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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:14 PM
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What is the most daring thing you have ever done?
I can't decide on from among these four myself

1) Making love on the deck of a cruise ship at 4 in the morning (damn those roommates!)

2) Wrestling with a crazy person (that outweighed me by over 50 pounds) in the back of an ambulance, single handedly.

3) Wading through waste deep water to start the hospitals high voltage (a few thousand volts) emergency generator during a power failure (the generators motor was the same used to power diesel locomotives)

4) Visiting a clothing optional beach
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:28 PM
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1. Probably hitchhiking all over when I was a much younger woman
usually alone
Only had a scare once: just about got into a car but it had no door handle on the inside passenger door - red flag - see ya. Otherwise, it was all good.
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:01 PM
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2. I guess I haven't done it yet
I'll let you know.....


lost

:hi:

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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:50 PM
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11. There has to be something you have done that was daring
involved a little risk
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:42 PM
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16. not anything like the posts in this thread!!
LOL

yeah making love on the balcony of our hotel room at the Atlantis....

but thats about it.....

Risk is something I have avoided... I am a scardy cat...

but I am opening up a little more....
trying "not to risky" new things for right now

:hi:

lost





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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 10:53 AM
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67. Well you know what they say
Nothing ventured nothing gained

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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:35 PM
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3. Posted in GDP.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:45 PM
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41. Dang! Ya beat me to it! nt
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:53 PM
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4. Umm. Ok.
1. Making love to a woman - she was 55 I was 17 - in public.
2. Well, the contract killing I backed out of at the last moment.
3. Throwing a cold cup of coffee in my ex-lover's face. He was abusing the woman he was with.
4. General existence?



Khash.
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:57 PM
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5. Rick-Rolling the GD:P?
Even i ain;'t that daring...

So i guess it was skating across the Golden Gate Bridge in '92
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:22 PM
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27. Not so daring. I think it just baffles 'em
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:29 PM
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30. Cover me - I have one more post left today and I'm going in!
:evilgrin:
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:32 PM
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32. Damn! I have to wait another 5 hours! The 24 limit isn't day-to-day
but triggers every three posts. So it's use it or lose it, boys and girls!
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:03 PM
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6. This is Hilarious. Jay Leno asked this question to a bunch of people on the street...
...He stops this couple and asks them that question. The girl replied, "Well, once in college I had sex with 3 guys at the same time." Jay then asked the guy who was with the girl the same question. He replied, "I guess I'd have to say having unprotected sex with old gang-bang here." I died!
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:20 PM
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24. Wasn't that Chapelle's Show? n/t
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:29 PM
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39. Was it? Maybe. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure....
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:12 PM
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7. Hitch hiking when there was a guy murdering hitchhikers in the 70's up in Boston
Drinking with Hell's Angels and telling one he was too fucking ugly to have an "old lady" and then getting into a fist fight in the ladies room with him.

Purposely being homeless so I didn't have to pay rent. I couch surfed for a few months sometimes with people I hardly knew.


I have worse ones, but I am too embarrassed to write them here.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 02:13 PM
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20. Macha mama-
I worked in an isolated fishing lodge in Mink Bay, Alaska, where 4 men & one other woman were rapidly losing their minds.

I climbed down half of Hanging Rock when I was younger. Went white-water rafting in class 4 rapids later on. Bluffed about my graphic Design experience to get a job.

Once, I just got in my car & drove to Texas with no spare tire, just to visit a long-distance boyfriend with no warning. (I think that was more foolish than daring) :o

But drinking & fighting with a Hell's Angel takes the daring cake.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 02:16 PM
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21. I think the fishing lodge thing sounds really, really intriguing
and I probably should have been there with you.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:01 PM
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43. If you had, I'd have been happy.
It was a novelty at first. Clean air, snow-capped mountains. I appreciated it, but quietly. But then people just wouldn't shut up about how goddamn beautiful it was & how lucky we were to be there.

