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This sounds really similar to the kid who got hit by a train cause he was listening to his iPod...

~Gooda~
Slightly different IMO. Trains...go on tracks. This thing came hurtling out of the sky at the kid
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Slightly different IMO. Trains...go on tracks. This thing came hurtling out of the sky at the kid
Well then... the kid shouldn't have been under the sky. Idiot kid!
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i blame gta, just the other day i was trying this.

But seriously, how do you not hear a helicopter, i can barely hear people talk when i have mine in and never keep them loud
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In California alone, just since the beginning of the year, several dozen people have been hurt and at least a dozen have died because of using headphones. 3 of them were killed by trains running into them from behind since they did not hear the train horn or the sound of the train approaching from behind as they walked on the tracks. One kid was lucky as he only sustained minor injuries from the cattle guard as he dove out of the way. He mentioned that he only "felt" the train coming.

Years ago when the Walkman's were all the rage (yes, I am showing my age), I was working at McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach. They promptly put a ban on wearing headphones after several employees were either killed or seriously injured while wearing them. One of the guys was actually hit by the engine of a plane they were moving from one part of the facility to another for x-rays. (that was one of the more dumb encounters since he HAD to have seen the plane next to him before being hit by the engine...)
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i blame gta, just the other day i was trying this.

But seriously, how do you not hear a helicopter, i can barely hear people talk when i have mine in and never keep them loud
Read above.... if the helicopter was in autorotation, no engines would have been on. A helicopter is pretty quiet when this occurs.
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A heli that close would put out a lot of noise. I wonder how loud his music was. That also still doesn't excuse the heli hitting him.
I say the Heli gets first degree murder and life imprisonment!

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Clearly this was the headphones fault, I mean if he hadn't been wearing them and had been wearing a bike helmet everything would've been fine
Damn....err.....the headphones get first degree murder too! Or they can be accessory to murder

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Well then... the kid shouldn't have been under the sky. Idiot kid!
Lol, we shall call this 'Duckies Law'

Duckies Law hear by states that anyone, anywhere, can be hit by anything. Anyone that finds themselves within these circumstances agree to take full responsibility should any injury occur to themselves.

It is the users responsibility to keep themselves safe at all times, this means not going anywhere or doing anything just in case such occurrences happen

This shall be put along side 'Sods Law' just so people are aware of the dangers
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3000 people a year die while putting their socks on...
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3000 people a year die while putting their socks on...
Definitely not as cool....
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Definitely not as cool....
Yeah, tbh I would prefer going out by helicopter... that lad is famous now at least No disrespect meant.
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This is the way i would want to die!!!

OT...man what a weird week in news, I just read about a dude who tried to commit suicide by throwing himself, headfirst, into a tree chipper, he is still alive . LOL

and BTW....good call on the DD Duckie, I love that movie
    
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