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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:33 PM
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Name something relatively uncommon that you've done
I was pistol whipped once. Once.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:33 PM
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1. Naked sledding
At least I'm pretty sure it's relatively uncommon
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:35 PM
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4. I'd say that qualifies.
High beams a flashin'
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:37 PM
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69. how come that doesn't surprise me?
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:35 PM
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2. I crewed a tank for the U.S. Army.
Not that uncommon, really; just uncommon enough... B-)
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:36 PM
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6. Also qualifies
:thumbsup:
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:24 PM
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30. you did WHAT to a tank?
and how did you do that?
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:30 PM
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31. Simple. You just jump in and twist and pull and pump and slam.
:rofl:

CREWED a tank, not......whatever... B-)
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:35 PM
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3. Extracted chickens from a knee deep manure lagoon.
Animal stuff alone I could go on and on.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:36 PM
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5. Woah
You win I'd say. :D
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 09:30 AM
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168. YIKES!
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:43 PM
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7. been involved in the political motivated firing
of a HIGH level scientist/researcher at NIH....
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:45 PM
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8. Co-ran the cellar of a British pub in London
I was the co-cellarman at the pub I worked at. I also have certification in cellarmanship from the City and Guilds of London Institute, which I acquired while employed by the pub.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:46 PM
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9. Started playing in bar bands when I was 15. nt
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:54 PM
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10. Been struck by lightning
Hitchhiked across the country several times, alone with no money.

Trained racing greyhounds.

Foxhunted (the kind on horseback and we didn't hunt live fox - it was a drag hunt but it's still fairly uncommon).

Broke my back.




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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:55 PM
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11. Competed in the Mid-South Latin Tournament

twice. Corruptio optimi pessima.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 07:56 PM
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12. Watched five hours of golden girls straight.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:04 PM
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18. you were straight when you watched golden girls?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I love Bea Arthur!!!

You are the best

:woohoo: :hi: :hug: :hug: :hug: :loveya:
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:00 PM
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13. Tied a knot in a cherry stem with my tongue.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:03 PM
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15. hmmm
Isn't this supposed to be relatively uncommon..not mythical... :P
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 02:55 PM
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187. I used to do that when I worked as a waitress
If you get the stems that are longer it's not that hard. It was a lot of fun though, because no one else could do it
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:01 PM
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14. I saw a bunch of nuclear warheads live and in person
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:03 PM
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16. I stole the bandages off my sleeping husband's sprained ankle
to ice my horse's legs after the *'er chased her through a texas gate. That was sort of unusual, but satisfying as hell.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:04 PM
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17. I drove THIS:


down and back up in a 15 passenger van loaded with 3 Germans, 3 Hungarians, my son and all our shit.
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:13 PM
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45. I think you win
at least for nerve.

Just looking at that picture makes me feel ill . No heights for me, thank you.


But good for you to have done it.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:32 PM
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68. I WAS ill for two weeks before the trip!
When I found that picture I started having problems sleeping :rofl:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:51 PM
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75. Is that the infamous "highway of death" in Bolivia?
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:31 PM
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84. nope
it's the road to Batopilas in the bottom of one of the canyons of the Copper Canyon system. Chihuahua, Mexico.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:33 PM
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85. ok thanks
in any case I won't be driving on that.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:57 PM
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92. We went up a logging road like that behind Pikes Peak in a bus.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 04:56 PM
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139. oh man, I so want to see Copper Canyon
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 12:31 PM
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155. There is a place in Creel where you can rent toyota or nissan 4 door 4x's
or you can take the bus (van) or hitch a ride like the Raramuri do. I guess people mountain bike too (YIKES) but really I saw passenger cars on the road - it is better than my ranch roads! (except for the dust where they were working - powder) Most any vehicle can make it I think, but then I have odd standards so take that how you will - in Batopilas the streets are narrow - but i did them with a 15 passenger van and saw a huge truck do some maneuvers in town - that was amazing.)

