Thursday, February 07, 2008

The other day I was reading a piece in Slate about how sites like and are resorting to "tabloid headlines" to draw web traffic. I have to admit, I clicked on just such a melodramatic headline and found this story about a fire in an apartment building in Germany where nine people were killed. These photos are breathtaking. The uncle of this baby boy, concerned that the smoke was going to overcome the nine-month old infant, took the baby from his mother's arms and dropped him out the window to a police officer waiting four storeys below.

Imagine the faith the uncle must have had in that stranger.

The baby survived the fall and is doing fine. The two-year old brother of the rescued baby died in the fire. The apartment building houses mainly imigrant families. The fire is believed to have been an arson.

1 comment:

Stink Eye & Tube Steak said...


That is an amazing story.

BTW, I just memed you. I love to stop by and get a laugh from your blog. (Although, this post wasn't a laughing matter).