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(Submitted by friend of the site, John Rael, of Skeptically Pwnd)

Our good friend John Rael just made this great video detailing something wild that just occurred to him. Instead of me describing it here, I’ll let you watch the video for yourself, as it’s far more entertaining.

Thanks for putting in that time, John! We appreciate the thoughts and support.

Well, Slap Me with a Squirrel!

(Submitted by reader J. D. Mack)

Sometime back in the 1990s I was riding my bike through a residential neighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland.  Suddenly, I felt something like a giant hand slapping the top of my head.  This was followed by the sight of a squirrel running away from my vicinity.

What had happened was a squirrel had fallen from a tree and landed on my head.  Now think about this.  We’ve all seen squirrels leap from tree to tree, but have you ever seen a squirrel miss and plummet to the ground?  I haven’t, so I would count that alone as being a fairly rare event.

But what are the odds that one of these rare falling squirrels would land squarely on the head of a moving cyclist?  I don’t know the exact odds, but I suspect that one would have a better chance of winning the lottery with a single ticket than having that happen to them.

[EDITOR: Now think about THIS: How embarrassed was that squirrel? Probably not as embarrassed as this one was to see itself on YouTube after this bender…]