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(Tampa Bay Online)   Florida zoo to feature zip line over the tiger habitat. What could go wrong?   (www2.tbo.com) divider line 83
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2013-01-02 02:52:14 PM
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2013-01-02 02:52:55 PM
Literally the last sentence in the linked article. Bravo on that.
 
2013-01-02 02:53:12 PM

stupiddream: dj_spanmaster: Tallahassee Museum has this currently. It's a big hit with the kids, and the parents who missed out on their late teens/early 20's.

Been there, done that and it's pretty cool.  I've loved that place since I was kid.

CSB: My old roommate's band used to practice there after hours.  The Animal Currator was the guitar player.  Good times!


"Sometimes you eat the Gator; other times the Gator eat you..."

/Nole
 
2013-01-02 02:54:18 PM
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Just say no to zip lining.
 
2013-01-02 02:55:14 PM
telstarlogistics.typepad.com
 
2013-01-02 02:56:15 PM
How long until ziplining over dangerous animals jumps the shark?
 
2013-01-02 02:59:11 PM
For those who didn't think the headline has nothing to do with the article, yeah, you missed something.

(Hint: read the last line.)
 
2013-01-02 03:00:19 PM
My grammar, it sucks.
 
2013-01-02 03:02:17 PM
If you make the chumps, er, visitors sign release forms they make catch on and realize this feature is designed to cut down on tiger chow bills.

Solution: put the zipline release forms in the small print on the back of the admission ticket. I guarantee that 99% of people will not read what they are signing at the gate. That's how EULA documents get you and your first born children.
 
2013-01-02 03:03:11 PM
CORRECTION
brantgoose:
If you make the chumps, er, visitors sign release forms they might catch on and realize this feature is designed to cut down on tiger chow bills.

Solution: put the zipline release forms in the small print on the back of the admission ticket. I guarantee that 99% of people will not read what they are signing at the gate. That's how EULA documents get you and your first born children.
 
2013-01-02 03:05:35 PM
I took my 6 year old on the zip lines at Gatorland. Good times, it's safe.
 
2013-01-02 03:06:42 PM
i predict future fark threads as a result of this.

also:

cdn.slashgear.com

could be worse: electric fences in the TRex habitat in a power outage.
 
2013-01-02 03:06:49 PM

Diogenes: I just did the same thing last Sunday except it was over gators.  Plus this:
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Oh who gives a shiat when they tape it's mouth shut? That's just cruel.
 
2013-01-02 03:14:18 PM
Action Land, Action Park's southern sister?
 
2013-01-02 03:16:48 PM

Great Janitor: You know, zip ling over dangerous zoo exhibits could become a new thing. Like in the snake house exhibit. line up all the snake tanks, open the tops (but keep the walls high enough that they can't just climb right out) and let people zip line over them. If the rig breaks, everyone gets to see someone fall on to the tops of glass walls and deadly snakes. Same thing for the meat eating animals, crocs, gators, so on and so forth. I may have to see if I can't start a business: people zip ling from the top of one sky scraper to the next.


A boy zip lining into the snake pit might become an archaeologist one day.

Also, I'm hearing the Pitfall Harry vine swing Tarzan yell.
 
2013-01-02 03:25:56 PM
Someone has been playing a little too much Far Cry 3.
 
2013-01-02 03:38:52 PM
I'd actually be more concerned with the possibility of people dropping things, whether accidentally or on purpose, that could harm the tigers.
 
2013-01-02 03:58:43 PM

airsupport: Who knew tigers could jump so high?


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Tourists.
They're GRRRRRRREAT!!!
 
2013-01-02 04:10:19 PM

I should be in the kitchen: I'd actually be more concerned with the possibility of people dropping things, whether accidentally or on purpose, that could harm the tigers.


images2.baby-connect.com

Soft heads, my ass. Those farkers hurt.
 
2013-01-02 04:33:02 PM

MythDragon: I should be in the kitchen: I'd actually be more concerned with the possibility of people dropping things, whether accidentally or on purpose, that could harm the tigers.



Soft heads, my ass. Those farkers hurt.


See, a tiger could totally choke on that! If they've been in captivity they might not know to crush the skull before swallowing. My dumb cat can't even figure out chewing her kibble before swallowing.

(that was more my point, the tigers eating someone's change, or sunglasses, or baby, and getting sick)
 
2013-01-02 04:34:30 PM

JRoo: Jument: If you fall off a zip line you'll probably end up dead. Or badly injured, in which case the fatal tiger mauling might be a mercy.

Seriously though, the odds of falling off a zip line are probably near zero. I'm ok with this.

It's not the falling off I'd be worried about.

It's the leaping tigers with a human-cat-toy-on-a-string that I'd be concerned with.


