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Where did the fat save the man from serious injury?

Poll ended at Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:26 am

Germany
14
74%
Florida
5
26%
 
Total votes : 19

Germany or Florida 6/22/06 - ANSWERED!

Postby knapplc » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:26 am

The Official Germany or Florida Theme Song:
Things are sick and twisted
From too much sun and Nazis
Sex, meth, and death fetishes
Both of them have got these
Guaranteed not to bore ya
German-yyy or Florida

Other GoF Themes

And now, on to our show...

SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD - A 440-pound man discovered that being overweight can be good for your health -- if you get run over by a car.

Police said the extra body mass prevented the 30-year-old man from suffering potentially fatal injuries when a passing car drove over him after he braked suddenly on his bicycle at a crossroads and fell off in front of the car.

"It certainly helped him in this case," said a spokesman for police on Monday. "Someone smaller would probably not have been so lucky."

The man dislocated his hip, which local doctors put back in place, but otherwise suffered only scratches and a bloody nose from the underside of the vehicle, police said.


A couple of comments about this story - first off, how does a 440 pound man find a bicycle that will carry him? :-?

And, if he's that big (and the assumption would be "that round," how would a car roll over him? Are we to believe he was actuall UNDER the car? That seems just about impossible unless the guy was 6'8" or something and his mass was distributed kind of evenly.

I know at LEAST two people will get this one correct - it was sent to me by a couple of unnamed fans of GoF. ;-D

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Postby moonhead » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:29 am

fat = american
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Postby onnestabe » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:33 am

I say Germany, because I read 440 pounds to be 200 kilograms, and 200 is a rounder (pun intended) number than 440 ;-D
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Postby suppasonic » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:36 am

I think this is definately Florida, but the next news article should be the lawsuit that follows up.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:41 am

onnestabe wrote:I say Germany, because I read 440 pounds to be 200 kilograms, and 200 is a rounder (pun intended) number than 440 ;-D


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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:02 am

When I read that a big guy got ran over by a car and lived, I thought Germany. Not sure why...
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Postby WickedSmaat » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:13 am

That's a lot of beer :-o
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Postby Twisted Sister » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:22 am

Another easy one... Germany

Why-

1) After visiting Germany, one thing you will realize is that everyone rides/owns a bike. It is an extremely popular means of local transportation.

2) You'll also know that the cars are smaller in Europe due to smaller streets, lack of parking (cities are hundreds of years old), and fuel economy (our gas prices have only recently begun to come close... they've been paying $4-5 per gallon for years... mainly due to taxes). This guy suffered slight injuries, I'm betting it was from a small car. The standard Euro cars are an equivalent of a Mini Cooper to us in the states.

3) Red lights in German mean YIELD (at least that's what they told me)... that, coupled with more bike traffic = more likelyhood of this accident occurring in Germany.

4) Yes Americans are overweight... but Germans have the famous Bratwurst and Beer diet.

GERMANY Chuck! :-)

PS - In the US, large people do not pedal bicycles... they drive choppers.
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:25 am

After reading Twisted Sister's post, I cannot help but vote for Germany...
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Postby knapplc » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:34 am

Wow, Moon - you're kind of on an island in this one! ;-7
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