Best Lead of the Month
'He was almost dead when his mother scooped him out of the baptismal font in a small village in the Urals. The local priest, plied with liquor all morning by happy parents, had dunked the baby in the water and forgotten him. The boy survived and was christened Boris a fighter.'
--from The Economist's recent obituary on Boris Yeltsin.
You can check out earlier leads of the month here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.