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    I wonder how far this guy fell.

    Warning: graphic description of a bike ride gone bad enclosed.

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    Thanks for that.

    Word is he fell from Top of the World all the way into Onion Creek.

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    man, picturing all that in your mind as you read it, is, well, just plain
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    Quote Originally Posted by hfly View Post
    Thanks for that.
    I know, right? Reading that made me hurt and cringe. So really, how far do you have to fall to break both femurs and totally shatter your spinal column and jaw and break out all your teeth.... but not die. Twenty feet? Thirty? Fifty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
    man, picturing all that in your mind as you read it, is, well, just plain
    Makes you want to stay away from ledges, huh?

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    somethin' jus don't seem quite right here. take a look at that newspaper. have we been...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post
    somethin' jus don't seem quite right here. take a look at that newspaper. have we been...?
    I find that the Onion is a more reliable and accurate source than Fox News is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I find that the Onion is a more reliable and accurate source than Fox News is.
    Yet Fox is still more reliable the MSNBC and CNN combined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I find that the Onion is a more reliable and accurate source than Fox News is.
    The Onion is satire news, obviously the article is fake. That being said I find the above quote quite true

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    I know, right? Reading that made me hurt and cringe. So really, how far do you have to fall to break both femurs and totally shatter your spinal cord and jaw and break out all your teeth.... but not die. Twenty feet? Thirty? Fifty?
    0. you cant shatter your spinal cord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by While At Rome View Post
    0. you cant shatter your spinal cord.
    True. Fixed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    I know, right? Reading that made me hurt and cringe. So really, how far do you have to fall to break both femurs and totally shatter your spinal column and jaw and break out all your teeth.... but not die. Twenty feet? Thirty? Fifty?
    I don't think its even possible. With those injuries you would bleed out internally in a pretty short time.

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    ....succumbed to hypothermia and was partially eaten by coyotes ...









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    Glad I read your post and went back to look at the source before I forwarded a link.

    Shattered spinal column, cord not mentioned in the story.

    I had a flash of doubt when I read survived 9 hours but then news stories are typically rift with misinformation.
    I did wonder too what good a cell phone would have done, as with all the injuries described, then likely hands and mouth would not have worked..

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