I remember being on a hike, and our expert guy looked down (with this gleam in his eye) and said, "HEY, look! Fresh bear-scat!" We all kind of went nuts. It was an 18 hour day w/6 hrs sleep or down-time. I was drinking then, so I'd steal a bottle of gin at night, read a paperback & throw it into the bay when I was done with it.

:crazy: Good times.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 07:45 PM
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46. You sound like you were a class act. . .
. . .like me, spittin' out the car window as I drive through CopLey Square in Boston.
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nomorenomore08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:29 PM
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31. That first one sounds like a great premise for a novel, or a movie.
nt
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:06 PM
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45. "The Shining". It crossed my mind more than once, I'll tell you.
But thanks for saying so. I mention that particular story because the lodge had a lot of Native American art in it. It was huge enough for us to avoid each other, but not completely.

Frankly, I missed the cheap thrills of civilization. We were an hour & a half away by boat from Ketchikan. You know how much it would have cost to order a pizza?

$275.00 - No lie.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:14 PM
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8. Changing a tire on the inside lane of I-45 in Houston
In the middle of a storm.

For some woman I didn't know, and will never meet again.

I still remember being splashed by wave after wave of dirty oily water from 18-wheelers flying by, a scant 12 inches from my feet, as I lay on the road trying to get the jack under the truck.


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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:36 PM
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9. Going through Europe by myself after college with just a backpack & jeans for 13 weeks,
using a Eur-Rail Pass and staying at hostels.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:50 PM
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10. That had to be an interesting adventure
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 04:05 AM
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54. It was.
I only knew two people (one in Scotland, the other in England). The rest I met on the trains and in hostels.

I visited all the landmarks I heard about in London, Paris, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Copenhagen, French Riviera, etc. I made cultural pilgrimages to art museums to various architectures.

But probably the most amazing thing to me still is this is the only block of time (July 2 to October 3) that I can remember EXACTLY where I was and what I did for each consecutive day. Imagine a memory of 90+ days in a block that you can remember vividly. I can't recall stuff from last week by comparison. I'm grateful for this by itself.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 09:19 AM
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63. I did this, too. Went to Europe by myself, railpass, hostels, etc.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:56 PM
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12. i single handedly repelled a group of nomadic barbarians when they tried to sack our village
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 12:56 PM by datasuspect
the baron gave me a land grant and a title and my family were catapulted from peasant tenant farmers to aristocracy just like that.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:10 PM
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13. Leaving the U.S.of A.
Huge earthquake, 6 weeks later I got the hell outta Dodge.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:25 PM
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14. i dunno
regularly rafting class 5 rivers (one particular flip on the upper Colorado river springs to mind when we were on the flipped boat and our friends towed us to shore just before we dropped into Satan's Cesspool)

flying acrobatics with my father

getting robbed at gun point (not my idea, but got the adrenaline pumping for sure)

making love on the top of the New River canyon, didn't think much about it until the sightseeing plane came back over at lower altitude :evilgrin:

road racing at over 140 mph

I'm an idiot, but have lots of great stories :rofl:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:32 PM
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15. I came to Europe with zero skills for living here.
But I learned, and I adapted. I love my life. The struggles (and there have been many) have made life richer, more broad and definitely imbued it with great respect for others' cultures and struggles. :hi:
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:54 PM
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17. Probably moving to New York City
after growing up in a small, rural town. It seemed daring at the time.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 07:49 PM
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48. exact same, moving to NYC
living in the east village after growing up in a little NC town.

(It would sound creepy to say the exact same thing down there> so I'll just add it on here! :headbang:)
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:59 PM
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18. For me that would probably be
joining a commune in 1975, hitchhiking in the '70's, and riding into Telluride during Bluegrass '92, bare-breasted on the back of a convertable. OH, and I met my husband while hitchhiking in '79..."That's what I get for picking up a hitchhiker" became a whole new meaning for him :evilgrin:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 02:02 PM
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19. There was an incident involving a sled and a lack of clothing a while back
Thank God there were no cameras around
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 02:21 PM
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22. Gotcha beat four ways to Sunday
1. Jumping OFF a cruise at 4 in the morning to make love to a Killer Whale.

