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#1 Zerocrossings
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Mine is when i was cleaning a ceiling fan,and someone turned on the power of the ceiling fan next to me,it nearly hit my neck but i moved away in time.Another time is when i was in a really crowded town,it was really flooding with people,you have to squeeze to get through and there was a moment where i got lost and had difficulty breathing,i got out later unharmed though,as my father somehow found me,but my wallet was gone.

Thats about the closest thing to death i have encountered.Nothing spectacular.So whats yours?

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#2 trigun3x
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my mate nearly running me over with his car and then getting into my car and another car smacking right into my side of the car, thankfully my old piece off poo at the time had strong panels and i was fine :) nothing too spectacular either
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#3 wrlyy
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Almost got hit by a bus once.. or twice.
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#4 Dasc00
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How would a cieling fan starting up, not even at full speed be able to take your head of?
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let's just say there are no sidewalks where I live.
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#6 wrlyy
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How would a cieling fan starting up, not even at full speed be able to take your head of?Dasc00
That crossed my mind too.
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#7 RoflSponge
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I almost suffocated to death every morning for about a week. :) everytime i woke up i couldnt breathe for almost 2 minutes
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#8 Zerocrossings
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[QUOTE="Dasc00"]How would a cieling fan starting up, not even at full speed be able to take your head of?wrlyy
That crossed my mind too.

It was already on when i was cleaning the ceiling fan,so its at full speed.Guess i should have phrased it better.

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i almost got hit by a mini-van when i was little, i tryed to run in the street and a van was going like 60mph in a 20mph zone
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#10 Dasc00
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[QUOTE="wrlyy"][QUOTE="Dasc00"]How would a cieling fan starting up, not even at full speed be able to take your head of?Zerocrossings

That crossed my mind too.

It was already on when i was cleaning the ceiling fan,so its at full speed.Guess i should have phrased it better.

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Uhmm l dunno about anything l can remember? l remember one very lame situation when l slipped forward in the toilet and almost hit my face but luckily my chest took the fall mostly and nothing happened... it was funny, l got up and was laughing whilst my sister was crying, she thought l'd smacked my head in or something... :lol:

But on a more dangerous level, when l was about 3 years old, we were at the beach and my mum wasn't paying attention for a minute and l started drowning.. luckily she got me out in time and l coughed out a lot of water apparently. l guess it's good l can't remember any of it, just to spare me the traumatisation :P
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#12 BrideInDream
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after watching dare devil... a car hit my hand with the side mirror
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#13 Zerocrossings
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Uhmm l dunno about anything l can remember? l remember one very lame situation when l slipped forward in the toilet and almost hit my face but luckily my chest took the fall mostly and nothing happened... it was funny, l got up and was laughing whilst my sister was crying, she thought l'd smacked my head in or something... :lol:

But on a more dangerous level, when l was about 3 years old, we were at the beach and my mum wasn't paying attention for a minute and l started drowning.. luckily she got me out in time and l coughed out a lot of water apparently. l guess it's good l can't remember any of it, just to spare me the traumatisation :P
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Oh yes,your posts reminds me,when i was 3,i had a very high fever i went into a fit.My dad says he was really freaked as he took me to the hospital.I cant really remember it.Spared from the traumatisation too. :P

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#14 Caffeine_Trip
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Almost going into a coma.
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I've swerved on ice a couple times, but nothing to dramatic.

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#16 Zerocrossings
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Almost going into a coma.Caffeine_Trip

Wow, what happened.

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[QUOTE="Caffeine_Trip"]Almost going into a coma.Zerocrossings

Wow, what happened.

I mixed too much beer with too much sedatives. I still think my brain is permanently fried because of that.
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Two close encounters with lightening.....
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#19 Link256
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I nearly drowned when I was 10 years-old.....if had not been for my older brother, I most likely would have died...

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#20 rahzel31
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I got shot in the face... but seriously I don't remember any times where my life has been threatened
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#21 Pittfan666
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Probably driving everyday is the closest thing to death that I encounter.
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[QUOTE="Dasc00"]How would a cieling fan starting up, not even at full speed be able to take your head of?wrlyy
That crossed my mind too.

Mythbusters did an episiode on that, you need some really heavy duty fans at maximum speed to kill someone via the head area, otherwise it will not be fatal
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#23 Zerocrossings
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[QUOTE="wrlyy"][QUOTE="Dasc00"]How would a cieling fan starting up, not even at full speed be able to take your head of?mobomasterguru
That crossed my mind too.

