Monday, November 07, 2016
For Shock Value, This One's Hard to Beat
Indian authorities have declared a state of emergency in Delhi due to extremely high levels of smog, especially PM2.5 particulate matter. PM2.5 particles are small enough to be absorbed by lungs, passed along into the bloodstream and even cross the blood-brain barrier. It can blow your mind - among other things.
Today's horror story comes to you via a family on a scooter.
No way of telling how or even if this family of four aboard a small motorbike built for two even got home. Notice that dad has one hand on the throttle and the other trying to shield his son's face from the pollution. Bad things happen fast when visibility goes minimum and an overloaded bike where the rider has just one hand on the bars, well, that doesn't help the odds.