Some rugged, remote, beautiful country - but go soon. The state of Chihuahua is doing a lot of infrastructure work - there is electricity everywhere now and lots and lots of paving. When I drove that road in April last year they were doing a lot of road work the first 12 miles in - I wonder if it will be paved soon? My friends took El Chepe from the coast up and also went down to Urique.

I can't wait to go back - maybe next fall!
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:05 PM
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19. Got held up when working at the convenience store back in 1978.
Gun put to my head. :scared:

But the thing that truly pissed me off is that before he robbed me, I had made the fucker a sub sandwich and he smeared the mayonnaise all over the clean deli counter window.

:grr:
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 08:48 AM
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109. Mayonnaise fucks EVERYTHING up.
:P

Seriously, though....I got mugged - actually, it was 3 years ago this past Saturday - but it wasn't a gun to my head, it was a knife to my back. :scared:

I imagine these experiences made us stronger people. Or just loony. ;) :hug:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 04:49 PM
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137. Me too except it was knife-point.
No injuries.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:08 PM
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20. Animal husbandry invovling branding irons, sharp knives and a hand ax
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:20 PM
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25. I use electric irons and disposable scalpels.
fire is just so 1800's :rofl:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:32 PM
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50. You youngsters and yer new fangled gadgets.
:rofl:
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:49 PM
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37. "Elastrator" (for sheep) and branding irons here. Now the irons

are in a local museum.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:08 PM
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21. I went to Space Camp when I was twelve.
:D
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:21 PM
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27. where?
My son went to Alamagordo back in the 90's.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:33 PM
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32. Huntsville, Alabama
It was a blast.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:22 PM
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28. Wow
:wow:

That movie was awesome. I never saw it but I remember the commercials from my childhood.

Seriously though, that is so fucking cool.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:34 PM
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34. Heh, I always thought it was a little geeky.
:rofl:
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:33 PM
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51. I went to Space Camp, too!
I also went back two years later to Space Academy!

:hi:
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 03:32 PM
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133. Oooo I wanted to go back, but I never did.
Think it would be weird for a 29 year-old to go to Space Academy? :D
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 04:39 PM
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136. Actually, they do (or did) have an Adult track.
There was even a program to get college credits for attending. I would totally do it again! It was probably the most fun I ever had. I was even on a "video team" where they followed us with a camera and documented the whole experience. It cost extra, but I can watch the video memories any time I want. :)

How about DUers go to Space Camp? Maybe we could get a group rate! :bounce:
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:10 PM
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22. I lived in Bahrain for a year. nt
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:21 PM
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26. I didn't know that
:hi:
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:42 PM
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35. it was on a navy ship permanently homeported over there.
the admiral who commanded the "Middle East Force" lived and worked from this ship. it was essentially his floating office. a tour of duty on it was for only one year because of the shaky location. it considered "arduous duty". I took this duty to get the hell out of Norfolk, VA and it was one of only a few ways to do that (long story). I also lived in Meridian, Mississippi for a few months while in the navy. :scared: :hi:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:14 PM
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23. Bitten by a copperhead while trailrunning
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:56 PM
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53. Holy crap! Glad you're still with us. nt
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:20 PM
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62. It was, luckily, a "dry bite," as I was several miles from the trailhead
The doctor said about 60-70% of copperhead bites are "dry," ie not enough venom to kill or hurt someone. The wound/fang marks became inflamed and itched-hurt like a bad sunburn.
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:18 PM
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24. I cowboyed for 5 years.
The whole ridin' ropin' wranglin' thing.

Not bad for a city kid from Toronto.

I saw and did things that continue to boggle my mind.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:22 PM
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29. Hey!
:hi:
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:52 PM
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39. Hey yourself, Kali.
I'm approaching normal again with the help of a very special woman. :bounce:

:hi: :hi: :hi: :hi: :hi:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:30 PM
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67. That is so cool.
:thumbsup: :fistbump: :toast:
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:33 PM
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33. I've done white water rafting in crocodile infested waters
I did that once. I found out about the crocodiles in the river after it was over.

