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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 09:00 AM
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Woman Falls From Sixth-Floor Balcony - Saved By Pile Of Feces
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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese woman survived a plunge from a sixth-floor balcony thanks to a convenient pile of excrement which broke her fall, local media said.

The accident happened when the woman was hanging out laundry on Monday in Nanjing, capital of the eastern province of Jiangsu, the Kuaibao tabloid said on its Web site (www.kuaibao.net ).

"Workers happened to be emptying the building's septic tank, which had not been tended for a long time and had regularly blocked sewage pipes," the newspaper said.

"She probably stretched out too far and fell ... right on to a 20 cm-thick heap of excrement."

The woman suffered only slight injuries, the newspaper said.

In March, a six-year-old girl broke only her left leg when she fell six floors on to a pile of snow in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070404/od_nm/china_laundry... ;_ylt=ApIE8e1Ol79kSxct.hNvGP7MWM0F
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 09:03 AM
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1. Snow = Broken Leg, Feces = Slight Injury
Boy, if I had to choose...
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 09:38 AM
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2. She was saved by Dick Cheney?!
WTF?
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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 11:53 AM
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3. Well, shit.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 12:55 PM
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4. Well said. n/t
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 12:58 PM
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5. She had a crappy day indeed.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 12:59 PM
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6. "convenient pile of excrement"
So... Not cleaning up after my dog is now a benefit to society!

Red letter day, lemme tell ya. :)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 01:54 PM
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7. Really where do you get these stories?????
:crazy:
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 01:56 PM
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8. I didn't know Bush was even in China.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 02:10 PM
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9. From the Wikipedia article on the Defenestration of Prague
"The Second Defenestration of Prague was an event central to the initiation of the Thirty Years' War in 1618.

Some members of the Bohemian aristocracy effectively revolted following the 1617 election of Ferdinand (Duke of Styria and a Catholic) as King of Bohemia to succeed the aging Emperor Matthias. In 1617, Roman Catholic officials ordered the cessation of construction of some Protestant chapels on land which the Catholic clergy claimed belonged to them. Protestants, who claimed that it was royal (not Catholic Church) land and thus available for their own use, interpreted this as a violation of the right of freedom of religious expression as granted in the Letter of Majesty issued by Emperor Rudolf II in 1609. They feared that the fiercely Catholic Ferdinand would revoke the Protestant rights altogether once he came to the throne.

At Prague Castle on May 23, 1618, an assembly of Protestants (led by Count Thurn) tried two Imperial governors, Wilhelm Grav Slavata (15721652) and Jaroslav Borzita Graf Von Martinicz (15821649), for violating the Letter of Majesty (Right of Freedom of Religion), found them guilty, and threw them, together with their scribe Philip Fabricius, out of the high windows of the Bohemian Chancellery. They landed on a large pile of manure and all survived unharmed. Philip Fabricius was later ennobled by the emperor and granted the title "von Hohenfall" (lit. translating to "of Highfall").

Roman Catholic Imperial officials claimed that the three men survived due to the mercy of the benevolent Churmusian angels assisting the righteousness of the Catholic cause. Protestant pamphleteers asserted that their survival had more to do with the horse excrement in which they landed than the benevolent acts of the angels of the Christo Churmusian order."

At least this incident won't be the spark for a religious war!
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 02:26 PM
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10. Oh, man, I think I would rather at least be knocked unconscious.
That is really crappy.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 02:33 PM
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11. Hey, if it works, it works
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 02:34 PM
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12. That's some shitty luck!
:P
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 02:36 PM
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13. Man, that's pretty shitty!
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