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(Daily Mail)   Four-year-old boy killed by falling family photo. Police are investigating whether the picture was framed   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2019-02-22 02:42:08 AM  
Damnit subby, that's pretty good.
 
2019-02-22 03:53:08 AM  
I can't even picture how awful the family must feel.
 
2019-02-22 05:20:28 AM  

Grumpy Cat: I can't even picture how awful the family must feel.


It's a snapshot of humanity. Tragic how it all developed. Really puts things in focus, doesn't it?
 
2019-02-22 06:42:40 AM  
Poor little Matte...
 
2019-02-22 06:43:17 AM  
Is this story still developing?
 
2019-02-22 06:44:53 AM  
hotm
 
2019-02-22 06:45:00 AM  
Subby for you

Foghorn Sound Effect
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2019-02-22 06:45:05 AM  
Glass to the abdomen is a terrible way to go.
 
2019-02-22 06:47:01 AM  
Just like the picture, they're shattered.
 
2019-02-22 06:48:57 AM  
That's absolutely horrible...but I'm genuinely wondering how that's even possible.
 
2019-02-22 06:51:17 AM  
That site opened threepop ups. On my phone.

Welp, no more DailyFail, ever again.
 
2019-02-22 07:00:58 AM  
It was a photo finish.
 
2019-02-22 07:02:41 AM  
That's some Final Destination voodoo right there, like a story I remember earlier today of a workman who was helping to unload sheets of glass off a lorry. The binding securing the sheets of glass together broke, and 2 tons of glass landed on the workman, crushing him. Poor guy died instantly, which might have been a blessing, dunno.
 
2019-02-22 07:03:02 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Glass to the abdomen is a terrible way to go.


Phillip's music isn't THAT bad...
 
2019-02-22 07:03:39 AM  
Subby is going to hell, and seeing as I laughed I'll be there waiting for you, to kick you in the nuts, for making me laugh.
 
2019-02-22 07:05:42 AM  
Sad story. Funny headline.
 
2019-02-22 07:10:01 AM  
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2019-02-22 07:12:26 AM  

GungFu: That's some Final Destination voodoo right there,


What I was thinking.  Kind of surprised that big frames aren't clear plastic.
 
2019-02-22 07:14:19 AM  

bborchar: That's absolutely horrible...but I'm genuinely wondering how that's even possible.


Yeah, something is a little hinky. With the headline I figured it was a head injury, but "sprayed shards around the room...impaled"? WTF? The pictured fell, the frame shattered, and there was enough force to send the glass through the air like shrapnel, piercing his clothes and skin deeply enough to kill him?

Doesn't sound right to me. (Only skimmed TFA.)
 
2019-02-22 07:21:25 AM  
Not saying he was murdered, but I'm thinking there were rowdy kids doind rowdy-kid things and somehow he pulled the frame off the wall and/or fell on the glass. I just can't picture the shards having that much force behind them.

(I've had glass bits flung across the room, sure. But nothing that would pierce human skin.)
 
2019-02-22 07:23:20 AM  

EatsCrayons: bborchar: That's absolutely horrible...but I'm genuinely wondering how that's even possible.

Yeah, something is a little hinky. With the headline I figured it was a head injury, but "sprayed shards around the room...impaled"? WTF? The pictured fell, the frame shattered, and there was enough force to send the glass through the air like shrapnel, piercing his clothes and skin deeply enough to kill him?

Doesn't sound right to me. (Only skimmed TFA.)


Agreed, it just doesn't sound feasible. Not saying it was on purpose, but I don't think we've heard the real story.
 
2019-02-22 07:24:33 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Grumpy Cat: I can't even picture how awful the family must feel.

It's a snapshot of humanity. Tragic how it all developed. Really puts things in focus, doesn't it?


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/aisle seat please
 
2019-02-22 07:28:40 AM  
That is some real fast traveling glass.  I can see getting cut by it but I don't see getting stabbed or whatever it would take to cause death.
 
2019-02-22 07:30:06 AM  
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2019-02-22 07:32:37 AM  
Nice headline subby.
 
2019-02-22 07:36:46 AM  

bborchar: EatsCrayons: bborchar: That's absolutely horrible...but I'm genuinely wondering how that's even possible.

Yeah, something is a little hinky. With the headline I figured it was a head injury, but "sprayed shards around the room...impaled"? WTF? The pictured fell, the frame shattered, and there was enough force to send the glass through the air like shrapnel, piercing his clothes and skin deeply enough to kill him?

Doesn't sound right to me. (Only skimmed TFA.)

Agreed, it just doesn't sound feasible. Not saying it was on purpose, but I don't think we've heard the real story.


If this family is anything like mine was many years ago, more than likely one of the kids took the picture off the wall during unsupervised horseplay and tried to whack it down over the other kid's head like they've seen in comedy movies and TV shows. Smack them over the head with it, ostensibly punching their head through the picture and ending up with a frame around them... Comedy gold! Until they discovered that there was also a big pane of glass in that particular picture that they hadn't accounted for. Very sad. But I'm doubtful it just "fell off the wall".
 
2019-02-22 07:40:21 AM  
I would ask you guys if you wanted smoking or non-smoking seats, but the joke is that they're all smoking.

As an 8-year-old(-/+), I took an almost full cranberry bottle out of the fridge, gripping it from the top, by the lid/top of the neck.
Well, the thing slipped out of my hand, shattered into tiny fragments.
Babysitter helped me clean up and took me down to the rec room in the building to take my mind off of that.

While playing pool, I feel this weird sensation on my shin, I look down and see blood slowly oozing down my leg, coming from my knee cap.
There was something that looked like a piece of meat in that stream, was probably a blood clot.

I still have the scar, I'm guessing I do NOT have glass under my kneecap.