The whole time I was worried about piranhas when I should have been stressing over the crocodiles.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:47 PM
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36. Went up the Amazon River on an onion boat
Along the way, a baby died, and the two boys - also college students - that I was traveling with built the baby's coffin. The next day, we all went into the jungle and buried him. He was two months old.

I have successfully taken small children away from their abusive parents.

I once stopped traffic on I-395 outside Washington, DC at night when I realized a man had had a seizure behind the wheel of his car and couldn't drive, couldn't communicate. Everyone stopped and waited until the men I dragged from their cars to help pushed his car off to the shoulder, and then we waited for the ambulance together. He was all right.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:51 PM
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38. A year in a Rocky Horror cast.
High school. Teaching the Time Warp to n00bs was my first teaching job.
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:19 PM
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61. I spent 2 years as "Riff Raff"
The guy who played Eddie used his metal-shop class to great advantage, and actually made us a perfect replica of Riff's ray gun, complete with imbedded mini-flashlights!
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:27 PM
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64. Oh very nice!
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 10:27 PM by Starry Messenger
That must have been fun to brandish! I was just a tranny but I went crazy with my costume and makeup. Good times! :D
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:44 PM
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71. Several of the people i met back then are STILL among the best friends i have
We actually started a Facebook group to try to reconnect with the regulars that we'd lost track of.
Thus far, we have over 100 members!
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:52 PM
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76. I *just* started finding some again on FB.
I just found a whole bunch of my memorabilia, and I'm starting to scan it. I'm hoping to start a page for our cast. That's great you found so many people, that's encouraging! We were a small sister cast to Berkeley's but we went for quite awhile until the theater closed and they turned it into a gym. (Boo!)

Rocky people are the best. :)
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:59 PM
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80. In Charlotte NC, ours started out at one theater, and moved a few times
My first roommates when i moved out of my parents' house has been castmates (Frank and Magenta).

The only thing that has saddened me has been finding a few of the old gang, and finding out that they have fallen off the Freeper cliff. I just have to wonder what happened to them in these last 20 years?
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:29 PM
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66. That's awesome.
I want one of those! :)
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:55 PM
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40. i used to drive a zamboni...i was a costume character at an amusement park...
i was a professional marionetteer...

i've been a guest on oprah!...

and i once led a parade:


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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 11:00 AM
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174. My boyfriend used to let me ride the Zamboni
Literally - that's not a code word for anything. I'd come to get him at the ice rink after a night of barhopping, and he'd let me sit up on the Zamboni with him, which was WAY more thrilling after a whole lot of beers.....
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:00 PM
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41. Spent a significant amount of time on all seven continents.
Including seven trips to Antarctica.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:01 PM
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42. I drove a locomotive when I was about 12...
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:04 PM
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43. Walked over two thousand miles one summer.
Thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail back when I was just a whippersnapper.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:08 PM
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44. Swimming in Lake Michigan on Thanksgiving
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 11:04 AM
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175. I did my checkout dive around thanksgiving in upstate PA
The first time I dove off Catalina Island and the locals were warning me about the cold California water, I laughed and said I had to wipe snow off my mask when I came up from my checkout dive (god I was a snotty thing when I was 20-something)

Were you wearing a wetsuit?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 11:08 AM
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176. removed post - in wrong place -nt
Edited on Tue Apr-07-09 11:12 AM by Patiod
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:17 PM
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46. Did a monitor mix for Stevie Ray Vaughn
And I did it poorly. I blame his cowboy hat's brim and bounce back to the mic.

