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Offline antonymous

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A friendly warning for anyone taking the kids to.......
« on: 14 March, 2012, 07:05:34 AM »
.......Skegness this summer.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks. (So, watch your Ass ) lmao
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Re: A friendly warning for anyone taking the kids to.......
« Reply #1 on: 14 March, 2012, 08:07:33 AM »
How?
(In what way(s) do they kill people I mean, not how do I watch my...)

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Re: A friendly warning for anyone taking the kids to.......
« Reply #2 on: 14 March, 2012, 11:27:04 AM »
How?
(In what way(s) do they kill people I mean, not how do I watch my...)
People choke to death trying to eat them I believe!
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It appears to be an urban myth kicked off by the London Times in 1987 with this:

"The statistics on the safety of flying are immensely comforting, despite recent reports of a near miss between a 474 and a RAF Hercules over Carlisle, and the Boeing 747 captain who apparently had to be reminded to lower his craft's undercarriage before landing at Heathrow. One expert has estimated that more people in the world are kicked to death by donkeys than die in plane crashes."

Statistics for aviation fatalities are readily available whereas there is a complete lack of data on Equus africanus asinus  predation!

Equus africanus asinus is an ass.
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Re: A friendly warning for anyone taking the kids to.......
« Reply #3 on: 14 March, 2012, 06:55:45 PM »
It appears to be an urban myth kicked off by the London Times in 1987 with this:

"The statistics on the safety of flying are immensely comforting, despite recent reports of a near miss between a 474 and a RAF Hercules over Carlisle, and the Boeing 747 captain who apparently had to be reminded to lower his craft's undercarriage before landing at Heathrow. One expert has estimated that more people in the world are kicked to death by donkeys than die in plane crashes..."

So it's not that the donkeys in Skeggie are so feral and bloodthirsty then...I've met some pretty mean-assed asses around the world whereas yer British ones are all little Lord Fauntleroys in comparison.

Mind you, there were some innocent looking donkeys on Blackheath that looked at my kids with a scary Hannibal Lecter glint in their eye.
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