lucky to be alive: January 2012 Archives


A team of ice hockey players in Slovakia must have been glad their training session didn't last a bit longer recently -- because the roof of the rink collapsed seconds after they'd finished.

The players had just finished their training session at the rink in Námestovo and left the ice when the roof began to rumble and cracks began to form.

Seconds later -- with the players thankfully having moved to safety -- the snow laden roof then collapsed onto where they had previously been skating.


This dog is lucky to be alive after his hapless owner got into a lift and forgot his pooch -- which had his leash attached -- was still outside.


CCTV footage shows the horrified button-punching reaction of the dog owner when he realises what's happened and that his pet could be seriously injured.

As he travelled towards his Chicago apartment, the man realised that he is still holding the lead but that his 18-month-old bulldog cross is not in the lift with him.

Luckily, video from another camera shows that while the dog was lifted from the ground as the lead travelled upwards, it snapped and he survived the ordeal relatively uninjured.


American footballers had a lucky escape recently, when a camera which had been suspended above the field fell and almost hit them.


During the Insight Bowl between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Oklahoma Sooners, the ESPN camera became tangled in its own wires.

This meant that it fell as it was being repositioned after a kickoff and came plummeting down narrowly missing a huddle of players.

After hitting the ground it nearly took out Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt who dodged the bouncing the camera equipment.




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