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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #510 on: October 19, 2018, 05:50:33 PM »
Another contender for mass Darwinning award

You want to watch fireworks, you want a good view so why not stand en mass on a railway line?  What could possibly go wrong?


This https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45913793

'More than 50 people have been killed and 200 hurt after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India's northern Punjab state, police told the BBC.

The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dusshera, eyewitnesses told BBC Punjabi.'


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Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose to stand on a railway line to watch a firework display because I'm a fucking moron moron...  noooo:
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #511 on: October 19, 2018, 06:39:13 PM »
Another contender for mass Darwinning award

You want to watch fireworks, you want a good view so why not stand en mass on a railway line?  What could possibly go wrong?


This https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45913793

'More than 50 people have been killed and 200 hurt after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India's northern Punjab state, police told the BBC.

The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dusshera, eyewitnesses told BBC Punjabi.'


Nice one!  :thumbsup:

Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose to stand on a railway line to watch a firework display because I'm a fucking moron moron...  noooo:

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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #512 on: October 19, 2018, 10:38:01 PM »
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #514 on: October 20, 2018, 04:06:29 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1KkXDZ2kCk

The bit when the canopies are moved 'in' is actually shot from the rear of the train and reversed... they are moving out...  whistle:

It is an AFFS anyways...  whistle:
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #515 on: October 20, 2018, 08:28:08 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1KkXDZ2kCk

The bit when the canopies are moved 'in' is actually shot from the rear of the train and reversed... they are moving out...  whistle:

It is an AFFS anyways...  whistle:
Which was your stall?
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #516 on: October 20, 2018, 09:09:09 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1KkXDZ2kCk

The bit when the canopies are moved 'in' is actually shot from the rear of the train and reversed... they are moving out...  whistle:

It is an AFFS anyways...  whistle:
Which was your stall?
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #517 on: October 20, 2018, 10:05:34 AM »
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #518 on: October 25, 2018, 10:19:20 PM »
It may make you feel alive but one of these days you are going to bugger up on a climb and traumatize the spectators as they watch you fall to your death...  noooo:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6316217/French-spiderman-tackles-latest-climb-London-skyscraper.html
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #519 on: October 26, 2018, 03:55:21 AM »
It may make you feel alive but one of these days you are going to bugger up on a climb and traumatize the spectators as they watch you fall to your death...  noooo:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6316217/French-spiderman-tackles-latest-climb-London-skyscraper.html

Mental...  noooo:
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #520 on: October 26, 2018, 09:11:42 AM »
It may make you feel alive but one of these days you are going to bugger up on a climb and traumatize the spectators as they watch you fall to your death...  noooo:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6316217/French-spiderman-tackles-latest-climb-London-skyscraper.html

Mental...  noooo:
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #521 on: November 09, 2018, 04:53:39 PM »
While the footage is far from terrifying here is another idiot for Mr Darwin sir to keep his eye on, not checking your parachute before performing a base jump...  noooo:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6371823/Footage-released-Frenchmans-leap-crane-Sydney-CBD.html
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #522 on: November 09, 2018, 05:24:45 PM »
While the footage is far from terrifying here is another idiot for Mr Darwin sir to keep his eye on, not checking your parachute before performing a base jump...  noooo:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6371823/Footage-released-Frenchmans-leap-crane-Sydney-CBD.html

I've watched paint drying which was more terrifying than that video... ::)
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #523 on: November 09, 2018, 05:27:17 PM »
While the footage is far from terrifying here is another idiot for Mr Darwin sir to keep his eye on, not checking your parachute before performing a base jump...  noooo:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6371823/Footage-released-Frenchmans-leap-crane-Sydney-CBD.html

I've watched paint drying which was more terrifying than that video... ::)

True but I was commenting more on the absolute stupidity of making a jump without checking your parachute rather then the jump itself.
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #524 on: November 09, 2018, 05:38:33 PM »
While the footage is far from terrifying here is another idiot for Mr Darwin sir to keep his eye on, not checking your parachute before performing a base jump...  noooo:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6371823/Footage-released-Frenchmans-leap-crane-Sydney-CBD.html

I've watched paint drying which was more terrifying than that video... ::)

True but I was commenting more on the absolute stupidity of making a jump without checking your parachute rather then the jump itself.

Yes, but that is bollox... ::)

Nobody packs your 'chute for you, you do it yourself... You carefully roll it and check for foreign objects and if you are doing a base jump, you have to prepare it and remove the (I can't remember the name but it is a sheet that goes between the risers and slows down the opening to make it softer on your meat & two veg)... It is a very precise manual process...

See how he holds the drogue chute in his hand and deploys it immediately when he jumps? He knows there are no second chances if anything goes wrong from that height - there is no way he would pack a chute with big hols in it... noooo:
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