brap: Okay, I'm not a huge flubbo but the quarter inch thing sidewalk thing is going to turn me into a paranoid wreck.I already have a hard enough time walking over the grates and stuff, I'm going to have to work on my hovering.
DeadMouseTails: Wow, just wow. Shot me in the head if I were to ever get that big.
Molavian: Jesus, your damn infrastructure sucks.
octopied: Even at 300 or 400 pounds, the sidewalk should not break like that.
rev. dave: So are the sidewalks in NY all that thin?Is that poor planning or what?
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Great_Milenko: Molavian: Jesus, your damn infrastructure sucks.octopied: Even at 300 or 400 pounds, the sidewalk should not break like that.THESE.Two 150 pound people would have ended up in the same predicament. Would it be unreasonable to expect two people of "normal" weight to be able to stand on a sidewalk?
dark side of the moon: I bet she sues the city and they have to cough up a ton of money.
TomD9938: Fire Chief Thomas Jemmott said the woman had to be pulled up in "high-angle rescue unit" resembling a crane with cargo netting.Let's not stop there with the humiliation.Was there a loud beeping noise coming from the heavy equipment as it hoisted her towards daylight?Was she right side up when she emerged?Did she have a death grip on the last thing she was eating before falling through or did she finish it off while in the hole awaiting rescue?
octopied: Great_Milenko: Molavian: Jesus, your damn infrastructure sucks.octopied: Even at 300 or 400 pounds, the sidewalk should not break like that.THESE.Two 150 pound people would have ended up in the same predicament. Would it be unreasonable to expect two people of "normal" weight to be able to stand on a sidewalk?And then there's motorized wheelchairs, which are 400, 500 pounds each+ the weight of a person. Imagine a handicapped person and their chair went through the sidewalk. That would have been a disaster.
Great_Milenko: Two 150 pound people would have ended up in the same predicament.
dragonchild: Great_Milenko: Two 150 pound people would have ended up in the same predicament.No, they wouldn't. Your physics is bad and you should feel bad.Two 150-pound people would've had their weight distributed over a surface area twice as large, and less likely to be concentrated at a single structural weakness. Not to mention, the "last straw" probably wasn't her standing, but walking to where she stood, which put more than her entire body weight (in terms of force) onto an area the size of her heel. It's the pressure equivalent of a bodybuilder striking the block with a sledgehammer.The sidewalk still shouldn't break like that, of course. But no, one major reason why it broke was because it was exposed to an enormous amount of force in a small area, which happens only when someone is disgustingly fat.
KimNorth: Them trying to blame this on the woman for being a big fatty is not fair as it could have been three 100 pound teens standing there, same weight.
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