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Top 10 Luckiest People

Most of us will experience at least a little good fortune in our lives, but for some the luck just keeps on coming

The luckiest people in history

TEDDY ROOSEVELT

Presidents don’t usually take assassination attempts lightly, but Teddy Roosevelt easily shrugged one off. On his way to speak in Wisconsin, the President was shot in the chest. Thankfully, his steel glasses case and the 50-page bullet so it didn’t pierce his lung. He remarked, “It takes more than that to kill a bull moose”, before reciting the speech in full.

Cantankerous president Roosevelt was born with a weak heart, but he disobeyed doctors’ advice and lived a famously adventurous life
This was the revolver used by John F Schrank, the would-be, mentally unstable assassin
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