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now this is a freak accident.

Postby JuNii » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:44 pm

Flying Bear kills 2 Canadians

'Flying bear' kills 2 Canadians in freak crash
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A “flying bear” killed two Canadians instantly when a freak car accident propelled the black bear through the front windshield of a second vehicle.

A car slammed into the black bear at night on a rural Quebec highway about 25 miles north of Ottawa, the Canadian capital, local police told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The 440-pound bear was thrown into the air and hit a SUV traveling in the opposite direction, smashing through the SUV’s front windshield and then out the back window.

The driver of the SUV, a 25-year-old Ottawa woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, as was a 40-year-old passenger sitting behind her. But the driver’s boyfriend, sitting in the front passenger seat, escaped with only minor injuries.

The two occupants of the first car that hit the bear were not hurt. The bear was killed on impact.

Police said that the car, a Pontiac Sunfire, was lower to the ground than the SUV and had a more aerodynamic design, and may have propelled the male bear up into the air and into the other lane, the CBC reports.

While deer and moose are regularly seen on roads in rural Canada, and collisions with cars are relatively common, it is unusual for bears to wander onto a highway.

"Obviously, it's something really rare," local police spokesman Martin Fournel said. "We don't see that often, even if we live in the country. Lots of deer, but collisions with a bear and two people died? That's really rare."

A local hunting guide told the CBC that it is bear mating season, and warned drivers to be careful because the males go roaming outside their territory to look for female bears in heat.


Ok, I got several questions... 1) how fast was that first car going to actually send a bear flying not just through the windshield, but out the back window as well. 2) I wonder what the insurance company processing that claim will say...

and 3) how many jokes can we get outta this.
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Postby Fionnuala_Saoirse » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:47 pm

JuNii wrote:1) how fast was that first car going to actually send a bear flying not just through the windshield, but out the back window as well.


Maybe both cars were going at a decent rate and the combined velocities made a big impact on the bears path.
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Postby New Manvir » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:47 pm

Canada: We have flying bears.
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Postby Novograd IV » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:47 pm

but... Actually, this is NS, why am I surprised to see this?

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Postby Kreanoltha » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:48 pm

Son of a bitch. I'll bet they bearly knew what hit them.
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Postby The Kangaroo Republic » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:48 pm

Bears can fly now? Damnit, what's next? Proof that communism can work?
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Postby JuNii » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:49 pm

New Manvir wrote:Canada: We have flying bears.

"curse you Red Bearon!"
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Postby Cabickstan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:50 pm

You kids can prevent Wildfires, and me being propelled through an SUV.



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Postby Swkoll » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:50 pm

*jaw drops*
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Postby Samozaryadnyastan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:50 pm

Kreanoltha wrote:Son of a bitch. I'll bet they bearly knew what hit them.

This is a bad pun and you should feel bad.
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Postby JuNii » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Fionnuala_Saoirse wrote:
JuNii wrote:1) how fast was that first car going to actually send a bear flying not just through the windshield, but out the back window as well.


Maybe both cars were going at a decent rate and the combined velocities made a big impact on the bears path.


the second car was an SUV. so the bear had to be at a pretty high altitude to clear the engine block to go through the vehicle...
on the other hand... I have another set of fingers.

Unscramble these words...1) PNEIS. 2)HTIELR 3) NGGERI 4) BUTTSXE
1) SPINE. 2) LITHER 3)GINGER 4)SUBTEXT

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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:51 pm

We should all beareve for this beautiful creature dammit. :evil:

Not spout these insulting puns!

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Postby The Kangaroo Republic » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:52 pm

Samozaryadnyastan wrote:
Kreanoltha wrote:Son of a bitch. I'll bet they bearly knew what hit them.

This is a bad pun and you should feel bad.

Indeed, and it has no real bearing on this topic.
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Postby Unilisia » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:55 pm

New Manvir wrote:Canada: We have flying bears.


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Postby Volnotova » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:56 pm

What.

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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:58 pm

New Manvir wrote:Canada: We have flying bears.

The Soviets had bigger ones.
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Postby Tekania » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:07 pm

Wow, what a grizzly accident. But as they say in Maine, this is what happens when we panda to unsafe drivas.
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Postby Samozaryadnyastan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:08 pm

JuNii wrote:
Fionnuala_Saoirse wrote:
Maybe both cars were going at a decent rate and the combined velocities made a big impact on the bears path.


the second car was an SUV. so the bear had to be at a pretty high altitude to clear the engine block to go through the vehicle...

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Postby Living Freedom Land » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:09 pm

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Samozaryadnyastan wrote:This is a bad pun and you should feel bad.

Indeed, and it has no real bearing on this topic.

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Postby Nightkill the Emperor » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:46 pm

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Postby OuroborosCobra » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:48 pm

JuNii wrote:Ok, I got several questions... 1) how fast was that first car going to actually send a bear flying not just through the windshield, but out the back window as well. 2) I wonder what the insurance company processing that claim will say...

and 3) how many jokes can we get outta this.

1) Kinetic energy = 1/2 times the mass times the square of the velocity. (KE = 1/2 * m * v^2)
That means the velocity doesn't actually have to increase very much for the kinetic energy to go up a lot. Twice the velocity is four times the kinetic energy, for example. A car already has a good deal of mass, much more than the bear, so even going at 30 miles an hour actually gives it a lot of kinetic energy to transfer. As for hitting the second car, you know have to factor in that it was traveling in the opposite direction. Let's say it was traveling at 30 miles an hour...you could have a combined speed of 60 miles of the two cars, and the bear near that. Now we're starting to talk about a lot of energy.

2) The Insurance claim will probably follow whatever their standard practice is for cases of death and/or animal damage. Neither is going to be exceptionally unusual, particularly in Canada (on the animal one).

3) So many bad jokes. I felt so guilty laughing while reading this. It's terrible, it's tragic, but it's a flying bear.

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Postby Norstal » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:49 pm

New Manvir wrote:Canada: We have flying bears.

At least we have the right to bear arms.
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The Kangaroo Republic wrote:Bears can fly now? Damnit, what's next? Proof that communism can work?


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