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(Mainichi Daily News)   Man leaps from speeding train, gets up & walks away like nothing happened   (mdn.mainichi.co.jp) divider line 48
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2002-07-05 02:45:58 AM  
I'd pay to see him do that again.
 
2002-07-05 02:46:15 AM  
Well, this was quite bizarre...
 
2002-07-05 02:47:40 AM  


It's been done
 
2002-07-05 02:48:35 AM  
A large dent remained in the fence where he had slammed into it. Well duh! How fast is 100 KPH in miles per hour?
 
Sow
2002-07-05 02:51:08 AM  
wheres the dumbass tag?

100 KPH =160 MILES
 
2002-07-05 02:51:24 AM  
Belfour - 60 mph
 
2002-07-05 02:51:32 AM  
100kph is about 60mph

Damn
 
2002-07-05 02:51:47 AM  
Suspect soon captured by Japan's secret mecha police.
 
2002-07-05 02:52:35 AM  
Awww, you pussies.

When I was a kid the trains didn't bother to stop cuz it wasted time. We always just jumped out of them onto fences. One time when I had been bad, my Dad made me jump into a pile of old broken bottles for a week instead though.

Ah, memories of childhood....

.
 
2002-07-05 02:52:47 AM  
Sow you're a bit off.

100 miles = 160 KM
60 miles = just over 96 km..

So 60 miles is close enough.
 
Sow
2002-07-05 02:53:21 AM  
as i realised iw as totaly incorrect

160kph=100 miles
oops
:-P
 
2002-07-05 02:54:02 AM  
I jumped off a Metra train once about 10 years ago at about a 25 mph clip. I tumbled and took a spill but walked away unscathed.
But I sure was sore the next day.
And the day after that.
 
2002-07-05 02:56:04 AM  
When I was about six years old, I jumped out of the swingset with my roller skates on. It was fun until my skates hit the ground.
 
2002-07-05 02:58:08 AM  
100 km/h = 62.137119223733396961743418436332 mph.

Roughly.
 
2002-07-05 03:03:15 AM  
I once was more powerful than a locomotive...and my name is Kal-el
 
2002-07-05 03:11:02 AM  
A guy got cut in half trying to jump off of a train by my old apartment a few years ago.

This happened a long time ago in here in Louisiana, so I know it couldn't be the same guy.
 
2002-07-05 03:13:47 AM  
Mainichi Daily News = Japanese 'Weekly World News'
 
2002-07-05 03:14:28 AM  
Big farking deal, I do this every day for fun.
hehe.
 
2002-07-05 03:18:48 AM  
I fail to see why this makes this idiot a "hero."

I do, however, think it makes him a complete jackass.
 
2002-07-05 03:29:12 AM  
Jasher:
it makes him a hero because...um...no, i guess you're right.
 
2002-07-05 03:30:03 AM  
Good grief, read the other stories on the page. Japan is full of idiots and sex perverts!
 
2002-07-05 03:31:41 AM  
Yeah I'd pay to see that too.

Scaryduck, like America isn't full of idiots and sex perverts?
 
2002-07-05 03:33:23 AM  
Mainichi is a legit paper, well, is an english version of one. Japan, however, does have it's fair share of idiots and sex perverts
 
2002-07-05 03:34:39 AM  
I used walk along the tracks to get work and would hop freight trains to and from work when they happened to be passing in my direction. If course, in town they are only moving about 5-6 MPH so it's not a very noteworthy accomplishment, but it beat walking 2 miles each way.
 
2002-07-05 03:53:49 AM  
I wonder if his parents were around when the A-bombs went off?
 
2002-07-05 03:58:56 AM  
even Depression era hobo's are reading fark now. right skunkduster?
 
2002-07-05 04:16:14 AM  
Hero, no.
Zero, yes.
 
2002-07-05 04:27:31 AM  
Any number of tags would have sufficed here:





But i would really have liked the


Its a bird, no its a plane, no it is some crazy ass Japanese guy.

