0369: "Dangers"

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:55 am UTC

Gratheo wrote:Friendly fire counts as an accident, methinks.
I doubt they'd refer to it as a "machine-gun accident" under those circumstances. That would just be comically euphemistic.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby syko_lozz » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:56 am UTC

shame google trends lab needs a higher volume to do its thing, i wanted to see all these searches peak!
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby atteSmythe » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:57 am UTC

I was shocked to find 443 results for "baking"

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:59 am UTC

Robin S wrote:
Gratheo wrote:Friendly fire counts as an accident, methinks.
I doubt they'd refer to it as a "machine-gun accident" under those circumstances. That would just be comically euphemistic.

A series of unfortunate incidents relating to machine gunnery and people who are not our opposition.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Gratheo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:01 am UTC

Jahoclave wrote:
Robin S wrote:
Gratheo wrote:Friendly fire counts as an accident, methinks.
I doubt they'd refer to it as a "machine-gun accident" under those circumstances. That would just be comically euphemistic.

A series of unfortunate incidents relating to machine gunnery and people who are not our opposition.

Wow... you're good at that. Have you considered translating legalese for a living?

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby russianspy1234 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:02 am UTC

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Are you suggesting that all the thousands of people who died in other sorts of accidents did live to tell the tale?


I have died in a raptor accident and lived to tell the tale. I was afraid to, though, because if the raptors knew...oh dear God they know!!! I guess i might be the first google result?


well, thanks to you, google now returns one result for it...

also, one result for...

accident accident

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby aerojad » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:03 am UTC

...some hard core bloggers out there I guess
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:04 am UTC

russianspy1234 wrote:one result for...

accident accident
That would be "accident Accident?" and I'm fairly sure there should be some punctuation (of the full stop variety) between the two.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby btilly » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:07 am UTC

The comic lies. I tried the elevator version and got a count of 3, which is massively below the claimed 575.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby goose stab » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:08 am UTC

Results 1 - 10 of about 20,000 for "tasered to death". (0.21 seconds)


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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Gratheo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:10 am UTC

btilly wrote:The comic lies. I tried the elevator version and got a count of 3, which is massively below the claimed 575.

Strange... maybe the elevators in question are now in hiding after being exposed by Randall, and they've taken away any references to their evil deeds as well.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby manofomens2 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:11 am UTC

If you search for "death of a snake charmer" you get 6

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby JBraccio » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:16 am UTC

Search results for "died in a pirate accident" 1.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:18 am UTC

Nobody has died in a zombie accident either.

Some people just don't know how to die properly.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jezebeau » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:20 am UTC

died in a ___ accident
1 hit - music
2 hits - cooking
63 hits - walking
101 hits - gardening
3170 hits - canoeing

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:24 am UTC

Gratheo wrote:
btilly wrote:The comic lies. I tried the elevator version and got a count of 3, which is massively below the claimed 575.

Strange... maybe the elevators in question are now in hiding after being exposed by Randall, and they've taken away any references to their evil deeds as well.
Or he forgot that "elevator" should be preceded by "an".
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby thornae » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:24 am UTC

Results 1 - 10 of about 1,840 for "died in a mysterious accident".

Skydiving + elevators + surfing = 1781

I conclude that all but 59 mysterious accidental deaths are the result of elevator surfing whilst skydiving.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby kwiyjibo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:25 am UTC

asterisk: studies show 95% of stories of someone who "died in a gardening accident" are references to spinal tap

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby OneLess » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:28 am UTC

Five minutes of this yielded this fairly bizarre "did you mean" from Google when I tried "died in a vcr accident" and made a typo:

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:29 am UTC

OneLess wrote:Five minutes of this yielded this fairly bizarre "did you mean" from Google when I tried "died in a vcr accident" and made a typo:

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That is quite possibly hilarious.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:31 am UTC

I dread to think what one of those might be.