You learn something new every time out. Sorry, SRV.
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:20 PM
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63. wow, I am so - freaking - jealous... what a gift he was. n/t
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:22 PM
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47. Starred in an informational video about interactive educational software,
a clip of which was then used in the opening credits of a Discovery Channel show back in the late 1980's.
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:30 PM
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48. Fell 8 stories off a building
Hurt a lot, but fortunately I was up and walking around a week later.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:57 PM
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55. Holy CRAP! Glad you're still with us, too. nt
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:31 PM
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49. I steered a raft through rapids one time. Was in Austria. And it was fun.
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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:42 PM
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52. Drove a Rolligon
when I was about 8 years old. My dad worked for Rolligon and they sent him down to South Padre to work on some of the equipment. He let me drive one around the beach. I wish I could find a picture like the one I drove. The wheels were HUGE.
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flying rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:56 PM
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54. Climbed an active volcano
Mt St Helens
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 07:23 AM
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151. Technically, all five volcanos in Washington are active
I've climbed them all, some multiple times. But my brother got to climb St. Helens when it was 1500 feet taller. :)
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:58 PM
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56. I flirted with Ken Kesey. What?
He flirted with me first!
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:49 PM
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73. I wrote him a fan letter and his neighbor gave it to him.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:00 PM
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57. I was fingerprinted in Russia. As far as I know, they're still on file somewhere.
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 10:00 PM by ogneopasno
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:02 PM
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58. studied/gave oral report on taxidermy (11yo/6th grade)
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 10:05 PM by sohndrsmith
I was told after I gave my report that many of the boys (one of which I am not) were looking nauseous as heard the descriptions of the process.... (hee).

Not sure what is or is not unusual, but I have a few more that may or may not qualify:

I also:


-- shot a perfect bull's-eye with a .45 revolver (age 8). Inherited the weapon 3 yrs later (age 11), but wasn't given to me then, wisely. Target practice wasn't fun (or as safe) without Grandpa...

-- went to Easter Mass with my friend and her family, one of whom was mafia boss "Fat Tony" Salerno (age 11/12).

-- caught on fire - stood too close to the fireplace in my non-fire-retardant nightgown... screen wasn't up (age 13/14).


Okay I'll stop now. You only asked for one and I don't know if this is the sort of thing you are asking for. : )
EDITED: deleted one.











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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 02:45 AM
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105. Stuffed a roadkill fox
highschool biology. That was one smelly class. And I had to go for the biggest aninmal.
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 01:59 AM
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147. Formaldehyde is not for the faint of heart (or nose). Ventilation is key. : ) n/t
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:03 PM
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59. Saved someones life
by administering CPR and other medical necessities.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:06 PM
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60. Been stabbed...
my HIV+ blood flowed everywhere in the safeway I was shopping at. Had to keep telling people to stay away from the blood..
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:28 PM
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65. Roon
You are one of the most interesting (and kindhearted) people I have ever come across. And I hope you don't mind that your post made me chuckle because I have a warped sense of humor.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:34 PM
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86. awww, thanks kali
I laugh now about the whole incident.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 10:10 AM
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117. roon, i love how much care you take to protect others from HIV. its really quite touching.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 10:46 AM
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118. Thanks lioness
The last thing I want to do is spread it to someone else.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:40 PM
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70. I was going to post something, but I haven't done anything close to most of these things
Which I guess is part good and part bad.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:45 PM
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72. I landed an airplane off-field.
It's not as big a deal as it sounds. First, it was a glider and I ran out of lift. It's not all that uncommon, and we train for it. It's amazing how fence lines come into focus from 1500 ft. up.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:49 PM
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74. Sat in a fireworks factory in China and made fireworks
Well, tried to, anyway. It was difficult.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:53 PM
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77. lived for the summer in a tent in Denali National Park
awesomeness!!!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:54 PM
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78. Beat a dude, broke his fingers one by one, and then puked and pissed on his unconscious body.
I'd do it again, too. And if you people knew what he did you'd be fighting me for first place in line.
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 10:03 AM
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115. Geeze, what did he do, start an illegal war or something? . . . nt
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:23 PM
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124. Raped a 12 year old girl.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 12:38 PM
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181. I hope his name was Tommy. nt
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 06:30 AM
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149. Damn....
as a "peace hippy -against capital punishment" I still want to say "Good job"
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:59 PM
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79. Sang at Carnegie Hall.
Flew an airplane upside down.
Gapped the points in a Volkswagen Rabbit with a Swiss army knife.
Tried unsuccessfully to find the Loch Ness Monster.
Got hideously drunk on 151-proof rum and cherry Kool-Aid.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:09 AM
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94. OMG - me too!
Edited on Tue Mar-31-09 12:12 AM by merh
The "hideously drunk on 151-proof rum and cherry Kool-Aid" - I thought I had ruptured internal organs when I was throwing up, the cherry kool aid effect. I thought I was dying and I promised god that if he let me live I would never drink again. I was good to my word as I have never again mixed rum and kool aid.

