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  1. #1 Man found dead near top of 1,000-foot radio tower in Oak Park 
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    OAK PARK – Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near the top of a 1,000 foot radio broadcast tower Tuesday.

    The man was reportedly wearing only a T-shirt and underwear when he was discovered on a platform on the tower.Police said workers discovered the body of a young black man about 12:30 p.m. after they scaled the tower at 20931 Meyers near Eight Mile Road to do repair work.
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    He was getting high and he overdosed?
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    He was getting high and he overdosed?
    My money is on lightening. That doesn't explain why he was only in underpants though.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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    Quote Originally Posted by malloc View Post
    My money is on lightening. That doesn't explain why he was only in underpants though.
    It blew his pants off?
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    It blew his pants off?
    I have actually heard of that happening.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I have actually heard of that happening.
    Extreme High voltage will blow off the shoes,pants and burn the hair from the body !
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    Gee, this is a tough one.

    It's March. In Chicago. March; the month that comes after February. In Chicago.

    Then they find a guy wearing only his underwear. And they find him 1000 feet in the air.

    And they don't know how that guy died??!!:D

    PS: The adiabatic lapse rate is about 3 1/2 degrees per 1000 feet. The mean sea level temperature for Chicago on March 6 (for instance) was 29.2 degrees. I'll do the math. That means for this poor schmuck it was about 25.7 degrees. Without the wind chill. Wind speed on March 6 was about 13 MPH. And that brings it down to about 15 degrees.

    :(God rest his poor, tortured soul.
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    This was not on the morning local news this morning. There was a really bad fire in the city last night that killed a couple of little kids, that was the main story.


    I drive by the radio towers on a regular basis. I'm guessing it was a suicide.
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