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Weekly Photo – Don’t Run – You’ll Die!

While atop El TelefériQo in Quito, I saw this sign. Even if you don’t know Spanish, you can probably tell what this means. Essentially, it says:

4,100 meters altitude – Don’t run or You’ll Die.

But actually it just says: Warning. 4,100 meters altitude. Slow. No Running. As if, if you do fall, you’ll free fall for the full 4,100 meters, right to sea level.

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  • Daniel June 1, 2014, 2:23 pm

    Well in fact, that sign is cause at 4100 mts the air is so low in Oxigen that if you run you could get agitated in a short period of time, itll be hard for you to breath and more imortantly you could faint for low oxygen, not cause you could fall

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    • Bryan Haines June 1, 2014, 3:14 pm

      Of course. The comment in the post was a joke.

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