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Druids hired to cut road accidents

Posted on Thursday, 20 May, 2010 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Austrian motorway bosses have hired druids to drain the negative energy from infamous accident black spots.

An initial trial conducted to see if the concept had merrit produced impressive results, now officials are rolling out the scheme nationwide in an attempt to reduce traffic accidents.

"Motoroway bosses in Austria secretly hired a full-time team of druids to drain 'negative energy' from accident blackspots."

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Comment icon #5 Posted by OverSword on 20 May, 2010, 15:23
You don't have to be a scoffing christian or overly skeptical to believe this is beyond stupid. I'd be willing to bet there is other factors besides "negative earth energy" affecting parts of road with more thatn thier share of accidents. Things such as bad engineering or poor planning.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Alchera on 20 May, 2010, 20:33
the five year olds are in control and they have shiny new toys! watch out! i dont hear very much about druids at all. this is pretty cool. now if only we could send some druids back in time and to sweden. drain that negative energy so cliff burton does not die!! Awesome!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Moonie2012 on 20 May, 2010, 21:03
How exactly does one "drain negative earth energy" from a spot?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Eurymedon on 20 May, 2010, 23:33
How exactly does one "drain negative earth energy" from a spot? With an enormous siphon powered by the souls of unborn children. Still, I think this is a grossly entertaining, if ill advised, use of tax dollars.
Comment icon #9 Posted by eight bits on 20 May, 2010, 23:41
The story seems bogus. "Seems" as in the Pope seems Catholic. Although the OP gives a May 2010 date for the story, a much longer but similarly worded story ran in August 2003 in the London Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/austria/1438473/Druids-cut-death-toll-with-divine-intervention.html The last line of that original source story is "Of course, the fall in accidents could be due to something else, as we are continuously repairing the roads," said Mr Dirnbacher. There apparently actually is a Mr Dirnbacher. I think he was having a little fun with the Telegraph, and ... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by puridalan on 21 May, 2010, 3:36
Eight Bits Thanks for all that info! Seriously though red flag when a newstory is that short, plus the source...well enough said Thanks again!
Comment icon #11 Posted by 27vet on 21 May, 2010, 7:01
I am happy that they are doing something about the accident problem. All other countries should follow suite.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Mattshark on 21 May, 2010, 15:41
You don't have to be a scoffing christian or overly skeptical to believe this is beyond stupid. I'd be willing to bet there is other factors besides "negative earth energy" affecting parts of road with more thatn thier share of accidents. Things such as bad engineering or poor planning. Yep and of course, bad driving.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Shadow_of_Man on 22 May, 2010, 4:35
You don't have to be a scoffing christian or overly skeptical to believe this is beyond stupid. I'd be willing to bet there is other factors besides "negative earth energy" affecting parts of road with more thatn thier share of accidents. Things such as bad engineering or poor planning. Bad engineering doesn't answer the fact that "One blackspot's fatal accident rate fell from an average of six per year to nothing after the druid treatment" - or do people like you just look at the statement "Druids hired to cut road accidents" and base your decision on the fact that you are a "scoffing christi... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by puridalan on 22 May, 2010, 4:40
It's not even that..the news source(cough) seems to be fake..therefore making even all claims of this ever even occuring...false


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