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(MassLive)   Woman who went over the handlebar of shopping cart will need to face Sir Isaac Newton in court   (masslive.com) divider line
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1010 clicks; posted to STEM » on 06 Oct 2022 at 9:50 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-06 8:16:21 AM  
Either she was traveling at 20 miles per hour or she weighs less than a duck.
 
2022-10-06 8:47:31 AM  
I bet the store has footage
 
2022-10-06 9:10:44 AM  
This sure doesn't pass the smell test.
Can't say exactly why but it feels like a scam, like Lionol Hutz is representing Snake Jailbird.
 
2022-10-06 9:58:55 AM  

HugeMistake: Either she was traveling at 20 miles per hour or she weighs less than a duck.


first we must assume a perfectly spherical scammer...
 
2022-10-06 10:20:18 AM  
The physics on that just... don't check out, in any way. Even if you hopped on and rode the thing at a full sprint (I don't care how old you are, it's fun), the worst that's going to happen is you bounce off and land on your ass.
 
2022-10-06 10:25:09 AM  

vudukungfu: I bet the store has footage


Found it.
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2022-10-06 10:29:56 AM  
This sounds like a problem my high school physics teacher would have given us. Assuming the woman weighs 40 kg and her center of mass is 50 cm from the ground, how fast would she have to be moving to be propelled over a shopping cart 90 cm high and 80 cm long?
 
2022-10-06 10:34:38 AM  
mmmmm....ok.

i'd love to see the defense just ask for a reenactment, but she can wear protective gear.
 
2022-10-06 10:41:24 AM  
FTFA: "The wheels on the cart suddenly and violently locked (and) plaintiff was violently thrown above and over the cart with her whole body," states the suit, filed Sept. 26 in New Jersey Superior Court.

lol, HOW?!?!? Was she running full speed screaming "LEEEROOOOY JENKINSSSS!" at the time?!?!
 
2022-10-06 10:44:01 AM  
Years back I owned a business installing CCTV systems. We were trying to sell to the owners of about 15 Burger Kings and they decided to buy 2 systems to see how they liked it.
2 days after we installed a system in a store, they had a slip n fall. Guy told the cops he was trying  to walk to the bathroom and had no idea the floor was wet and that the employee quickly put down a wet floor sign after he fell. The owner showed up not long after the incident and the fall guy was yelling about how much he was going to be sued for.
Well we review the video (they called me over because they were still learing the system) and it shows the guy sitting in a booth facing the front. He turns his head to watch an  employee place a wet floor sign right in front of him.  He then watches the employee mop right past him. He then stands up. Looks around.  And without taking a single step, just falls over.
After a week or so of the guy racking up medical bills, the owner calls him to come to his office with his lawyer to discuss compensation.  He shows them the video, says "I'm not giving you a goddamn thing." And tells them to get the fark out of his building.
They immediately bought CCTVs for the rest of their locations. And let me have a copy of the video to show other business owners.
I should have sent the fall guy a gift basket.
 
2022-10-06 10:44:05 AM  
Still image from the parking lot just before the accident:

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2022-10-06 10:50:52 AM  
None of this story makes a lick of sense. Even if ALL of the wheels on a cart lock the whole things is going to keep sliding a pretty long way.
If the injury is even real I suspect that she crashed the cart into something.
 
2022-10-06 11:28:47 AM  
Given that most Shoprites in NJ have been going through remodels with extensive video surveillance capabilities... I'm going to guess this woman is going to pay Shoprite for their legal expenses to avoid a fraud countersuit.
 
2022-10-06 11:39:46 AM  
They only thing I can think of making this possible is if it's one of these carts:

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Even still, to go ass over tea kettle, you need to be running or running into something.
 
2022-10-06 12:18:00 PM  
What the plaintiff didn't know was that she was actually pushing shopping trebuchet.
 
2022-10-06 12:51:04 PM  
i think if this story was in anyway plausible then i would have seen it happen in a bumfights movie.
 
2022-10-06 12:53:10 PM  
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2022-10-06 12:53:45 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: What the plaintiff didn't know was that she was actually pushing shopping trebuchet.


SUPERIOR To the shopping Catapult.
 
2022-10-06 1:02:41 PM  

saintstryfe: Dr Jack Badofsky: What the plaintiff didn't know was that she was actually pushing shopping trebuchet.

SUPERIOR To the shopping Catapult.


Knowledge is knowing the difference between a catapult and trebuchet.

Wisdom is knowing that nobody else gives a crap.
 
2022-10-06 1:20:20 PM  
Are none of you aware that those damn carts have locking wheels? All because of some stolen carts. Jfc.
 
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2022-10-06 1:23:34 PM  
I've seen it happen

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2022-10-06 2:03:58 PM  
Maybe she's 8 feet tall and was running at a gallop.
 
2022-10-06 2:04:09 PM  

waxbeans: Are none of you aware that those damn carts have locking wheels? All because of some stolen carts. Jfc.


none of the ones around here do. I borrow them all the time to move shiat around the yard
 
2022-10-06 2:12:35 PM  

waxbeans: Are none of you aware that those damn carts have locking wheels? All because of some stolen carts. Jfc.


Very few do, the only ones I've ever seen lock are at Target. Most ShopRite's use just the plain metal ones.
 
2022-10-06 2:40:12 PM  

lilbjorn: Maybe she's 8 feet tall and was running at a gallop.


I don't think anyone here has mentioned it, but it was a 66 year old. Hope we are all healthy enough to to push a cart at running speed at that age.

Was a hoverboard involved?
 
2022-10-06 3:17:39 PM  

Bannanaslug: lilbjorn: Maybe she's 8 feet tall and was running at a gallop.

I don't think anyone here has mentioned it, but it was a 66 year old. Hope we are all healthy enough to to push a cart at running speed at that age.

Was a hoverboard involved?


She didn't have to be running, she just had to flop.
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2022-10-06 3:28:18 PM  

waxbeans: Are none of you aware that those damn carts have locking wheels? All because of some stolen carts. Jfc.


I don't think it's the locking wheels we're confused about... it's the saying she was literally launched end over end into the air when the wheels locked up that's the unlikely part.
 
2022-10-07 11:57:33 AM  

phimuskapsi: waxbeans: Are none of you aware that those damn carts have locking wheels? All because of some stolen carts. Jfc.

Very few do, the only ones I've ever seen lock are at Target. Most ShopRite's use just the plain metal ones.


Some at my local Kroger will lock up at the edge of the shopping center, maybe 200 yards from the Kroger..  Many apartment buildings in the neighborhood, so lots of folks just push the carts home.  Carts would be gathered up by the apartment maintenance folks and placed out of the way.  When 15-20 were gathered, Kroger would send a truck and trailer to pick them up.

I went to the Kroger manager and suggested that he work with the local bus company to create a special bus pass so folks could ride for free from the grocery store to their apartment building (a half-mile, maybe 3/4-mile at most).  Nothing ever came of that suggestion, but it had to be cheaper than the electronic locks they put on some of the carts.
 
2022-10-07 12:04:31 PM  

indy_kid: Nothing ever came of that suggestion, but it had to be cheaper than the electronic locks they put on some of the carts.


Considering shopping carts are around $150-200 each before you get to security casters, which are not cheap - I think I would have to agree. That's the kind of thing you send to corporate, not to a manager, but a pretty good idea.
 
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