Thoughts on the Fetal Position

I have an uncle in the military. He always tells this war story about how he fell out of an airplane. Or a helicopter. I can't really remember what kind of flying machine it was or how far it was from the ground, but there is one thing about it that always shocks people who hear it for the first time... 

It's the fact that he didn't suffer from any major injuries. Well, he says it was because he tucked himself into a ball before he landed. I mean... Sure, he probably had some bruises. But don't you think it's a bit unbelievable that he walked away with little more than a few scratches and some soreness? Apparently, it protects all the inner organs. And if you tuck your head in, you're golden. 

I wish all painful things could be avoided by curling up into a ball.