A guy told me about his dad who decided to backpack from England to Thailand in 1979. By late December 1979, he had made it roughly half way to his destination, which put him in Afghanistan. On the morning of December 24th, 1979, he and his friends got up, and were planning to do some rock climbing. They got in the jeep of a guy that they paid to bring them out to rock climb. When they got in, he told them that they weren’t going rock climbing that day, and instead he was heading for Pakistan, and they could join him if they wanted to. Why the sudden change of plans? December 24th, 1979 is the day that the soviets invaded Afghanistan. This guy’s father has pictures of him standing on a hill with a few dozen or so soviet tanks in the field below him. [Andrew9623]
9. Got Hit by a Rock in a Food Fight
During my freshman year of high school, there was a huge food fight and a ton of actual fighting that happened.
During the big food fight, my ass was just trying to get away from everything. That is, until some asshole decided to throw a rock the size of a baseball at my back. I had a huge welt on my back for about a year. And then some asshole teacher tried to give me detention for participating in the food fight. SINCE WHEN IS A ROCK FOOD? [Broodd]
10. Got Mangled by a Police Dog
Apparently there was a police chase going on that he didn’t know about. The police dog jumped over the fence into his backyard and attacked him, really messed up his arm from what i understand. The cops end up throwing him in the police car, after realizing that they had the wrong guy they let him go and literally told him ” Well maybe you should have stayed inside.” He’s currently going through a lawsuit with them and is probably going to get a big settlement, because they never even filed a police report or anything. [Vaginabond]
11. Run-in With The Mafia
Just arrived in Naples Italy and I took a 1 am taxi to my hostel. The taxi driver took a left one block too soon. Told me my hostel was at the top of the building and left the scene. It was dark and an empty alley.
Having never been here, I just trusted every word. I went upstairs this shady building to where there was a single door, I open it because I saw lights and heard some commotion thinking it was the lobby of the hostel.
Well no, it was some sort of meeting between some gangsters. All which had guns already in their hands. Being the only teenager (and i look even younger) in the room no one shot at me. I got lucky.. I got detained temporarily and Ended up having to explain myself in the little Italian that I knew, I was nervous so I cracked a joke. Eventually someone escorted me out at gun point, thought I was going to die… The guy just kindly said “I hope you get a good story from this, you are lucky you are funny” then pointed me to the building I should have gone into. [jcjavo]