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#625

Sounds very strange to me. It will be interesting to see how this develops.


#626

He didn’t plunge then - The unusual quite misleading headline.


#627

Assuming the car left the road it would have had pretty much zero initial vertical velocity, so he would have around 6 seconds to get out and the car (and he) would be travelling at approximately 60m/s when they hit the rocks below.

Yet he walked away relatively unscathed? Not buying it.


#628

:thinking::face_with_raised_eyebrow::thinking::face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#629

I’m sure the denizens of Forfar can’t believe their good fortune.


#630

I think he is supposed to have jumped out at the top of the cliff. It would be a cracking excuse to cover up an insurance claim, ahem…


#631

Usual Royal bollocks.


#632

Report says

it is thought the driver managed to escape the vehicle as it was hurtling towards a beach below.


#633

hmmmm burping out bad spirits…

I hear someone’s been farting out bad spirits for years


#634

Lol, they thought wrong. I bet he jumped out while it was going slowly, at the top of the hill. Perhaps less of a falling out as “a tripped over whilst pushing” event :slight_smile:


#635

Imagepreston


#636

“Nan, did you get me that Breville toastie maker I wanted for my birthday?”
“No, I made you the Earl of Forfar instead.”
“Fuck’s sake, nan.”


#637

Very sad to hear of this

Fortunately, my friend and his family, who are the wardens there, are all safe.


#638

Oh heck


#639

That’s bad news, proper scientific data on the effects of climate change and how we are fucking up the planet is essential.


#640

Primarily it’s a bird observatory, but yes, the data they collect is an important pointer to climate change too.

It was the first place I visited in Shetland in 1998. Something must have made an impression as several more visits to the Isles followed and then… well, you know the rest :wink:


#641

Latest news is that the entire Obs has now collapsed and is a total write off.

Very sad.

:disappointed:

It was only opened in 2010 at a cost of £4m to replace the old one. They will certainly rebuild, but it will take time.


#642

4 million! Wow


#643

Nan?
Mater


#644

Slightly more complex than a shed with a viewing hatch and a couple of stools then?