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Old 27 December 2006, 08:35 AM
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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!
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Old 02 January 2007, 04:14 AM
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Old 04 January 2007, 01:57 AM
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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?
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Old 04 January 2007, 03:35 AM
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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?
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Old 04 January 2007, 03:24 PM
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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."

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Old 04 January 2007, 04:50 PM
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It doesn't effect penis size, but you'll go blind.
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Old 05 January 2007, 12:33 AM
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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.
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Old 05 January 2007, 12:38 AM
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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?
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Old 05 January 2007, 04:29 AM
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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?
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Old 05 January 2007, 07:26 AM
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Why do I get the feeling that this will be the theme for a future photo challenge?
Would do, but my camera doesn't support "Panoramic" view.
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Old 07 January 2007, 11:11 PM
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3) Do a lot of people die from objects falling or dropping from
apartments overhead? Most notably glass bottles and air conditioning
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Sheesh. Everybody knows it's pianos that fall on people in the city, not bottles and air conditioners.
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Old 07 January 2007, 11:13 PM
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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.
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Old 14 January 2007, 04:01 AM
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Comment: Can electricity (i.e. car battery, tazer) neutralize venom from a
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Old 14 January 2007, 04:02 AM
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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.

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Old 14 January 2007, 04:05 AM
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And safes. Don't forget the safes.

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

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Old 14 January 2007, 04:41 AM
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Yup, those New York safes are lethal.
I was crushed by seven today!
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Old 14 January 2007, 04:45 AM
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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.
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Old 19 January 2007, 07:25 AM
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Comment: I was wondering if Cellphone Addiction really is true. Is it?
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Old 19 January 2007, 07:50 AM
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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...)

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