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By Anonymous - / Wednesday 4 November 2009 19:02 / Germany
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  st0815  |  7

She lives in Germany, so she doesn't have access to a sufficiently insane legal system and thus MacDonalds will not be sued. Unlike that famous old lady, she didn't drop the coffee on herself, though - another driver took care of that. Probably would have created a similar result if she had held the coffee in her hands. (Or indeed in a cup-holder - these things are not designed to hold coffee safe in the event you are hit by another car.) So she still has someone to sue: the driver of the other car. If everything happened as described she will receive some monetary compensation for her pain (and the damage to her car, obviously). She won't become a millionaire though.

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  capilot  |  7

Also, she only asked McDonald's for $20,000 to pay her medical expense. She had 3rd-degree burns and needed skin grafts. McDonald's were such dicks about it that the jury awarded $2.7M but the judge reduced it to $640K.

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  w100wdm  |  5

Actually, most cars in germany do not come with cup holders (seriously). It is something about driving being the main priority (because there is no speed limit on the Autobahn) and not drinking or being distracted. Also, you can get beer at some rest areas--which I thought was kind of weird considering the "be responsible and pay attention" rule that dissalows cup holders.

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  The_Pleb  |  5

Pics or it didnt happen. O have US of A sucks, if there wasnt so many Mc donalds over there, this wouldnt of happend along with all the overweight people. WIN +2

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  RuralNinja  |  5

Actually, depending on the force of the impact, inertia would be the cause of it spilling on her, as her and her coffee cup would move forward while the coffee would want to stay in place, causing it to splash backwards from her point of view.

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  Flutist  |  5

Okay. No cupholders in Germany. Man slams into the back of her. She is not from America. And liquid tends to have a mind of its own. Also, ouch.

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  st87  |  5

Actually, it does NOT contradict the laws of inertia. Were not talking about a sudden DEceleration here, we're talking about a sudden ACceleration. Particle was initially at rest and suddenly experienced a forwards kinetic energy. The cup travels forward forcefully but the liquid is still momentarily 'rest' at that point of place, which is quickly replaced by the 'lady's parts'. So in retrospect, the coffee did not spash onto the lady's parts. The lady's parts slammed into the unsuspected coffee =P Poor innocent coffee... which begs the question: why the lack of a lid? YDI for not having one!

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  st87  |  5

#64: good job. you beat me to it. #73: don't tell people to shut the fuck up just because they are more intelligent than you.. cuz what you said basically give people the impression that 'shut up' is about the only worthless fucking comeback your tiny little grey-mattered brain of yours can produce. Which, by the way, appears to be less than a 5 year old's.

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  Ronan_Adams  |  5

Everything inside the car that can move will move backwards when you are hit in the back. It's basic physics. Maybe you should study some classical physics before making such statements.

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I've had 4 cars. A Porsche- No cup holders, A Ford- No cup holders, A Chevy S-10- no cup holders, and an MGZT- no cup holders. One German car, two American cars, and one British car and None of them had cup holders. Not to mention that just because the OP is in Germany means she has a German car, nor a luxury car for that matter. My friends Corvette does not have cup holders, I could go on and on...

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  wasted0087  |  5

Actually, contrary to popular belief there are speed limits on the autobahn, although there are some areas without speed limits. Also Germany is stricter on the don't drink and drive laws. Look into German laws on these, I'm German and currently reside in Germany.

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  schmashbox  |  5

The liquid is free-standing, retard. When the car gets hit, it, along with her and the cup, go forward. The liquid - in this case coffee - remains where it is, and either goes up and over the rim of the cup, or out the mouthpiece, assuming there is one. It would defy the laws of physics and inertia if the coffee has all gone forward. YDI, for not using a cupholder. X3

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  quarty165  |  7

way to read the comments before yours. they already explained cars in germany don't have cupholders, genius. to the op tho, there's a reason they don't have cupholders. you're not supposed to be drinking while you drive. i still don't wanna say ydi tho, that just sucks so bad.

By  chellinha93  |  7

That sucks... I hope you got that idiot back by making a turn and coming back to the drive-thru, then slamming his car right when the lady was giving him the meal... Yea that would've been nice.

By  anjyu22  |  5

Maybe instead of the "Caution: contents will be hot" on the lid they should put the much more useful recommendation of not holding it between your legs... since apparently no one can figure this out by themselves.

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Seriously, you would think keeping extremely hot things away from your genitalia would be some sort of instinct...but yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if that little warning label popped up soon too.

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