This story is just too good (funny) not to share.
"Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand -- and pushed him off the ledge."
Calm down, the jumper didn't die, there was an inflatable cushion on the ground under him so he ended up with spine and elbow injuries instead of his head squashed on the pavement like a watermelon. If he had died, I would never have posted this. I'm sick but not THAT sick!
This is a semi-regular occurrence in Seattle, with the bridge of choice among the suicidal being the Aurora bridge. And it almost inevitably is during rush-hour traffic causing some frustrated commuters to holler "JUMP" at the suicidal individual trying to decide if they do indeed want to go through with it. The man in China who pushed the jumper off immediately made me think of the Aurora bridge traffic snarls the last time this happened and if any of the people who yelled "JUMP" would really have gone so far as to push the poor guy off the bridge.
I sure hope not.
But it's still funny. Since the guy didn't die and all...