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Offline red solo cup

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Jousting Still Dangerous
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:38:31 PM »
In 1559, King Henry II of France died from a splinter in the eye while jousting. More than 400 years later one can still die that way.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351018/Jouster-Paul-Allen-killed-lance-splinter-Time-Team-enactment.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel,_comte_de_Montgomery
« Last Edit: August 28, 2018, 06:41:08 PM by red solo cup »
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Re: Jousting Still Dangerous
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 10:38:23 PM »
Well that sucks.
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Re: Jousting Still Dangerous
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 11:26:13 AM »
There go my plans for the long weekend.
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Re: Jousting Still Dangerous
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 12:23:30 AM »
I hate Microsoft so am pleased with this news.
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Re: Jousting Still Dangerous
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 08:42:02 AM »
I hate Microsoft so am pleased with this news.

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In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

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