Are PaterNoster lifts so called because you say your prayers (our father) when you're using them?
Dark Detective said:This reminds me of a FOAF tale I heard as a kid. Someone was climbing on a goal post, slipped and fell, and unfortunately, to use a footballing phrase, slit his ball bag.
raven said:She was having an argument with someone, and the lift doors opened and she just walked in without looking and.... well, you know :cross eye
intaglio said:Paternoster elevators are sometimes called "Coffin" elevators :eek!!!!:
David said:Sounds reasonable.....
I don't think that you would get many users, with a name like that tho'!!!!!
Does anyone know why they were called "paternosters", was it a trade name or did you say a prayer & take your life in your hands....:splat:
stu neville said:Yeah, I do - poss cos they're a steeper and each step is higher, so you get a very mild "freefall" feeling. Is quite weird isn't it?
Xanatic said:I remember in our woodwork class. Besides this big drill there was an articler hanged up with a picture. It was of a girl who had got her long hair caught in a machine. And half of it had been ripped out. Bit it was in the metal department, I don't think any children came in and saw the pic.
Sally said:About escalator accidents, they do seem to happen quite often. On dec. 13, 1999, an eight-year-old girl was crushed to death in an escalator accident at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The Yithian said:As for people that sue and demand compensation for actions that are results of their own stupidity: they should be publically ridiculed and forcibly forbidden to pollute the gene-pool...
McAvennie said:Also on a kind of unrelated point was British Bulldog or Nuts, Bolts, Singles as it was called at our school banned at everybody else's school because someone had supposedly been knocked over and trampled to death?
raven said:Hmmmmm, great schools think alike, eh?