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Date: 04/11/12 07:05 AM

31 Responses to And This Is Why You Don`t Text While Walking

  1. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 7:05 am
    Link: And This Is Why You Don`t Text While Walking - How many times do we see some misfortune happen to someone that`s texting while walking? This one? Close call...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 11, 2012 at 7:15 am
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 7:22 am
    What...is there something in my teeth?


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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 7:29 am
    What a moron. Run...great idea.
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    ivran Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 7:44 am
    Why the hell is this on the news? It`s just a damn bear! Sure it`s odd for one to be wondering around in the street like that, and I wouldn`t really want to be around it, but I don`t see how this makes the news. Also, it looks like a black bear, so the guy running was completely unreasonable. Hell, he could have probably walked up to it and pet it.
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    ivran Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 7:45 am
    Actually, never mind. Now that I think about it, it looks brown.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    April 11, 2012 at 8:02 am
    ivran, you should go pet some bears at a local zoo. I`m sure they would be very friendly and cooperative!

    Texting... do it while you are sitting down, in a chair, not driving or going for walks where your neighbor animals walk.
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    Beauxner Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 8:12 am
    "What a moron. Run...great idea."

    I think the rule that you shouldn`t run when you see a bear mainly applies to the woods. They may be able to climb trees but I bet they suck at jumping fences.
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 8:22 am
    "I think the rule that you shouldn`t run when you see a bear mainly applies to the woods."

    `Cause if they`re in the suburbs it`s because they`re totally down to chill? It`s probably distempered, in which case it didn`t chase after the guy because it`s getting ready to drop and convulse to death.
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    Beauxner Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 8:30 am
    "`Cause if they`re in the suburbs it`s because they`re totally down to chill?"

    Because it no longer has the home field advantage. In the suburbs you have lots of options on where to go, instead of just trees.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 8:30 am
    What a moron. Run...great idea.

    You aren`t supposed to run because it triggers the predatory instinct but this bear is out of his environment and likely a bit scared and certainly not searching for grub. In this instance standing still may have threatened the bear where running wasn`t as likely to trigger an attack because the bear is so removed from normal. A lucky break for the guy. All the same though, it`s one thing to see or hear a bear and spot it and stand your ground acting big and making noise. It`s quite another to look up from you normal urban life to find a bear 4 feet off. I think there was little, if any, thought at all about what to do. That man was reacting on pure instinct and I must say, I was rather impressed with his reaction time and general speed on short notice. Reacting on instinct has nothing to do with his intelligence. I bet he was wired for hours on that rush though.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2012 at 8:33 am
    Wow, he bearly made it out of there!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 8:38 am
    In this instance standing still may have threatened the bear
    I didn`t say stand still. I said don`t run.
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    kangoala Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 9:26 am
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 10:53 am
    So... For the benefit of someone who knows very little about bears, what SHOULD you do? I gather you play dead with a grizzly (I vaguely recall reading that somewhere), but I have no idea about black and brown bears...
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    NOCASH Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 11:15 am
    "So... For the benefit of someone who knows very little about bears, what SHOULD you do? I gather you play dead with a grizzly (I vaguely recall reading that somewhere), but I have no idea about black and brown bears..."

    In boy scouts we were always told if we encounter a black bear in the wild (i live in ontario, lots of black bears), key word here is "wild", that you should never run. Stand your ground and maintain eye contact while being vocal and trying to appear larger then you are, i.e. put your arms out at your sides blah blah blah. Then they said if the bear doesnt leave by this point you should start to try and back away slowly while maintaining eye contact with the bear, they may try and bluff charge you at this point to intimidate but it is usually a bluff 90% of the time so dont flinch haha! Proceed to get even more vocal and throw objects at the bear if it is not appearing to lose interest. If it does attack fight back with everything you got,
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    ivran Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 11:31 am
    @NOCASH If it`s a blackbear, it probably won`t even attack you in the first place.
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    ivran Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am
    @ thubanstar When did I say anything about a zoo? This is in a neighborhood, not a zoo.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Black bears aren`t generally aggressive without provocation so keep facing the bear, make some sound and back slowly away. Running is foolish and activates a chase instinct as is the case with many animals. The threat level here really isn`t as big as some people seem to try and make it. That`s not to say however that bears aren`t dangerous, just not quite as bad as some people think.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 11:55 am
    When I was first immigrating to Canada, and after spending a couple of road trips here where we saw some bears just wandering about near the roads, I got a little scared and decided to look up what to do. I found this site with good advice, and at the same time kind of hilarious. It boils down to this:

    1. If a bear is 100 m from you, you`re kinda screwed. He can smell you faster than you can see, in fact your only chance are binoculars to spot bears before they spot you.

    2. They can run way faster than you can. Usain Bolt can sprint at a top speed of about 38 km/h. A normal bear can run at 50 km/h. Yeah, even 100 m away it`ll catch you.

    3. If it`s in front of you, fight a bear (yeah that sounds like a good idea), you can`t run, you can`t climb faster than the bear...

    4. If you`ve got pepper spray, use it
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    NOCASH Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    My other post was cut off and I was gunna mention what ivran touched on, that it is fairly uncommon for black bears to actually attack people at all, they usually run at the first sight of you unless they have cubs near by then they can get aggressive, if the bear just seems curious thats probably because it has become too complacent with people and probably rely s on them as a food source to some degree which can lead to further incidents which usually dont end well for the bear.
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    Canoas Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    @jendrian
    Bears run faster than you, with one exception: downhill. If you run down a ramp or stairs you will be faster than the bear due to the fact that his front legs are shorter.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    poop... i swear its the bears not mine!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    "Feets don`t fail me now!"
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    Toomuchcoffe Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2012 at 12:43 am
    I just throw my feces at it
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2012 at 1:06 am
    he was probably just updating his fb status to "about to run from a bear"
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2012 at 7:50 am
    Good reaction time though...
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2012 at 7:51 am
    @jendrian

    Question: What bear is best?
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2012 at 9:50 am
    Where`s the Guy on a Buffalo when you need him?
  30. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 12, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Ah, the old bear/text mishap...classic.
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    ElYerfo Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    OH LAWD JESUS IT`S A BEHR!

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