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:19 AM
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96. A truly horrible experience.
I worshipped the porcelain god all night -- I thought I was going to die, and at the same time I was afraid I wouldn't.

Never, ever mix Kool-Aid with liquor. It's disastrous.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:07 PM
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81. I walked into a glass partition going to a job interview once. I was so embarrased.
I didn't get that job.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:14 PM
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82. Learning to ride a Harley in my 40's...
well, sort of. :-)
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:01 AM
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93. I went three years once riding nothing but a Harley. No cars.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:10 AM
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95. Wish I'd learned many years ago...
when I was stronger and faster!
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:17 PM
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83. I flew a Toyota Tercel once.
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 11:17 PM by RagAss
I was 19 and my friend and me needed some plywood in a pinch to repair a botched job on a garage wall. His truck was plowed in.. Long story short, we tied 2 sheets to the roof with rope that wrapped around through the car windows. Plywood was secure....wind gust during a snowstorm and the next thing you know we were airborne. We estimated about 4 feet off the ground and maybe 10 feet forward.

I flew a Toyota Tercel !
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chemenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 02:12 PM
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185. THAT IS TOTALLY COOL!!!
:wow:
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:38 PM
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87. I was an honorary batboy for the Cincinnati Reds
When I was about 13 or so, won a contest. Got to wear a batboy's uniform and shag flies in the outfield and meet the team in the locker room and collect autographs on a baseball from almost everyone. Was kind of bummed they didn't let me sit on the bench during the game though. :/
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:40 PM
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88. wall diving, shipwreck diving, cave diving, night diving
Rode a 2yo/5 gaited horse. Drove a tractor. slalom water ski. Parasailed. swam with dophins. Shot all kinds of guns, rappeled off a mountain. Hydoplaned and 360'd my car a couple of times after rearending the beemer in front of me....
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 08:51 AM
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110. I've sky-dived, parasailed and rode a 6-yr-old 3-gaited horse.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 09:34 AM
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112. Fun stuff.
:) :hi:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 08:40 AM
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167. you go girl !!!
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:42 PM
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89. Danced on Bob Hope's 4th of July special, and
performed at the Superbowl. Funny, I had to stop and think before these things came to mind, but hey, it was about 35 years ago. Lately, no one has asked me to dance on TV. :)
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:44 PM
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90. I was too, by my wife. I should have punched her. I wrestled the gun from her hands.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:52 PM
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91. I survived two of the biggest explosions in Texas City History.
One as a toddler, the other as a Fire Fighter.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:20 AM
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97. Survived 3 refinery explosions
at ages 1, 11, 21.
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:22 AM
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98. Bowled three 300 games.
I have three 300 rings from ABC, a 299 ring (left the nine pin on the last shot, I'm a lefty) and two 800 rings (for three-game series).
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 05:27 PM
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142. Damn -- that is very cool!! n/t
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 09:35 AM
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169. Congratulations! Holy-moly, I bowl like the President!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:22 AM
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99. Photographed the on-field wedding of a pitcher and his bride
in the minor leagues.

He made it to the majors, had a pretty good career (AL All-Star in 2001) and hung 'em up a couple years ago.







http://www.baseball-reference.com/n/nelsoje01.shtml



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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:38 AM
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100. Went through a 7 tesla MRI
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 01:08 AM
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103. Is that a lot? n/t
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 02:27 AM
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104. Yes. The usual MRIs are about 3 Tesla
The 7 Tesla is still experimental.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:38 AM
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101. Published a children's book when I was 8.
They gave me a certificate which I promptly lost.

