Friday, June 10, 2011

◎ИLƴ on YOUTUBE: Near Misses!

I was searching for a video documentary about 'captains of ships' on youtube when I came across this video!  The 'captain' of this yacht almost collided with a boat but was skillful enough to miss it by mere inches! 

Check it out!

So I got curious and started thinking... Are there are other 'near misses' videos on youtube?  Folks, just check 'em out.  As always, all videos I add are usually 2 mins. or less

Security cameras captured another lucky escape in Russia. A last moment jump saved a pedestrian's life as he was almost hit by an out of control car. In October a bus rampaged through the Russian city of Perm smashing everything in its path. As CCTV footage showed, one passer-by also escaped death under its wheels thanks only to miracle.

This one happened in Spain.  A guy fell off the platform at Madrid's Puerta del Angel station.  It looked like he was a goner, you know, doomed, until a brave man (who turned out to be an off-duty policeman) drags him off the tracks seconds before the train arrives, and fortunately saves his life!!  

This one is also in Russia.  A young woman emerged unscathed when two cars swerved onto the pavement she was walking along. A mini-van driving full-speed hit a Lada on a crossroads. After colliding, both cars turned around and smashed into the nearby building. The woman heard the sound of collision and rushed back just in time to avoid the horrific blow: she literally jumped from under the wheels.

This one needs no explanation, the title says it all -
 This is the Luckiest Idiot in the World.

This one was in Beijing, China where a bike rider, or more appropriately, a rickshaw rider narrowly escapes being hit.

And the ultimate near miss (or should I say 'misses') of all time?  The George Bush shoe-dodging incident on his farewell visit to Iraq. 

Zaidi, a reporter with the Al-Baghdadia channel which broadcasts from Cairo, was immediately wrestled to the ground by security guards and frogmarched from the room.

Soles of shoes are considered the ultimate insult in Arab culture. After Saddam Hussein's statue was toppled in Baghdad in April 2003, many onlookers beat the statue's face with their soles.

Bush laughed off the incident, saying: "It doesn't bother me. If you want the facts, it was a size 10 shoe that he threw".

Only on Youtube....

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