June 2, 2015

"Giant kites kill again as Japanese festival turns into tragedy."

"Spectators watched in horror on Sunday as a 1,540-pound kite fell from the sky and crushed four people in the central Japanese city of Higashiomi."
“It felt like a huge spear falling from the sky at high speed,” witness Yuko Kayaki told the Asahi Shimbun.

8 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Global Warming strikes again. There was only calm and peaceful air over kite Utopia before the CO2 went content from 3 parts per million to 4 parts per million.

Deirdre Mundy said...

At first, I imagined this as a gigantic mutant bird, a worthy foe of Godzilla.....

Coupe said...
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Eric the Fruit Bat said...

They made fun of that kind of newswriting back on the old Mary Tyler Moore show.

Seems things have gotten even worse since then.

rhhardin said...

Those are militarized kites.

William said...

It seems to me that if you have enough technological know how to launch a 1500 lb kite skyward, then you should have enough technological know how to fly it in such a way as to not cause mass casualties. Maybe next year they'll iron out the kinks.

Bob R said...

Mothra!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Check your numbers, traditionalguy - from 300 parts per million to 400 parts per million now. Or, to state it another way, from 3/100th of 1%, to 4/100th of 1%.