Others:
Volunteered one year for LiteracyUSA in AmeriCorps.
Wrote a successful $1000000 grant proposal.
Was a semi-finalist in the statewide round of the National Geography Bee.
Won a minor literary award.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:39 AM
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102. I was assigned Grizzly Bear watch over a tundra fire in Alaska.
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 02:54 AM
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106. Took a school bus full of sixth graders on a field trip to Caesars Palace
Managed to keep them off the slots, for the most part.
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 02:55 AM
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107. Took a cruise down the Nile to Luxor,
then flew to Turkey and rented a car (foolish, foolish girl) and drove to Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Gallipoli. Was given a private tour through the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Recently visited Atyrau, Kazakhstan, near the Tengiz oil fields.

My husband has flown in an Antonov transporting an oil derrick. Also ridden in a MIG far enough to see the curvature of the earth. Hitch-hiked through parts of Siberia. Lots of other really uncommon things.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 08:45 AM
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108. you pistol whipped yourself?
i guess that's a start.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 08:53 AM
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111. I got peed on by a pig.
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 10:09 AM
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116. That sounds like a line from a blues song.
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 09:40 AM
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113. Rafted the Colorado through the Grand Canyon, flown supersonic
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 09:52 AM
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114. Survived a plane crash
That has to be pretty uncommon, right?
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 10:48 AM
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119. Played bagpipes
and competed internationally (sure it was only the U.S. and Canada, but hey :D).
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 10:58 AM
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120. I once worked a Deer Hunter Weigh Station and was responsible for writing down teeth count
I was only 12 and my father worked for the State Game commission. He took me along and said I could help out as long as I paid attention to what the man asked me to do. I worked with the guy who counted teeth (you can tell the age by teeth count). I even counted a few teeth myself.
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 11:37 AM
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121. Simultaneously got puked & pooped on by a screech owl while
two flying squirrels ran up my pants leg and into my underwear...all while perched on top of a 16 foot ladder. Swear to god.

I was doing field work on a cavity nesting bird study while in college. Ah, good times.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 11:39 AM
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122. you win. nt
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 01:09 PM
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128. now THAT'S a visual!

:rofl:
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 03:44 PM
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134. The real visual began when I managed to strip my pants off
in order to evict the squirrels from my boxers without descending (or falling) from the ladder. I did it one-handed without letting go of the owl. Pure athletic prowess with the balance of a ninja, I tell ya. My adviser and fellow students watching from below sure had a good laugh. Such are the glamors of biology field work.
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HERVEPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:17 PM
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123. Trekked for 16 days in Nepal
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:26 PM
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125. My friends and I were riding around the back roads one night and saw
a gal hanging out of a parked car screaming. We called 911 like 3 times and no one showed up. Finally the girl jumped out of the car and jumped into ours. She was naked. She had been raped. She was crying and screaming. We rushed her to the hospital. The guy who raped her left in her car and then flipped it. I geuss he got arrested. She was hysterical.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:27 PM
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126. Sung a comedic song to a packed house and brought it down.
One of my favorite memories.
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Steerpike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:29 PM
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127. When I was in the navy
I snorkeled regularly in a lagoon in a coral atoll in the Indian Ocean.
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 06:52 AM
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150. If that was dodge,,,so did I
:hi:

79-83
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Steerpike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 07:45 AM
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153. I was stationed on BIOT Diego Garcia
from 1977-1978...a beautiful place...just no women for 365 long days...
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 01:12 PM
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129. been backstage at several concerts
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 01:19 PM
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130. Backpacked for 2 months through Europe
Bunji jumped from a cable car in the Swiss Alps.
Paraglided in the Swiss Alps.

