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Paste this list into your own LJ, and add a new improbable task to the bottom of it. If you want to be really smug, bold anything you have already done. Taken from sollunastella who got it from blue_cat:

1) Make a Hare Krishna so mad they hit you

2) Eat three Shredded Wheat

3) Go to Russia

4) run a marathon (ish - half-marathon at least)

5) Climb Mount Everest

6) Bungy-jump - a decent one, not one of those crappy cranes in a car-park
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From:noseynick
Date:June 30th, 2004 01:39 am (UTC)
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Before you ask:

60m off a viaduct in Normandie, several times, good for a laugh but a bit quick

190m off a tiny meccanno (ish) suspension bridge, down a ravine, Sierre Switzerland, couple of times, fantastic!

300m out of a cable-car in Leukerbad Switzerland, once, great

400m out of a helicopter in germany. Actually less fun than the ravine, but Looooooooong, there's not many sports where you can equal the world record with so little training!


Anything more than 100m I'd reccommend to anyone. Anything shorter and it's all a bit quick and violent. 60m I'll put up with, 50 or less I'd rather not. Cranes, forget it.

Safety? These aren't amateurs tieing some spare elastic around a post and chucking you off, these are professional commercial sites with trained jump-masters, professional equipment (strong enough to bungy a car, let alone a human), they weigh you and know precisely where you're going to end up - the normandie site even asks you if you want to get wet in the river below, and if so, HOW wet, and they can calculate it to within inches. The safety record of these places shows you're WAY more likely to get hurt on the road on the journey there than you are in the jump itself.
From:gwendraith
Date:June 30th, 2004 05:00 am (UTC)

Wheeeeee!

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How exciting. I'm not certain if I'd like to try that or not although I'd quite like to parachute or sky-dive. I prefer flying :-)
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From:noseynick
Date:June 30th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Wheeeeee!

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I can't understand people who say "ooooh, I'd never bungy jump, but I'd love to do a parachute jump". Don't take this personally, there's quite a lot of you, but I wonder if you could explain it to me? I genuinely don't understand. Both involve jumping out of perfectly good transport systems, but parachute jumping involves HITTING THE GROUND, quite hard, and quite a lot more people break legs/arms/backs etc. :-)
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