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    Quote Originally Posted by noone View Post
    As a kid, I read about an Egyptian named Fattah who was employed at a quarry. During lunch break, he laid down on a stopped conveyor belt and fell asleep. He woke up to alarmed cries of his co-workers -- Fattah was about to be swept to his death as the conveyor belt had started moving. Fattah got up and ran in the opposite direction, barely managing to stay in place. After four minutes of this, someone finally turned off the belt. Later, it was calculated that Fattah had run about 1700 meters in four minutes.
    Has anyone else ever heard this story?
    Was his name Mo Fattah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    The consensus seems to be plausible but agnostic.
    sorry, not even remotely plausible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Well, it was news to me.. I am reminded of a Ripley Believe it or not about a Civil War era Cavalry Lt who reputedly jumped a 27 foot wide creek when being chased by Indians.
    was certainly wind aided!
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