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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 07:18
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Another late runner for the year, who'd have thought trains can run on electricity

Person dies after being electrocuted at Manchester Piccadilly train station - updates - Manchester Evening News
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 09:34
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Here's a strong candidate:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f9b_1380313509
PS Why do foreigners refer to this as a "Slingshot"? Call it a slingshot if you like, just spell it C-A-T-A-P-U-L-T!
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 10:00
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Call it a slingshot if you like
No, don't, because it's not a slingshot. One slings with a slingshot, most commonly seen nowadays slinging a ball for the dog to fetch.
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 00:14
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
Here's a strong candidate:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f9b_1380313509
PS Why do foreigners refer to this as a "Slingshot"? Call it a slingshot if you like, just spell it C-A-T-A-P-U-L-T!
Jesus...it's all good fun until someone loses an eye.
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 08:47
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Troppo, after the first shots I thought he wasn't entirely stupid firing at an angle. Then the last shot aaaggrah
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 10:00
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His T-shirt was bloodied before he even started!
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 11:13
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Er havenít we seen this before?
IIRC, itís a hoax video and thatís just make up etc.
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 21:34
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It is a hoax video. Look at the woman's hand as she reaches into the shot to staunch the flow of blood. There is blood already on her hand from previous "takes".
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 03:31
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There are usually several factors involved for aspiring award winners included in which is innovation. Quantifying innovation is notoriously difficult as we know, but, in this case, I think it's safe to say we have concrete evidence of such......not forgetting the fact, that, being a resident of Wolverhampton gave him a head start anyway.....

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...into-microwave

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Old 8th Dec 2017, 03:55
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There are usually several factors involved for aspiring award winners included in which is innovation. Quantifying innovation is notoriously difficult as we know, but, in this case, I think it's safe to say we have concrete evidence of such......not forgetting the fact, that, being a resident of Wolverhampton gave him a head start anyway.....
The idea behind this award is to assist guys like this being removed from the gene pool. Can't the second responders do a simple snip on him while he is under drugs while being extricated?
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 07:29
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Good God Krystal - a Guardian article that was actually worth reading!

The guy is obviously a hard case...
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 08:59
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
The idea behind this award is to assist guys like this being removed from the gene pool. Can't the second responders do a simple snip on him while he is under drugs while being extricated?
Just switching on the microwave would have been quicker and easier.
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 03:19
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Nothing like a bit of self deprecation really.....

Prankster defends cementing head in microwave - BBC News
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 07:03
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Does jumping off a cliff count?
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 08:05
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Not if it was deliberate suicide, it has to be a "misadventure" and ideally one whose outcome could have been foreseen by a person whose genes were worth keeping in the pool. BASE jumping would count though.
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 09:33
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Almost there then, from BBC, 4th December.
Beachy Head base jumper 'crashed into cliffs' - BBC News
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 09:36
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Not quite.

No-one removed themselves from the gene pool in that incident by dying.
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 05:11
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This guy made numerous attempts to win a DA, and finally achieved his objective:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=81c_1512884745

Chinese rooftop daredevil's luck runs out

The confirmation of Wang Yongning's death only came on Wednesday as a result of questions that were raised after his social media account had not been updated for over a month.

The extreme sports player was well-known for his risky stunts, like walking on the edge of a rooftop or posing with his hands holding a rooftop edge and his body hanging midair.

Wang, who was born in 1991, usually recorded each of his risky challenges on video which he posted to his Weibo account with a screen name of @Jixian-Yongning but the last post was on November 8, which triggered off speculation by netizens that he had died.

And so it turned out. Wangís friends on Wednesday put out an online statement confirming that he had fallen down a skyscraper in Changsha on November 8 and his body was discovered the next day.
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 09:15
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Not sure that I would want to watch his latest video.
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 09:28
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
Not sure that I would want to watch his latest video.
I think it's higher than what it is long. Go on...click the link
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