Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: A lawyer demonstrating the safety of windows in a skyscraper crashed through a pane and plunged to his death.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1998]
Origins: On 9 July 1993, Garry Hoy, a 38-year-old lawyer with the Toronto law firm of Holden Day Wilson, did indeed plunge to his death from the 24th floor Toronto Dominion Bank Tower in front of several horrified witnesses.
The firm's spokesperson said
As well, a Toronto police officer reported that Hoy
Our advice is to apply the same rule to architecture as you do to computers: Don't ever bet your life on windows not crashing.
Last updated: 21 January 2007
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