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Old 26th Apr 2017, 18:09   #101 (permalink)
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Old, old news.
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Old 27th Apr 2017, 22:37   #102 (permalink)
 
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Apologies... not exactly Darwinian but very stupid: When you drop your drugs... in court - BBC News
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Old 1st May 2017, 15:10   #103 (permalink)
 
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And the obsession with selfies catches another young person out:

Scot killed 'while taking selfie' on German motorway - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39772539
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Old 1st May 2017, 16:44   #104 (permalink)
 
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Don't know why Harley Quinn's link didn't work.

Scot killed 'while taking selfie' on German motorway - BBC News
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Kent strongman trucker electrocuted when trailer hit cable | Daily Mail Online
Not so strong on the intelligence side of the equation though
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Old 4th May 2017, 05:33   #106 (permalink)
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Alas, those low budget holidays can be so enticing.....

Tourist attacked by Komodo dragon in Indonesia - BBC News

True, not the full award, but, certainly worthy of a commendation for "Outstanding Effort ".
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Old 4th May 2017, 07:51   #107 (permalink)
 
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Lost the original source but someone was electrocuted yesterday (?) climbing onto the roof of a UK-bound Eurostar carriage in Paris.


Man killed after climbing on roof of Eurostar train in Paris | Stuff.co.nz

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Old 4th May 2017, 11:42   #108 (permalink)
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man had been burned beyond recognition and it would be hard to identify him.
Shocking! Simply shocking.
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I don't understand the comment about "burned beyond recognition. I had thought that the burning was localized at the end points of the electrical path unless the path was continuous or constantly changing
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This is the least unpleasant image that I could find of someone charred by high-tension electricity:- not pleasant.
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I can't understand people that jump out of a perfectly airworthy aircraft.

Scottish man dies during skydive in Pattaya, Thailand - BBC News
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Old 5th May 2017, 10:40   #112 (permalink)
 
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Should I have waited to see if this man dies?
Tourist attacked by Komodo dragon in Indonesia - BBC News
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Old 5th May 2017, 15:14   #113 (permalink)
 
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Ohayo goziamasu jolihokistix-san,
Unfortunately that link was referenced only 6 posts ago.
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Old 5th May 2017, 15:27   #114 (permalink)
 
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Whoops, who's bad?

Right, where are my hat n coat?
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Old 5th May 2017, 15:47   #115 (permalink)
 
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"Right, where are my hat n coat? "
Probably in that restaurant where you left your brolly....

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From Super VC-10's post.

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News portal Khaosod quoted police spokesman Col Chonnapat Nawalak as saying: "We have to check whether he died from the jumping or from drowning."
One wonders if there may be a third possibility.

"Impact" comes to mind.
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Old 5th May 2017, 19:08   #117 (permalink)
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From Super VC-10's post.

One wonders if there may be a third possibility.

"Impact" comes to mind.
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he may have had a heart attack or a stroke after leaving the plane

he went the way he wanted and no-one should feel sad
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Old 5th May 2017, 22:03   #118 (permalink)
 
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Cheers G-CPTN,

Must have scrolled right past that. Speed reading and hit a bump.
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Old 6th May 2017, 01:21   #119 (permalink)
 
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More hats, coats n brollies?
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Old 6th May 2017, 07:21   #120 (permalink)


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So many train related deaths of late. Don't they teach kids how dangerous they can be any more???
Ironically, the railroad that was involved in this incident is the founder of and major player in a rail safety organisation, "Operation Lifesaver":

https://oli.org

Also worth noting is that there are huge tracts of the USA where there is no passenger service on the railroads at all. So you have a large number of people who've never experienced how fast trains travel, how long they take to stop, or how quiet they can be.
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