Was the minister at the wedding ceremony for my girlfriend. :evilgrin:
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 01:41 PM
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131. Went down the bobsled track at Calgary Olympic Park in Canada
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 01:42 PM
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132. Hmmm.... my stealing medical support from a sleeping ex
for my horse wasn't so impressive so I'm thinking :dilemma:

Well, I have been ziplining in Juneau and the machine stopped halfway ...... which was kind of interesting because I had time for a smoke and got to fix my hair.
I've saved a few people with the ambulance and been puked on, peed on and bled on more times than I can count.
ummmmm ....... I built half a barn myself and it's still standing.
I finally rode the most formerly mis-treated horse in the world after being bucked off 7 times (polly7) and she now is a top barrel-racer.

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 04:12 PM
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135. I'll name two. Raced my Corvette on the high bank of Daytona. And was accidentally vaccinated for
hog cholera.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 04:54 PM
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138. Prosecuted a bunch of child molesters.
Also, before I got this job, I defended one.

Also, once when I was back East I pistol whipped this one guy. (Just kidding.)
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 05:06 PM
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140. Had a full-frontal, nipple-to-nipple collision with Carly Simon.
We were both apparently in a hurry and tried to use the same door in opposite directions. She was very gracious and we both had a good laugh.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 05:07 PM
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141. I got a dialogue line inserted into a major motion picture
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 05:30 PM
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143. Landed on and flown off of an aircraft carrier. n/t
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 05:39 PM
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144. I have dug graves and buried people.
60 or so. I was a gravedigger for a while when I got out of high school.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 05:52 PM
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145. I let John Mayall play my piano.
That was a long time ago.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 06:49 PM
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146. Went to the neighborhood public bath in Tokyo every night for a year
while living in an apartment with no central heating and attending a Japanese university
Lived in Portland for 10 years without a car
Sang in two different Balkan ensembles over a period of seven years
Sang in Carnegie Hall with a university chorus
Took an independent study in Latvian when I was an undergraduate
Spent 24 hours on a coastal ferry in China
Visited London in the 1960s when it was possible to find a B&B for 14 shillings ($1.96) a night
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 06:14 AM
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148. My sperm got 15 minutes of fame
It was used in a demonstration for explaining in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, and sex selection techniques on a TV documentary about the procedures in 1986.
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 07:40 AM
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152. Went to Kenya on a Boy Scout camp out.
Got to eat an Ostrich egg omelet.


Long time ago, back in the 60's.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 09:36 AM
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154. Strafed (at targets), air refueling, nude-to-waist artists' model,
trampoline instructor, appeared in a political campaign TV commercial
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 12:47 PM
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156. Performed for a crowed of 17,000+.
Stood on North Korean soil.

Sold Stevie Ray Vaughn a book.

Experienced an emergency landing in a Chinook CH-47.

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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 01:01 PM
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157. Sang Honky Tonk Women (among others) with the Stones' sax player
actually at least a dozen occasions...
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 01:05 PM
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158. self delete
Edited on Wed Apr-01-09 01:15 PM by abq e streeter
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 01:06 PM
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159. I swam with manatees.
Apparently, I learned afterwards that you weren't supposed to pet them. But it was still cool.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 01:20 PM
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160. sat in Earl Scrugg's living room while he played the banjo. It was the last time
he played this particular instrument as my ex had just purchased it from him.



and I have been off trail in Mammoth Cave several times
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arbusto_baboso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 01:23 PM
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161. I made 126 parachute jumps in the Army.
There's stuff in my personal life that's even more dicey. If I bring those things up, mods will lock the thread!
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Trailrider1951 Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 01:36 PM
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162. Used to race mountain bikes. Won my state's championship series
in my class and category: Beginner women 40+

Them were the days!



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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 01:41 PM
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163. I worked at The Olympics...
1984 ...LA...UCLA Venue.

Kissed my husband (then boyfriend) in the back seat of a cop car...
(hint..we were not under arrest)

Invited backstage at the ROXY on Sunset.

