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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 22 Sep '06 01:11
    During WW1 the British army replaced its infantry's cloth caps with steel helmets, but to everyones surprise the number of reported head injuries actually increased.
    Does anyone know why?

    (it might not be WW1, I cant remember where I read this)
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    22 Sep '06 06:51
    Originally posted by asplandmatt
    During WW1 the British army replaced its infantry's cloth caps with steel helmets, but to everyones surprise the number of reported head injuries actually increased.
    Does anyone know why?

    (it might not be WW1, I cant remember where I read this)
    My guess is that people who would otherwise have been killed by getting hit in the head were injured instead.
  3. 22 Sep '06 12:04
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    My guess is that people who would otherwise have been killed by getting hit in the head were injured instead.
    Yeah.

    I thought this was going to be tough.

    ah well.
  4. 25 Sep '06 17:19
    what worrying is this was to everyone's surprise
  5. 25 Sep '06 17:26
    Two cases:
    (1) Without helmet, shot in head : dead and not surprised.
    (2) With helmet, shot in head : injured and surprised.
    Better surprised than dead.
  6. 25 Sep '06 18:52
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Two cases:
    (1) Without helmet, shot in head : dead and not surprised.
    (2) With helmet, shot in head : injured and surprised.
    Better surprised than dead.
    you very presumptious, arent you
  7. 25 Sep '06 19:17
    Originally posted by mazziewag
    you very presumptious, arent you
    Please, you elaborate...?
  8. 25 Sep '06 20:18
    Originally posted by asplandmatt
    During WW1 the British army replaced its infantry's cloth caps with steel helmets, but to everyones surprise the number of reported head injuries actually increased.
    Does anyone know why?

    (it might not be WW1, I cant remember where I read this)
    Research carried out in 2006:
    Wearing a cycle helmet increases your chance of being knocked off your bike.
    http://tinyurl.com/h88sa
  9. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    26 Sep '06 06:43
    Originally posted by Diapason
    Research carried out in 2006:
    Wearing a cycle helmet increases your chance of being knocked off your bike.
    http://tinyurl.com/h88sa
    Actually his findings were that cars drove closer to him when he was wearing a helmet. He did not claim that wearing a helmet will increase a person's chance of being hit by a car.
  10. 27 Sep '06 05:23
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Actually his findings were that cars drove closer to him when he was wearing a helmet. He did not claim that wearing a helmet will increase a person's chance of being hit by a car.
    neither did diapason. He claimed the likelyhood of being knocked off your bike would increase, not being hit by a car.
  11. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    27 Sep '06 11:00
    Originally posted by smomofo
    neither did diapason. He claimed the likelyhood of being knocked off your bike would increase, not being hit by a car.
    Same thing.