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  1. taiganaut says:


  2. xenogram says:

    Ouch. Did the kid live?

    • hadlock says:

      Looks like he got her in the ribs/armpit, not the head. I can't imagine an 18" fall doing much more than some serious bruising.

      • inoshiro says:

        But landing partially on the head can probably do nasty things if the bones of the spine are not yet fused properly.

        It looks like most of the motion carried the body over the head, but some force probably went in. I wouldn't be surprised if the child was knocked out.

        • hadlock says:

          Wouldn't suprise me either... on the plus side, from now on when mom says "look both ways before crossing the street", the kid might actually consider doing so.

      • xenogram says:

        It's not the fall, it's the kick. She does a complete rag-doll backflip there. How much force do you think it would take to break a toddler's back?

        That's a retorical question, I'm not asking for experimental data.

        • drkscrtlv says:

          a friend of mine who does karate said that if you get knocked back, the kick is slow enough to transfer kinetic energy to your entire body. the fast ones just stop you cold.

          mixed synchronized tumbling
          now that i think of it, there *was* a specific moment my agoraphobia set in.
          nice flip, gotta work on the landing.

      • jkonrath says:

        No, but if any of your exposed skin touched the floor of the Port Authority subway station, a bacterial infection would kill you in minutes.

        • gryazi says:

          However, both myself and a friend once managed to sleep(!) on the floor in the bus terminal lobby without getting scabies. (New Years 2003 or so.)

          They've really cleaned up the joint.

    • crasch says:

      In the full clip, you can see child start to get up afterward. So it doesn't appear that she was even knocked unconscious.

  3. funkeemonk says:

    If you look closely at the background of the video, there's a guy with a white container collecting donations from the crowd walking towards the mother of the kid.

    The mother probably asked the kid to donate some money to the guy collecting donations, but the kid misunderstood the request and walked towards the dancer instead.

    This probably also explains why the kid looks back towards the mother with her left arm outstretched.

    "Is he the man to give the money to mommy?"

  4. korgmeister says:

    I am now sorely tempted to make that GIF the background for my mobile phone.

  5. stellaspike says:


    I am so going to hell.

  6. melanina says:

    utah saints! that so makes me want to go back to Leeds . . .awesome.
    how was the barbeque?

  7. nightrider says:

    Now, THIS is what the Internet was created for.

    Praise you, J.

    Teh awrsums.

  8. dossy says:

    Bawww! It's such a pity it won't make for a good animated LJ usericon.

  9. balamuthia says:

    I'm not sure what's supposed to be funny about this.

    Kinda lame.

    • jesus_x says:

      I could be wrong, but my guess is either the shaky camera work, or the baby being kicked and doing a backflip but not sticking the landing.

      Don't they laugh at babies being kicked where you come from?

  10. kencf0618 says:

    I sent this clip to my Mom yesterday with the caption "Why I Don't Have Kids"...

  11. _candide_ says:

    Aaand this is why I always chide scatterbrained parents to watch their children when out in public.

    The world ain't kid-safe. Never will be. Parenting requires paying attention.