2/17/2008

Man Falls to Death at Grand Canyon - Icy Views are Dangerous

I have a few fears, and this is one of them. Falling to your death for a view is not the way I want to go.

The body of a man believed to have fallen off the edge of the Grand Canyon has been recovered from approximately 300 feet below the rim at an undeveloped view point on the South Rim.

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Batman Kid's Costume - Wings and Grappling Hook Don't Really Work


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When I was a wee lad at the age of 4, I got a toy Batman utility belt. I tried to use the grappling hook to descend (yes not ascend) off the porch down to the pavement below. Needless to say - it didn't hold my 30lbs of weight and I fell about 10 feet getting pretty banged up. Now - 32 years later, I imagine myself buying this for Anya or Ewan. I probably will, but the wings alone would have resulted in a me trying to soar off the porch instead of merely using the grappling hook those many years ago. I love all these new toys, but you also need to make sure your kids understand they don't really work - IF that's at all possible. Maybe I won't tell them and the wings will work? Hmmmm....



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