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Old 27 March 2011, 04:12 AM
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Blow Your Top Sucked out the window by updraft

Comment: I just stumbled upon a rather audacious claim: That strong winds
not only can, but have sucked people out of tall buildings.

"It has been a while since the ability to open windows
existed on tall buildings. You can thank those that
jumped from the buildings.

"Actually you can thank the buildings designers for that.
most skyscrapers suffer from updrafts, that could be
strong enough to lift 120 pounds. Think about it, that
cute secretary in those awesome heels, walks by the open
window and gets sucked out of it because the wind shifts
just right. It has happened."

Now, if someone had actually fallen to their deaths after being sucked out
of a window, surely it'll be in a newspaper somewhere...

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Old 27 March 2011, 04:24 AM
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that cute secretary in those awesome heels
I can't decide if this storyteller is a male chauvinist pig or a transvestite coveting her shoes.
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Old 27 March 2011, 04:26 AM
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Because it wouldn't really be much of a tragedy if a plain-looking woman with sensible shoes got sucked out a window ...
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Old 28 March 2011, 06:46 PM
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Even when the windows do open on newer buildings, it's usually just a little bit. Definitely nothing big enough to fit a person.
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