Posts tagged ‘safety’

May 26, 2019

A sneaky way to die

by allthoughtswork

A mere six inches of water can knock you off your feet and once you’re face down in the surf, there’s nothing to stop you being washed out to Japan like a bloated log.

PS: That water averages 52 degrees Fahrenheit. Happy Memorial Day, beach-goers.

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November 6, 2018

Taiwanese In-Flight Instruction Video

by duncanr

hhmmm, these pre take-off instructions are a lot more creative than I remember when I last took a plane . . .

February 17, 2018

You can buy little Timmy a bulletproof backpack now, because ‘Murica

by allthoughtswork

Bulletproof backpacks for children.

Yup, another flake of our dignity just sloughed off and fell to the ground. We might as well just grind up the rest of it and use it to make chalk outlines around children.

This reminds me of all the bizarre purse-friendly weapons they sell women to use on rapists. Because boys will be boys and there’s no use approaching the problem from the angle of, you know, the problem.

January 23, 2018

First drone to save swimmers lives

by allthoughtswork

The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone can zoom out, drop a floatie, and monitor swimmers back to shore, all in the time it takes a Baywatch opening montage to stop jiggling. 

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December 22, 2017

Don’t be a Dick

by duncanr

June 27, 2016

A Beautiful Day in Safetyville?

by duncanr

er, not quite!

watch out for the serial killer driving a train . . .

then there’s this . . .

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April 24, 2016

Coming Soon to a . . .

by duncanr

smartphones stupid people. . . street near you

it’s only a matter of time folks, but what a sad reflection on modern life that such a health & safety measure – installing traffic lights on the pavement – is deemed necessary because so many of us are so addicted to our smartphones and social media that traffic lights at normal height are not in our line of vision

full story (in english) here

November 10, 2014

How NOT to Treat your Friends

by duncanr

Iraqis and Afghanis who worked as translators for the US and Allied forces risked their own and their family’s lives by doing so

one would think a debt of gratitude was owing them then and a moral obligation exist to ensure their safety when the troops withdraw from their country

judge for yourself whether that is the case

I’d like to think translators who worked for the UK forces were treated a bit better than those who worked for the americans – but I am not confident in assuming so !

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March 24, 2012

New Guidance On Hand Position

by duncanr

Driving instructor tell you to hold the steering wheel, when driving, with your hands in the 10 to two position?

You might want to reconsider that advice if your car is fitted with an airbag

Just saying !

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