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Topic: Martin Gardner falls 50 feet onto railway line!
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Feb 17, 2010 10:43PM)
[url=http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/news/greenock/articles/2009/06/26/388947-boy-survived-50foot-plunge/]Boy survived 50-foot plunge[/url]

[quote]Fourteen-year-old Martin Gardner suffered burns all over his body after grabbing a live cable attached to a container.

The electric shock knocked him backwards and he fell down an embankment.

Miraculously, Martin managed to drag himself across the track to safety before being rescued by paramedics and police.[/quote]

He's banged up, but according to the story, he should be OK in the long run.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Feb 17, 2010 10:59PM)
Was Ednase in the container?
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Feb 18, 2010 12:11AM)
Tommy and I are both a bit ill. Someone says "Martin Gardner", and, well....
Message: Posted by: Nosher (Feb 18, 2010 01:06AM)
That was a cruel topic name - I imagine a few skipped heart beats.
Best wishes for the kid.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Feb 18, 2010 10:23AM)
Can you find the shortest path of his fall, if he folds himself into a hexaflexagon?
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Feb 22, 2010 10:39PM)
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On 2010-02-18 11:23, landmark wrote:
Can you find the shortest path of his fall, if he folds himself into a hexaflexagon?
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Only if you use traveling salesman....
Message: Posted by: stanalger (Feb 23, 2010 10:16PM)
I'm sure all of you "Lost" viewers caught the Gardner reference on tonight's episode.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Feb 24, 2010 08:23AM)
Rather shocking that he survived. If one falls 50 feet one lands at almost 40 miles per hour. Landing on tracks guarantees a non flat landing site and on hard metal and/or wood strips. The potential for damage in that situation is incredible. Someone was smiling on that boy for sure.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Feb 24, 2010 08:31AM)
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On 2010-02-23 23:16, stanalger wrote:
I'm sure all of you "Lost" viewers caught the Gardner reference on tonight's episode.
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I don't watch Lost. What was the reference?
Message: Posted by: stanalger (Feb 25, 2010 01:57PM)
[i]The Annotated Alice[/i] was among Jack's son's books. Jack picked up the book and commented, "I used to read to you from this book." (Not an exact quote.)
I had just mentioned Martin Gardner to my wife moments before this scene.
I let out a holler when Jack picked the book up.
I must be psychic. :)