Drop a spoon, save your life

Yes, it can happen to you. Well, maybe not you, but someone else:

Dropping something may have saved Joy Horton’s life. The 73-year-old woman was preparing some food in her western New York home on Monday morning when she dropped a spoon on the floor of her kitchen. When she bent down, her house exploded.

Fire officials said that because Horton was bending down when the explosion occurred, the kitchen sink and counter top helped keep debris from hitting her.

(via BoGlo/AP: “Spoon drop saves woman’s life” [Aug 21, 2007])