Mythbusters did an episiode on that, you need some really heavy duty fans at maximum speed to kill someone via the head area, otherwise it will not be fatal

CLOSEST encounter to death..

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Mine is when i was cleaning a ceiling fan,and someone turned on the power of the ceiling fan next to me,it nearly hit my neck but i moved away in time.Another time is when i was in a really crowded town,it was really flooding with people,you have to squeeze to get through and there was a moment where i got lost and had difficulty breathing,i got out later unharmed though,as my father somehow found me,but my wallet was gone.

Thats about the closest thing to death i have encountered.Nothing spectacular.So whats yours?

Zerocrossings
The second one is funny, sorry.
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I once jumped out of a tree, but my feet slipped as i pushed off. I nearly impaled my head on a nail sticking out of the trunk.....:? Luckily, i didn't - and managed to land fairly well to.
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#26 Zerocrossings
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I once jumped out of a tree, but my feet slipped as i pushed off. I nearly impaled my head on a nail sticking out of the trunk.....:? Luckily, i didn't - and managed to land fairly well to.imachelseafan

Urgh

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Posted this not so long ago, but I came close to drowning about a decade ago whilst swimming in a river (well, a creek...I was only small then). Dratted undercurrents...
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#28 Big_Bad_Sad
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I got so drunk one night I fell asleep on my back and starting being sick in my sleep. My mum came in my room and sat me up and I went sick every where. I had vomit induced bronchitis for months after it, but the weird thing was that my mum was meant to be working nights that night but she rang in sick. If she hadnt rang in sick there would have been no one in to wake me up :o The bronchitis hurt like hell as well so I wont be getting that drunk ever again.
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#29 -Karayan-
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[QUOTE="wrlyy"][QUOTE="Dasc00"]How would a cieling fan starting up, not even at full speed be able to take your head of?Zerocrossings

That crossed my mind too.

It was already on when i was cleaning the ceiling fan,so its at full speed.Guess i should have phrased it better.

Even then you'd likely just get a whiplash, there's no way that at full speed you have enough time to fully stick your head in between the rotors. Still, not something you wanna try out.
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Well their was that time i fought 100,000 ninja's....
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First incident. I'm not so sure if this one counts but I'll say it anyway. I used to stay in a housing project in teh ghetto. Me and my friends didn't feel like walkin to the park to play football so we just played in the parking lot. Long story short I caught a pass and hit my head on a garbage dumpster. I passed out. Luckily I'm short. If I was a little taller it could've been my eye or throat. Second incident. Was at a house party that got robbed. I went outside to get some fresh air cuz I had so much booze. The guys walked up and put a gun to my head and ordered me to enter the house. Nobody was hurt. But everybody was broke and shoeless. Third incident. Got shot at. A guy thought that I was somebody else. Him missing all those shots in my opinion is an act of God. I wanted to hunt him down but my rational/spiritual side said leave it to God. Folks like that always get whats coming to them
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#32 -Karayan-
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Third incident. Got shot at. A guy thought that I was somebody else. Him missing all those shots in my opinion is an act of God. I wanted to hunt him down but my rational/spiritual side said leave it to God. Folks like that always get whats coming to themkdizzle815
You were just lucky, those that do get shot never get to say "God" let them down you know, only the ones that survive get to tell the tale.
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I've actually died before. Well technically. I have heart problems and such, and when I was 8 months old I had to have heart surgery. Afterwards, my heart beat was considerably weak. Then my heart just basically stopped. They revived me though(obviously). And here I am know telling you about it. o_o

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#34 DukeMillennium
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I think the closest encounter with death was...probably when I almost tripped on an escalator in the mall. Pathetic, I know, but that's all I can think of.
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[QUOTE="kdizzle815"]Third incident. Got shot at. A guy thought that I was somebody else. Him missing all those shots in my opinion is an act of God. I wanted to hunt him down but my rational/spiritual side said leave it to God. Folks like that always get whats coming to them-Karayan-
You were just lucky

Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine intervention
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I was in a car that went off the road and almost hit a tree. That's about it really. :P
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#37 -Karayan-
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[QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"]Third incident. Got shot at. A guy thought that I was somebody else. Him missing all those shots in my opinion is an act of God. I wanted to hunt him down but my rational/spiritual side said leave it to God. Folks like that always get whats coming to themkdizzle815
You were just lucky

Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine intervention

As long as you don't go trusting aspects of your live to your deity.
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#38 LJS9502_basic
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[QUOTE="kdizzle815"] Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine intervention-Karayan-
As long as you don't go trusting aspects of your live to your deity.

