Monday, January 05, 2009

A Happy Accident?

Recently eaten: curried chicken
Recent annoyance: the cat that roams my hallway doesn't seem to care that i am serverly allergic to him

I don't know if this would classify as serendipitous, but falling off of a cliff while trying to jump another cliff and then breaking a world record might just be filed under luckiest bastard. I should be so lucky to survive anything with minor liver damage.

Fred Syversen and his 107 meters unintentional world record cliff jump (via Neatorama)
Fred Syversen said landing felt like an explosion and breathing was difficult. He was buried in the snow, but he didn’t panic. He knew the crew would be digging him in minutes. They found Fred unconscious, but as soon as he woke up, he was able to ski down to helicopter. He was flown to hospital where they found minor damage in his liver. He was ordered to take it easy for the next few weeks.


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