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#16 Growled

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:56

Natural selection at work.


Most definitely.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:08

Wow. We did some stupid things as kids... but when we played "chicken" it was on bicycles.

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Actually, now that I think back... we did some REALLY stupid things... swimming in reservoirs, climbing to the top of 100' pine trees (those little branches SNAP), skyrocket fights, doing 110 in an AMC pacer (trying to keep up with a porsche 911) and plenty of other things I should probably not reveal.

I should probably be dead... now I hover over my children and try to prevent them from doing the same, stupid things but I think that's probably moot.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:25

Thank you Darwin!


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#19 siah1214

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:31

And good riddance. This reminds me of the two girls that got their legs broken by a train because they were sunbathing on the ****ing tracks. What the hell did you expect to happen?
The only downside to that story is that their legs were on the tracks and not their heads.
Here's the story if you want to lose some more faith in humanity:
http://www.wmur.com/...tx/-/index.html

#20 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:53

It's sad but in the UK, someone dies on the tracks every day for half the year (if you put all the incidents together).
December/January/February are the worst months.

Luckily never had one at my station but worked through plenty.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:04

We shouldn't waste any money on trying to prevent this happening because no matter how hard we try, those that want to risk their lives in the pursuit of thrills, will always find a way to reach their goal.

Say we were to fence every track and station off, that would just make it more of a thrill.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:19

So, does that mean he won?

#23 uMadRabbit

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:48

Good. When you do stupid **** like this you deserve everything that's coming to you.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 15:46

You can't prevent stupid. Look at the people who get killed by roller coasters by jumping the fence into forbidden areas.


Agreed!!!

#25 Growled

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:44

So, does that mean he won?


I believe so. ;)

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 16:44

Darwin claims another. Train tracks are dangerous...doesnt take a rocket scientist to know that. Fast hunk of metal coming at ya...yea, you are going to get hurt/killed.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 16:50

And will continue to happen when train lines are so easily accessible to play these crazy games on. But I'm sure nowhere in the world could budget a way to completely block train tracks off. :(

No thank you. We don't need more signs and more health and safety warnings in our life.

If you're seriously stupid enough to go play on a railroad track (or sunbathe) then its your own damn fault if you die. I have absolutely no sympathy for this kid or the girls who lost their legs, sorry. Instead my sympathy goes to the train driver who now has to live the rest of his life with the guilt of killing someone.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 22:28

Odd -- I never see chickens challenging trains ...

#29 Growled

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 00:30

Odd -- I never see chickens challenging trains ...


They do in Georgia. :D