Edit: it reminds me of a story I heard today about a zookeeper who supposedly died with his head lodged in the arse of an elephant suffering from diarrhoea. I can't for the life of me remember why he had put it there.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:34 am UTC

Robin S wrote:I dread to think what one of those might be.

Edit: it reminds me of a story I heard today about a zookeeper who supposedly died with his head lodged in the arse of an elephant suffering from diarrhoea. I can't for the life of me remember why he had put it there.



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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby ZzzzSleep » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:36 am UTC

atteSmythe wrote:I was shocked to find 443 results for "baking"

I imagine most of them will be quoting Into The Woods.

Or baking could be much more dangerous than I realised.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby topdrop » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:41 am UTC

Hmmm... I wonder what accidental death has the maximum count?

I found 269,000 hits for "died in a car accident".

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby ocean_soul » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:57 am UTC

I got 24 hits for "died in a blogging accident" (with the quotes). 24... :!:
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby damonius » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:04 am UTC

"Died in a raptor accident"
curiously resolves a koala dying in a haberdashery accident.

and two other hits, one of which is xkcd.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby starsparkle » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:08 am UTC

So I did the "died in a blogging accident search" and got 12 hits.

A few minutes later I refreshed the search and it was up to 34 hits.

In the time it took me to create this forum account, it went up to 37.

xD

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:09 am UTC

damonius wrote:"Died in a raptor accident"
curiously resolves a koala dying in a haberdashery accident.

and two other hits, one of which is xkcd.

Sorry about that other one. I just thought it'd make a semi-interesting blog entry. I'll probably edit it to be better after a long rest period.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby doctor_kiwano » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:16 am UTC

freak gasoline fight was good for 216, but then who didn't already know that it was dangerous to get into fights with freak gasoline.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby reydeyo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:19 am UTC

Okay, this comic was genius and finally got me to register. Anyways, "died in a time travel accident" currently yields 1 hit on google.

(Judging from how the other results have evolved, it will soon be 2)

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby littlebee » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:23 am UTC

the freak gasoline fight results were probably mostly related to zoolander..
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby perchik » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:27 am UTC

0 hits on "died in a c huck nor ris attack"
2 hits on "died in a coffee accident"
2 hits on "died in a sexual accident"
2 hits on "died in a bowling accident"
312 hits on "died in an unrelated accident"
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby GiantSnowman » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:31 am UTC

Jahoclave wrote:Nobody has died in a zombie accident either.

You have to know how to work it:

Results 1 - 8 of 8 for "died in a zombie attack". (0.24 seconds)

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Tanuki » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:37 am UTC

Zombie attacks are never accidental.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:39 am UTC

perchik wrote:0 hits on "died in a c huck nor ris attack"
Nor are Norris' roundhouse kicks.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby SoapyHobo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:42 am UTC

Thankfully, nobody has yet died in a masturbating accident.

They're lying about the kittens, obviously.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby neon » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:44 am UTC

GiantSnowman wrote:
Jahoclave wrote:Nobody has died in a zombie accident either.

You have to know how to work it:

Results 1 - 8 of 8 for "died in a zombie attack". (0.24 seconds)


Two results now

xkcd • View topic - "Dangers" discussion
Nobody has died in a zombie accident either. Some people just don't know how to die properly. The cube lives on in the nightmares of small children waiting ...
forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&p=476994 - 31 minutes ago - Similar pages - Filter

One Hour Parking Show » Blog Archive » I Died in a Raptor Accident
Also, since we’re on the topic, nobody has “died in a zombie accident” either. This brings up an important problem. We know that people have died in both ...
blagotube.onehourparkingshow.com/?p=9 - 1 hour ago - Similar pages - Filter


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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Kebrel » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:46 am UTC

I liked it enough to try it, Elevator only gives 8 but the rest were right. :?:

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Woaz » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:47 am UTC

Died in a blogging accident


Would it not be "Died in a blagging accident" instead?

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby neon » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:47 am UTC

Results 1 - 4 of 4 for "died in a raptor accident". (0.07 seconds)


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