Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
James Russell Lowell.
She Threw a Javelin into the Air...
...and where it fell she soon found out. Ann Goodland's toss in Conisborough, England, happened to land on a power line.
Two explosions, a fire, and a housing development blackout proved it. Repairmen were understanding, though, merely suggesting she
try rubber-tipped spears from now on. Or perhaps a boomerang...
Eat a live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
Mike Maryn -- The most versatile of all crime victims is no doubt this
Passiac, New Jersey, man. Over the course of five years he endured 83 muggings and was hospitalized 20 times. In
achieving that record, he was knifed, shot at twice and bludgeoned with a metal pipe, lost several teeth, and was robbed
of $2,000 in cash, several bags of groceries and four automobiles. According to newspaper reports, Passiac police
offered Maryn a walkie-talkie as a quick way of summoning help, but he turned them down. "It would only be taken from me," he