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#1 usr.c

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 07:39 AM

I'm not sure if it's the way this article is written or just the mental image one gets when they're told that an office worker in Japan was driving his motorcycle on a nice sunny day, minding his own business, then just happened to lose his leg, which prompted him to, as you'd expect, just carry on driving.

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A Japanese biker failed to notice his leg had been severed below the knee when he hit a safety barrier, and rode on for 2 km (1.2 miles), leaving a friend to pick up the missing limb.

Mental image: Friend: "What the hell is Kobayashi's leg doing in the middle of the road! I'd better hold onto this."

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He felt excruciating pain, but did not notice that his right leg was missing until he stopped at the next junction, the paper quoted local police as saying.

Hmm...I'm thinking, doesn't the brain automatically direct the eyes to sources of pain?

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The man and his leg were taken to hospital, but the limb had been crushed in the collision, the paper said.

Again, the mental image one gets of a man and his seperated limb walking into a hospital is a bit strange to say the least!

Read the whole thing here. The person who wrote that story seems to have a wicked sense of humor.

Oh, and I decided to post this here because I wasn't sure how people would react to a post that finds humor in someone else's misfortune.


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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:01 AM

interesting...
i would have freaked out but thats just me.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:52 PM

i think making fun of this is fine since either the story is made up or is changed. how can u hit anything on the road that fast and yet not crash the bike to the ground and not fall off the bike?!

this is a fake news unless the guy was about to get ready for a suicide so didn't care about missing a leg but since his friend (!) came to his aid, he found out that there are still ppl who love him so decided to forget about suicide! original.gif

(wasn't that an artificial leg?)

Edited by amir, 14 August 2007 - 02:12 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2007 - 03:36 PM

Aaaah...

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(usr.c @ Aug 14 2007, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aaaah...


u r now making fun of someone's misfortune.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE(amir @ Aug 14 2007, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
u r now making fun of someone's misfortune.

Artistic license ;p


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 07:58 AM

lol....just lol
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