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On The Fence

by on Oct.07, 2013, under Family, Health, Kids, Recreation

Although a garden fence won't keep out a determined intruder, a spiked fence is still a deterrent. spike0 The spikes don't have to be terribly sharp to cause damage to the unfortunate trespasser. spike1 Bobby Ward, 10, shown with his family, has some advice on climbing fences of this type. They're dangerous. spike2 Bobby was climbing the fence when he slipped, and one of the spikes went through his chin. spike3 Luckily, it missed major arteries. But it tore through his skin as he pulled himself off the fence. spike4 Bobby, from Fossway, in Walker, Newcastle, said, "I went to climb over the fence and I slipped and then the spike went through my chin." spike6 "I didn’t feel it. My friend starting being sick and that’s when I noticed what had happened. I just ripped myself off the fence and that’s when it ripped my skin." spike7 He was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he underwent surgery to repair the wound and had 15 stitches. A few millimeters further and it could have proved fatal. moto-death
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Fitting In

by on Jun.24, 2012, under Education, Environment, History, Miscellaneous, Nature

"If you want to feel important, think of all the dirt that didn't even get to stand up and look around." -- Kurt Vonnegut
Man is more self-conscious than other animals about how he "measures up". We want to know how we fit in the universe.

Some people sneak a glance in the locker room.

But if you want to think about all the dirt that didn't even get to stand up and look around, Cary and Michael Huang have given us this measuring tool :
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