Not my story , but worth sharing.
18 months ago was taking some kiteboarding pics with my Pentax istDS.
One of the kiteboarders remarks "nice camera". He mentioned he had his camera in the car. Turns out he had a 1DSMK2!. He had just had the camera replaced by insurance company due to the plastic clip on the camera strap breaking , resulting in the camera taking a drop.
Now I realise a 1 series should be able to handle a drop , however in this case the strap failed while he was standing above a saltwater rockpool at the beach....
Now that's what I call a "drop"