Dick van Dyke says he owes his life to a helpful school of porpoises. The Mary Poppins and Diagnosis: Murder star recently told an interviewer that he fell asleep on a surfboard and woke up adrift at sea and out of sight of land, the Telegraph reports. "I started paddling with the swells and I started seeing fins swimming around me and I thought, 'I'm dead!'" he said. "They turned out to be porpoises and they pushed me all the way to shore. I'm not kidding." The 84-year-old actor, a keen longboarder in his younger days, didn't say when the rescue happened.
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