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(Baltimore Brew)   Carnival worker falls to his death from Ferris wheel. If you can guess how much he weighs, you win a teddy bear   (digtriad.com) divider line
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2011-05-16 5:30:29 PM  
hahahahaewwwwwwwwww
 
2011-05-16 6:34:22 PM  
In free fall: nothing.

Now where's my teddy bear?
 
2011-05-16 6:38:15 PM  

johnsoninca: In free fall: nothing.

Now where's my teddy bear?


Here you go!

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/He weighs much less now than before the fall
 
2011-05-16 6:38:17 PM  
350
=?

/dnrtfa
//did I win?
 
2011-05-16 6:38:34 PM  
One more for the carny trifecta in play
 
2011-05-16 6:41:20 PM  
Assuming he wasn't already stripped bare by wild coyotes, I'd put him at around 120lbs, with the meth and all.
 
2011-05-16 6:42:32 PM  
"Investigators said workers were in the process of disassembling the rides when two of the workers on the Ferris wheel fell.


The worker in the higher bucket died. He was later identified as 42-year-old Michael Douglas Cook from Columbus, Georgia."


Sorta obvious?


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2011-05-16 6:47:16 PM  
Come inside, the show's about to start
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
Greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth
You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo
You've got to see the show, it's rock and roll, oh

Right before your eyes see the laughter from the skies
And he laughs until he cries, then he dies, then he dies

Karn Evil 9 (new window)
 
2011-05-16 6:47:56 PM  

skinink: "Investigators said workers were in the process of disassembling the rides when two of the workers on the Ferris wheel fell.

The worker in the higher bucket died. He was later identified as 42-year-old Michael Douglas Cook from Columbus, Georgia."

Sorta obvious?


/not related
//awesome movie
 
2011-05-16 6:49:43 PM  
Spent a year working as a carny. Good way to see the country and travel. Money sucks and your coworkers can be scary but the work isn't bad. Got a six week trip to Puerto Rico out of it.

That said, seen too many accidents due to rushing and bad safety policy.
 
2011-05-16 6:50:21 PM  
225?
 
2011-05-16 6:54:06 PM  
Not sure what he weighed, but I can guarantee you he smelled like cabbage
 
2011-05-16 6:59:54 PM  

Infernalist: Spent a year working as a carny. Good way to see the country and travel. Money sucks and your coworkers can be scary but the work isn't bad. Got a six week trip to Puerto Rico out of it.

That said, seen too many accidents due to rushing and bad safety policy.


As a former circus employee, I noticed they said the accident occured at 2 AM. The guys had probably been working since the carnival opened in the morning and closed at 8pm. Nothing like doing dangerous, heavy manual labor in the middle of the night.

\Roustabout. Not a carny.
 
2011-05-16 7:17:22 PM  

ankmcfly: Not sure what he weighed, but I can guarantee you he smelled like cabbage


And he had small hands.
 
2011-05-16 7:28:35 PM  
Came for the small hands and cabbage smell
 
2011-05-16 7:38:40 PM  
so are we supposed to guess his weight by how fast he falled or something?
 
2011-05-16 7:46:25 PM  

Genta: so are we supposed to guess his weight by how fast he falled or something?


It's quite simple if you just do the math.
 
2011-05-16 7:48:36 PM  
I don't know about how much in kilos, but I'm sure he looks pounded.
 
2011-05-16 8:19:12 PM  

fearmongert: I don't know about how much in kilos, but I'm sure he looks pounded.


maybe he was stoned?
 
2011-05-16 8:29:11 PM  
His family was told they could bury him anywhere in this general area right in here... Anywhere below the stereo and on this side of the bicentennial glasses... Anywhere between the ashtrays and the thimble... Anywhere in this three inches right in here in this area; That includes the Chiclets, but not the erasers...
 
2011-05-16 8:46:56 PM  
42

/always the answer
 
2011-05-16 8:51:35 PM  
You call them amusement rides, I call them tragic accidents waiting to happen.
 
2011-05-16 9:09:38 PM  
Beuller?
Beuller?
Beuller?
 
2011-05-16 11:49:11 PM  

RandomExcess: Came for the small hands and cabbage smell


This.
 
2011-05-17 9:00:48 AM  
Meth head I'm guessing = 125 at best.....
 
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