UK Skyride cars bump in high winds, nothing actually happens

Posted Monday, December 8, 2014 9:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

An amusement ride which was shut down after its carriages crashed into each other in mid-air with people on board is safe, its operator says. Passengers were terrified as a gust of wind sent empty carriages swinging at the top of the 60m (198ft) Sky Swing at Cardiff's Winter Wonderland. Sayers Amusements said it shut down automatically - as it should - when the wind got too strong on Friday.

Read more from The BBC.

Monday, December 8, 2014 10:26 AM

Proving once again, an empty swing is the most dangerous swing of all.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 6:29 PM
koolcat1101's avatar

If nothing happens then who cares?

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:21 PM
Jeff's avatar

Exactly.


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:44 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

If skyride cars bump in the wind and nobody cares, do they make a sound?


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:16 PM
Jeff's avatar

I always get my metaphors confused. To this day I ask people, "If a bear ****s in the woods, does it make a sound?" That doesn't even make sense.


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:47 PM
Vater's avatar

I guess it depends. Am I in the woods when the bear ****s? Was a bran muffin involved?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:00 AM

If a man speaks in the woods and his wife isn't around, is he still automatically wrong?


But then again, what do I know?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:06 AM
birdhombre's avatar

I always thought the bear was Catholic, and it was the Pope who sh@t in the woods.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:24 AM
rollergator's avatar

This pope is so awesome, he could poop on a bear, in the woods, and still not make a sound.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:11 PM

Why don't they just replace the seats with bumper cars? Problem solved (and more thrilling too...)

Last edited by invy, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:12 PM
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