2. Wrestling with Hulk Hogan while I was in traction in the hospital and in a coma, single-handedly

3. Swimming through neck-deep sewage, singing ALLELUIAH! the whole time, with a 48,000 Volt live power line wrapped around my body like a solenoid, so that it could turn me (because of all the steel in my skeletal system) into an electrical battering ram to smash open a concrete barrier holding tens of millions barrels of highly radioactive sludge.

4. Acting like the Vatican was a clothing optional beach, firing range, and outdoor urinal.


:P
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:35 PM
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33. I don't buy # 4.
I think you made that up.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:05 PM
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35. Actually.........
Yes.



I made that one up.



I'm sorry.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:23 PM
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36. I can usually spot a ringer.
Nice try, though.
Has a ring of authenticity.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 09:13 AM
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60. LOL! Didn't think it was a contest
In all fairness most of the my actions did seem nearly as dangerous until AFTER I had done them. In other words, I tended to act first, think later.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 02:40 PM
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23. I drafted a semi while on my motorcycle in the middle of a snowstorm.
...If you don't know what 'draft' is, it means I snuck up behind a semi and rode about six feet off his tail end, thus both riding out of the wind and letting the truck literally pull me along. It's mostly a racing tactic, but it also keeps a cold biker warm- if he doesn't end up smacking into the truck...

I was VERY young when I did it. :evilgrin:
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:38 PM
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25. Riding in a van whose driver was on acid.
Actually, that was more stupid than daring.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:28 PM
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29. Well, as long as the driver wasn't drinking
or using a cellphone.

(I've done that drive. It ain't easy)

:rofl:
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hermetic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 09:17 AM
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62. Is that you, Jim?
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 09:19 AM by enufalready
Coming home from that concert in AZ? I got you home safe, didn't I? That was quite a trip!

Adding: No, I wasn't drinking. That's why I got to be the driver. LOL
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 11:39 AM
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86. Me too; of course I was tripping too,
so it seemed like a reasonable thing to do. In fact, all 6 of us in the van were on psychedelics , and we got stopped by a cop. The cop was a nice guy, and the driver ( and all of us) did such a good job of " maintaining" that I remember ( somehow) the cop hanging out to just shoot the shit with us for a few minutes, after determining that whatever he stopped us for was OK . (By the way, your "incident" didn't happen to have occurred in western Illinois in '70 or '71 did it? )
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:42 PM
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26. Ran INto a burning house, and I wasn't a fireman. But it wasn't daring; I was
on autopilot and didn't think about what I was doing.

Redstone
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nomorenomore08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:25 PM
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28. I'm not much of a daredevil, but I have had some crazy (or stupid) moments.
1. Going to a discussion section for a college class while tripping on magic mushrooms. You see, I ate them right before thinking I wouldn't really start to trip until it was over, but I neglected the fact that I'd eaten basically nothing that day. I don't think anyone noticed anything amiss, at least not enough to say anything, but halfway through I was silently screaming to GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE.

2. Dirt-sledding down steep hills back in high school, running into tree stumps and such quite a few times. Not the most dangerous activity, perhaps, but I could've gotten hurt regardless.

3. Passing several college courses that I barely even attended. Maybe not that "daring," but to this day I still have that classic nightmare about being totally unprepared for finals.
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Road Scholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:52 PM
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34. I got into a burning car and drove it away from the gathering
crowd of onlookers just before it blew up.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:24 PM
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37. Refuled behind a KC-135 tanker at night in thunderstorms.
The pucker factor was 10 out of 10.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:19 PM
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72. What were you flying?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 04:18 PM
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78. F-84. It was a long time ago.
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 04:18 PM by trof
on edit: I was a lot braver then.
Or maybe foolhardy?
I thought I was bulletproof.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 04:25 PM
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80. Like this one:

