As part of a rather macabre series of stories on "children who narrowly escaped serious injury," the Twin Cities' Star Tribune brings us the tale of 5-year-old Roberta Sandgren, who in 1954 got her pigtail tangled in an electric mixer while watching her mother bake a cake. For some reason, a cop was needed to untangle the little girl's hair from the beater. Roberta is now 60 and lives in Germany, where she works for a biotech company. All's well that ends well, I guess. [StarTribune]