A Canadian woman escaped death by inches after a meteorite crashed through her home's roof and landed next to her pillow when she was asleep. The incident took place on Sunday, October 3 at 11:50 PM, as per Daily Mail reports. Ruth Hamilton, Golden, British Columbia citizen, woke up to the sound of a crash and dust on her face. She, unharmed, saw a rock on her pillow right next to where her head usually lies.
"I just jumped up and turned on the light, I couldn't figure out what the heck had happened," Hamilton told Victoria News.
The meteorite was as big as her fist. She jumped out of her bed and phoned 911. Hamilton plans to guard the rock as a keepsake for her grandchildren.
This is not the only surprising accident a human survived due to sheer luck. Here are the others:
2) Unconscious after being hit by a pigeon:
After being hit by a pigeon in the face while he was riding his motorcycle, Matthew Brealy was unconscious. He accidently stepped on the throttle and the speed exceeded 200 km/hour. He hit a tree, flew off his bike and landed on a pavement. That pigeon accident resulted in a broken leg and several fractures to his skull.
3) Sky dive
At about 12,000ft to earth, Michael Holmes' parachutes failed him as plummeted. At 550ft above the ground, he waved goodbye to the world. However, the fall, at an estimated 70 miles per hour, couldn't kill him. Holmes landed on a blackberry bush, sustaining only a broken ankle and a collapsed lung.
4) Impaled by a rod:
In 1848, a railroad worker named Phineas Gage survived getting impaled by a 3.5-foot, 13-pound rod he was using to pack a hole with explosives.
As he turned to greet his coworkers, an explosion in the hole shot the heavy iron rod through Gage’s jaw, brain, and skull. However, he lived for another 12 years with drooping eyelid, seizures, and dramatic emotional and cognitive problems.
5) Falling on an air hose:
A New Zealand factory worker Steven McCormack in 2011 fell onto the nozzle of an air hose. His rear falling first, the body, like a balloon, was inflating with the air. His skin separated from underlying fat and muscle. His body expanded to nearly twice its normal size. At the hospital, the inflated man found that doctors couldn’t do much, so they waited while he deflated — loudly.