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(TwinCities.com)   Frozen waterfalls look pretty from up close, until the 20ft long icicles start falling on you   (twincities.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, Minneapolis, spokeswoman Robin Smothers, Tort, minneapolis park, Minneapolis park police, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota Public Radio, Minnehaha Falls  
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6 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
Oh my god, I shot my eye out!
 
6 days ago  
So don't go chasing them.
 
6 days ago  
You know, an icicle is the best way to murder someone, since you then let the icicle melt. The only problem is that everyone knows about this.
 
6 days ago  

cryinoutloud: You know, an icicle is the best way to murder someone, since you then let the icicle melt. The only problem is that everyone knows about this.


Icicles?  No sheet!
 
6 days ago  
I am so glad I live in a heat island, the glacier will totally pass me by and freeze florida first.
 
6 days ago  
I run through that park often, and I'm always astounded by the sheer number of complete f*cking morons that will gaze at, walk behind or climb all over that once winter begins to thaw and you can visibly tell that sh*t is starting to melt.
 
6 days ago  
I'm all about getting up and close to natural wonders but step back a moment and think....
 
6 days ago  
38.media.tumblr.com
 
6 days ago  
Let's get closer!
 
6 days ago  
wonder how many times the person in the white jacket smacked it with their hand while they were walking behind it.
 
6 days ago  
I hope as she is recovering, she got a trespass citation
 
6 days ago  
Minnehaha Falls Gets Last Laugh
 
6 days ago  

fusillade762: So don't go chasing them.


Rivers and streams can be dangerous, too
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
I had no idea this was an actual song so I recuse myself.
 
6 days ago  
Of course, this means that next time a grounds keeper will be assigned to shoot them with a shotgun until they don't form an attractive nuisance.
 
6 days ago  

mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]


Holy bananas, what's that from?
 
6 days ago  
When I was in college I was in a geomorphology class. We took a trip to Mt. Rainier and hiked to the terminal moraine of Emmons Glacier. There was a ice cave with a river running out of it and we were deciding whether or not to explore the cave when a chunk of Ice about the size of a VW bus dropped from the roof. Took photos, ate lunch and hiked back to the van. Amazing place.
 
6 days ago  
If the word immediately following "frozen" isn't daiquiri, I want no part in it.
 
6 days ago  
I have been hit by skyscraper ice.

Hurt like a sumbich.
 
6 days ago  
erroraccessdenied.com
 
6 days ago  

cryinoutloud: You know, an icicle is the best way to murder someone, since you then let the icicle melt. The only problem is that everyone knows about this.


I seen dat in a movie or a TeeVee show.  Or both. It might have even been a plot twist in a book. Or 2.
 
6 days ago  

fusillade762: So don't go chasing them.


yeah, stick with these.

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6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  
Maybe MPD ought to stop rescuing people from the falls.  After a few dozen deaths, maybe the rest of the morons would get the idea that it's not a good place to go farking around.
 
6 days ago  

mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]


I can't stop watching
 
6 days ago  
I think, rather than getting more officers to hang around and issue citations to trespassers at the Falls, they should back off, put signs up informing people that they're trespassing if they go any further and that no emergency services will be provided in the event of an accident, and let Darwin play.
 
6 days ago  
I find it amusing how they refer to injured people as "trespassers." It's so cold. Assuming the proper "you shall not" signage was in place, they wouldn't be any more liable for the visitors' injuries simply because they showed a little empathy.

If you live in Silicon Valley, you'd be familiar with the CalTrain system suffering catastrophic delays every month or so. Usually it's from one of the trains striking a vehicle, but sometimes it's from a high school student throwing him/herself on the tracks. On Twitter, they always announce "Northbound delays because a trespasser was struck near blah...", which seems like an awfully insensitive way to refer to someone who just died. But they do it because they don't want to promote or glamorize the act in any way, in hopes that will discourage others from considering it.

But the park rangers, I don't know... it was an accident, they could show a little more sympathy.
 
6 days ago  
Because this is Fark, I also don't give a sh*t and couldn't care less about who gets hurt or not :P
 
6 days ago  

Ms. Bea Haven: I think, rather than getting more officers to hang around and issue citations to trespassers at the Falls, they should back off, put signs up informing people that they're trespassing if they go any further and that no emergency services will be provided in the event of an accident, and let Darwin play.


Mam. We gonna step off. Hold back a seccun
 
6 days ago  

mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]


Wearing the appropriate colors -
Brown!
 
6 days ago  

cryinoutloud: You know, an icicle is the best way to murder someone, since you then let the icicle melt. The only problem is that everyone knows about this.


