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snopes 27 December 2006 08:35 AM

And hurry!
 
Comment: I just moved to New York, and I've been told by
long-time residents about all kinds of ways to get injured or killed here.
So, I would like to know:

1) Do people really get electrocuted and die from stepping on subway
grates, manholes, cellar doors, especially if it's been hot and rainy?

2) If a man standing on the subway platform urinates onto the tracks and
his urine stream hits the electrified third rail, will he get electrocuted
and die?

3) Do a lot of people die from objects falling or dropping from
apartments overhead? Most notably glass bottles and air conditioning
units?

4) Do a number of New Yorkers lose an eye every year due to getting poked
by the umbrella spindles of other careless, fast-walking pedestrians?

Please let me know!

snopes 02 January 2007 04:14 AM

Comment: WILL AN MAGNETIC INPULSE WAVE DRAW IN A LIGHTING BOLT DURNING A STORM

DrFraud 04 January 2007 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 737)
Comment: I just moved to New York, and I've been told by
long-time residents about all kinds of ways to get injured or killed here.

Sounds like a real friendly buncha folks. Who's your Welcome Wagon lady, Lizzie Borden?

snopes 04 January 2007 03:35 AM

Comment: A rumor that I've heard several times, in different circumstances
and conversations, is that masturbation effects penis size. The general
concensus is that it leads to a smaller penis, or can even cause shrinking
in a fully developed male. This could be an urban legend, but all of my
attempts to use a search engine, even on a medical site, has led to less
then relevant results. Even some rather embarrasing situations.
Perhaps you may be able to find that which my inept searching has not?

rockland6674 04 January 2007 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 6738)
Comment: A rumor that I've heard several times, in different circumstances and conversations, is that masturbation effects penis size. The general concensus is that it leads to a smaller penis, or can even cause shrinking in a fully developed male. ... Perhaps you may be able to find that which my inept searching has not?

"Excuse me, miss. I was wondering if you could help me find my penis."

*SLAP*

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franjava 04 January 2007 04:50 PM

It doesn't effect penis size, but you'll go blind. :fish:

SatansHobbit 05 January 2007 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 6738)
Comment: A rumor that I've heard several times, in different circumstances
and conversations, is that masturbation effects penis size. The general
concensus is that it leads to a smaller penis, or can even cause shrinking
in a fully developed male.

Yep, it's true. My penis shrinks dramatically immediately after masturbating.

Canuckistan 05 January 2007 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SatansHobbit (Post 7912)
Yep, it's true. My penis shrinks dramatically immediately after masturbating.

Why do I get the feeling that this will be the theme for a future photo challenge? :lol:

DrFraud 05 January 2007 04:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 6738)
Comment: A rumor that I've heard several times, in different circumstances
and conversations, is that masturbation effects penis size. The general
concensus is that it leads to a smaller penis, or can even cause shrinking
in a fully developed male...Perhaps you may be able to find that which my inept searching has not?

Have you tried a magnifying glass?

SatansHobbit 05 January 2007 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Canuckistan (Post 7919)
Why do I get the feeling that this will be the theme for a future photo challenge? :lol:

Would do, but my camera doesn't support "Panoramic" view.

Izzy Quigley 07 January 2007 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 737)
3) Do a lot of people die from objects falling or dropping from
apartments overhead? Most notably glass bottles and air conditioning
units?

Sheesh. Everybody knows it's pianos that fall on people in the city, not bottles and air conditioners.

Hyper Squirrel 07 January 2007 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 737)
Comment: I just moved to New York, and I've been told by
long-time residents about all kinds of ways to get injured or killed here.
So, I would like to know:

1) Do people really get electrocuted and die from stepping on subway
grates, manholes, cellar doors, especially if it's been hot and rainy?

2) If a man standing on the subway platform urinates onto the tracks and
his urine stream hits the electrified third rail, will he get electrocuted
and die?

3) Do a lot of people die from objects falling or dropping from
apartments overhead? Most notably glass bottles and air conditioning
units?

4) Do a number of New Yorkers lose an eye every year due to getting poked
by the umbrella spindles of other careless, fast-walking pedestrians?

Please let me know!



Gee, I must have been lucky to make it this far in life if that's what New York is really like! Number three makes me think of Spy Vs. Spy.

snopes 14 January 2007 04:01 AM

Comment: Can electricity (i.e. car battery, tazer) neutralize venom from a
(snake,spider,scorpion,etc.) bite.

snopes 14 January 2007 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Izzy Quigley (Post 11096)
Sheesh. Everybody knows it's pianos that fall on people in the city, not bottles and air conditioners.

And safes. Don't forget the safes.

- snopes

Nonny Mouse 14 January 2007 04:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 21176)
And safes. Don't forget the safes.

- snopes

Yup, those New York safes are lethal. French safes, on the other hand....

Nonny

Hyper Squirrel 14 January 2007 04:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nonny Mouse (Post 21184)
Yup, those New York safes are lethal.

I was crushed by seven today!

lazerus the duck 14 January 2007 04:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 21174)
Comment: Can electricity (i.e. car battery, tazer) neutralize venom from a
(snake,spider,scorpion,etc.) bite.

Don't know never been bit by a snake,spider,scorpion*,etc. while it's being tazered.


*To all pedants yes a scorpion sting can also be classed as a bite.

snopes 19 January 2007 07:25 AM

Comment: I was wondering if Cellphone Addiction really is true. Is it?

Psihala 19 January 2007 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 6738)
Comment: A rumor that I've heard several times, in different circumstances and conversations, is that masturbation effects penis size. The general concensus is that it leads to a smaller penis, or can even cause shrinking in a fully developed male. This could be an urban legend, but all of my attempts to use a search engine, even on a medical site, has led to less then relevant results. Even some rather embarrasing situations.
Perhaps you may be able to find that which my inept searching has not?

Isn't that, um, using the search engine in sort of a bad way? Although, I must admit that is certainly... creative... :o

Wouldn't it be easier to just search with your hands?

~Psihala
(*Next he'll be telling us about the possible uses for the floppy drive...)

snopes 26 January 2007 10:35 AM

Comment: does smoking marijuana stems make you impotent?


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