Man who fell into Yellowstone hot springs completely dissolved

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    This story is direct to you from the "You can't make this stuff up" part of the world we live in.

    I especially like the quotes from this article like -
    • ...science has confirmed that death is really quite bad for your health.
    • Although incidents like this are clearly quite tragic, they’re also a testament to the incredibly daft lengths people go to show off to someone, be “brave”, or – in this case – have a very unique bath.
    • ...surrounded by a bunch of quite prominent warning signs for a really, really, really good reason.(more than one really, really?)
    • Are you a microscopic, extremophilic lifeform? No, we didn’t think so. So stay the hell back,
    • ...they found that nothing of the man remained – except his wallet and his flip flops. (what the heck were his flip flops and wallet made of?

    Condolences to his family, but "you really can't make this stuff up."
     
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  2. SShore

    SShore Resident Curmudgeon Skier

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    Living very close to the Park, so we get to visit several times a year. It never ceases to amaze me how many stupid people do stupid things with signage everywhere warning them not to do said stupid things. You can cure a lot of things, but you can't cure stupid.
     
  3. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Breaking Bad comes to mind.

    :eek:
     
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  4. scott43

    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I follow the Toronto Police Service Twitter feed..you can't make that stuff up either.."Naked man with machete chasing people in traffic." 2 minutes later "Correction, he has socks on." :roflmao:
     
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  5. slowrider

    slowrider Out on the slopes Skier

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  6. Mothertucker

    Mothertucker Sweep Dodger Skier

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    Like Conlin v. Vail?
     
  7. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    Chalk up another candidate for the Darwin Awards. Signs don't cure stupid.
     
  8. VickieH

    VickieH Out on the slopes Skier

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    If he'd had a Twinkie in his pocket, it would likely have survived also.
     
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  9. tball

    tball Unzipped Skier

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    Nice. Are you disparaging a dead 13-year-old boy?

    Or is the stupid you are referring to the fact that Vail, unlike Yellowstone, did not put up a sign? Or that Vail didn't do any avalanche mitigation?
     
  10. Mothertucker

    Mothertucker Sweep Dodger Skier

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    I've ignored warning/closed signs before, still do sometimes, still not smart. I thought pushing the case was stupid, higher it went, less chance it had.
     
  11. VickiK

    VickiK Getting on the lift Skier

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    Horrific
     
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  12. John Webb

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    Stupid ways to die.
     
  13. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Is there a smart way to die?
     
  14. slowrider

    slowrider Out on the slopes Skier

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    Shit happens. Don't be that guy.
    bob.gif
     
  15. pchewn

    pchewn Getting off the lift Skier

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    He liquidated his assets.
     
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    Sibhusky Out on the slopes Skier

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    I thought, "Another one?" but this is pretty old. Yellowstone seems to max out its stupid quota every year.
     
  17. VickieH

    VickieH Out on the slopes Skier

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    I wonder how much all of the other "warning" labels -- electrical items, toys, coffee cups -- have desensitized us to real warnings and real danger.
     
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  18. slowrider

    slowrider Out on the slopes Skier

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    School of hard knocks
     
  19. scott43

    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I'd say, in general, many people have a poor understanding or acknowledgement of actual risk anymore. I think the media uses us..social media..politicians.
     
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  20. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Instead of thinking how desensitized they have made us. Think about all the idiots they recused from the clutches of Chuck (Darwin).
     

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