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Bluffboy says: My mate cheated death and burned his eyebrows off looking down the barrel of a potato gun. Tell us about your brushes with the Grim Reaper through stupidity.

(, Thu 12 Feb 2009, 20:01)
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Good story...
...but almost certainly made up. The tow ropes on those things are long, really long (as in 3 or 4 km), so that the towing aircraft can be well out of range before the shooting starts. When it goes wrong it is because the shooting starts early, not because they are aiming in the wrong direction.

Still, what are teachers for if not for telling tall stories to impressionable youths?
(, Tue 17 Feb 2009, 14:42, 1 reply)
I was suspicious too
But if you met the man, you probably wouldn't be. He's really not imaginitive enough to make stuff like this up.

P.S. he was getting on a bit - this would have happened in the late 60s or early 70s.
(, Tue 17 Feb 2009, 17:35, closed)

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