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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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Redditor Saves Life of 19-Year-Old Puggle After Miscalculating How Much Fat He Could Eat

There was no way of knowing this puggle would try to take down 8 inches of pure steak fat in one go. Maybe in his old age he got cocky, or he was having too good a time to care. Anyway, the story has a happy ending after the double sided foible of feeding too much fat to a dog who doesn't know how to eat. If you liked this, here's a funny story about a dog licking doors.

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20+ Survival Myths That Could Go Completely Life-Threatening Wrong

You do NOT want to try these survival myths out if you're in a tight spot! They will pretty much ensure your lack of survival. And that's why they've landed themselves back on Fail Blog. 

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14 Common Sense "Streets Smarts" Tips to Keep Yourself Safe out There

Life is full of opportunities for someone to take advantage of you at a moment's notice. You probably know the drill. Don't meet strangers in remote locations, don't walk alone at night while staring at your phone, and don't ever fight fair.

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14 Tips For Survival That Could End Up Saving Your Life

Pack these in your back pocket next time you head on out into that crazy world we call home. 

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Life comes at you fast, and for Kevin Diepenbrock, 41, maybe a little too fast.

After crashing his motorcycle on a treacherous stretch of the Tennessee highway known as "The Dragon," Diepenbrock found himself just inches from death. He had no food, no water, and no cell service. Laying motionless in a ditch just off the highway with two punctured lungs, a dozen broken ribs, and several spinal fractures, he took out his phone to make one, final statement. Recording his last words, Diepenbrock sent his love to his wife, parents, and his especially large pack of dogs.

Stopping to take a sip of water, a passing motorist found him nearly 30 hours later. At the hospital, Diepenbrock decided to delete the videos but later retrieved them from the cloud to share them with the world.

via The Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel recounts the crash that left Diepenbrock stranded and fellow Philip Polito dead:

"On Oct. 15, Diepenbrock and Philip Polito, his riding companion and co-worker at a natural gas plant near Philadelphia, Pa., tumbled more than 100 feet down a rocky embankment after their motorcycles collided on a notorious stretch of Highway 129 near mile marker 4 called 'The Dragon.'"

"Polito, 29, of Perryville, Mo., was killed in the crash, and the 41-year-old Diepenbrock was flung out of sight from the motorists who get a thrill from the treacherous road's sharp curves and scenic views."

A harrowing experience for sure, but how many people get to watch their final words go viral?