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    JP - Giant kites kill again as festival turns into tragedy

    Washington Post:

    Giant kites kill again as
    festival turns into tragedy


    For the second time in as many months, someone has been killed by the unlikeliest of toys: a giant kite.

    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. On Tuesday, one of those injured, 73-year-old Junichi Yoshii, died from his injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Washington Post:

    Giant kites kill again as
    festival turns into tragedy



    the rest, with video, at link
    From the headline, I was thinking "giant kite" meant, oh, maybe a 20-foot-high kite or something. But those things probably have their own gravity field!
    JMO. MOO.



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