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Freaky Close Call Decisions that Saved People's Lives

The universe is shifty and unpredictable, and it's impossible to know when an unforeseen danger will be thrown right at you. But sometimes our spidey senses light up, allowing us to make either fast or seemingly precognitive decisions that help us dodge massive bullets. Sometimes a crazy close call is up to chance, but other times people feel a gut instinct keeping them safe.

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Back in 2015, someone learned their lesson about drones, presumably. Champion Skiier Marcel Hirscher was on his second run of the day when a camera drone plummeted out of the air, just missing him. And it shatters well too, the only way a drone knows how.

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There are quite a few inappropriate places to fall unconscious, but the top of the list has gotta be "while leaning over a balcony." Right as he begins to fall unconscious he starts to fall for real, and he only has our MVP blue shirt guy to stop him from really messing himself up in the hardest-to-explain-way possible. Go mister blue shirt.

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Of all the horrible things to be surprised by, "slowly tipping concrete mixing truck coming right at you" is probably way up on the list. After that thing tipped for what seemed like ages, everyone got out unscathed. It's just probably a better idea in general to not try to pull of any slick moves in a concrete truck.

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It has to be bowel-emptyingly scary to realize you're in a fast-moving airborne vehicle with only a so-so chance of sticking the landing. Maybe the force of this driver's rapidly-filling underwear hitting the floor of the car provided enough downward thrust to get it back on the ground.

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The Largest Bullets People Dodged

As not-total-idiots, we spend a lot of time worrying about making the right decision. Sometimes we can thank ourselves for avoiding a bad situation, and sometimes it's totally up to random chance whether we dodge a huge bullet or not. Everyone has a moment in their lives that the think about "man if that had gone just slightly differently I'd be in some serious pain right now." Hindsight is 20/20 and life is just a constant act of dodging massive bullets.

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Recent icy rain and winds in Russia have been battering and weakening infrastructure, especially this concrete slab that came down onto this guy's car just as he was clearing it of some ice. It might be the worst way to get out of having to scrape ice off your car in the morning.

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Professor's Greek Beach Tale is a Crazy Close Call

Apparently the moral of this story is that tight pants can save your life? Maybe it's an exception to the rule. Either way you wouldn't expect this from an 80 year old history professor. For some more close calls, here's a dad whose instinct save his daughter, as well as some creepy paranormal stories from night shifters.

Tumblr story of a professor who had a creepy close call | kvinnfolk wanna hear wild story? my brother's history professor is closing on 80 and basically lives at university. one night my brother visited him meeting, and came up my brother gonna be performing as court jester at castle following day. and his professor busts out ah reminds my youth he then proceeded tell tale he and his friends went backpacking greece back their early 20s. then one day they found themselves completely penniless. so
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We'll probably never have the gumption it took for this woman to step out of a malfunctioning elevator, but holy crap if that's not a close call. Maybe a fight or flight response? Either way, we'd be as concerned as the woman who stayed in.

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12 Close Calls Where People Escaped Ruin by Moments

These lucky people all found themselves less than seconds, or in some cases inches away from complete and utter destruction. It really makes you feel deep thoughts about the delicate balance in which all our lives hang. And also it's effin' wild. For stupid people who things didn't perfectly work out for, check out these utter morons who deserve darwin awards.

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12 Wild Close Calls That Lucky People Survived

Thank goodness for reflexes. These videos would look a whole lot different if not for some quick thinking or just straight up luck. Honestly, most of these are just luck. Here's to monster trucks and trains having effective breaks. For more close calls, check out these close calls where people escaped ruin by moments.

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13 Crazy Close Calls That Could've Gone Real Bad

These close calls are inches, feet, and seconds away from being really not fun to watch. Congratulations on everyone's luck in these videos, because without it they would all likely be hurting a lot more. For more close call gifs, here are some close calls where people escaped ruin by moments.

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12 Insane Close Calls That Nearly Destroyed People

Life is a series of close calls. Yours might be almost having spilled your coffee this morning. For these people it was almost getting hit by a train. Oh, quick reminder, look both ways before crossing the street. Don't save the looking for when you're halfway through. These could have been some real doozies. For more, here are some close calls where people escaped ruin by moments.

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18 Riveting Close Calls Where People Escaped Death by Seconds

You risk your life every time you step out the door. Or even stay at home. Even when you're sleeping. Anyway, these folks are some of the luckiest people out there. You never know how life will roll the dice, but it looks a lot like these people got a second chance that many aren't afforded. If you're in the mood, here are some more nerve-wracking stories of survival.

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16 People Share the Biggest Bullet They've Ever Dodged

These people had some real close calls, but by chance, circumstance or skill managed to get out (pretty much) unscathed.

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