0369: "Dangers"

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0369: "Dangers"

Postby podbaydoor » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:07 am UTC

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http://xkcd.com/369/

Alt thingy: Zero results: 'snake charming' and 'haberdashery'. (Things like 'car' and 'boating' and such are of course the highest, by a huge margin.)


It's the last one that frightens me the most. Was it information overload or swelled egos bursting or what?

I wonder about haberdashery - though it may be safe to assume they don't use mercury anymore. Is it?
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:08 am UTC

Odd, there have been 13 more skydiving accidents since the comic was drawn.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby jacqueline » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:09 am UTC

And they laugh at me for finding knitting exciting. I feel *dangerous*.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby cephalopod9 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:09 am UTC

More information should be presented in this sort of format.
I bet there are a lot of really dumb ways to die.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby thethirdmoose » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:10 am UTC

nah
just some dudes myspace that takes FOREVER to render
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... D=59755147
^visit at your own risk


"Died in a programming accident" has 1 hit

I wonder if Randall did "A ice skating" or "An ice skating"

^looks like he did "an"
does that violate the scientific nature of the experiment?

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby aephoenix » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:10 am UTC

You forgot the title text: (Or is it alt text?) ::: "Zero results: 'snake charming' and 'haberdashery'. (Things like 'car' and 'boating' and such are of course the highest, by a huge margin.)"

Also, it's unfortunate to note, but the blogging accident results seem to be the same guy.

Also also, I'm now more scared of elevators than ever.

Edit: Oh, you got the alt text in there.
Edit 2: Dear god you people are fast with all that stuff, and I thought I was addicted to xkcd :p

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby arbivark » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:13 am UTC

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby mwn3d » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:15 am UTC

kind of interesting but not very entertaining. needs more absurd activities.

i give it a "ehhhh" out of 10

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby clucky » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:15 am UTC

You made me want to see what else google knows about untimely deaths:

To my horror I discovered that according to google

Your search - "died in a raptor attack" - did not match any documents.

Suggestions:

* Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
* Try different keywords.
* Try more general keywords.


I'll leave you to quake in the horror of what this means.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby ++$_ » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:16 am UTC

...And two weeks later, "died in a blogging accident" gets more hits than any of the others.

Oh, look, there's one already!

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Cabhan » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:17 am UTC

It makes me sad that podbaydoor uses the word "haberdashery" so effortlessly. Am I the only one who had to look it up? (I assume not, since my Google search box gave "define:haberdashery" as a suggested search).

Is it now appropriate for me to, the next time a friend takes out knitting needles, yell out "NOOOOOO!" and tackle her to the ground?

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby tesseract » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:17 am UTC

arbivark wrote:
Results 1 - 10 of about 505,000 English pages for blogging accident. (0.20 seconds)


you have to put quotes around it.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:18 am UTC

thethirdmoose wrote:"Died in a programming accident" has 1 hit
Clearly a reference to this.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Euanthes » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:18 am UTC

Danger #1: Bears.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:19 am UTC

clucky wrote:You made me want to see what else google knows about untimely deaths:

To my horror I discovered that according to google

Your search - "died in a raptor attack" - did not match any documents.

Suggestions:

* Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
* Try different keywords.
* Try more general keywords.


I'll leave you to quake in the horror of what this means.

That the Raptors are bloody efficient and have infiltrated Google.
We must warn the world.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby ++$_ » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:19 am UTC

Cabhan wrote:Is it now appropriate for me to, the next time a friend takes out knitting needles, yell out "NOOOOOO!" and tackle her to the ground?
Don't laugh too hard at the knitting one. I know a woman who came about as close as possible to dying in a knitting accident. The needle pierced her heart. Fortunately she was smart enough not to take it out (her friend wanted to remove it). She made a full recovery.

I'm not joking.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby hoffmanbike » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:20 am UTC

wow somebody likes kiss a little too much, not to say Kiss isn't awesome but come on people there's limits.

[quote="thethirdmoose"]nah
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http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... D=59755147
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:20 am UTC

Thanks ++$_, now I'm terrified of knitting too.

I'm going to have nightmares, I just know it.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby podbaydoor » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:21 am UTC

People are already commenting on his blog post ("My dad died in a blogging accident")

Unfortunately, he elaborates on the subject not at all, and instead muses on people on the Internet being too open with their lives.

He sounds like me three years ago. *shudder*
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby EvanED » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:27 am UTC

Jahoclave wrote:Odd, there have been 13 more skydiving accidents since the comic was drawn.

I'll also point out that the exact number of results depends on the datacenter you hit, so could be different based on location too.

