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Brazil bridegroom bleeds to death at his wedding
Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 7/21/12 | AP

Posted on 11/21/2012 12:37:50 PM PST by GSWarrior

Edited on 11/21/2012 4:35:09 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

RIO DE JANEIRO Media reports say a Brazilian bridegroom bled to death at his wedding reception when he tripped and fell on an empty glass of beer.

The G1 news website says the freak accident occurred early Monday morning some six hours after navy sergeant Fabio Jefferson dos Santos Maciel and Geise Guimaraes tied the knot.


(Excerpt) Read more at gjsentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alcohol; brazil; glass; shards
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1 posted on 11/21/2012 12:37:55 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
shattering the glass he was carrying in his left pants pocket.

Unexpected.

2 posted on 11/21/2012 12:46:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes, that is not a “freak accident”, that is just another case of people doing dumb things and encountering predictable results.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 12:48:02 PM PST by Boogieman
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Well, a glass in your pants is an obviously bad idea, but cutting the artery wasn’t a guaranteed result, even if the glass broke.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 12:52:23 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: GSWarrior

Wow! How tragic.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 1:01:41 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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fell on an empty glass of beer

It was either a glass of beer or it was empty -- it can't be both!

6 posted on 11/21/2012 1:11:53 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

An empty glass that had had beer in it... or once broken it no longer held the beer...


7 posted on 11/21/2012 1:13:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

third option - it could be an empty beer glass


8 posted on 11/21/2012 1:13:39 PM PST by DKM
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Wow, okay, I'm not carrying empty glasses of beer in my pocket anymore... ummm, WAIT!... I never do that anyway... Besides, I'm trying to imagine exactly how I would have to fall and land in order to break a glass that did happen to be in my pocket, such that the glass shards could be driven deep into my leg or abdomen and sever my femoral vein/artery. The only thing I can come up with is if I took a flyin' swandive out of a second story window and landed on rocks below. Just sayin'. The cops might want to look at this cockamamie story very, very closely.
9 posted on 11/21/2012 1:13:54 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: GSWarrior

Are you hppy to see me or is that a glass of beer you have in your pocket?

Rolled up newspaper or a banana would have been a better idea.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 1:17:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Maybe a rushed machine-aided translation of the Brazilian Portuguese. The Portuguese term for a “beer glass” is the same that would be used for “glass of beer.”


11 posted on 11/21/2012 1:18:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: GSWarrior

Note to self: Never put a beer glass in your pocket.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 1:21:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: LibWhacker

Might be credible depending on how the shards formed — a stab in the groin could result just by falling on one’s face, especially if already over-beered and klutzy.

If dancing with a beer glass in one’s pocket is a Brazilian custom, they ought to consider switching to Lexan.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 1:21:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Another “custom” - idiots dancing with drink in their hand.
Spilling drinks on compadres and floor.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 1:22:39 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: GSWarrior; Lazamataz; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Attention shoppers: The young widow is now available!


15 posted on 11/21/2012 1:25:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Perhaps they carry it so that they can “drink” to a particularly winsome dance partner right on the spot? (Then what goes in the other pocket, a beer bottle?)


16 posted on 11/21/2012 1:27:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Revolting cat!

Now that’s disrespectful... unless they’re rednecks (just kidding about rednecks. sort of)


17 posted on 11/21/2012 1:29:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

If they’re rednecks, the bride’s cousin invited as a guest to the wedding already married her there and then.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 1:32:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yeah, the backup groom!


19 posted on 11/21/2012 1:33:37 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: GSWarrior

At the risk of being mean-I think the deceased deserves a Darwin nomination-that was realy, really dumb...


20 posted on 11/21/2012 1:37:13 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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