Rubber-banded nightmares?

We went to the State Fair about a week ago and oohed and ahhhed the bungee ride (looked like rubber bands flying) like most fair goers. But reading today’s Sac Bee article about the “unexpected shredding” of one of the cords and that two teenage girls were stuck in the malfunctioning ride gave me serious goose bumps.

Is a bungee thrill like that worth the risk? Ask the two girls who were in the ride when the cord shredded. Ask the parents.

It surely is a State Fair to remember–for those kids. And I won’t be letting mine ride a ride like that any time soon. No matter how much they whine and plead. I’d rather have them whining than have nothing at all.

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  1. Gary Reed (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 8:47 am

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  2. cd (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 1:30 pm

    Saw this in the hard copy paper on Sunday – congrats, Ursula!

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