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Bought a pair of Recco reflectors for my boots last year - and would you believe it, in the instructions it clearly states "Warning: this product will not prevent avalanches"

I was so disappointed rolling eyes
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
How about on a child's superman costume -

WEARING OF THIS GARMENT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY.

Laughing
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I saw a warning in Sainsbury's "May contain nuts" on a packet of Peanuts rolling eyes
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I have a scalpel that says "warning - sharp!" on it!! rolling eyes
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Ski Pixie. You mean it might prevent one avalanche, but not more than one? Well, at least that's something.
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Yeah, but how do you know that it has prevented an avalanche and that the next one is going to get you? Neutral
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How about these Guys that NEEDED those warnings... rolling eyes

Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home.
On his first trip home, (from an OU football game), having driven onto the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the R.V. left the freeway, crashed and overturned.. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the owner's manual that he couldn't actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new motor home.
The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons buying their recreation vehicles.

Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $780,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little toddler was Ms.Robertson's son.
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It always amazes me when you buy a coffee in fast food restaurants like McDonalds, and they warn you on the cup that the contents are hot.
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Thats because McDonalds were sued when a woman put a cup of coffee between her legs after buying "a meal?" in the drive-thru and then whilst on the freeway spilt the coffee and scaulded herself nether-regions then sued Mcdonalds and won Gazillions!
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The legal system, particularly in the States, should carry a ridiculous warning - don't expect common sense to apply here. Confused
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sued Mcdonalds and won Gazillions!


There is a web site that debunks many of theses stories. (Can anyone find it?)

The court (maybe on appeal) decided that the woman contributed greatly to her injuries by her own stupidity and the eventual damages were quite modest.
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So only the lawyers won in the end! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
I should be in favour of that, I suppose Question Embarassed
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http://snopes.com is the site you are looking for. The McDonalds story is tru but the others aren;t
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You know it makes sense.
Laugh at the Americans while you can, through media pressure we're going the same way.

Hi there nbtypist, so you were the J W who accosted me on the SCGB board. Mmmm, small cyber world. Smile
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Thanks nbt.
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Tis me indeed Smile

By the way, for those who aren;t regulars on bikemagic.com or singletrackworld.com, nbt stanmds for Notoriously Bad Typist.

'cos I am Very Happy
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Going back to the MacDonalds coffee, the eventual damages were high - $480,000. Have a look at this

I take back what I said about the woman above, she wasn't driving, the car wasn't moving, she was trying to get the lid off. She had to spend 8 days in hospital. MacDonalds knew of 700 prior cases of coffee burns but had decided to do nothing.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I read in a book (PJ O'Rourke I think) about a hotel in the Rockies which carried the following notice on the way out (quoting from memory here but essential tone preserved): 'You are now entering the outdoors. The outdoors is a potentially dangerous place where various hazards may exist. Please be aware that our hotel takes no responsibility for guests going outdoors'.

Rather reminded me of the chap in 'So long, and thanks for all the fish' who had built a house with the outside wall decoration inside and viceversa, so he could have his own place outside the mad world.
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At the Cliffs of Moher in CO Galway (I think), about 5 feet from the edge of the cliff, there is a sign 1 foot x 2 feet, "Beware - steep drop ahead". It is one of the most under stated signs I have ever seen. Some of you may reconise them as the Cliffs of Insanity from the film the Princess Bride.
Like I say 5 feet from the end and a vertical 200m drop. Every few months a German or American tourist falls from the top - may need to be multi lingual in future. rolling eyes
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At least they won't survive the drop to sue, so I guess it's darwinism working again.
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please note. was there a disclaimer at the begining of this thread...ski pixie could well owe gazilloins already if not more.
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