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Unfortunate Times Everyday Life was Derailed by Chaos

Any day where nothing particularly unusual happens should be regarded as a pretty good day when you realize all the misfortune that can put a cramp in people's style. Like, maybe your bus was late, but at least it didn't get sucked into a giant sinkhole. The universe can get creative when it uses unfortunate moments to throw folks for a loop.

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Rare Moments and Unlikely Events That Go Against The Odds

These unlikely moments vary in their likelihood as well as their severity. Sure, a guy amazingly surviving an explosion and a picture of four dogs all taking a dump at the same time are on different levels completely, but you can't say they're not both rare. There's just something so cool-feeling about unlikely moments that go against all odds.

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Unlikely Events Ranging from Mild to Incredible

Statistics don't lie. Even though it's super unlikely, some some super unlikely stuff is just bound to happen. Whether it's stuff falling in a weird pattern, simultaneous lightnings strikes, or strange personal connections, there will be moments that go against all odds. Call it luck, faith, destiny, the will of the universe or whatever, the world is big and a lot of interesting things happen in it.

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If we woke up to this we'd probably be convinced that the house was haunted. So it's a good thing there was cameras running to capture the magic. We understand that a stack of Roombas is a trivial thing, but seriously, what are the odds?

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15 Fun Times People Got Moderately Lucky

Sure, it's not like any of these happened against all odds, but it's still fun to see. These are some good old fashioned everyday lucky moments and really close saves.Yeah, it's not winning the lottery, but it's still rare and satisfying to get an avocado with minimal to no pit. 

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If you thought you were muddling through a tough Wednesday, sit back and count your lucky stars that you're not the guy who threw away his life savings (that he kept in a shoe box) of $23K. Ouch. 

Last Thursday this man from Ashland, Oregon accidentally threw away his life savings of $23K into the recycling bin. Upon realizing his dreadful mistake he immediately contacted Recology, which is a company that provides garbage service to over a million homes and businesses in Washington, Oregon, and California. The odds of anything shaking out in his favor from there were quite slim, but lo and behold he ended up getting the lucky break of his life. 

"We take quite a bit of material every day so the odds of finding that are not much better than a needle in a haystack," said Linda Wise, general manager of the Samoa Resource Recovery Center operated by Recology.

Miraculously $22,940 of his savings managed to stay in the shoebox without falling out. Now that is just wild. Maybe he won't be keeping his life savings in a damn shoe box for m 

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33 Lucky Times People Matched Random Stuff

Either the universe is running out of ideas, or various clothing and upholstery companies are running out of designs and fabrics. Here are times people matched not only the landscape around them, but walls, couches and random crap like markers and bottles. It's a fun time. For more funny outfit similarities, here are some times we had to ask "who wore it better?"

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10 Lucky Fails That Turned into Wins

These would have been classic fails if not for a healthy amount of luck. It's uncommon that two wrongs can make a right, but if you manage to fail a fail the right way, you can turn that baby into a win. It's like a win but with some extra suspense. Here's to the fails that landed on their feet.

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25 Times Failure and Misfortune Reared Its Head

Life can be harder some days than others. The good part is that most days aren't completely crap, and most bad days that happen aren't happening to you. Maybe these unfortunate moments will put things in perspective. Maybe you'll just find them interesting or hilarious. Either way, they sure must have sucked for whoever they happened to. For more, check out these times people had their day derailed by misfortune.

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23 Disappointing Moments That Gave People a Hard Time

These moments might remind you that, while daily life is hard enough, it could get worse. Sure, you might be behind on laundry or maybe you didn't sleep too great, but there are bigger things to be upset about. Check these out for more times misfortune got the best of people.

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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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28 Times Misfortune Ruined People's Days

Sometimes life can be a real bastard. We try our best to avoid bad outcomes, but there are some things you just can't predict. Whether it's a crocodile in your pool, missing out on a huge opportunity, or getting stuck in a bird feeder, life will hit you with some unlucky circumstances. For more, here are some times misfortune got the best of people.

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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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25 Unlucky Moments That Put the Breaks on People's Good Times

If there was a button we could push to not have anything bad happen, we'd do it. Sadly that button doesn't exist and all we can really do is look in awe at how many unforeseen unfortunate events can happen. Man, people are just magnets for misfortune. For more, here's some times misfortune got the best of people.

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Incredibly Lucky Dude Survives Insane Crash with Just Scratches

After a crazy freak accident, this man was able to pull himself out of his destroyed car and walk away. Holy crap that thing is wrecked. And holy crap is he lucky to be alive. If you wanna see more unlikely and mostly uplifting coincidences, then check these out.

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He's out here doing everyone's job! This announcer had a very proud moment when he got to announce himself catching a foul ball. He sure let everyone know how impressed he was with his performance.