frauenfelder at June 30th, 2014 16:32 — #1
mcsnee at June 30th, 2014 16:51 — #2
It looks like it bounces off the ground around 0:23, too, and it looks pretty small.
bolamig at June 30th, 2014 16:54 — #3
I'd duck. That crowd is way too calm.
shaddack at June 30th, 2014 16:56 — #4
The end of a legendary clothing factory. It used to be the local clothing producer for decades. Then the Revolution came, after it the economic reforms, and stuff stopped being made and instead was outsourced to China. Thousands of jobs gone.
More here, in Czech, use machine translation.
The rock was quite small. And there was surprisingly low amount of surprisingly mild obscenities uttered, so it must really have been a glancing blow.
Edit: Another video here:
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chanfan at June 30th, 2014 17:18 — #5
Small or not, if it's going fast enough, that's bad news.
Larger, and it's still bad news even if it's not going fast. I recall seeing a video of some demolition where a larger than cannonball sized chunk of rock or concrete bounced through the crowd, killing or maiming several.
mindfu at June 30th, 2014 17:25 — #6
Love the slo-mo version - everyone reacts too late. They move further away after it's already passed them by.
davide405 at June 30th, 2014 17:32 — #7
bearpaw at June 30th, 2014 17:34 — #8
Yeah, it's funny how movies and TV shows portray human reaction times to explosions, gunfire, car accidents, etc. In reality, humans are slow. By the time we figure out what's happening, it's usually too late to do anything except try to not bleed out.
boundegar at June 30th, 2014 22:53 — #9
Yea, it was obviously in the guy's parachute.
newliminted at June 30th, 2014 23:25 — #10
The 'ow' wasn't the one who got hit, it was the sympathetic 'ow' from the one watching the one who got hit. That one just fell down and bled some.
nanite2000 at July 1st, 2014 05:26 — #11
Hey - has anyone else noticed that if you click to play a small video on Boing Boing's feed, it's impossible to make it stop playing? The video window doesn't respond to the mouse over, so it doesn't show any controls to change volume, pause, etc...
petzl at July 1st, 2014 08:49 — #12
um, small? well, palm-sized. traveling at 40-60mph.
relawson at July 1st, 2014 09:37 — #13
Never before has a youtube video made me flinch. Yes, I tried to dodge the rock that was surely going to fly through my screen and hit me.
tim_arnold at July 1st, 2014 15:39 — #14
I want to see the guy in red's reaction when he sees the video and how close the hunk of concrete came to hitting him.
frauenfelder at July 5th, 2014 16:32 — #15
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