Cricket player kills pigeon

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Jacques Rudolph accidentally takes down a pigeon at a cricket match between Yorkshire and Lancashire.

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+9 1. WildMonkey commented 10 years ago

Take that flying rat!
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+11 2. eddie2042 commented 10 years ago

Seriously what were the chances?
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+9 3. banzemanga commented 10 years ago

The pigeon wanted to catch the ball. O:)
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+1 4. 95731 commented 10 years ago

i c some liquid comeing out of it
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+15 5. MiNo commented 10 years ago

mass of cricket ball ~ 170g
top speed ~ 120km/hr
120km/hr ~ 33.333 m/sec

if you were 170 pounds (77.11kg),
m1v1 = m2v2
(.170)(33.333) = (77.11)(v)

this ball would have knocked your ass back at only 0.073 m/s
however, a pigeon (.4 kg) would have experienced a shift in its velocity equivalent to 31.1 mph.

in order for an average human beings (~170lbs) to experience such a velocity shift by a cricket ball, the ball would need to fly at 6425.8333 m/s.
that's a ball flying at 14,374 mph!

would a 14 kmph ball kill you?

yes.
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+1 6. Painscale commented 10 years ago

Randy Johnson's was cooler. His was at least a 96mph fastball. AND the bird was on the endangered species list and he got fined. This guy just lobs it up there.
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+10 7. ArmlessSoldier commented 10 years ago

if i havent mistaken thats a headshot :D
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+7 8. zerorain commented 10 years ago

#7 Boom Headshot!!!

didnt this happen before? but it was a dove and a baseball game. it was crazier since all u see is a giant buff of white feathers.
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+1 9. fugitivegoose commented 10 years ago

0:16 Dead ball! LOL!
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-5 10. JerryD commented 10 years ago

#5 Not going in to elaborated calculations - If u compare it to humans it would be like some dude doin a jaywalk and got hit in the head by a bowlingball passing thru the neighbourhood at 400 kmh or 250 mph? Or even much faster? :D
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-4 11. filter commented 10 years ago

#5 i have no idea what that all means. except that a pigeon getting hit by a cricket ball equals numbers and stuff.
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0 12. kainim commented 10 years ago

"Ball to the pidgeon, and the pidgeon is no more"
awesome way of saying the pidgeon got freakin OWNED
you don't see that stuff happen on TV everyday, too bad :(
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-1 13. MoT commented 10 years ago

From the video angle, looks like he was aiming for the pigeon rather than the stumps!
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-3 14. Deblaauwn commented 10 years ago

More effective than poisoning, and it doesn't affect their predators! They should people like him at every train station :D
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0 15. stevend1711 commented 10 years ago

It was blown from the sky like it was made of clay. Get it? Clay... pigeon... Sorry. I'm really very sorry. Please don't ban me.
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0 16. _MidNight_ commented 10 years ago

I can fly!.. I can fly!.. Poof!
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-1 17. golfnutz commented 10 years ago

:P I hope I have better luck than the pidgeon next time I hit the links. I've been hit by two errant golf balls, but thankfully never to the head.
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+1 18. 4stroke commented 10 years ago

Rudolph 1, Pigeon 0
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+1 19. Nelham commented 10 years ago

In the game of golf, they call this a 'birdie'.
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0 20. mircea911 commented 10 years ago

:'( target locked engage atack...hedshot...poor pidgeon i bet he didn't saw that coming :'( oh well...next target pls>:)
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-2 21. FaroeViking commented 10 years ago

Wannabe cricket pidgeon :D
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-1 22. demilune67 commented 9 years ago

head shot >:)
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+1 23. Bream73 commented 9 years ago

Now why the feck couldnt that happen to England during the ashes in Melbourne last week before they freakin won the match and retained the ashes!!!