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Drunk and Escalator,500 Miles, Hilarious Videos.

In Interesting and funny, videos on November 15, 2012 at 07:59

There are Drunks and Drunks.

There was an instance of a Drunk walking 500 miles up  in an Escalator.

There is also an excellent compilation of Drunks in YouTube.

Now the latest to the list is a business man who kept on going the wrong way in the Escalator ,Blind Drunk, in Tottenham Court Road,London.

Negotiating the London Underground can be a trying ordeal at the best of times.

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A Drunk.

But it all got a bit too much for this ‘drunk’ businessman who was so determined to reach his platform he attempted to walk the wrong way down an escalator.

A fellow commuter captured this footage of the business person, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase, trying to ride down to the tube on an escalator moving upwards at Tottenham Court Road.

Despite moving absolutely nowhere, the unnamed man continues to take on the escalator with dogged determination.

And he keeps going even when several other passengers point out he is walking the wrong way.

One good Samaritan makes several attempts to lead him off the escalator but the business person takes no notice and continues on his fruitless journey.

After struggling for more than two minutes as people push past – he is guided off by a helpful commuter who pushes the emergency stop button and points him in the right direction.

The incident was caught on camera last Friday by Sam Napper, 27, who described the man as a ‘drunk Japanese businessman’.

Sam, from London, said: ‘I was making my way home after dinner when we quite literally bumped into this chap on the escalators between the Northern and Central Lines at Tottenham Court Road station.

‘At first I thought he was playing silly buggers with a few of his FX Trader mates but then we saw his dogged stagger and realised he was alone.

‘One by one, concerned commuters tried to steer him in the right direction, to no avail.

‘Eventually, someone pushed the emergency stop button.

‘After pausing for a few seconds, he turned around and walked out, as if nothing ever happened, saying nothing, leaving us stunned.’

Full Report and Video at the Link;
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232700/Hilarious-video-drunk-businessman-trying-walk-wrong-way-Tube-escalator-Tottenham-Court-Road.html

Watch this as well.

I have a friend of mine who retired as a Supreme Court Judge, India.

Once in Bangalore ( my friend was not a Judge then) we went to Hotel in Bangalore and finished taking meals.

One among the group picked up Beeda, which is given at the end of the Meals in India, from the Table of another man.

He was also drunk.

A quarrel ensured and it was quite loud and embarrassing.

We pacified the Drunks and sort convinced the Hotel Manager that our friend was not Drunk

My friend who later became a Judge jumped up(he was drunk of course) and addressed the Manager.

‘Don’t underestimate us even though we are Drunk!’

Drunks make the otherwise dull and dreary Life.

 

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Top 10 Signs You Drank Too Much (PICS)

In Health, Interesting and funny on December 20, 2009 at 00:56

By popular demand, we bring you the latest installment of our Top 10 Signs You Drank Too Much series.

Most of you have probably found yourself in similar situations as the following 10 drunks — and that doesn’t necessarily mean that you mistook yourself for a bicycle, but I think it’s safe to assume that we’ve all done the toilet hug at some point in life.

Click here for part one, for part two, and for part three of the Top 10 Signs You Drank Too Much series.

10. You’re Just Hangin’ Out

9. Nice Catch

8. You Moisturize Your Face With Toilet Water

7. Restroom = Bedroom

6. You’re Trying To Be A Bike

5. You’re Wearing Tevas And A Fanny Pack

4. What Time Is It?

3. You Can’t Keep Your Dentures In

2. Someone Jacked Your Shoelaces

1. You Have Been Coned Off
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Alcohol takes its toll on Russians’ health-CNN.

In Health on November 30, 2009 at 22:43

Dedicated to Drinkers, including social ones.
Story:
London, England (CNN) — In Russia, where the government has designated alcoholism a “national disaster,” men have an average life expectancy of just 60 years — one of the lowest in Europe.
Life expectancy for Russian men is well below that of western European countries like Germany, where men have an average life span of 77 years, according to World Health Organization figures.
“The biggest health problem facing Russia is the very high level of mortality among working aged men,” says Martin McKee, an expert in Russian public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
A new dynamism appears to be taking hold of Russia as it aims to raise its prominence on the world stage. Despite having benefited from a boom in commodities prices before the global economy hit the skids, health indicators like life expectancy have shown marginal improvement.
Life expectancy for men has stagnated for quite some time, and a major culprit has been high levels of alcohol consumption. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, alcohol and tobacco use have risen, as Russians have struggled to adapt to economic change, health experts say.
The transition from a system of state ownership to a market-oriented economy has not been easy for many Russians, according to Mireia Jofre-Bonet, a health economist at City University London.
FACT BOX: RUSSIA
Population: 142.5 million

Life expectancy (males): 60

Life expectancy (females): 73

Gross national income per capita: $12,740

Per capita total expenditure on health: $638

Sources: UN, World Bank, WHO
When the Soviet Union fell and the state disappeared, unemployment soared, and a significant portion of the population was pushed into poverty, she told CNN.
Research suggests that those most vulnerable to alcoholism tend to be men with the lowest levels of education and the unemployed.
A typical 18-year-old in the West has a 90 percent probability of reaching retirement age, but for young men in Russia the odds are reduced to 50 percent, says McKee.
Alcoholism tends to be less of a problem among Russian women — who have a higher average life expectancy of 73 — but they face an equally worrisome health threat.
There has been a big increase in smoking among women, who are being targeted by tobacco companies, says McKee. Traditionally, rates of smoking among Russian women have been very low, but now, he says, almost 30 percent among those under 30 smoke.
“Ten years of adjusting to a new regime created lots of stress,” says Jofre-Bonet. The resulting rise in alcohol and tobacco abuse have led to ailments like heart disease and cancer.
Besides chronic conditions, epidemics of infectious disease, including tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, have added to the country’s health woes.
In the 1990s, Russia experienced a resurgence of tuberculosis, considered a disease of poverty. Since then the growth of new cases has slowed, but strains of the disease that can’t be treated with the usual drugs continue to pose a serious public health threat.
Meanwhile, the number of people living with HIV in Russia has more than doubled since 2001. While largely confined to injecting drug users, HIV remains a challenge.
Lack of needle exchange programs has curbed efforts to combat the spread of the disease, says Annabel Kanabus, director of international AIDS charity AVERT. “The crisis is still going on. Efforts at prevention are not really working.”
The Russian government is attempting to tackle its health challenges. The alcohol problem improved briefly in 2006 after federal restrictions were applied to the sale of non-beverage alcohols, such as aftershave, which are commonly drunk, McKee says.
But he added, there is a major challenge in ensuring that law is enforced everywhere. And while the Kremlin has invested in upgrading technical equipment in recent years, facilities are still not well equipped to deal with high levels of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure.
The economic downturn isn’t helping. Anxiety levels are rising as a result of soaring unemployment, and the government doesn’t have enough funds to meet the needs of the health system.
“There is no money. It’s a big mess,” says Jofre-Bonet. “The health care system cannot pay for what it needs and there is a lot of corruption in the way of under the table payments for medicines or doctors that legally people should get for free.”
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/30/russia.alcohol.health/index.html

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