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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:08 AM

Giant inflated ball ride goes disastrously wrong.

My gawd...



MOSCOW – What was supposed to be an alpine thrill-ride turned tragic when a giant plastic ball carrying two men rolled off course at a Russian ski resort and flew another kilometer down the mountain, crashing into a frozen lake.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/man-dies-when-zorbing-thrill-ride-goes-wrong/

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Reply Giant inflated ball ride goes disastrously wrong. (Original post)
Archae Jan 2013 OP
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #1
grahamhgreen Jan 2013 #2
ashling Jan 2013 #4
onthefence1 Jan 2013 #9
GTurck Jan 2013 #13
grahamhgreen Jan 2013 #15
MADem Jan 2013 #3
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #5
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #6
TreasonousBastard Jan 2013 #7
Cybu Jan 2013 #8
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #10
s-cubed Jan 2013 #11
GTurck Jan 2013 #12
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #14
grahamhgreen Jan 2013 #16
Seedersandleechers Jan 2013 #17
mlevans Jan 2013 #18

Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:58 AM

1. Damn...

The handler at the bottom almost had them twice. Wow, that's going to suck to live with.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:25 AM

2. Aother example of why we need government regulations

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:08 AM

4. More to the point, we need

Enforcement of government regulations

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Response to onthefence1 (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:15 AM

13. It takes two...

to dance that dance. There is more to her story and until we know that your remarks about her irresponsibility is moot. What about the man who caused the pregnancy? Isn't he irresponsible if he doesn't take care of his child/children?

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Response to onthefence1 (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:03 PM

15. All those people in the ball need was an emergency lever

to pull that would deflate or open the ball.

Not to mention the location of the ramp near a steep cliff was an accident waiting to happen

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:38 AM

3. Regulations? Licensing? Who needs it?

Authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the accident and plan to question the attraction’s organizers. In the video an employee is heard confirming that a ride cost 300 rubles, or about $10. According to the Moscow News, the organizers had just set up the attraction and were operating without a license and fled the scene. If they are found guilty, they face up to six years in prison for failing to comply with safety regulations.


Good grief.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:09 AM

5. Unbelievable

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:47 AM

6. What the hell did they think could happen?

A ball rolling down the mountain side, who would have thought?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:18 AM

7. This is perfect for "1000 Ways to Die"...

complete with a couple of shady guys setting it up and taking off when it went wrong.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:29 AM

8. Dumb ways to die

so many dumb ways to die !

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:48 AM

10. Let's go down the check list shall we?

No brakes. Check
No steering. Check
One too many people inside. Check.

I would never even think of climbing inside one of those things.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:10 AM

11. Sadly, one for the Darwin awards.nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:12 AM

12. This is from Russia...

for heaven's sake and has nothing to do with American laws, regulations. Tragic as it is there, the question is: will it happen here? Other comments are way off base.

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Response to GTurck (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:02 AM

14. however, it had to do with laws in that part of Russia

from MADem's post above:

According to the Moscow News, the organizers had just set up the attraction and were operating without a license and fled the scene. If they are found guilty, they face up to six years in prison for failing to comply with safety regulations.

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Response to GTurck (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:05 PM

16. It just proves regulations (aka laws) are good.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:36 PM

17. Video no longer available

Damn!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:43 PM

18. If you're dead set on seeing it

click the ABC News link.

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