that when a human body hits the pavement from a thirteen-story fall it sounds like a shotgun going off? Apparently the body is so damanged that regular body bags can't be used because picking up the body would be like picking up a leaky garbage bag full of lumpy oatmeal. I guess NYPD has a special device they use for such occasions that looks something between a snow scooper and a hand cart - and (to make this extra disgusting) they place a board on the other end from the scoop so the sloppy remains will stay in place.
I found all of this out this morning from my boss who was talking to a friend in Manhatten over the phone when a woman fell out of her thirteenth story window and ended up on the street. He actually heard the bang over the phone. He told me this before I ate my breakfast, but hey, I'm writing this while I eat my lunch.
And now you know. And knowing is half the battle.