This morning (like most mornings) I was doing a bit of last-minute-hacking in the station waiting for the tube. The carriage looked pretty empty when it arrived, and so rather than suspend the laptop I just picked it up and grabbed my bag. Unfortunately I then proceeded to trip over my bag strap and fling the laptop through the open doors into the carriage where in ricocheted off the seat-pole-thingy and skidded across the floor into the opposite doors.
The result of this maiden voyage? Well, apart from some surface damage, the laptop appears fine. Haven't done a full fsck yet but I'm not getting any errors in the syslog. The resilience of laptops never ceases to amaze me.