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mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 03-26-2004 21:49

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1484082,00.html
this is really a dramatic story.....

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 03-26-2004 22:31

Man - if this had happened in the US, it would have been ALL OVER the news! There'd be movements started to ban kite flying as a deadly activity...

MAN! You'd think people would be a little more careful...

velvetrose
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: overlooking the bay
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 03-27-2004 02:41

wire? people use wire to fly their kites? whatever happened to cord? the only wire i've seen is used by those trying to cut the line of other kite flyers.. sounds like an outrageous festival, guns and flying kites from out in the streets.. whew

my favorite is the dragon, easiest to fly, colorful and it usually hangs above my head


viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 03-27-2004 03:03

In my country, every now and then, someone dies while riding a motorbike, because some jerk left, usually intentionally, the string of a kite, full of very small pieces of glass glued to the string, making it a deadly weapon, tied to some trees. The guy in the motorcycle usually has his throat cut by the string.

Ruski
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 03-27-2004 06:30

Whoohoo

I made animation just to fit description of the story
http://artech-design.50megs.com/stuff/kite.swf

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 03-27-2004 08:39

^^^^LOL omg thats sick!

WULFIUS-KHAN
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jan 2004

posted posted 03-27-2004 09:54

They should deal with the problem the way we do in the 'free' 'democracies'.
Ban the kites.


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asptamer
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Lair
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 03-27-2004 20:37

or maybe they should just ban guns and sell more nylon string. that would help the situation. Steel wire altho very thin and can withold lots of force, is very dangerous even if ure not using it to fly kites. I had my fun with it when we used it instead of the fishing line on enertial (ones that keeps spinning after the weight drops into water) reels. There if u dont know how to control the reel properly, it's very easy to come home without fingers.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 03-27-2004 21:05

That kite karnage was a while ago a more recent one that I noticed the other week is this one:

quote:
Poor rural Venezuelans are using nets and hooks slung under kites to catch endangered flamingos to eat or sell their meat as they try to ward off hunger


http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/03/23/flamingos.food.reut/index.html

Just imaigne if one of them got loose and swept down out of the sky on you!!

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Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 03-27-2004 21:39

I love flying kites. I never realized they could be that hazardous though. Yikes!


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Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-30-2004 03:33

Kite strings can be a little dangerous sometimes. I remember in my country [The Philippines] people would mix glue with glass to make strings more tougher, but yes, they can cut your fingers.

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bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 03-30-2004 16:16

Ruski - you are a sick sick person...

That's just twisted (no pun on kite cordage intended...)

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