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2019 Darwin Awards

Old 24th Oct 2019, 12:37
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I think proving items 2 and 3 with a .45 Colt qualifies though item 1 is unproven.

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Old 25th Oct 2019, 13:16
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We could do with a few more like this...
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 02:42
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Sally, from your link I thought this a more deserving award, particularly liked the recycling involved, agree we could do with more examples.

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Old 26th Oct 2019, 09:26
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Quoted from the link in the post above;

The managing executive of the park extended his condolences to the family.
One has to ask; Why??
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 10:25
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A quick bump for the fishing party intent on claiming this award......a nice piece of British understatement in the article below, to wit ....

" if somebody fell in they could very seriously hurt themselves "......

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50157693
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 16:56
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
A quick bump for the fishing party intent on claiming this award......a nice piece of British understatement in the article below, to wit ....

" if somebody fell in they could very seriously hurt themselves "......

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50157693
No noticeable Coriolis effect - why?
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 20:49
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Quite a few people have put themselves in harms way around that reservoir.
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 22:58
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You could have yer eye out wi one of they cameras!
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 14:16
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Clearly this numpty had already bred, but if you remove yourself AND your offspring, that would presumably still count as a Darwin. Put this one down as a serious attempt.

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Old 4th Nov 2019, 15:09
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Try fishing near this....... Lake Berryessa, California. The spillway can drain water at a rate of up to 48,400 cubic feet per second.


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Old 4th Nov 2019, 16:40
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In these days of elf n safetee why don't the put grills over the top of the spillways?
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 18:35
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Originally Posted by Winemaker View Post
Try fishing near this....... Lake Berryessa, California. The spillway can drain water at a rate of up to 48,400 cubic feet per second.
At that rate how many nano seconds would it take the spillway to drain a 2 cu-ft person ?
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 18:50
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
At that rate how many nano seconds would it take the spillway to drain a 2 cu-ft person ?
About 41 micro-seconds; that opening is 72 feet across. As to putting a grill on it, I suspect they don't want blockage. When I was a kid we put a sheet of plywood across a similar (but obviously smaller) drain, about two feet across IIRC, that drained a stream to direct it under a highway. We made a very nice lake for our rafts. They had to bring in a diver to remove the plywood.
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 21:34
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I've seen a seagull go down a similar but smaller glory hole spillway. It's all very calm until it happens, and then it happens very, very quickly.
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 22:16
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Swept down Glacier Moulin and Spat Out

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Old 8th Nov 2019, 07:42
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Contenders..... reservoirs..... and ..plug holes. ( and the population of Derbyshire, worthy of their own dedicated award )

I like the bit about "photo opportunities no-one else has seen".....

Now, there could possibly be a reason for this ......

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50318610
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 08:57
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Originally Posted by Hydromet View Post
I've seen a seagull go down a similar but smaller glory hole spillway. It's all very calm until it happens, and then it happens very, very quickly.
There was a picture in UK very recently of either boats or canoes near a spillway, nowhere near as powerful but I wouldn't want prove it.
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 10:14
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
There was a picture in UK very recently of either boats or canoes near a spillway, nowhere near as powerful but I wouldn't want prove it.
Voila!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50125073
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 10:20
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
There was a picture in UK very recently of either boats or canoes near a spillway, nowhere near as powerful but I wouldn't want prove it.
Ah, alas, tis one of the drawbacks of hignoring those wot you don't approve of......#274 refers.



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Old 9th Nov 2019, 04:36
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How to avoid Darwin Awards while swimming in whitewater rapids:

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