Humans never cease to amaze me.
During a recent round of executions [in Iraq], on Sept. 6, the rope snapped after 12 hangings, sending a condemned man plummeting 4.6m through the trap door onto the hard concrete floor below. Miraculously, he survived. "Allah saved me!" he shouted, "Allah saved me!". For 40 minutes, prison guards, officials and witnesses engaged in heated arguments over whether or not to interpret the broken rope as divine intervention.
in TIME magazine of November 20, 2006, Vol.168 No.22