posted on May, 8 2010 @ 06:58 AM
Brake cable snapping on bike as a kid straight into the back of a car.
Car door being opened on me as a kid on bike.
Pedaling down a hill as fast as I could on a mountain bike & front tyre exploded locking the front wheel instantly as the shreded tyre jammed against
Lightning hit a re-cycling bin 3ft away from me walking home from school, close enough I felt the heat on my face.
Numerous electric shocks, most prominent would be a 440Volt capacitor from a large refrigerator compressor.
I shorted two of three phases of a 380Volt 3 phase generator with my head, managed to bog down & trip a 30KW generator lol. Really I remember hearing
it load up.
Numerous near misses, best was as a passenger in a taxi which pulled out under an articulated truck, between tractor and trailer, rear trailers
wheels, all bounced up and went over bonnet sending car into a 720 or more spin.
Numerous ludicrous jumps in a sand rail beach buggy.
Kayaking as a kid, capsized and got stuck upside down in the boat, white water, Dad got me out.
Missed a foot strap in a sailing dinghy hiking out and fell overboard and was dragged by the ankles by the sheet rope face down, luckily boat death
rolled and capsized & stopped.
Yacht boom in back of head jybing, out cold for 2-3 minute apparently and a serious head ache and concussion after.
Almost wash overboard etc numerous times in bad weather off shore racing and trans-oceanic deliveries.
Was on a beach in a small RIB speed boat headed out to larger yacht, literally 20 minutes before Tsunami arrived in Phuket, we happened to up anchor
the bigger boat and headed of shore so were just in deep water when the first waves arrived.
Used an old sunken tin boat as a tow down sled to free dive, not really considering how far 45 meters is to swim back up - ya don't float from down
there having equalized all the way down. Drowning or shallow water black out both serious risks. Really scared the crap outta myself with that one.
Dodged a soccer ball to the face in the gym at school, sticking radiator bleed valve 1/2 inch into my temple - apparently (don't really remember)
Crazed Polynesian dude threw a knife at my head for whooping his ass in a game of pool. He insisted I played & I did against my better judgment.
Looking back, that's quite a list, there's more above are some of the most significant ones..
Glad I'm still here, I'm 36 there's still plenty of crazy stuff to do.