It's not your place to tell him how to live his life.....

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Probably mine was nearly drowning as a kid because of a tidal;wave feature thing at Typhoon Lagoon in Florida. Never again. :P
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#40 -Karayan-
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[QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"] Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine interventionLJS9502_basic

As long as you don't go trusting aspects of your live to your deity.

It's not your place to tell him how to live his life.....

And you wouldn't tell someone off if he decided not to put on a bulletproof vest and helmet because he thought god would protect him in combat. :roll:
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#41 LJS9502_basic
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[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]

[QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"] Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine intervention-Karayan-

As long as you don't go trusting aspects of your live to your deity.

It's not your place to tell him how to live his life.....

And you wouldn't tell someone off if he decided not to put on a bulletproof vest and helmet because he thought god would protect him in combat. :roll:

Nope.....

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Probably mine was nearly drowning as a kid because of a tidal;wave feature thing at Typhoon Lagoon in Florida. Never again. :PThorpe89

You and me both...be thankful you don't live off the Australian coast...here, you share the water with box jellyfish, sharks and *shudder* stonefish. Though on consideration, perhaps you shouldn't be all that thankful...

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Oh right - well I know for sure they didn't have sharks at Typhoon Lagoon. :D
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[QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]

[QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"] Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine interventionLJS9502_basic

As long as you don't go trusting aspects of your live to your deity.

It's not your place to tell him how to live his life.....

And you wouldn't tell someone off if he decided not to put on a bulletproof vest and helmet because he thought god would protect him in combat. :roll:

Nope.....

Such a great parent you'd make.
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 Such a great parent you'd make.-Karayan-

I am a great parent.  My child is well provided for and loved.  I am not, however, a parent to an adult stranger.  If you lived that long and don't know how to care for yourself.....what happens is entirely up to you. 

It's not logical how you try to argue two different scenarios as though they would be the same.

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#46 Articuno76
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Got hit by a car square in the head...other than that Death is really a nice guy, good at chess too.
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[QUOTE="kdizzle815"][QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"]Third incident. Got shot at. A guy thought that I was somebody else. Him missing all those shots in my opinion is an act of God. I wanted to hunt him down but my rational/spiritual side said leave it to God. Folks like that always get whats coming to them-Karayan-
You were just lucky

Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine intervention

As long as you don't go trusting aspects of your live to your deity.

Thats the best part about God. I can trust him with things that people can't handle.
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#48 -Karayan-
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[QUOTE="-Karayan-"] Such a great parent you'd make.LJS9502_basic

I am a great parent. My child is well provided for and loved. I am not, however, a parent to an adult stranger. If you lived that long and don't know how to care for yourself.....what happens is entirely up to you.

It's not logical how you try to argue two different scenarios as though they would be the same.

I actually care about other people, even those I haven't met....
[QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"][QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"]Third incident. Got shot at. A guy thought that I was somebody else. Him missing all those shots in my opinion is an act of God. I wanted to hunt him down but my rational/spiritual side said leave it to God. Folks like that always get whats coming to themkdizzle815
You were just lucky

Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine intervention

As long as you don't go trusting aspects of your live to your deity.

Thats the best part about God. I can trust him with things that people can't handle.

Yeah, you go on and play 6 rounds of Russian Roulette, and see how much you can trust him then.
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[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]

[QUOTE="-Karayan-"] Such a great parent you'd make.-Karayan-

I am a great parent. My child is well provided for and loved. I am not, however, a parent to an adult stranger. If you lived that long and don't know how to care for yourself.....what happens is entirely up to you.

It's not logical how you try to argue two different scenarios as though they would be the same.

I actually care about other people, even those I haven't met....
[QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"][QUOTE="-Karayan-"][QUOTE="kdizzle815"]Third incident. Got shot at. A guy thought that I was somebody else. Him missing all those shots in my opinion is an act of God. I wanted to hunt him down but my rational/spiritual side said leave it to God. Folks like that always get whats coming to themkdizzle815
You were just lucky

Thats one way of looking at it. But I honestly believe that it was divine intervention

As long as you don't go trusting aspects of your live to your deity.

Thats the best part about God. I can trust him with things that people can't handle.

Yeah, you go on and play 6 rounds of Russian Roulette, and see how much you can trust him then.

That makes no sense. I'm not going to put my life in jeopardy on purpose.
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#50 -Karayan-
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[QUOTE="kdizzle815"] That makes no sense. I'm not going to put my life in jeopardy on purpose.

You do when you trust on god to protect. In that I like more. "I help those who help themselves."