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Thread poster: Kim Metzger

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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Dec 15, 2005

Subject: THE BLACK BOX

The National Transportation Safety Board recently divulged they had covertly funded a project with U.S. auto makers for the past five years, whereby the auto makers were installing black box voice recorders in four-wheel drive pickup trucks and SUV's in an effort to determine, in fatal accidents, the circumstances in the last moments before the crash.

They were not surprised to find in 44 of the 50 states the recorded last words of drivers in 61.2 percent of fatal crashes were, "Oh, Shit!" But the states of Oklahoma, Tennessee, Missouri and Texas were different, where 89.3 percent of the final words were, "Hold my beer, I'm gonna try somethin."


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tectranslate ITS GmbH
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Hold mah beer, Cletus. Dec 15, 2005

Let me guess the primary cause of death:
Head bumped on shotgun rack?


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Francisco Bolaños  Identity Verified
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Beers and children first... Dec 15, 2005

:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D

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claudia bagnardi  Identity Verified
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great fun, Kim! Dec 15, 2005

In Argentina - with our "long and winding roads"- the black box would have said, "Gimmi a break! Of course there's enough room to overtake this truck!".
Blacker than black
Claudia


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urst  Identity Verified
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very black Dec 15, 2005

argh. now we have proof that the most frequently uttered lat words are "oh shit" / scheiße / mierda / etc. i knew it all along.
i just hope that G.W.B. doesn't die that way... or do I?

PAINT IT BLACK

[Edited at 2005-12-15 23:55]


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