Here's a good one: I placed my 2010 Macbook (not a pro) on the top of a car so I could stop for a while and talk to someone. When we were done talking, I got in the car and drove off. I later found the laptop on the side of the road, beaten up but still booting somehow. I'm pretty sure it was hit by a car or two before I got to it.
I didn't use any of the recommended tools, just items that I already had (a knife, and one of those cheap "precision" screwdriver kits). The entire fix took maybe an hour, but I intentionally worked slowly. Since this isn't a Pro, I didn't have to worry about the glass, since there isn't any.
The cable that the lcd plugs into is a bit hard to get into place. Also, make sure you put all the screws all the way back in, otherwise the plastic around the screen might stick up a bit and prevent the macbook from closing properly.