Republic RF-84/F 'Thunderflash'
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 10:23 AM
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84. My father was in the air force back in the early 60s
He was involved in the maintenance end. He told me those planes weren't the safest things to fly. So that was pretty daring.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:26 PM
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38. I traveled a very long distance alone...
...for a reason I can't post here. ;)
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:30 PM
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40. Solo rockclimbing
Unroped soloing at the local crag where I knew the routes like the back of my hand.
Backpacking solo, my mom would drop me off along the Appalachian trail and pick me up a few days later.
Running a class III river in an open boat. I was not up for it but got talked into it by the other people on the trip.
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:53 PM
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42. Anything covering intimacy I'll leave alone...other than that...
Parasailing into Biscayne Bay during water survival training....you could see the barracudas in the water as you came down.

First solos in the military jets.

Some no-equipment rock climbing in the Grand Canyon.

Flying one of the first generation ultralights (your first flight is a solo).

A couple occasions of triple digit speeds on motorcycles.

The "boom bucket" (ejection seat trainer) in flight school.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:03 PM
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44. oh boy
hitchhiking when I was younger
jumping out of airplanes
scuba diving at night in sinkholes

driving a van full of 6th grade girls across country :scared:
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:40 PM
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50. You are freakin crazy lwfern- 6th grade girls? You didn't have access to a rope? n/t
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 07:46 PM
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47. 130 mph on my motorcycle
It was on a racetrack.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:21 PM
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49. Walking up the cable of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 09:30 PM by NV Whino
Still looking for the damned photos to post. I know they're somewhere.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:26 AM
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56. Are you allowed to do that?
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 11:34 AM
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71. Generally speaking, no.
However, I contacted the Bridge Captain and got permission to onto and into all parts of the bridge--research and photos for a book, which never got published.
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:40 PM
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51. Funny, I'm such a little chicken now. But, I have done some
daring things, in life:

Jumped out of an airplane.

Rock climbed without any ropes (200+ ft. face).

Jumped off a chairlift at Heavenly Valley. I had waited six hours to be rescued in a bad snow storm on Xmas day. Had to jump or risk freezing to death. Can you believe, they would not give me a refund?!

Bought and traded emeralds in downtown Bogota. Very scary and tense situation- but, the emeralds were to die for.
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:06 PM
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52. Wrestling with a neurotypical
in the back of an ambulance. Singlehandedly.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:18 AM
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55. You too?
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 04:16 PM
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77. No, dude.
Your guy was crazy. This guy was neurologically typical.
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:05 AM
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53. Deckhanding on an open dory
with a troller. Any money was better than no money, and it was amazing to be out there, 15 miles off shore, often not being able to see shore. I suffered occasionally from seasickness and had to take precautions.

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annonymous Donating Member (850 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:32 AM
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57. Walking alone in Baltimore at midnight.
I have done this several times. Mostly it's because I didn't have enough money for cab fare and I hate waiting for the bus late at night. I feel it's safer to keep moving rather than standing still.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 09:14 AM
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61. Did that once in NYC once
As you are walking to you look for someone safe looking then try to walk like you are with them? That's what I did
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annonymous Donating Member (850 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 09:28 AM
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64. I walked fast and was always alert.
I only encountered trouble once when I came upon two gays having sex in Mt. Vernon square. Luckily I can run fast and they were otherwise occupied.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:35 AM
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58. Well, let's see...
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 08:36 AM by texas1928
1. Riding bulls.
2. Going down a huge set of stairs on campus at UTA, racing to see who could get to the bottom faster in a wheelchair.
3. Getting knocked silly off a four wheeler and having the rabis coyote I was chasing end up between me and my gun.
4. cannonball off the second story of my house into the pool, hit the bottom on that one.
5. Rattlesnake catching.
6. Rough breaking horses.
7. Chasing severe storms, been in the core of one, one time, was not pleasant.
8. Playing with a Brahma bull.

That is just some of it. It is amazing I am not dead.

Oh, forgot one.

9. Got shot and paralysed by a .45 semi-automatic pistol.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 09:12 AM
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59. WOW! And sorry to hear about number 9
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 10:45 AM
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66. Eh, It didn't kill me.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 10:56 AM
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68. Impressive attitude on life!
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 09:29 AM
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65. Saved a girl from drowning without knowing lifesaving techniques
almost drowned myself, but there was no one else close enough to help.

