Monday, April 20, 2009

man falls 5 stories and survives.... twice.

Last week, Alexei Roskov of Russia was drinking in his 5th floor apartment. Suddenly, Alexei got up, opened the kitchen window and launched himself out of it.... falling 50 feet to the ground.

The fact that he was drunk undoubtedly had something to do with the fact that Alexei survived the 50ft drop to the ground with only minor scratches. Alexei gathered himself off the ground and somehow managed to climb the five flights of stairs back to his apartment.

His wife Yekaterina, immediately called the ambulance. However, as they waited for the ambulance to arrive, Yekaterina started scolding Alexei for his stupid jump.

Alexei couldn't stand his wife's nagging and scolding... and so, he went to the window and jumped again.

Said Alexei, "I have no idea why I jumped the first time but when I came back up and I heard my wife screaming angrily at me I thought it was best if I left the room again - out of the window."

Miraculously, Alex also survived the second 5-story drop with only cuts and bruises. He was treated by the ambulance medics and released. The good news is that Alexei realizes how lucky he was and has given up drinking altogether for his own safety.

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