So You Think You've Had A Bad Day..............??

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  • goo

    * A fierce gust of wind blew 45-year-old Vittorio Luise's car into a
    river near Naples, Italy, in 1983. He managed to break a window, climb
    out and swim to shore -- where a tree blew over and killed him.
    * Mike Stewart, 31, of Dallas was filming a movie in 1983 on the dangers
    of low-level bridges when the truck he was standing on passed under a
    low-level bridge -- killing him.
    * Walter Hallas, a 26-year-old store clerk in Leeds, England, was so
    afraid of dentists that in 1979 he asked a fellow worker to try to cure
    his toothache by punching him in the jaw. The punch caused
    Hallas to fall down, hitting his head, and he died of a fractured skull.
    * George Schwartz, owner of a factory in Providence, R.I., narrowly
    escaped death when a 1983 blast flattened his factory except for one
    wall. After treatment for minor injuries, he returned to the scene to
    search for files. The remaining wall then collapsed on him, killing him.
    * Depressed since he could not find a job, 42-year-old Romolo
    Ribolla sat in his kitchen near Pisa, Italy, with a gun in his hand
    threatening to kill himself in 1981. His wife pleaded for him not to do
    it, and after about an hour he burst into tears and threw the gun to the
    floor. It went off and killed his wife.
    * In 1983, a Mrs. Carson of Lake Kushaqua, N.Y., was laid out in her
    coffin, presumed dead of heart disease. As mourners watched, she
    suddenly sat up. Her daughter dropped dead of fright.
    * A man hit by a car in New York in 1977 got up uninjured, but lay back
    down in front of the car when a bystander told him to pretend he was hurt
    so he could collect insurance money. The car rolled forward and crushed
    him to death.
    * Surprised while burgling a house in Antwerp, Belgium, a thief fled out
    the back door, clambered over a nine-foot wall, dropped down and found
    himself in the city prison.
    * In 1976 a twenty-two-year-old Irishman, Bob Finnegan, was crossing the
    busy Falls Road in Belfast, when he was struck by a taxi and flung over
    its roof. The taxi drove away and, as Finnegan lay stunned in the road,
    another car ran into him, rolling him into the gutter. It too drove on.
    As a knot of gawkers gathered to examine the magnetic Irishman, a
    delivery van plowed through the crowd, leaving in its wake three injured
    bystanders and an even more battered Bob Finnegan. When a fourth vehicle
    came along, the crowd wisely scattered and only one person was hit-Bob
    Finnegan. In the space of two minutes Finnegan suffered a fractured
    skull, broken pelvis, broken leg, and other assorted injuries. Hospital
    officials said he would recover.
    * While motorcycling through the Hungarian countryside, Cristo Falatti
    came up to a railway line just as the crossing gates were coming down.
    While he sat idling, he was joined by a farmer with a goat, which the
    farmer tethered to the crossing gate. A few moments later a horse and
    cart drew up behind Falatti, followed in short order by a man in a
    sports car. When the train roared through the crossing, the horse
    startled and bit Falatti on the arm. Not a man to be trifled with,
    Falatti responded by punching the horse in the head.
    In consequence the horse's owner jumped down from his cart and began
    scuffling with the motorcyclist. The horse, which was not up to this sort
    of excitement, backed away briskly, smashing the cart into the sports-
    car. At this, the sports-car driver leaped out of his car and joined the
    fray. The farmer came forward to try to pacify the three flailing men. As
    he did so, the crossing gates rose and his goat was strangled. At last
    report, the insurance companies were still trying to sort out the claims.
    * Two West German motorists had an all-too-literal head-on collision in
    heavy fog near the small town of Guetersloh. Each was guiding his car at
    a snail's pace near the center of the road. At the moment of impact
    their heads were both out of the windows when they smacked together.
    Both men were hospitalized with severe head injuries. Their cars weren't
    * In a classic case of one thing leading to another, seven men aged
    eighteen to twenty-nine received jail sentences of three to four years
    in Kingston-on-Thames, England, in 1979 after a fight that started when
    one of the men threw a french fry at another while they stood waiting
    for a train.
    * Hitting on the novel idea that he could end his wife's incessant
    nagging by giving her a good scare, Hungarian Jake Fen built an
    elaborate harness to make it look as if he had hanged himself. When his
    wife came home and saw him she fainted. Hearing a disturbance a neighbor
    came over and, finding what she thought were two corpses, seized the
    opportunity to loot the place. As she was leaving the room, her arms
    laden, the outraged and suspended Mr. Fen kicked her stoutly in the
    backside. This so surprised the lady that she dropped dead of a heart
    attack. Happily, Mr. Fen was acquitted of manslaughter and he and his
    wife were reconciled.
    * An unidentified English woman, according to the London Sunday
    Express was climbing into the bathtub one afternoon when she remembered
    she had left some muffins in the oven. Naked, she dashed downstairs and
    was removing the muffins when she heard a noise at the door. Thinking it
    was the baker, and knowing he would come in and leave a loaf of bread on
    the kitchen table if she didn't answer his knock, the woman darted into
    the broom cupboard. A few moments later she heard the back door open
    and, to her eternal mortification, the sound of footsteps coming toward
    the cupboard. It was the man from the gas company, come to read the
    meter. "Oh," stammered the woman, "I was expecting the baker." The gas
    man blinked, excused himself and departed.

  • tergiversator

    How 'bout this one:

    A smiling woman and boy knocked on John Wortendyke's door one morning with some newsprint magazines, study workbooks and what they called "the truth."

    They were Jehovah's Witnesses.

    (from *

    Sounds like a pretty bad day to me...


  • Englishman

    I had a bad day yesterday.

    I was playing skittles last night and we were losing heavily.

    I went for a pee and wearily rested my forehead against the tiled wall as I used the urinal..............................

    And squashed a huge spider with said forehead.


  • larc

    I read a true story about a man sent a pipe bomb through the mail. It did't go off upon delivery. They caught the man because he put is return address on the package.

  • unclebruce

    ROTFL @ Engsquashman!

    That's a classic. (almost as funny as seeing a Circuit Servant shoot a tree python only to have the 100lb beast fall on him knocking him unconsious. {PNG 1972})

    unclebruce (carrying guns on field service - doubt you see that any more ;)

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