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(BBC)   Man with amazing predictive powers somehow foretells that ziplining above a ravine held only by his ponytail would be his last stunt   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 77
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2013-04-29 11:30:01 AM  
Hair today, gone tomorrow...
 
2013-04-29 11:36:19 AM  
wait - he died of a heart attack?
 
2013-04-29 11:43:35 AM  
Well, apparently, 30 minutes is the limit at which you can hang suspended by your hair.
 
2013-04-29 11:51:02 AM  
That IS a heart-stopping stunt to witness, let alone perform.
 
2013-04-29 11:59:02 AM  
That had a crap payoff.  I don't want bad things to happen but if you insist on dying doing something like this you gotta give me show.
 
2013-04-29 12:03:08 PM  

FlashHarry: wait - he died of a heart attack?


Yea, the 'obvious' tag made it sound like he died the obvious way, by gravity (or accidental scalping). This is more of a 'weird' or 'strange' tag.
 
2013-04-29 12:04:39 PM  
Missed it by a C hair!!!
 
2013-04-29 12:05:04 PM  
"hey y'all, hold muh beer and watch 'iss"
 
2013-04-29 12:06:42 PM  
He was wearing a life jacket

Safety first.
 
2013-04-29 12:06:49 PM  
FTA: "His wife used to urge him to quit doing dangerous stunts. Mr Roy convinced her that crossing the Teesta river would be his last. Unfortunately, that became his last stunt."

at least he wasn't lying
 
2013-04-29 12:07:56 PM  
no video of it actually happening? :(
 
2013-04-29 12:08:48 PM  
Shock em bra'
 
2013-04-29 12:11:09 PM  

imtheonlylp: no video of it actually happening? :(


He didn't fall you sick bastard.
 
2013-04-29 12:11:19 PM  
Damn you all. I submitted this with another headline just a bit ago.

Missed it by a hair.
 
2013-04-29 12:11:22 PM  

FlashHarry: wait - he died of a heart attack?


That was unexpected. I clicked to see the gruesome details of his fall....
 
2013-04-29 12:11:39 PM  
Must've learned his stunts from this guy:

photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2013-04-29 12:11:50 PM  

FlashHarry: wait - he died of a heart attack?


Yeah, that was definitely an unexpected part of the story.
 
2013-04-29 12:11:53 PM  
Sailendra Nath Roy, 48, was performing the feat on the Teesta river...

Looks like he was...Teesta culled.

YEEEEAHHHHHHH!

did i do it right?
 
2013-04-29 12:11:54 PM  
 
2013-04-29 12:11:58 PM  
My favorite part of the article was where he didn't die from the way I thought he did. Well done, M. Night of the Intnernet!
 
2013-04-29 12:13:03 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: He was wearing a life jacket

Safety first.


A life parachute would have been better.
/Or a portable defib
 
2013-04-29 12:14:46 PM  
If only he could descend to the ground using his scrotum as a parachute.
 
2013-04-29 12:15:54 PM  

scottydoesntknow: FlashHarry: wait - he died of a heart attack?

Yea, the 'obvious' tag made it sound like he died the obvious way, by gravity (or accidental scalping). This is more of a 'weird' or 'strange' tag.


Actually dying while zip lining but not from falling would be Ironic
 
2013-04-29 12:18:01 PM  
FTotherA:

"He could have pulled the train further, but we did not allow him," said Subrata Nath of the heritage Darjeeling toy train company.

Mr Roy said he had been planning to pull the train with his hair for more than a year.


How much hair did he have left after all this?
 
2013-04-29 12:18:07 PM  

bart2puck: vid here.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=425_1367232153


That is NOT the video.
 
2013-04-29 12:19:11 PM  
FTA

Witnesses said that Mr Roy appeared to make no progress after covering about 300ft (90m).

"He was desperately trying to move forward. He was trying to scream out some instruction. But no one could follow what he was saying. After struggling for 30 minutes he became still," said Balai Sutradhar, a photographer, who was covering the stunt.


"Elm beef!?" "Lend me towel?!"

"He's clearly not making any sense, so in the absence of being able to discern his exact words, let's just stand here for half an hour and see what he does next"
 
2013-04-29 12:22:56 PM  

Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: FlashHarry: wait - he died of a heart attack?

Yea, the 'obvious' tag made it sound like he died the obvious way, by gravity (or accidental scalping). This is more of a 'weird' or 'strange' tag.

Actually dying while zip lining but not from falling would be Ironic


No, zip lining away from a burning building but losing moment half way down, then going hand to hand back to your start point but slipping, landing on a trampoline, flying in the air, bumping your head on a passing passenger plane, landing on the roof of a "Buffalo Wild Wings", falling off the building, rolling into an open manhole cover, being attacked by a sewer gator, killing it, making boots from its hide, crawling out of the sewer and straight into the doors of a prestigious university, earning a law degree, getting married, raising a family,and dying at the age of 94 by chocking on an expired tube of Gogurt would be ironic.
 
2013-04-29 12:22:57 PM  
Clearly a stunt like this is Just for Men.
 