Tikki
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 02:18 PM
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164. bitch-slapped a republican, just because he was a republican, unfortunately,
he enjoyed it.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 02:20 PM
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165. Watched dolphins use a computer
equipped with a specially made touch screen. They use their rostrums (beaks) to point to one of the four quadrants of the screen, sort of like giant icons. This was at Sea Life Park on O'ahu, where a research project was going on after park hours.

The killer app in the dolphin world? Video of other dolphins. The park rotated its dolphins back and forth to a pool at a fancy hotel in town for a little R&R. So the ones in the tanks would use the computer to watch video of their friends across the island. Who knows what would have happened if IM had been around at the time?
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 02:35 PM
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166. Led the Upper Cathedral Spire climb at Yosemite
its the one on the right:



this isn't me but this is the view from the top:

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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 01:07 PM
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184. Sweet
Living on the East coast we don't have big walls. When we took a family trip to Yosemite with my kids I went to the base of El Cap, looking up is awe inspiring.
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blockhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 09:37 AM
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170. piloted a B-52 bomber

simulator at the air base. :)
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 10:09 AM
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172. Did your instructor look like this:


:P
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 09:44 AM
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171. Had my picture taken with a Yugoslavian gypsy and his bear (as tall as me!).
~~~Played with my h.s. band at the NY 1964 World's fair.
~~~Met Yoko Ono.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 10:12 AM
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173. I learned to drive a pair of mules, pulling a wagon.
Had to learn how to put all the gear on them, hitch them up to the wagon and drive them around the farm. I volunteered at a working turn of the 19th century farm when they still did that at Armand Bayou Nature Center (for those in the Houston area.)

It was fun :D
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 11:14 AM
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177. Ran 50km
and am training to push that out to 40 miles, then 50, with a 100km and 100 miler in the next few years.

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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 11:17 AM
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178. I used to get phone calls from a member of TheTurtles when i was a preteen.
:crazy:
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 11:18 AM
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179. Put makeup on Barbara Boxer and Judge Steven Breyer
Was told I'd be working on a TV show with "a bunch of lawyers". No one mentioned they included Barney Frank, Al Haig, Former CIA director Webster, the president of the ACLU at the time, and other political luminaries.

I did Sen Boxer's nails, too!

(I help with theater make-up as a hobby - it's so far from my real job that it's kind of funny!)
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 12:14 PM
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180. Technically that is something that was done to you
:shrug:
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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 12:54 PM
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182. Ran naked down a Gulf beach after a long night at the Floribama...
Can't remember the rest... :beer:
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 12:57 PM
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183. Walked through a mine field - several times
While working in the Negev desert on a moshav, growing tomatoes and melons, I'd walk out to some bushes for a bit of privacy while irrigating the desert...so to speak. One day, the Israeli army came along and fenced off the area, with signs saying DANGER:MINES.

*Our US tax dollars supplied them with plastic mines (detector proof). During a rare rain deluge, they floated all over the place.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 02:54 PM
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186. I performed the Heimlick maneuver on a nun once
When I was a waitress. I had never done it before, nor even practiced nor seen it done. I just remembered a poster I had seen.
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 08:21 AM
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188. Got Painted. Nekkid. Picture got published
in a college art magazine, not too unknown of a publication.

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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 09:18 AM
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189. Had my picture taken with a half-naked Negrito chieftain and a dead rooster.

Guess who got to hold the dead rooster by its feet? I was taller than the chieftain and I was only 10, Negritos being the aboriginal pygmies of the Philippines.

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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 09:49 AM
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190. Drank champagne in Hell on Good Friday
At the Dam Site Inn in Hell, Michigan.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:12 AM
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191. Nice post, Danny Vermin
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:13 AM
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192. Stole a bulldozer
Edited on Thu Apr-16-09 02:16 AM by LostInAnomie
Flipped off a priest.
Took a piss next to Sen. Lugar.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:14 AM
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193. flvegan
I win. Close the thread. ;)
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:14 AM
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194. that's hawt
sort of.....
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 07:39 AM
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195. Did an X-Rated photoshoot for an online site
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