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Old 3rd May 2019, 11:54
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Interesting update:

What is interesting about that?
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Old 3rd May 2019, 12:14
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It shows that Hawaiian volcanoes are picky eaters? You can't just throw yourself in there and hope to be acceptable. You need to be some sort of Hawaiian virgin princess, evidently. Or did they throw just anybody in there in the Old Days?

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Old 3rd May 2019, 15:27
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This one really does need neutering:

https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-ma...-man-in-court/

“When interviewed by police, the 18 year old claimed he'd been given the fake money by a friend but wouldn't name them.“


Teen is fined after crash with another car | News |

“A friend had let him borrow the hatchback but he had not made enquiries as to whether he was insured to drive it.”


I guess he’ll eventually get lucky, but first he needs to be a bit more picky about his ‘friends’
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Old 3rd May 2019, 21:22
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What is interesting about that?
PN,

I found it interesting in the sense that it wasn’t a typical stupid/ignorant civilian tourist, like one I encountered at the Grand Canyon three years ago. I saw someone who had climbed over a wall and was sitting on a 30° slope, taking pictures, completely oblivious to the edge of a 1000’ plus cliff, three feet from where he was sitting. The Ranger that I called over was not impressed!

in this case I would have assumed that a military man would have been more sensible.

I can imagine several explanations:

1. He is stupid.
2. He is a trained mountaineer and felt the rules didn’t apply to him.
3. He was trying to impress his buddies. “Hold my beer and watch this!”
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Old 4th May 2019, 06:53
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post


PN,

I found it interesting in the sense that it wasn’t a typical stupid/ignorant civilian tourist
Ah, the only accurate part of the statement is that he wasn't a civilian or necessarily typical 👴



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Old 14th May 2019, 01:17
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This bloke did his level best to defeat the barrier and race the train, then gave the driver the finger when admonished by whistle.

https://imgur.com/gallery/

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Old 14th May 2019, 02:12
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Originally Posted by mickjoebill View Post
This bloke did his level best to defeat the barrier and race the train, then gave the driver the finger when admonished by whistle.

https://imgur.com/gallery/

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I wish him better luck next time.
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Old 14th May 2019, 05:40
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So, how do people collect their awards?
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Old 14th May 2019, 06:55
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So, how do people collect their awards?
A bit like many other awards for heroism - the family gets to pick them up.
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Old 14th May 2019, 06:57
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
A bit like many other awards for heroism - the family gets to pick them up.
...both the award and the winner.
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Old 14th May 2019, 17:09
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So, how do people collect their awards?
Posthumously
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Old 25th May 2019, 15:31
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driver tried to jump a bridge opening in his car.


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Old 25th May 2019, 16:32
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post

driver tried to jump a bridge opening in his car.


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Two lives abridged you might say.
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Old 25th May 2019, 19:34
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That only works in the movies...
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Old 25th May 2019, 20:36
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actually it takes lots of practice by others
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Old 25th May 2019, 23:21
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A bridge too far
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Old 25th May 2019, 23:56
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That only works in the movies...
And the famous London bus driver on Tower Bridge

In December 1952, a number 78 double-decker bus was crossing Tower Bridge. At that time, the gateman would ring a warning bell and close the gates when the bridge was clear before the watchman ordered the raising of the bridge. The process failed while a relief watchman was on duty. The bus was near the edge of the south bascule when it started to rise; driver Albert Gunter made a split-second decision to accelerate the bus, clearing a 1.8 m (6 ft) drop onto the north bascule, which had not started to rise. The conductor broke his leg, and twelve of the twenty passengers aboard received minor injuries. The driver was later rewarded with a £10 bonus.
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Old 26th May 2019, 06:53
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Drive it like you stole it
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Old 28th May 2019, 07:54
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Mt. Everest
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Old 28th May 2019, 09:43
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Talking about the Everest situation with a couple of climbing friends on Friday. Bloody ridiculous...
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