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MrsSnape Mon 13-Oct-08 18:29:35

At the fair this weekend they had a huge bungee jump ride that basically catapults a little cage into the air (very, very, very high) ... a proper white knuckle, white face ride!

Anyway on saturday one of the ropes snapped shock thankfully the safety features kicked in and the people were brought down to the ground without injury but if both ropes had snapped, they would have been killed, as would people on the ground.

Anyway I was reading about this on the local newspaper website and there was a comment from someone saying:

"Something similar happened to me. My rope snapped on the hook a duck, it was awful".

blatently written as a joke but them some poor teen took it seriously and replied:

"Your rope snapped on the huck a duck??? OMG that is nothing like this!!!"

I just found that really funny. blush

childrenofthecornsilk Mon 13-Oct-08 18:30:42

The hook a duck thing is very funny - am sniggering away.

mamadiva Mon 13-Oct-08 18:36:19

The irony is funny LOL.

I went on that ride however would have shit myself if I was on it.

georgiemum Mon 13-Oct-08 18:44:04

A Bungee Rocket??? We went on on in NZ and it is bloody scary! I like the duck comment though.

mumoverseas Mon 13-Oct-08 18:46:43

i'm sniggering too!

J2O Mon 13-Oct-08 18:53:30

we'd been to the fair earlier on in the night and watched people doing it, i went on one a few years ago. Apparantly theres an almost impossible chance that both would have snapped as once one has gone the tension on the other would not be enough to snap it or something. dd1 came home from school and told me that the girls had died according to her class mate hmm whereas actually they got off shaken but laughing.

StayFrostyShiversDownMySpine Mon 13-Oct-08 18:54:50

pmsl @ hook a duck comment - yanbu!

mummyloveslucy Mon 13-Oct-08 18:56:16

Sounds like somthing my brother would say. grin bless him.

mumoverseas Mon 13-Oct-08 18:56:36

have just looked at bbcnews website for something else and there is a video of it on there!

TheInvisibleManDidIt Mon 13-Oct-08 19:08:33

God those things are scary. Dh went on one in the Summer.

NO WAY would you get me up there!!!!

lol @ the hook a duck though

TheInvisibleManDidIt Mon 13-Oct-08 19:10:47

here

mummyloveslucy Mon 13-Oct-08 19:21:59

I went on one with my husband, before we were married. There was a camera inside the cage and we bought the video.
My husbands nan wanted to watch it, we had to turn the sound off though for obvious reasons. grin
She thinks I'm a real lady. I wouldn't want to disapoint her. wink

MrsSnape Mon 13-Oct-08 21:57:10

Another comment on the story that made me LOL:

"i woz gobsmaked wen chanelle tld meh dat chelsea tld her dat her bf tld her dat 2 peeps nearli went 2 evan on da bungee ball
so glad dat da peeps iz olrite"

grin I know, I'm sad lol

PeaMcLean Mon 13-Oct-08 21:59:48

LOL, well I'm very glad those "peeps" are alright, and that makes me giggle especially [old]

DevilishDisasterArea Mon 13-Oct-08 22:00:02

what language was that?
took DD1 on something similar last year. honestly thought i was goint to die and take her with me. am too old for it.
shame about the duck though.

MrsSnape Mon 13-Oct-08 22:01:40

It's teen language!! grin

It was the bit about 'peeps' going to heaven in a bungee ball that got me grin

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