So my point is, while this story is plausible, being the Daily Fail, glass probably doesn't exist.
 
2019-02-22 07:54:41 AM  
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2019-02-22 07:55:07 AM  
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2019-02-22 07:58:03 AM  
/csb
//scars down both arms and one above my right eye
///was 7

My sister locked the front screen door it and told me to go around to the side door(it was winter time screen was out, full glass was in).  I remembered my wile e. coyote training and didn't think it would hurt me.  I told her I was gonna jump through it before I did and she didn't believe me.

She thought wrong.
 
2019-02-22 08:01:36 AM  
Did you know that when one of us Adrian's die, all of us Adrian's lose a little power? J/k. His parents must had one of those old school giant ass 90lb  picture frame things hanging on the wall.
 
2019-02-22 08:02:03 AM  
Itdanman44, cool story.  Was it a style choice to tell the ending before the beginning?
 
2019-02-22 08:03:22 AM  
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2019-02-22 08:03:34 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 500x539]


That's photoshopped.  There's no way that kid is holding that soccer ball.
 
2019-02-22 08:04:20 AM  
What a parking lot might look like:
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2019-02-22 08:05:50 AM  

berylman: GungFu: That's some Final Destination voodoo right there,

What I was thinking.  Kind of surprised that big frames aren't clear plastic.


I had a glass frame in my bedroom that fell behind a dresser in the middle of the night.  I thought someone broke into my house when it crashed. The back of the frame broke. Cheap frame.
 
2019-02-22 08:07:17 AM  

thesharkman: steklo: [img.fark.net image 500x539]

That's photoshopped.  There's no way that kid is holding that soccer ball.


it just might be shopped. I dunno, I find 'em on Fark and re-use them. Either way, it's a funny photo.

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2019-02-22 08:15:03 AM  
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2019-02-22 08:20:52 AM  
This smells fishy.
I can imagine a big frame with a glass front falling and shards shooting out into the room. But those shards of glass really aren't going very fast or have much glass. Scratching the skin or a tiny puncture from a large but long shard I can imagine, but puncturing the skin AND muscle to get into the thoracic cavity requires actual force.
More likely the kid broke the frame and a parent or sibling stabbed him
 
2019-02-22 08:38:34 AM  

bborchar: That's absolutely horrible...but I'm genuinely wondering how that's even possible.


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2019-02-22 08:41:49 AM  

Sgygus: Itdanman44, cool story.  Was it a style choice to tell the ending before the beginning?


My inner tarantino says yes
 
2019-02-22 09:06:05 AM  
Big picture, big sheet of cheap glass, and yes, glass can fly everywhere under those conditions. Add in young child, probably not wearing clothes, and it doesnt take much. Penetrate the liver or spleen, and a 4 year old could bleed out in minutes.

Very sad.
 
2019-02-22 09:35:02 AM  
There was a story recently about a kid being killed in a designer clothes store in London. A heavy mirror fell off the wall on to him and he was killed. There were several witnesses. So it's possible.
 
2019-02-22 09:36:41 AM  
Now is not the time to talk about family portrait control.
 
2019-02-22 09:42:46 AM  

EatsCrayons: bborchar: That's absolutely horrible...but I'm genuinely wondering how that's even possible.

Yeah, something is a little hinky. With the headline I figured it was a head injury, but "sprayed shards around the room...impaled"? WTF? The pictured fell, the frame shattered, and there was enough force to send the glass through the air like shrapnel, piercing his clothes and skin deeply enough to kill him?

Doesn't sound right to me. (Only skimmed TFA.)


I am also dubious.
 
2019-02-22 09:55:41 AM  

Lady J: There was a story recently about a kid being killed in a designer clothes store in London. A heavy mirror fell off the wall on to him and he was killed. There were several witnesses. So it's possible.


Yes, but thats a far more feasible and possible story than what this article is claiming happened.
 
2019-02-22 10:10:46 AM  
Reports say because of all the blood, the boys hair was all matted, and that his eyes were glassy.

/already going to hell. May as well qualify for good seats.
 
2019-02-22 10:52:35 AM  
Right. A picture fell off the wall and glass impaled him from across the room.

Sounds legit.

I will read the followup story, "Mom, boyfriend arrested after story about child's death falls through" with great interest.
 
2019-02-22 10:55:08 AM  

EatsCrayons: bborchar: That's absolutely horrible...but I'm genuinely wondering how that's even possible.

Yeah, something is a little hinky. With the headline I figured it was a head injury, but "sprayed shards around the room...impaled"? WTF? The pictured fell, the frame shattered, and there was enough force to send the glass through the air like shrapnel, piercing his clothes and skin deeply enough to kill him?

Doesn't sound right to me. (Only skimmed TFA.)


I'm glad I'm not the only one wondering how this is possible.  The physics involved just don't add up.  The average picture is mounted maybe 6-7' from the ground, maybe a bit higher depending on the vertical size.  If the picture dropped straight down, and we assume bottom of the frame is around 1.5m (5ft) from the ground and a weight of the picture of around 3kg (wood frame, glass pane, regular 8x10 photo), it would be travelling at 5.4m/s (19.5km/h / 12.1mph) at point of impact.  That just doesn't seem like nearly enough to send glass flying quickly enough to pierce clothing and flesh deeply enough to kill, even if the lethal shard was pointing directly at the child when it hit.  Obviously the numbers change depending on size, height from ground, and distance travelled, but unless it was a huge, heavy picture that would significantly increase the energy transferred to the shards of glass ejected upon impact, I can't see how it would work.  It's an incredibly freak, literal one-in-a-billion shot at the very least.
 
2019-02-22 11:01:47 AM  
Great headline. Until the picture crashed into it.
 
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