Richard Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

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Re: Richard Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby pjclinch » 29 Aug 2016, 2:55pm

My limited knowledge of anatomy always had the cheeks as part of the skull. Odd that they can take the impact and not break, while the bits protected by the Magic Hat would surely smash and result in death if taking a more secondary impact...

A little knowledge is a often dangerous thing, but it's far more dangerous when wielded by celebrities who feel empowered to talk tosh as if it's fact.

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Re: Richard Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Aug 2016, 6:48pm

Simply, we don't know. That's the long and short of it.

I don't feel affronted by RB's quote - if indeed it was his and not RB as Virgin PR machine in London. Others can diagnose from a single image what happened sufficient to rubbish the quote. I can't.

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Re: Richard Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby horizon » 29 Aug 2016, 11:38pm

kwackers wrote:I saw some CCTV footage of him passing loads of decent places for him to lie down with his bike before choosing to lie down at the side of a cliff.


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