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Old 22nd February 2008, 14:15   #1
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Default Bizarre fascination for accidents

Wanting to read some interesting stuff by others under the Street Experiences section I figured instead of spending hours browsing through all the pages I'd sort them by views (thinking the most interesting get viewed the most)

Really puzzled to note that the majority relate to accidents!!!

Whats with it guys??? What's so fascinating about an accident that so many people want to know about it? I, obviously, am missing the point as I find it all too morbid, this fascination with accident accounts.
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Old 22nd February 2008, 14:44   #2
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I think they serve as a warning to drive more carefully and learn from other people's bad experiences.

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Well! Its about a human life and guess fellow teamies including me are more concerned about it as many lives might depend on it.Not fascination and probably a wrong word to have been used for such an unfortunate happening.
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Obviously when someone we know goes through a crash or loses his/her life it affects us all. Take a look at some of the threads, they are mostly general reports of accidents. And thousands of people view such threads. That I find odd
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Learning from others experience is what it is about. :-)
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Old 22nd February 2008, 16:15   #6
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In the summary page of the Street Experiences section when you sort through the views you notice that even when the views run into several thousand the posts are usually under 50 and occasionally cross 100. Quite understandably the people who write know the person involved and are either paying their tribute or expressing their concern. What of the thousands who only view such threads and not have anything to say? Its these people I feel who come into these threads only out of a morbid curiosity. That's what I meant.
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because when you see something bad happen, you're motivated to post about it.

else for a regular triplog, we're all WAY too lazy
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Some people refer to it as 'virtual rubber-necking'.
Lots of people look at such thread,in order to know what the accident was all about & who was responsible for it. Inqusitive,maybe. A learning experience,definitely. There are so many instances where we gather some knowledge from a person who's been in a particular accident or a situation,and that info comes in handy at some point of time or the other.
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Even in the developed world, when you see a wreck, people slow down to take a peek. Generally its concern as well as wanting to find out why. So that when situations happen we know what to do.
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DKG,

I can only draw a parellel between this, and hollywood. See what sells at the box office.

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I can only draw a parellel between this, and hollywood. See what sells at the box office.
I think you're right Rehaan. There's something about blood letting that strikes a chord with millions. I believe the latest Rambo movie has someone killed every 2.5 minutes!!! Gladiator was another. Its also a bit like the soap operas on telly, where millions love relating to other people's tragedies and drama
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you cannot afford to make all the mistakes yourself to learn from them, so you have to learn from others mistakes. I suppose thats most us want to know when we read these accident accounts so that we can learn from others mistakes and hope to avoid them.
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because Indian population like watching Tamasha.

Is other countries, accident happens, ambulance arrives and its over.

In India, crowd will gather and surround the scene for hours (Jobless).
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