2013-04-29 12:23:29 PM  

StarlingFive: If only he could descend to the ground using his scrotum as a parachute.


At 48 that's very possible.
 
2013-04-29 12:23:39 PM  
Ummm..
1) detach safety tether from behind jammed pulley
2) clip it on ahead of the pulley
3) unhook or cut hair
4) pulled to safety
 
2013-04-29 12:24:00 PM  
I'd like to request a gay PGA golfer, so we can get into some sweet Caddy Shack material.

/"IT'S IN THE HOLE"
/"Cinderella story..."
 
2013-04-29 12:25:01 PM  
Wait the heart attack would be textbook irony wouldn't it?
 
2013-04-29 12:25:53 PM  

noitsnot: I'd like to request a gay PGA golfer, so we can get into some sweet Caddy Shack material.

/"IT'S IN THE HOLE"
/"Cinderella story..."


Luckily, this is one of those threads that nobody cares about...
 
2013-04-29 12:27:14 PM  

nitefallz: imtheonlylp: no video of it actually happening? :(

He didn't fall you sick bastard.


yah no shiat. wondering if he went out squirming or just stopped moving...

/heart attack -ack-ack-ack
 
2013-04-29 12:28:07 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Sailendra Nath Roy, 48, was performing the feat on the Teesta river...

Looks like he was...Teesta culled.

YEEEEAHHHHHHH!

did i do it right?


You forgot to put on your sun glasses.
 
2013-04-29 12:28:25 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Sailendra Nath Roy, 48, was performing the feat on the Teesta river...

Looks like he was...Teesta culled.

YEEEEAHHHHHHH!

did i do it right?


NOPE! CHUCK TEESTA!
 
2013-04-29 12:29:08 PM  
His hair got stuck in the roller. He should have brought a knife, he was wearing a life jacket.
 
2013-04-29 12:30:16 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Sailendra Nath Roy, 48...


This has not been a good week for Bengalis...
 
2013-04-29 12:32:32 PM  
Talk about a bad hair day.
 
2013-04-29 12:32:41 PM  
I love when people make light of someone's death and then wonder why their life sucks. I guess some people can't even do simple math.


/welcome to fark, i know
//just throwing it out there
 
2013-04-29 12:33:29 PM  
allthingsd.com
 
2013-04-29 12:33:35 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: My favorite part of the article was where he didn't die from the way I thought he did. Well done, M. Night of the Intnernet!


I'm thinking more like "Animal House," in that scene where they brought the gun to shoot the horse.
 
2013-04-29 12:37:00 PM  
I did the calculations. His drop would have taken 2 seconds and he would have hit the water at 47 mph. Not impossible to survive with shoes on.
 
2013-04-29 12:42:19 PM  
From zipline to zipbag.
 
2013-04-29 12:47:48 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: FlashHarry: wait - he died of a heart attack?

Yea, the 'obvious' tag made it sound like he died the obvious way, by gravity (or accidental scalping). This is more of a 'weird' or 'strange' tag.

Actually dying while zip lining but not from falling would be Ironic

No, zip lining away from a burning building but losing moment half way down, then going hand to hand back to your start point but slipping, landing on a trampoline, flying in the air, bumping your head on a passing passenger plane, landing on the roof of a "Buffalo Wild Wings", falling off the building, rolling into an open manhole cover, being attacked by a sewer gator, killing it, making boots from its hide, crawling out of the sewer and straight into the doors of a prestigious university, earning a law degree, getting married, raising a family,and dying at the age of 94 by chocking on an expired tube of Gogurt would be ironic.


My father went the same way.
 
2013-04-29 12:50:57 PM  
So he's up there screaming for more than 5 minutes after stalling? How stupid are people to just sit there and watch this man die? Seriously? What did the witnesses think? "Oh, he's just milking the suspense here".  Idiots.

Pro tip: always have somebody with brains enough to get you to safety if something goes wrong during your stunt.
 
2013-04-29 12:53:35 PM  

special20: So he's up there screaming for more than 5 minutes after stalling? How stupid are people to just sit there and watch this man die? Seriously? What did the witnesses think? "Oh, he's just milking the suspense here".  Idiots.

Pro tip: always have somebody with brains enough to get you to safety if something goes wrong during your stunt.


I'm guessing that most of the people watching this stunt were only there in the off-chance that he plummeted into the sea
 
2013-04-29 12:53:40 PM  

tuxq: I love when people make light of someone's death and then wonder why their life sucks. I guess some people can't even do simple math.


/welcome to fark, i know
//just throwing it out there


Well, it's not like this guy was just walking to work one morning. People who do stupid shiat die sooner than the rest of us.
 
2013-04-29 12:57:48 PM  
And remember, not only am I the Hair Club president, I'm also a victim.
 
2013-04-29 01:02:10 PM  
Okay, so NOW WE KNOW that if a stuntman is flailing about talking incomprehensibly on a zip line, take him down IMMEDIATELY.

Sometimes we have to learn these things the hard way.
 
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