A also suggest reading The Smoking Gun's winner for Legal Document of the Year a couple years ago for a use of "number of results in a google hit" table used in a court pleading, as well as much other humor. (NSFW language here. The relevant table is on page 3.)
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby IbidtheWriter » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:28 am UTC

Is it now appropriate for me to, the next time a friend takes out knitting needles, yell out "NOOOOOO!" and tackle her to the ground?


Seems like a bad idea. How do you think those knitting deaths occur? Also "died in a fiery accident" has 493. Tis to be expected but is still gruesome.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:31 am UTC

EvanED wrote:
Jahoclave wrote:Odd, there have been 13 more skydiving accidents since the comic was drawn.

I'll also point out that the exact number of results depends on the datacenter you hit, so could be different based on location too.

A also suggest reading The Smoking Gun's winner for Legal Document of the Year a couple years ago for a use of "number of results in a google hit" table used in a court pleading, as well as much other humor. (NSFW language here).

Way to spoil my revelation of the skyrocketing skydiving death rate. :(

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby mackey » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:33 am UTC

i got 1 result for "died in a haberdashery accident"

http://blog.sillica.com/2008/01/11/koop ... -accident/

but im pretty sure that it was written in response to this comic seeing as it was posted on the 11th and on the entry next to is "RJ died in a blogging accident"

Edit- and koopa is a turtle from mario

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby phlip » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:35 am UTC

clucky wrote:
Your search - "died in a raptor attack" - did not match any documents.
I'll leave you to quake in the horror of what this means.

Obviously, noone has died in a raptor attack and lived to tell the tale.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:37 am UTC

Are you suggesting that all the thousands of people who died in other sorts of accidents did live to tell the tale?
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:38 am UTC

Robin S wrote:Are you suggesting that all the thousands of people who died in other sorts of accidents did live to tell the tale?

Witnesses.

Raptors don't leave any.

Even cameras can't detect them.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:39 am UTC

How do you know, in that case?
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:40 am UTC

Robin S wrote:How do you know?

There was an incident, it involved cake.

I've been sworn to secrecy to protect the identity of the raptors involved in the foul up.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby podbaydoor » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:41 am UTC

Couldn't they just kill you and get rid of the risk?
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby clucky » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:41 am UTC

phlip wrote:
clucky wrote:
Your search - "died in a raptor attack" - did not match any documents.
I'll leave you to quake in the horror of what this means.

Obviously, noone has died in a raptor attack and lived to tell the tale.


I was thinking more along the lines of what Jahoclave said. People could die in raptor attacks and their friends could still live long enough to write to their emo blog about it(not witnesses, but like the kind of guys who would write "I havn't heard from my friend in three weeks. I think he might have died in a raptor attack! Wait! There is something at the door! No! Aaaaa...." ). So either the raptors have control of the whole internet, or just google. Either one is a scary thought.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Tychomonger » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:41 am UTC

Results 1 - 6 of 6 for "died in a nuclear accident"


I have just proven that nuclear power is safer than knitting.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby MarioMaster151 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:43 am UTC

Robin S wrote:
Are you suggesting that all the thousands of people who died in other sorts of accidents did live to tell the tale?


I have died in a raptor accident and lived to tell the tale. I was afraid to, though, because if the raptors knew...oh dear God they know!!! I guess i might be the first google result?

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:46 am UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Couldn't they just kill you and get rid of the risk?


No, because the cake would have still been there, exposing their failure.

I was actual doing them a favour by removing it.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby iNap » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:47 am UTC

I see eight results for "died in a knitting accident" and only one for "died in a crochet accident". (Zero for "died in a crocheting accident".) I think the eternal debate has finally been decided.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:48 am UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Couldn't they just kill you and get rid of the risk?
Obviously they could. The cake is a lie!
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Gratheo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:48 am UTC

Your search - "Died in a machine-gun accident" - did not match any documents.

Suggestions:

* Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
* Try different keywords.
* Try more general keywords.


Machine guns are safer than knitting!

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby MarioMaster151 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:49 am UTC

Results 1 - 10 of about 152 for died in an accident involving a spoon, a radish, seven gold coins, and a hairbrush. (0.39 seconds)


i searched "died in an accident involving a spoon, a radish, seven gold coins, and a hairbrush" without quotes, and got 152 hits. Imagine that. Reminds me of one time...

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:50 am UTC

Gratheo wrote:Machine guns are safer than knitting!
Not true. There is no such thing as a machine-gun "accident", because if machine-guns are involved it's safe to say that it wasn't an accident.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Gratheo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:50 am UTC

Robin S wrote:
Gratheo wrote:Machine guns are safer than knitting!
Not true. There is no such thing as a machine-gun "accident", because if machine-guns are involved it's safe to say that it wasn't an accident.

Friendly fire counts as an accident, methinks.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Gwydion » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:52 am UTC

And don't forget bobsledding - only one fatal bobsledding accident.

If Doug E. Doug can survive one, seems almost anyone can.


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