That's a point I hope the designers have thought of quite carefully. :)
 
2013-01-02 04:44:36 PM

Diogenes: I just did the same thing last Sunday except it was over gators.  Plus this:
[api.photoshop.com image 850x598]


meh. Remove the tape keeping his jaws securely shut and we might be marginally impressed.
 
2013-01-02 05:01:16 PM

chewielouie: Diogenes: I just did the same thing last Sunday except it was over gators.  Plus this:
[api.photoshop.com image 850x598]

meh. Remove the tape keeping his jaws securely shut and we might be marginally impressed.


Yeah, that was no biggie.  Kids were doing it.  I wasn't going to but a friend is visiting and wanted to give it a whirl.

I guess I could PS the tape off!
 
2013-01-02 05:16:12 PM

Jument: JRoo: Jument: If you fall off a zip line you'll probably end up dead. Or badly injured, in which case the fatal tiger mauling might be a mercy.

Seriously though, the odds of falling off a zip line are probably near zero. I'm ok with this.

It's not the falling off I'd be worried about.

It's the leaping tigers with a human-cat-toy-on-a-string that I'd be concerned with.

That's a point I hope the designers have thought of quite carefully. :)


Sure. Because designers create foolproof cages and exhibits. It's not like we've ever heard of a tiger escaping an exhibit. Especially because they were taunted by something else.

Until kitty manages to snag his first "snack on a track", everyone will claim this thing is safe. Who wants to be first?
 
2013-01-02 05:17:27 PM

FormlessOne: Jument: JRoo: Jument: If you fall off a zip line you'll probably end up dead. Or badly injured, in which case the fatal tiger mauling might be a mercy.

Seriously though, the odds of falling off a zip line are probably near zero. I'm ok with this.

It's not the falling off I'd be worried about.

It's the leaping tigers with a human-cat-toy-on-a-string that I'd be concerned with.

That's a point I hope the designers have thought of quite carefully. :)

Sure. Because designers create foolproof cages and exhibits. It's not like we've ever heard of a tiger escaping an exhibit. Especially because they were taunted by something else.

Until kitty manages to snag his first "snack on a track", everyone will claim this thing is safe. Who wants to be first?


As an aside, I would've gone with "dope on a rope", but that seemed too obvious. "Meal on wheels" works, too, given how a zip line trolley is designed, but that's played out. "Ham in a harness", maybe?
 
2013-01-02 05:40:45 PM

UndeadPoetsSociety: Imokwiththis.jpg


Seriously, when something goes wrong and people fall in with the tigers (or the gators, for that matter), I'm going to laugh for days.


Right there with you.

Someone said the chances are almost zero that something could go wrong....and oh my god, I hope someone is there with a camera on the day "almost zero" happens. Although it will probably be a small child and then that won't be funny and we'll all have to feel bad again.
 
2013-01-02 06:53:10 PM
Extra gristle in the tiger's diets?
 
2013-01-02 07:59:08 PM
kittentoob.toobnetwork.com
 
2013-01-02 08:16:36 PM
Amusing imagery aside, some of you seem to be overestimating the difference between:
a) falling onto the ground from zip line height, and
b) falling onto the ground from zip line height next to a tiger

Gravity is a biatch. She will fark you up bad given half a chance. You'd be lucky if the tiger was able to do you further harm, really.
 
2013-01-02 09:02:01 PM
your tiger was found dead from stomach cramps. traces of methamphetamine were also detected in its blood.
 
2013-01-02 09:08:25 PM
Likelihood of testosterone hyped non thinkers will be the most frequent users.... Check.

Probability of dropping a rider into the cage low ....... Have to work on that

Outcome to greatly improve the gene pool by reducing the non thinker population .... Check


Do they have video replay on pay per view?

Can we send people to this place from all over the world? (Please?)

I can see no draw backs from such a scheme.
 
2013-01-02 09:16:40 PM

WoodGnome: Likelihood of testosterone hyped non thinkers will be the most frequent users.... Check.

Probability of dropping a rider into the cage low ....... Have to work on that

Outcome to greatly improve the gene pool by reducing the non thinker population .... Check


Do they have video replay on pay per view?

Can we send people to this place from all over the world? (Please?)

I can see no draw backs from such a scheme.


text/explanation unnecessary. see Florida tag.
 
2013-01-02 10:38:49 PM

KingKauff: True. You have better odds of losing your feet and hands. Just ask Aimee Copeland


For some reason, that's all I can think about when I think "ziplining." I wouldn't go near one now.

Gyrfalcon: Although it will probably be a small child and then that won't be funny and we'll all have to feel bad again.


No one would be dumb enough to put a small child on ---never mind.
 
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