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Lucky People Share The Luckiest Thing That's Ever Happened In Their Lives

It's nearly March, but people are already preparing for the "Luck of the Irish" to bless them. Sometimes around St. Patrick's Day, "Luck of the Irish" translates to a dangerous amount of alcohol and poor life choices. Those, however, that find luck at their feet on a regular basis can usually attribute it to an open mind and a willingness to see opportunity when it's right in front of you. That's what Reddit user, r/mrmeeseeksb---h, hoped to discover more of when they asked:

What's the best luck you have ever had in your life?

Just The Right Angle

Got hit by a speeding car when crossing a road, cracked the windscreen, did a flip and landed on the pavement nearby. Paramedics were worried I'd broken my neck. Several hours and Xrays later I walked out with nothing but minor bruising on my back. Different angle and I could have easily died.

Oddere

The Goodness Of Man

I was at a large outdoor concert and some dude walked up said, "no way it's you, man." He then hands me my driver's license that I didn't know I lost somehow.

motownmods

Using It All Up In One Go

Not getting crushed or drowned in a farm accident.

I was 16 and working in the packing house on a blueberry farm. I went out to the fields with a guy to pick up the berries. The truck didn't have a cab just a windshield. I was sitting on a fuel tank where the passenger seat would normally be. There was a large ditch full of water on the right side of the road. The driver went off the road into the ditch. I went into the water and the truck rolled over and came down on top of me. Somehow, I wasn't pinned or crushed and was able to find my way out.

I used up a lifetimes worth of luck in that one incident.

TominNJ

One For Each Of You

Was in a horrible roll over accident with my family after graduating high school. We were in a suburban traveling on the freeway when someone fish tailed us and we spun into the median, and then started rolling. I somehow slid out of my seat belt and flew out the passenger window landing in front of the suburban. When it got to where I landed, it bounced over me, and then continued to roll. Eye witnesses say that is the only time the suburban ever left the ground.

In the aftermath, myself, my gf at the time, and my sister all needed to be intubated, as our ribs had punctured our lungs and we were drowning in our own blood. There happened to be 3 separate, unrelated EMTs behind us that all pulled over, had medical equipment in their vehicles, and intubated us until ambulances and star flight showed up.

_crazy_balls_

Gotta Rely On That Family

My car broke down on a two lane highway in the middle of the Appalachians, 20 miles from the closest city and with no cell reception. The first vehicle around the bend was my grandfather who lived three hours away. He had randomly decided to go on a weekend trip to the mountains. From break down to being picked up was less than five minutes.

joshebgaming

Just Look Down

Lost my college ID card. A replacement was $15 I had found out. I walked out to the rainy parking lot, determined to get through the rest of my college career without an ID card, when I saw a folded, soggy, green square on the ground. It was actually a folded 10 and 5 dollar bills, hey! 15 bucks!

Went directly to Chipotle

robokeys

Tracking Down Your Phone

I lost my phone while we were laying pipe at work. Filled in the trench and then realized I had lost it somewhere in the 60ft of trench we dug. Left it there overnight seeing as it was already dark and I couldn't hear it when I called it. Returned the next day with listening equipment. Took an extremely lucky guess on where it was and located it within 30min. Dug 2 1/2ft down to find that the only damage was a small crack on my screen protector and a scuff on my Otter Box. Everyone including me had written it off as never to be recovered. 2hrs of my time when I figured it would take me a week to find it.

TommyToughNuts3

Meeting The Unknown Family

I was flying economy to London last summer, and I had the flight attendants tell me to head up to the front of the plane. Lo and behold, the pilot of my flight was my cousin who I hadn't seen, or spoken to in many years! He told me to grab my carry on, and that he would bump me up to first class for free. And holy shit was it fancy up there

metaknight95

Making It Home

I was once trying to get home from college and my car was on empty. I had one dollar left which wouldn't have even gotten me close to home. So being the smart person I am, I went into the gas station and bought a dollar scratch off lottery ticket. I wound up winning twenty dollars, filled up my car, and made it home.

merjj44

Getting It Over With Quickly

Survived bacterial meningitis when I was 2, everyone who gets it usually has to have limbs removed. But I ended up being part of a new drug trial and it saved my life and the only thing I've lost to this day as a result of it is a little bit of hair at the back of my head. That drug never came into circulation after that so it was my only chance to get it and I did. I would consider that very lucky

_durka_durka_football_

Saved By The Shoe

My mother gave me a very nice necklace. One morning I went to scratch my neck and I didn't feel it. I guess I didn't put the latch on properly and it fell off, so I got super bummed out because it was really nice.

