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Coroner Blames Snail For Teenage Girl's Death

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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Coroner Blames Snail For Teenage Girl's Death


news.ninemsn.com.au

A snail has been blamed for an horrific car crash which resulted in the death of a teenage girl in England.

A snail, or possibly a slug, left a trail across a circuit board which caused a set of traffic lights on a single-lane bridge in Staffordshire to short circuit.

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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Can anybody verify the ability of a snail's (or a slug's) actual potential to do this sort of damage to a circuit board?

Look, I'm not suggesting this was an illuminati/NWO plot to kill a teenage girl by any stretch of the imagination (my apologies to some members!).

However, it does seem a touch odd- perhaps a freak event.

P.S this news-site is full of drool and idiocy, I know but it happens to be my homepage for my work PC which I simply haven't changed.

news.ninemsn.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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this is terrible i think it is now time to ban all snail/slug type creatures before the kill anyone else with their disregard for human life, very sad but s"!t happens and always will.

It is possible due to the water content in the "snail trail" to allow some voltage across a given area but now is not the time to panic or weather proofing today is much better than before and this is the first time ive heard such animals with blatant disregard for human life.
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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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Banish them all to salt mines, I say!

How does one get inside the circuitry in the first place?

My take- they're sleeper cell agents from beyond the stars, only now just revealing their true intentions.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by nonetruegod
reply to post by Pirateofpsychonautics
 


this is terrible i think it is now time to ban all snail/slug type creatures before the kill anyone else with their disregard for human life, very sad but s"!t happens and always will.


And after a full eight or nine seconds the belly-laughter comes to a slow stop. Thank you, that was great.
This a wonderful example of the fragility of our technological society against the subtleties of the natural world. Certainly this a tragedy, but what a bizarre, almost...I have no other word aside from "magical" set of circumstances that could lead to the malfunction of something set in concrete and made of metal. Unreal.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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Um as far as I know traffic lights are pressure sensitive and the circuitry is in a control box...not located on the ground. this is the most BS thing i've ever heard! So unless there's proof that a snail got inside the locked control box somehow...I wouldn't really listen to what this coroner is saying lol
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CX

posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Maybe the trail that the snail left bridged some circuitry, causing the short?

Bugs and crawlie things get into anything, so i wouldn't call BS on this one quite yet.

CX.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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A snail goes into a car dealership he asks the salesmen if they have any big luxury sports cars? The sales men says yes. The snail says, could you please put a big S on the front, a Big S on the side, and a big S on the lisence plate. The salesmen says why? The snail says it's personal I don't want to tell you. So he comes back in a week. With a Big S on the front, a Big S on the side, and a Big S on the license plate. The salesmen asks the mechanic I wonder why he wanted the Big S? The mechanic says I don't know but look at that S-car-go







posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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Circuit boards are sealed from such things and no cop EVER would have figured that out if it were the truth. This is a ridicules conclusion. They are either covering up a murder or covering up liability.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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In all seriousness, folks, the DA investigating the accident, talked to some bystanding snails about the alleged perpetrator. They told the DA that they sat there for four hours and watched their snail friend slither up the pole, slide into the box and crawl across the electronic circuitry and short out the traffic signal.

The DA asks the snail witnesses, "why didn't you do something to stop him!"

They replied, "We couldn't. It all happened so fast!"






posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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How can they be sure some tech didn't sneeze on the circuit board before closing up the box?

That seems more believable than the slug story.


BTW, how come the snail didn't get fried when it crossed over the board?



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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A coroner's job is to determine the cause of death. The cause of death was a head-on collision. It's not the coroner's job to determine what caused the head-on collision, nor would the coroner even have the authority or access to such information. That is the police and investigator's job. So the fact that the title of this article makes absolutely no sense leads me to believe this story is complete BS.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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I work in telecomunications.. Let me just say you would be amazed at the things you find in sealed boxs.

www.google.com...:en-us:IE-Address&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7RNWN_en

Just a search of her name in google or the news wires comes up with several stories on it. So it did happen i would say.
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posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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Really?
What gets in there?



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Snakes,bugs, few electrocuted squirrels, wasp nests are always great to open into o.O lol



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by ShogunAssassins
Just a search of her name in google or the news wires comes up with several stories on it. So it did happen i would say.


I retract what I said about it being BS. But still, the title of the article provided in the original post is misleading and incorrect. They should be more careful with how they word it.

From a The Telegraph article titled Teenager killed after a slug causes traffic light failure (a much more accurate title):


Senior police investigator Andy Stevens told an inquest into her death that he had carried out a detailed examination of the scene in Alvecote, near Tamworth, West Mids, and confirmed that the traffic light fault was caused by a trail left by a slug or a snail.


So there. A senior police investigator blamed the snail... because that's his job.

Oh well. Not a big deal. Regardless of the title, this town should probably beef up their anti-snail security.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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SQUIRRELS?!

Nevermind I can believe a slug did it now... lol



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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Some bees caused a wreck not far from my house a few years back when they built a nest inside the traffic light controller and shorted it out. The light showed GREEN to all lights and you know the rest.



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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i dont know exactly what happened but if the substance the snail or slugs trail left is conductive, it may have caused electricity to be able to arc across to another conductor with the trail acting as a bridge, causing a short-circuit. It is quite common for water to get into electric terminals and for water being conductive to act as a bridge and for electricity to arc to other terminals causing a short-circuit



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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Are you from Melbourne by any chance mate?




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