Wait! There’s a baby in the toilet!
How on earth can a woman not only go into labor, but deliver without knowing? How? And how on earth could it happen while she’s using the loo… on a train… in India… where the loo empties directly onto the tracks…
According to the Associated Press, an Indian woman who was seven months pregnant, had to use the facilities while riding the train through an area in India. This tiny preemie of hers is an adventure seeker, I’d say, because he slipped right out of her, through the chute and onto the tracks where rail workers soon found him – with barely a scratch.
Now, tell me truthfully, don’t you want to know what kind of life this little daredevil is going to have? The writer in me wants to use his entrance into the world as a leap-off point for a book. The layman in me wants to see Steven Spielberg, George Lucas or Steven King’s take on it. How cool. Talk about inspiration. I couldn’t write a backstory like that for my characters. Who would believe it?
What anecdotes have you heard that seem too far out there to be real… but are?