All this from the country that gave us those extreme shows.

I am convinced that TV does in fact rot the brain.
 
2002-07-05 04:32:29 AM  
What do "students" look like?
 
2002-07-05 04:52:55 AM  
Student = no tie

Add another vote for video pleez.
 
2002-07-05 05:14:54 AM  
60 kph = bloody well fast enough
 
2002-07-05 05:16:31 AM  
No brain, no pain. I'll bet ther's a security camera somewhere that caught it.
 
Loc
2002-07-05 05:17:36 AM  
Let me guess... his name is Max Payne?
 
2002-07-05 05:27:41 AM  
I'm going thru that station on Sunday, also on the express, but I don't think I'll jump off. I'll see if'n I can snap a picture of the fence on the way back, if it's snapworthy.
 
2002-07-05 05:41:05 AM  
How to Jump from a Moving Train

1. Move to the end of the last car. If this is not an option, you can jump from the space between cars, or from the door if you can get it open.

2. If you have time, wait for the train to slow as it rounds a bend in the tracks. If you jump and land correctly you will probably survive even at high speeds (70 mph or more), but you increase your chances of survival if the train is moving slowly.

3. Stuff blankets, clothing, or seat cushions underneath your clothes. Wear a thick or rugged jacket if possible. Use a belt to secure some padding around your head, but make certain you can see clearly. Pad your knees, elbows, and hips.

4. Pick your landing spot before you jump. The ideal spot will be relatively soft and free of obstructions. Avoid trees, bushes, and, of course, rocks.

5. Get as low to the floor as possible, bending your knees so you can leap away from the train car.

6. Jump perpendicular to the train, leaping as far away from the train as you can. Even if you jump from the last car, leap at right angles to the direction of the train. This way, your momentum will not carry you toward the wheels and tracks.

7. Cover and protect your head with your hands and arms, and roll like a log when you land. Do not try to land on your feet. Keep your body straight and try to land so all parts of your body hit the ground at the same time-you will absorb the impact over a wider area. If you land on your feet, you will most likely break your ankles or legs. Do NOT roll head over heels as if doing a forward somersault.



From: www.worstcasescenarios.com
 
2002-07-05 05:59:40 AM  
Any articles that use the words "ticket wicket" should be heartily encouraged. More please.
 
2002-07-05 07:39:31 AM  
I wonder if this will start a trend in Japan...

People jumping from buses, subways, rickshaws, bicycles, escalators! Cool!
 
2002-07-05 07:51:41 AM  
Seems like a lot of trouble to go to in order to avoid paying for a ticket.
 
2002-07-05 08:32:06 AM  
 
2002-07-05 09:49:44 AM  
He must be looking for Sarah Connor.
 
2002-07-05 11:51:27 AM  
It's ok Sow, you're from Ontario, and most people from there aren't the brightest bunch.
 
2002-07-05 12:03:00 PM  
If he really had any balls, he'd try it on the bullet train.
 
2002-07-05 01:01:23 PM  
i jumped from a golf cart once and nearly broke my ankle.
 
2002-07-05 01:46:13 PM  
(twilight zone music plays...)


Matrix maybe? He told himslef there is no spoon and went for it. Elrond was probably chasing him.
And actually, he probably got all farked up. Adrenaline can allow you to walk away from a lot of stuff. I bet the next day he couldnt wak and had to skip his square dancing class.
 
2002-07-05 07:00:42 PM  
this guy obviously knew what he was doing...
 
2002-07-05 08:19:22 PM  
Did anyone see the link off to the side?
"Death-cultist's appeal leads to lighter sentance."
lol, he's a shame to the cult.
 
2002-07-06 05:06:49 AM  
Hmmmmm..... If they didnt catch the guy, no pun intended, then how do they know he jumped? Someone might have chunked his ass off the train. But it was probably just that japanese fellow who ate the 50 hotdogs the other day.
 
2002-07-06 11:53:19 PM  
The jumper was obviously trained by Mike Dudikoff.
 
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