Hitched across large sections of the US, went to Europe by myself, driven solo cross-country a few times. Sailed in the thunderstorms, though not intentionally, but I was out there and it happened.

Had teenage sex in all kinds of bizarre public venues, including but not limited to graveyards and golf courses.

With friends, borrowed one of their family cars without parents knowledge and went to this little rock concert in New York called Woodstock, bringing almost no food or other supplies with us. The car lost its clutch on the way back to Ohio, and we had no money and had to call our parents ...

Took hallucinogenics bought from strangers. That is probably the dumbest, but I never had a problem.
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Thirtieschild Donating Member (978 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 11:02 AM
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69. Jumping out of a moving car when I was 15
I wasn't in danger until I jumped. Fortunately just a few scrapes. Look back now and can't believe I was that stupid.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 11:03 AM
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70. When in doubt, I whipped it out
however, I did not get the rock-n-roll band. :(
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:23 PM
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73. Made 6 skydiving jumps.
Decided to stop before I broke any bones.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:29 PM
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74. I once rolled under a moving train-all the way under
I didn't feel like waiting for the whole train to pass by (after a run) and the train WAS moving really really slow so I dove under it rolled twice and came out the other side all within one car length.

I have had several railroad people tell me I was fucking crazy
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:35 PM
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75. I can't imagine why?
:shrug:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:36 PM
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76. ;)
That was crazy..... :bounce: but fun
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Sub Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 04:19 PM
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79. Jumped out of an airplane.
My first skydive was as an AFF student ( jumped with 2 instructors but it wasn't a tandem ).

Since then I've jumped another 50+ times.
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 04:27 PM
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81. I flew to England to meet my now husband
we met on the internets but had never seen pictures..only baby pictures. The most daring thing by far in my 42 years.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 10:32 AM
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85. That was daring!
Not a single picture exchanged before going all the way over there. That is such a cool story.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 04:27 PM
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82. several
Smoked weed in public my first time and was approached by some not too savory gentlemen. We dropped the joint and ran.

Drove tripping down I-10 while listening to Monty Python's "Spanish Inquisition-Comfy Chair" skit. My friend (sober, but no license) thought she was going to die.

Drove in Irish country side.
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bookworm65t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 09:59 PM
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83. ran off a Swiss mountain
though in truth, I had no control. This is the day I discovered gravity. I started a downward walk, and the next thing I knew I was running down with no control. Lasted 1/2 hour and I passed two roads; thank you no vehicles were present. Scared the living shit out of me; I drank lots of wine for the next few days. :scared:
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 11:52 AM
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87. Jump out of airplanes in the Army.
I really loved to jump.

It is a hell of a thrill.

I still have my jump boots, best boots ever made.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 11:53 AM
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88. was a passenger in a friends Corvette doing 150MPH +
Cars come up to you FAST doing that.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 01:21 PM
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89. brought a child into the world
that's some scary shit, let me tell ya.
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ordinaryaveragegirl Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 01:25 PM
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90. Drove a 1978 Ferrari 308 at well over 130 mph...
My dad's boss was very wealthy, and was in a car club. They met up at a local race track, and we tagged along. My Dad used to race as a teenager, and was eager to try out a few cars. I wanted to get behind the wheel too, so his boss let me take the wheel of his Ferrari. (He was a brave man to allow that - I was 17 years old.) It was absolutely mind-blowing. Not sure if I'd have the guts to do it again, but it was a lot of fun.

For the record, the 308 was made famous by the TV show "Magnum P.I." The one I drove was similar to the pic below, but black in color.

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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 02:14 PM
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91. Hurled myself down Hyde street in SF at 2AM on a skateboard.
Best guess is that I was doing over 40MPH when I hit that parked car and shattered my right knee. On the upside, it KO'd me so I didn't feel a thing until later :)

Never did figure out where my skateboard went though.
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