ronen
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Urban Legend?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:04 pm

This is something that I must have read somewhere ..

a body of a diver was found in a burning forest (with the suit and air tanks..).He was taken from the water by a fire bomber diving to peek up water from some lake.

can you confirm?

I suppose the tanks in the planes has some sort of net to prevent the entrance of large objects?
 
prosa
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RE: Urban Legend?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:25 pm

It was shown the the movie Magnolia, along with several other urban legends.
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FlagshipAZ
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RE: Urban Legend?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:50 pm

Wasn't this a plot of a recent CSI episode? Sounds vaguely familiar...
Oh well, there are many 'urban legends' around the world.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.
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heavymetal
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RE: Urban Legend?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:59 pm

-The guy who wakes up confused in the bathtub full of ice. With one or both of his kidneys surgically removed and a nearby note to call a doctor.

-The enraged husband who points a gun at his wife during a fight and shoots to kill her....the bullet missing her and going past and out the window...where it strikes the couple's son falling past the window, in the process of leaping off the roof in an attempted suicide.

-A mysterious man hijacks an airplane, is delivered cash, then actually parachutes from the rear stairs of the roaring jet in the middle of the night over a vast stretch of dark forest.....




.....no, wait. Uhhhh....
 
KROC
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RE: Urban Legend?

Wed Dec 18, 2002 2:21 am

How about this unbelievable one.

Once, Matt D had sexual relations.....with a woman.

Talk about a legend.....
 
Matt D
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RE: Urban Legend?

Thu Dec 19, 2002 10:01 pm

well I guess that's just part of my mystíque. Y'all will never really know for sure.


It's a tantalizing idea now isn't it?
 
Boeing Nut
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RE: Urban Legend?

Fri Dec 20, 2002 2:37 am

-A mysterious man hijacks an airplane, is delivered cash, then actually parachutes from the rear stairs of the roaring jet in the middle of the night over a vast stretch of dark forest.....

Not urban legend. That really happened.




I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.
 
TWAL1011
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RE: Urban Legend?

Fri Dec 20, 2002 3:11 am

That's why he said:

.....no, wait. Uhhhh.... aftwards.
 
Boeing Nut
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RE: Urban Legend?

Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:07 am

That's why he said:

.....no, wait. Uhhhh.... aftwards.


OK, I get the "blind eye" award for the day. I totally overlooked that.

Sowwy!
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TWAL1011
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RE: Urban Legend?

Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:10 am

Don't worry, Boeing. It's all good!
 
redngold
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RE: Urban Legend?

Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:57 am

Original post is an urban legend.

The one about the guy who "parachutes from the rear stairs of a roaring jet" - that is presumably how a hijacker, named "D.B. Cooper" in the media, escaped after receiving his ransom. Neither he nor the ransom money has ever been recovered. It is a true story.

Here's another urban legend:

State troopers find evidence of a fiery impact on the side of a cliff. They are baffled when they find pieces of scorched metal and two human teeth embedded in the impact zone. They later discover that a man had stolen a jet-assisted takeoff assembly from a local air force base, and determine that the man strapped the JATO to his car. Upon ignition there was no way he could stop his car, but an attempt to brake left scorched rubber on the highway and launched his car into the side of the cliff.

read more about urban legends at www.darwinawards.com (where they also tell true stories)

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avion
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RE: Urban Legend?

Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:10 am

Anybody have that website with all the urban legends on it? It also tells which are true and which are not.

Tom
 
Dasa
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RE: Urban Legend?

Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:23 am

www.snopes.com

-Dasa
 
AerLingus
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RE: Urban Legend?

Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:36 am

A man gains access to a high performance jet engine and attaches it to his automobile. The man then activated the engine and drove down a stretch of deserted road at high speed. He was traveling so fast that he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the side of a mountain.

Fact or fiction? You be the judge.

Not an urban legend, but still a legend:
http://www.markbarry.com/amazing/lawnchairman.html
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lewis
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RE: Urban Legend?

Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:04 am

A woman walks into a train of the London Undergound late at night. She is almost alone in the train. Opposite her, she sees an old lady between two men. Both men have one of their hands behind the old lady. The old lady keeps staring at the woman without blinking and moving at all. At the next stop a man enters and sits next to the woman. Two minutes later the man gives a woman a note that says:

"On the next stop get out of the train with me. I am a doctor. The old lady sitting on the other side is dead."

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