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40+ Miraculous Times People Avoided Catastrophe By The Skin Of Their Teeth

Have you ever had one of those moments in life where the difference of one millimeter or one millisecond changed absolutely everything? Most of us have experienced something like these closest of calls, these ‘saved-in-the-nick-of-time’ and the skin of your teeth type scenarios.

Whether it is guardian angels or just plain luck on our side, we’ll never know. What we do know is that we’re grateful. Breath a collective sigh of relief with us as we take a look at these situations, which could’ve been utter disasters but were instead, miraculously, not:

1. When a pair of safety glasses saved this guy’s eyeball from an exploding angle grinder disc.

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2. When u/Fadawah‘s “great-grandfather was shot in the chest by a German soldier during World War 1. Luckily, the coins in his breast pocket absorbed the bullet and saved his life. You could say he didn’t need much money…to survive:”

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3. When a tree came this close to denting that lovely green Peugot:

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4. When this dad employed his incredible dad reflexes to save his son’s face from a wayward baseball bat:

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5. And the seriously incredible time this dad avoided a sledding catastrophe:

6. When this motorcyclist almost died but Spiderman’d outta there instead:

7. When a storm drain took pity on this dude’s wedding ring:

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8. When your destiny was almost the most unlucky:

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9. When this credit card theft was just narrowly avoided:

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10. When this boulder almost eviscerated an Italian farmhouse:

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