A few hours later I found it in my shoe. It fell down my shirt, down my pants (with a belt), and into my left shoe, which had been tightly laced.

_Rough_Cut_

Get That Gordita

1am, Taco Bell, ordered a dorito taco and a crunch wrap. Ate both but my body wanted more. I jokingly reached into the bag, telling my girlfriend there always a fry at the bottom, and there was a f---ing cheesy gordita crunch in the bag. Checked the receipt and was only charged for the 2 things. So awesome.

tdvx

Always Remember, Katniss Is A Jerk

When I was 12 I was walking through the woods and got hit in the face with an arrow by someone who wasn't paying any attention to where he was firing. While this may not be lucky in its self, it hit the hinge of my jaw bone. Half an inch in any direction would've been much more fatal, an inch up would have gone into my brain, and an inch down my throat.

AmNotCIA

But, It's A Chanel

At a fancy charity ball, I bought 5 raffle tickets for $100. I put each ticket in a different bucket for different items.

I won the Chanel purse worth $1500.

Then, I also won the David Yurman diamond bracelet and ring worth $2000.

Stabfacenotback

Professors Are Too Overworked

I once had C+ going into a final, got a C- on the final and somehow ended up with an A in the class. Didn't question anything lol

Munger88

When Your PhD All Works Out

When I was in the second year of my (unfinanced) PhD, I met a brazilian girl who was in France for her PhD. We met in a bar, our PhDs had nothing to do with it.

We dated for two years before she had to go back to Brazil in order to finish her PhD. I was crushed. BOOM, my PhD adviser had just started an international project in...Brazil... in her region... she sent me there to work, all paid for by the project.

Now we have finished our PhDs, we're back in France, and she will be my wife in two months.

_Like_a_Siiir_

A Near 127-Hours

As a young, dumb teenager I was free soloing a small mountain without a safety harness. I was about twenty meters, (65ft), off the ground when I reached what I thought was the top. Turned out the top was still going upwards, and the surface was smooth as a baby's bottom, with nothing to grab on to. I tried to descend, but got myself stuck.

After a few minutes I couldn't hold on any longer, I lost my grip, and I fell. I dropped 5 meteres, (16 ft), and by chance two tiny trees, growing out from a crack in the mountain face, caught me. And they did so perfectly, one under my arm, and the other right under one of my knees. From there I found my way down again, safe and sound. If it hadn't been for those trees, I could have been seriously injured, or dead as the ground underneath was littered with pointy rocks. I didn't use my luck to win the lottery, but it saved me from a real bad situation.

Tweedledamn

Where's The True Luck?

Fell on ice. Traumatic brain injury. Died three times. They told my wife I wasn't going to make it. Coma for 3 days.

Still not dead.

Second best was when my wife agreed to marry me 30+ years ago.

cbelt3

Yeah, Okay...

I won a $20,000 car with a $10 raffle ticket.

_Kr_Treefrog2_

"Might As Well Have Won The Lottery"

I got a holographic Charizard in the first pack of Pokémon cards I ever bought. To 11 year old me I might as well have won the lottery.

_obi_wun_wun_kenobi_

Running The Table High

About 15 years ago I had to go to Vegas for a work thing, I had no extra money so I really was not excited about going. Being broke in Vegas is no fun. I was there for 3 nights. First night I decided that I would play in a $50 poker tournament, it would fill up the evening and that way I wouldn't gamble anywhere else. Bam! Took first place for $1500. Being "responsible" I went and put $1,000 in my bank and kept $500 to play with. The next night, I go to a craps table with $200 and I go on for about a 45 min roll. This was at the Paris where they have the "firebet" which is a $10 bet that if you hit all 6 points its 1000-1. I hit that over the course of the 45 minutes, and, if you know anything about craps, it becomes exponential as you press your wins, so starting with a typical $10 pass line and $20 odds and like $12 on a 6 or 8--- by the time I finally 7'ed out I had $500 on each number and was hitting them over and over- Cashed out with $28,000. The final night, I did it again- just went on a 30 min run, hit another fire bet but since I was up so much I had started at a $25 min game, another $18,000. I basically parleyed $50 into $46,000 which was more than my annual pay at the time.

That will never happen again.

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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