusCurrentMachina O.
Community Member
3 years ago

Who carries their car key untethered to anything whatsoever? Didn't happen.

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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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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

Still got on our jeans

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#61

Close Call

Close Call

NSFW_PORN_ONLY Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

That has to be a calculated risk.

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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

RHFES Report

Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Crazy hot sex without protection. Learn from this, children!

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#63

Close Call

Close Call

dandy36 Report

Hamdhaan Hassan
Community Member
3 years ago

thats scary.. i dont even want to think what will happen if he did not miss that

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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

Nansai Report

nimnimnim
Community Member
3 years ago

What makes a can of Coke do this? (pardon my ignorance)

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#65

That Was Close

That Was Close

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Captain Hook never had much luck.

#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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Starflower
Community Member
3 years ago

It's surprising how many trees are hollow.

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#67

Near Miss

Near Miss

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 years ago

I always get nails stuck in my shoe

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#68

Close Call

Close Call

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes...!

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

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