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2019 Darwin Awards

Old 9th Nov 2019, 20:05
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Originally Posted by visibility3miles View Post
How to avoid Darwin Awards while swimming in whitewater rapids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RtFoC63lNo
I gotta go try that and see if it really works

..... hold my beer
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 20:26
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Noooo!!!!



As if from the water you have a good view of the edge of the eddy...
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 01:42
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That was an itty bitty creek. In the bigger stuff you might find that your efforts to swim to the side just waste energy as the current pulls you back to above the next chute. You may be surprised by how long you can be underwater even wearing a life jacket, well PFD. Particular rapids merit wearing two pfds. Don't ask how I know
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 02:42
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Working in fast rivers, which I did most of my working life, we were taught and practiced that if you went over, always get our feet pointing downstream and get yourself to the side, doesn't matter if it's slowly (unless there's a waterfall coming up). You can't swim if you've been knocked out.
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Old 19th Nov 2019, 07:41
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A good try...
https://nltimes.nl/2019/11/19/girl-1...n_mtVRdHxDSZlM

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Old 19th Nov 2019, 10:09
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Devil

Tried to view your supplied link Super VC-10 but a pop up appeared informing me that I had an Ad Blocker (true) but for a fee I could have it disabled to read the story.

They can go and indulge in some Sexual activity and Travel!
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Old 19th Nov 2019, 10:45
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
Tried to view your supplied link Super VC-10 but a pop up appeared informing me that I had an Ad Blocker (true) but for a fee I could have it disabled to read the story.

They can go and indulge in some Sexual activity and Travel!
I could read it okay... (I agree though - any page that wants to charge me or get me to drop any blocker, etc, can 'do one'.)

A 13-year-old girl from the Netherlands sustained severe burns when she dropped her phone, which was charging, in the bath, professionals from Amsterdam UMC and the Red Cross Hospital in Beverwijk wrote in the Journal of Medical Case Reports.

The girl was holding her charging phone in her right hand while taking a bath. At some point the phone was submerged in the water, shocking the girl. She screamed when this happened, bringing her mother running to the bathroom. The mother unplugged the charger an lifted her daughter out of the bath.

The girl lost consciousness for a short time and suffered from muscle contractions. She was taken to the hospital, where two deep burns were discovered - one on her hand, the other on her stomach. The girl suffered memory loss, so she could not tell exactly what happened. But the muscle contractions and burns indicate that she had been shocked. The girl was hospitalized for two days and later underwent surgery on the burn on her stomach.

Amsterdam UMC and the Red Cross Hospital stress that all electrical devices or cords must at all times be kept away from water.

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 12:45
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Bloke in Maine, U.S., killed by his own booby trap.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50619952
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 20:29
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
Bloke in Maine, U.S., killed by his own booby trap.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50619952
There has got to be alternatives that don't mert convictions.

How bout an upturned coffee cup over a red back spider that has a "don;t look here" on the cup side?
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