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Man has two fingertips SLICED OFF on Pirates of the Caribbean log flume
UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Paul Thompson

Posted on 07/11/2014 8:41:11 AM PDT by C19fan

A British tourist had the tops of two of his fingers sliced off while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney World in Florida. The victim lost the tip of his ring and little finger after apparently dangling them outside the log fume ride which inspired the Johnny Depp movies. Disney officials in Orlando, Florida, immediately shut down the ride in the Magic Kingdom park following the incident.

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TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: accident; caribbean; disney; pirates
Candidate for honorable mention for weekly Darwin award.
1 posted on 07/11/2014 8:41:11 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Does this mean that he will Never Play The Violin Again?


2 posted on 07/11/2014 8:42:41 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: bandleader

He’ll have to play the guitar like Jerry Garcia.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 8:45:39 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: C19fan
Now his hand looks like Walt's hand on the statue.
4 posted on 07/11/2014 8:45:54 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: C19fan
dangling them outside the log fume ride

Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times.

"Dangling", my fanny. This guy was either reaching deep down into the water or trying to reach out of the boat and touch the scenery.

5 posted on 07/11/2014 8:47:35 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: C19fan
"Keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times"

They have that sign for a reason...

6 posted on 07/11/2014 8:48:04 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: C19fan
So I just ran some numbers and a very ballpark figure would be 1.5 BILLION riders have successfully braved the Pirates of the Caribbean without cutting off the tips of their fingers, and this mook wasn't.

That's a special kind of stupid.

7 posted on 07/11/2014 8:51:20 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: C19fan

My brother lost his thumb, but doing something more noble, that is, handling cables as an electrician. Someone apparently dropped something, causing the cables to whip away, with his thumb at that moment handling them.

When I first saw him in person when I heard about the incident, I gave him the thumbs up.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: kevkrom

have been on that ride many many times
as have MILLIONS

yes, to reach the mechanism below the water requires more than a “dangle”

unless this guy was built like Lurch


9 posted on 07/11/2014 8:53:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: C19fan

I was just there a few weeks ago and coincidentally a British family was sitting behind me and the kid was doing this exact same thing throughout the entire ride even telling his dad to do it... wasn’t warned or corrected once by the “Adults”... I suppose those 2 steel guide rails under the water, and the weight of the boat pinching your kids fingers between the two isn’t something Britain’s concern themselves with apparently.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 8:55:59 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: C19fan

“You will get wet. You may lose your fingertips.”


11 posted on 07/11/2014 8:58:13 AM PDT by moovova
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To: HamiltonJay

Don’t worry, the British have socialized medicine to take care of them.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 9:00:41 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: C19fan

“There be rough waters ahead.”


13 posted on 07/11/2014 9:16:53 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I have a friend who is ultra careful and still managed to lop off a few fingers with his table saw. When I saw him at the hospital, my first question was if I could have his table saw?


14 posted on 07/11/2014 9:17:59 AM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: cyclotic

LOL!!


15 posted on 07/11/2014 9:22:21 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I didn’t get the saw. His fingers got re-attached and he kept it.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: cyclotic; Greetings_Puny_Humans

Many years ago, I was letting my roommate horse around on my Yamaha in the backyard. He managed to upend it and break his leg (a freaky weird break and 10 weeks in traction!).

I was visiting him at the hospital and jokingly asked if he was going to pay for the bent handlebars. Nurse heard me and went postal. Gave me dirty looks every time I was there after that.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 9:38:47 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: C19fan

ARRRrrrGGHHH Matey, the sharks be eatin’ well this week!


18 posted on 07/11/2014 9:38:55 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: C19fan
The victim lost the tip of his ring and little finger after apparently dangling them outside the log fume ride which inspired the Johnny Depp movies.

I weep for the state of written communication in this nation's press.

19 posted on 07/11/2014 9:52:44 AM PDT by MortMan (All those in favor of gun control raise both hands!)
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To: C19fan

You could say he gave the Pirates the finger. Or two.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 9:59:50 AM PDT by IronJack
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Keep hands in the boat at all times, dummy. Imagine what would have happened if he took flash pictures.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 10:26:58 AM PDT by Mr. Blond
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Imagine what would have happened if he took flash pictures.

If there was any justice, the other passengers who spent 45 minutes in line waiting for the ride would beat the snot out of him for ruining the ride for everyone else. Unfortunately, we're too civilized for that these days.

22 posted on 07/11/2014 11:31:53 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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