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    Can anyone in the UK confirm this?


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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Yikes!
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    Well it was from the daily mirror!!!!

    American equivilant would be the enquirer for the factual content off some off the stories.

    Having said that, yes the story is true just flanneled out a little more.

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    According to the article, it happened in Siloam Springs, Arkansas in October of 2005. I did a google search for Siloam Springs, Arkansas Shayna Richardson and got tons of hits, including legitimate news sources.

    I'd say it's either real, or an incredibly elaborate hoax.
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    If it's not in the Weekly World News, then it's all BS.
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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    That's probably true with a lot of hyperbole. This is also true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    At least three airmen survived free falls of around 20,000 ft (6,000 m) without a parachute in the Second World War; Lt. I.M. Chisov was a Russian bomber pilot, Sgt. Alan Magee was an American gunner on a B-17, and Sgt. Nicholas Alkemade was a British gunner on a Lancaster bomber. It is estimated that a person free falling in the "box" position reaches a terminal velocity of around 120 mph (200 km/h) after a fall of just 1,000 ft (300 m), so the additional 19,000 ft (5,700 m) doesn't make these falls that much more dangerous, apart from the lack of oxygen at high altitude. All three men lost consciousness during their falls, and two of them landed on terrain covered in deep snow, which was probably a significant factor in the survivability of the falls.

    Vesna Vulović, a flight attendant from Yugoslavia, survived a fall from 10,160 m (33,330 ft) when the DC-9 airplane she was traveling in blew up over Srbská Kamenice, Czechoslovakia, on January 26, 1972. She remained strapped into her flight attendant's seat in the tail section of the plane, which remained attached to the washrooms. The assembly struck the snow-covered flank of a mountain. A terrorist bomb was thought to be the cause. Vulović broke both legs and was temporarily paralyzed from the waist down. No other passengers survived. [1]

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    Tail End Charlie Ritehsedad's Avatar
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    I'll bet she was a tad chilly.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    The impact of jumping off the golden gate kills people sometimes, so I for one am calling bull**** on this. She landed face down in a parking lot, how in the hell could she survive? I don't believe that. I saw a little boys bike helmet after he crashed at like 10 miles an hour. (My old shop of course gave him a new one.) It was utterly crushed. I don't believe someone could survive a terminal velocity impact on pavement, that seems like petty, petty bull****.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but this seems really far fetched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    The impact of jumping off the golden gate kills people sometimes, so I for one am calling bull**** on this. She landed face down in a parking lot, how in the hell could she survive? I don't believe that. I saw a little boys bike helmet after he crashed at like 10 miles an hour. (My old shop of course gave him a new one.) It was utterly crushed. I don't believe someone could survive a terminal velocity impact on pavement, that seems like petty, petty bull****.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but this seems really far fetched.
    It's possible that it's true. People have survived similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    The impact of jumping off the golden gate kills people sometimes, so I for one am calling bull**** on this. She landed face down in a parking lot, how in the hell could she survive? I don't believe that. I saw a little boys bike helmet after he crashed at like 10 miles an hour. (My old shop of course gave him a new one.) It was utterly crushed. I don't believe someone could survive a terminal velocity impact on pavement, that seems like petty, petty bull****.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but this seems really far fetched.
    Found the video of it, from the local news broadcast. Here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    I saw a little boys bike helmet after he crashed at like 10 miles an hour. (My old shop of course gave him a new one.) It was utterly crushed.
    "Her face was shattered..."

    -The Daily Mirror

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ

    Crazy azz young people, and to danger her self for a cuase it is not worth it and the kid could have been killed as well. Husband is nutz.
    Tropical pole vaulting is the shiznit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-V
    She was on American TV not that long ago...Oprah I think.

    It's legit.

    Man there is something wrong with these people.
    Tropical pole vaulting is the shiznit.

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    Did anyone hear on a news site that William Hung killed himself on a heroine overdose, and it was a hoax, heh.

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-V
    what do you mean?

    I take uneccesary risks....

    Answer this: On your deathbed, are you gonna look back on your life and think "I got enough rest, and was always very very careful in my life."

    Or would you rather say:
    "I'm dying, but I sure had lots of sex and a HELL of a lot of fun while I was here!"

    Personally, I'd choose the second.
    You go too far and there won't be a death bed.

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