There are near misses and then there's this guy in Oakland, California who got saved just before a subway train creamed him. Wow!
BART's humble hero saves a passenger from fast approaching train. On Sunday, November 3, 2019, transportation supervisor, John O'Connor was working crowd control at the Coliseum Station after the Raiders game when an intoxicated passengers miss-stepped and fell into the trackway. John sprang into action and pulled him to safety.
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Apparently, July 20, 2019 was that fellow's lucky day.
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How soon before this shows up in certain Facebook circles as "proof" of guardian angels? Read the rest
This was a close call. A man saunters out of a building, pauses to inspect the bottom of his shoe, and is nearly guillotined by a falling sheet of glass. After the incident, which knocks off his headwear, he gets up and walks briskly in the opposite direction. Read the rest
Hilde Krohn Huse is a filmmaker and a performance artist. In this essay for the Guardian, she recounts her recent experience of ending up getting stuck in a tree hanging upside down from a rope tied around her ankle. In the [arguably NSFW] video above, you can watch her struggle to untie herself. Thankfully, she's OK.
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The resulting film starts with me approaching the tree, placing my left foot into one of the loops, then swinging my right foot right up through another loop hanging a couple of feet beneath the branch. Then I lean back until I’m hanging upside-down, my head and shoulders resting on the grass. I hold this pose for about half a minute. Those seconds of stillness were all I needed for my film, yet as the camera captured them I felt the rope tighten around my ankle and knew I’d made a terrible mistake.
It looks like this fellow believed he could stop the train with the power of his mind, but at the last minute realized the train wasn't going comply with his command. He ends the performance by shaking his fist and uttering a curse at the disobedient train. Read the rest