[thechat] In all my life I never heard this before

John Handelaar genghis at members.evolt.org
Sun Jun 23 08:00:00 CDT 2002

Sky News:  "Twenty thousand people have gathered
in Central London today to celebrate the largest
Hindu carnival of chariots event outside of India".

Organiser:  "We're hoping to see between 2,000
and 5,000 people today.  We'd be very happy about

Cue pictures: Clearly about 20,000 - 30,000 people
in view from the top of a nearby building.

a) TV estimates correctly
b) Police estimate 30,000
c) Both TV and police estimate numbers at about 6x
   what the organisers are saying

Downright weird.

John Handelaar

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