Monday, March 18, 2013

Famous Last Words

Due to the circumstances surrounding the bizarre death of the former Toronto based lawyer, the name Garry Hoy has become synonymous with the term "famous last words".

Mr Hoy will always be remembered for his renowned party trick which was launching himself up against the "unbreakable" glass windows in the boardroom of the law firm where in life he was employed.

While attending a reception for new articling students, Hoy plunged 24 stories into the courtyard below confirming a notion most of us have always subscribed to. If an item is supposedly unbreakable, it doesn't mean it won't break, what it suggests is that it may take a bit longer. As a well-educated postgraduate and a former professional engineer you would have expected Hoy to know this.

According to co-workers, he would often do this stunt to impress visitors but would normally bounce harmlessly off the glass. His fatal plunge occurred during his second performance of the day.

Information Source:

Ernest Roper
Membership Services Manager


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