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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Now that's an amazing story...

They say it takes several negative things to happen simultaneously to bring down an airliner which means it's still one of the safest ways to fly these days.

How about this one? How lucky can you be? This week, a 15-month-old baby girl survived a fall from a seventh-floor apartment in Paris almost unscathed after bouncing off a cafe awning and into the arms of a passer-by, police said on Tuesday.

Now that's amazingly lucky to (1) have a passer-by notice that you're in potential trouble or at least in a precarious position, (2) that the shop owner decided that day not to haul in the awning, "I usually close it to stop it catching fire as people tend to throw their cigarette butts onto it," he told the television station i-tele, and (3) the passer-by who saw what was about to happen must have played rugby for years to have developed reflexes like that and had the nerve and skill to catch the baby after it bounced off the awning!!

One wonders what the almighty has in store for this baby!!

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