Not the most elegant title I’m afraid
Basically as the title says what have you witnessed that you wouldn’t have believed unless you’d seen it yourself?
I was reminded of this story by the current icy weather we’re experiencing. About ten years ago we were having a particular cold winter and the local backroads were covered in ice and ungritted.
Coming from a rural area we used to make our own entertainment and part of this was taking our cars out onto isolated country roads to mess around in them on the snow and ice, handbrake turns, sliding around corners etc
Don’t worry, we made sure not to place any other motorists in any danger, mostly because there weren’t any…
Long story short, I was standing at an approx five-foot tall gate with four or five of my friends when one of the drivers lost control on the ice and started to spin towards us at a not insignificent rate of knots, I dived left out of the way, others dived right and my friend who was standing in the middle of the gate and had nowhere to go, reached behind himself, placed his hands on the top-bar of the gate and did a vertical backflip over the gate from a standing start, landing neatly on the other side just as the out of control car slammed into where he had been standing seconds before.
What made it more impressive was that my friend was significently overweight and unatheletic. He looked just as surprised as the rest of us…
Adrenaline huh? Its a wonderful thing!