As a highly decorated and trained delta force recon marine corpse Navy seal/9 eleven 1st responder,  I cannot confirm or deny ive personally killed 300 people with an icicle.  i use military grade DRY ice though, so there is no evidence whatsoever.
/aside from the body.
 
6 days ago  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: cryinoutloud: You know, an icicle is the best way to murder someone, since you then let the icicle melt. The only problem is that everyone knows about this.

As a highly decorated and trained delta force recon marine corpse Navy seal/9 eleven 1st responder,  I cannot confirm or deny ive personally killed 300 people with an icicle.  i use military grade DRY ice though, so there is no evidence whatsoever.
/aside from the body.


300 people with one icicle? That is bad ass. Thank you for your great service and incredible valor. I hope you share your obviously superior genetic material with as many fine young ladies as possible to assure the survival of our species.
 
6 days ago  

zulius: fusillade762: So don't go chasing them.

Rivers and streams can be dangerous, too


Early Spring climb approach up ice-covered Soap Creek to make
bivouac at the foot of Thayer Glacier before summiting the Middle
Sister the next morning. My climb-leader Oz (86-pound flattie) has
taken the lead, hiking up the ravine when I hear the sounds of the
fast moving creek suddenly jump in volume from 20-30 feet below us.
I call Oz to move higher up away from the centerline when the ice directly
beneath him vanishes along with my life-dog - or at least part of him!
His Ruff-wear packs have wedged him into the crevasse sides, dangling
over the steep water and rocks below - for a moment. I drop to my knees
and strip-off my trekking poles, heart pounding I grab Oz by the scruff
of his neck and his packstrap, I heave, and a hundred pounds
of dog and gear pop-up. We roll to the side, clear of the gap and
I feel the adrenaline spike as my friend vigorously and wetly
thanks me.
 
5 days ago  
Darwin is watching...
 
5 days ago  

flatcoat: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]

Wearing the appropriate colors -
Brown!


Wearing the appropriate colors - black and blue
and Brown!   (there - better)
 
5 days ago  
My loving smother^Wmother was one of the witnesses of that incident, she and a friend were taking some pictures (she recently retired and needed a hobby) and apparently the two of them were tutting to each other and recounting half-remembered stories about people getting injured doing what those fools were doing.

God bless Mom's heart, she said "Charles Darwin is watching" to her friend. Whether before or after, I'm not sure, I was laughing too hard.
 
5 days ago  

Fern Crest: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]

Holy bananas, what's that from?


I'd say about 50'
 
5 days ago  

mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]


flatcoat: flatcoat: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]

Wearing the appropriate colors -
Brown!

Wearing the appropriate colors - black and blue
and Brown!   (there - better)


Fern Crest: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]

Holy bananas, what's that ?



That ice climber died in the fall. That's why the clip stops where it did. His family has tried to have the video pulled, but you know how well that works.
 
5 days ago  

berylman: I had no idea this was an actual song so I recuse myself.
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(not so)CSB: Every time I hear that song (or see it referenced), my first and nearly only memory is of the best bad round of CoD I ever played. It was with me, my brother and a couple buddies, on a Black Ops map with a cave/waterfall. A buddy was frantically asking for help near the waterfall when my brother busts out this loud, cracking, gawdawful falsetto "DON'T GO CHASIN' WATERFALLS" that cracked us up to the point where we might as well have left the game for all the good we did after that.
 
5 days ago  
More farking idiots ignoring warning signs.  Laws don't apply to stupidity and selfie sticks.
 
5 days ago  

mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]


Is that real?
 
5 days ago  
Minnehaha? More like Big Laughs, ammirite?
 
5 days ago  

wildcardjack: Of course, this means that next time a grounds keeper will be assigned to shoot them with a shotgun until they don't form an attractive nuisance.


Replace "frozen waterfall" with "avalanche" and "shotgun" with "bazooka" and that is an actual thing.
 
5 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
5 days ago  
No comment about the dumbass kid who knocked the wall of ice down on the people below?
Where's your Darwin now?
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5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  

milleniumhand: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]

flatcoat: flatcoat: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]

Wearing the appropriate colors -
Brown!

Wearing the appropriate colors - black and blue
and Brown!   (there - better)

Fern Crest: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 447x365]

Holy bananas, what's that ?


That ice climber died in the fall. That's why the clip stops where it did. His family has tried to have the video pulled, but you know how well that works.


Thanks, they should not post fatalities.  I would not have joked
about it otherwise.
    I have never ice climbed myself. How often does an entire section
that large collapse?  Definitely increased my respect.
 
5 days ago  

litespeed74: More farking idiots ignoring warning signs.  Laws don't apply to stupidity and selfie sticks.


And here is how you get to Minnehaha Falls, if anyone's interested.
img.fark.net
/from 2010
//haven't been down on the lower trail in a while
 
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