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Re: The ORIGINAL 1000+ Posts Club
« Reply #11540 on: February 19, 2012, 06:33:11 am »
I checked the newspaper that covers that part of the country. It does seem real, they've talked to the people who rescued him and to the police.

The article is here, maybe you can use google translate:

http://www.vk.se/579350/man-raddad-efter-tva-manader-i-oversnoad-bil#disqus_thread


In another article they say that he probably went into a state of kinda hibernation, humans can obviously do that.
Lowering his body temp to 31 degrees, so as to save energy. They say 2 months is maximum for a person to survive only on water, but it varies from person to person.

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« Reply #11541 on: February 19, 2012, 11:27:47 am »
Whether it's a hoax or not, Reuters is reporting it:

..Swedish man survives for months in snowed-in car
Reuters – 14 hrs ago..........

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish man was dug out alive after being snowed in to his car on a forest track for two months with no food, police and local media reported on Saturday.

The 45-year-old from southern Sweden was found on Friday, emaciated and too weak to utter more than a few words.

He was found not far from the city of Umea in the north of Sweden by snowmobilers who thought they had come across a car wreck until they dug their way to a window and saw movement inside.

The man, who was laying in the back seat in a sleeping bag, said he had been in the car since December 19.

"Just incredible that he's alive considering that he had no food, but also since it's been really cold for some time after Christmas," a rescue team member told regional daily Vasterbottens-Kuriren, which broke the news.

Ebbe Nyberg, duty officer at the Umea police, said police saw no reason to doubt that the man had been stuck in the car for a very long time.

"We would not make something like this up. The rescue s)ervices were on site too and saw the same as us," he told Vasterbottens-Kuriren.

Umea University Hospital, where the man is recovering after being rescued by police and a rescue team, said in a statement he was doing well considering the circumstances.

Doctors at the hospital said humans would normally be able to survive for about four weeks without food. Besides eating snow, the man probably survived by going into a dormant-like state, physician Stefan Branth told Vasterbottens-Kuriren.

"A bit like a bear that hibernates. Humans can do that," he said. "He probably had a body temperature of around 31 degrees (Celsius) which the body adjusted to. Due to the low temperature, not much energy was used up."

Why the man ended up under the snow in the forest remains unknown, police said.

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
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Re: The ORIGINAL 1000+ Posts Club
« Reply #11542 on: February 19, 2012, 12:11:08 pm »
^^^^^^^^^^

Thanks for finding that, Mandy.

It's a pretty accurate translation of the Swedish article I linked to.

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Re: The ORIGINAL 1000+ Posts Club
« Reply #11543 on: February 19, 2012, 12:22:36 pm »
What a horrible thought. You could transfer me directly to the looney bin after hospital.

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« Reply #11544 on: February 19, 2012, 12:24:10 pm »
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« Reply #11545 on: February 19, 2012, 12:29:01 pm »
What a horrible thought. You could transfer me directly to the looney bin after hospital.

Me too.  :P

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« Reply #11546 on: February 19, 2012, 12:29:39 pm »
Back from the annual carnival parade. :)
Thought I'd share some impressions:





This guy is a referrence to a comedy movie, Traumschiff Surprise (Deamboat Surprise), which itself is a spoof on Star Trek.





Bellemer Lord (Lord of Bellheim). The Lord is a mascot for the local brewery, and has somewhat become a mascot of the village. The cart is a historical beer cart, in which they used to deliver beer.





I liked this guy's outfit (the red one):



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« Reply #11547 on: February 19, 2012, 12:33:37 pm »
Group of Batmen and -women:





Of course, they had a joker in their group. I think he was pretty good. :)




And a pink Batman.





Lego. Now this is really original, I hve never seen a Lego group so far.


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« Reply #11548 on: February 19, 2012, 12:37:06 pm »
Great pictures, Chrissi!  :D

I love the Lego too!  ;D

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« Reply #11549 on: February 19, 2012, 12:38:23 pm »
Hippies, mice, monkeys, bees, vikings, what have you not.








We couldn't figure out the motto of this float. Their costumes were all different. But I thought the guy in the wheelchair had a cool place, in tow of the float. :)