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  1. #1 Giant cactus crushes Arizona city water worker 
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    An Arizona man is in intensive care after a 16ft (5m) saguaro cactus toppled and crushed him.

    The Yuma city worker was responding to an emergency water leak when he was struck by the spiny plant falling from a nearby property.

    William Mason's colleagues were able to free him and call emergency services after the freak accident.

    Saguaro cacti, common in the US south-west, can weigh thousands of pounds, depending on how much water they hold.

    Yuma city officials say Mr Mason remains in hospital after suffering serious injuries, including to his back and legs.

    Doctors have so far removed nearly 150 cactus spines from him, according to the Yuma Sun newspaper.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18553950

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    Was the Roadrunner seen anywhere around?
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    I've seen those things crush cars so falling on a person can't feel too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    I've seen those things crush cars so falling on a person can't feel too good.

    Shnikies! Now I feel bad about that little wisecrack. Look at that thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    I've seen those things crush cars so falling on a person can't feel too good.

    Oh dear LORD!

    I remember seeing that picture in the paper, the day after it happened, many many many moons ago... A strong dust storm (haboob) brought that sucker down, no one was in the car at the time.
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    As if living in Yuma wasn't enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generation Why? View Post
    As if living in Yuma wasn't enough.
    So true! I am speaking as one who has spent his share of time in such places as Yuma, Gila Bend and Stanfield.
    But on the other hand that area is fascinating......for some reason I have always loved the desert....

    But how do you get in the way of a falling cactus, the species of which is known to stand for many generations?
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