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Verrayne
873383.  Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:37 pm Reply with quote

I remember on one episode that there was a couple of interesting facts about the book Scouting for Boys.

I believe it was Jimmy Carr that asked if one can fit under a train. I found this article today.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Girl-3-escapes-death-on-train-track-20111227

 
tchrist
873386.  Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:12 pm Reply with quote

Every time I hear Scouting for Boys, I always at first think it must be some gay cruising guide. Prolly comes in regional variants, too, like Scouting for Boys in the Scottish Highlands, Scouting for Boys in the Australian Outback, and Scouting for Boys at a Mormon Missionary Retreat.

 
Jenny
873472.  Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:49 am Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, Verrayne :-)

We have a couple of other South Africans here.

 
Bakhesh
873484.  Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:15 am Reply with quote

The actual scenario happened on a New York subway a couple of years ago, when a man had a fit and fell on to the tracks, just before a train arrived. A complete stranger jumped on top of him and held him down, while 5 carriages worth of train went over head....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/03/nyregion/03life.html

 
RLDavies
873521.  Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:48 pm Reply with quote

Happened again just a few days ago!

Three-year-old in narrow escape after falling asleep on train tracks

 
Zebra57
873590.  Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:31 pm Reply with quote

Hi Verrayne

 

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