Death By Icicle? Falling Ice Causes Record Number of Injuries in St. Petersburg

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First snow causes the Metrodome’s roof to collapse and now more people than ever are being killed by icicles. It’s official. Winter is the worst.

The Telegraph reports that officials in St. Petersburg have released the numbers of people injured or killed this year by falling icicles and the news isn’t good. So far five people have been killed and 150 people have been injured by falling ice.

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The fact that icicles are dangerous shouldn’t come as a surprise–they’re essentially little frozen missiles, usually falling from great heights–but the number of people harmed this year is surprisingly high. In fact, injury rates are the highest on record.

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In the past few weeks alone, a baby and an eight-year-old boy  have been seriously hurt and two other people are in the hospital with injuries.  (via Telegraph)

4 comments
ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

Is this even news ? Sad that Time has to resort National Enquirer like to maintain circulation. No wonder Mantis seldom post here anymore. And Jmac very rare.

quefabe
quefabe

He should ask Putin if he is done using the voting machines he borrowed from Obama for the Crimea election.

vetramon
vetramon

Yeah, yeah, yeah,  Isn't it beautiful democracy?  Here is the American candidate, such a democrat this general is,  selected in the Egyptian primaries, namely, the Coup d'état. So, everybody cheering for this already elected President of Egypt, since there is no need to count the futures votes. The army will count them for all the Egyptians and the winner is already ahead of the election, THE GENERAL. So, the generosity and open handedness of the American government for its DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS means the purse is open.

Channah
Channah

@vetramon The Egyptians have never know anything but a strong man government.  It is an Arab way of living----always someone above you to tell you how and what to do.  Son has father, who has his father, who has his father and the uncles, the governor, etc., on up to the head of the country.  It is what works best for the people.  This is what Egypt needs.  And, for an Arab ally in the Mideast, the USA needs Egypt.  Don't knock it.