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Bluffboy says: My mate cheated death and burned his eyebrows off looking down the barrel of a potato gun. Tell us about your brushes with the Grim Reaper through stupidity.

(, Thu 12 Feb 2009, 20:01)
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I'm too scared to do anything really stupid
so it'll have to be my grandad i tell thee about.

He was a munitions wagon driver during the war. His only job was to drive the truck full of bullets to where they needed them. Once they came under attack from a German plane, and in the panic, the hid...under the big munitions truck full of things that blow up. Luckily the plane decided this was too easy, and decided not to come back for a second try.
(, Tue 17 Feb 2009, 10:50, 1 reply)
Or possibly quite a bold and clever move - reverse psychology?
If the pilot was low on ammuniition or fuel, he wouldn't want to waste it strafing a truck that must be empty (or the driver wouldn't hide beneath it)?

How does the old adage go? "Try to look unimportant. The enemy may be low on ammo."
(, Tue 17 Feb 2009, 18:19, closed)

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