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Old 02-05-06, 11:29 PM   #1
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what is THE most stupid thing you have done?

well, for me it would be eating a half-decomposed sparrow as I was a 2 year old. you guys must have better stuff than that hey?
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Turning down a job at Lockheed Martin?
Letting Navy Beauracy sweep me out of the system as a coverup to something they didn't want to deal with?

I think I've done more wrong things then stupid things in my life.
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Got a C on my highschool transcript freshman year........majorly effed me over GPA wise
which means less scholarships, wich means more student loans which means less money for me to spend on my kids when im 40!!!!
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Let my parents force feed me testosterone when I was 12 instead of telling them what I wanted then.
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I've learned from others mistakes. My dad once ate a pound of butter with a spoon for $5 when he was younger. Not too gross, but I wouldn't do it.
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Bought a Wal-Mart bike.
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Old 02-06-06, 07:23 AM   #7
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Gained 35 lbs, my metabolism at 28 hit a stop sign, and before you know it (and I was still running and eating the same), I was 35 lbs heavier. I was never one to use the scale.
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This doesn't reallycount because the story is about my brother and his friends and not me, but my brother informed me that at band camp they had a contest covering their nutsacks with Icy Hot and Bengay.
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Old 02-06-06, 08:10 AM   #9
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Stupidest thing ive ever done? Hands down it has to be the time I stuck my fingers into the toaster when no heat was coming out. What the hell was i thinking?!?!
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Don't know about stupidest, but putting on the brakes on my MTB in mid-air on a high-speed bunny hop. Not a good idea.
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Drove once when I'd had too much too drink. Hate to admit it. Fortunately I made it home without incident. But it had a profound impact on me regardless.
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Locking my bike to one I suspected was stolen. 10 minutes later, both were nowhere to be seen.
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well, for me it would be eating a half-decomposed sparrow as I was a 2 year old. you guys must have better stuff than that hey?

The aftereffects must have been horrible. Poor kid.

I ate a tulip bulb and had to have my stomach pumped. I was probably three at the time but remember lying on the table.
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There are so many dumb things I've done that none really stand out, However, I can tell you the most stupidest thing I've done on a bike. Being the lazy-ass that I am, I tied my 130-lbs dog to the handlebar so that he can pull me on my bike and get some good exercise and all I had to do was breeze along with him. So up and down the street we went. My dog was having a good ole time because he could run like the wind! Oh, did I tell you he LOVES to chase cats? Sure enough, he spotted a cat and off we went! I can't recall exactly what happened next, but he dragged me and the bike about 10 feet before a tree got in the way. The bike got some scratches and I had some, too but surprisingly I was okay. That was the end of my dog's exercise romps..... back to walkies for him.
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Old 02-06-06, 12:06 PM   #15
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Let's see here. There's a long list to pull from, but I think this one is at least in the top three.

Anyone remember the recruiting commercials from back in the 70's?
"Army! Navy! Air Force! Marines!"
Those are the only words I remember from the ads. Anyway, in these commercials, they always had a clip of a soldier or special ops guy repelling down a cliff. I suppose I was about 10 yrs old and thought that looked like a heck of a lot of fun.
I didn't know there were such things as carbiners, ascenders or any other climbing hardware. I also had no access to cliffs of any sort, so I climbed up on the roof of our two story house, tied a rope to the TV antenna and threw it over the chimney. I then made my way to the top of the chimney, grabbed the rope and leaned out over the backyard.

It looked simple enough on the commercials...

I squatted down and then lunged backwards to begin my descent. Little did I know that my body weight would be far more than my scrawny little arms could support. I slid down the rope, toward our patio at an alarming speed. I squeezed the rope to try and slow down. Unfortunately, that only caused intense pain as the rope burned my hands. Let me tell you, when you're holding onto something and it is hurting your hands, your instinct is to let go of it...

I was basically coming straight down and hit the pavement pretty hard. I bent my knees in an attempt to absorb the shock. The momentum of my body hurtling toward the earth crumpled me downward, driving my cheekbones into my kneecaps. While this didn't completely render me unconscious, it was enough to leave me rather dazed and I fell back, hitting the back of my head on the pavement. That's when everything sort of faded away.

I was probably only out for a few minutes, but it felt like I had been there overnight. "What am I doing here? Did I get run over by a truck? Why are my hands on fire?" Those are the first things that went through my mind as I laid there, watching the rope taunt me as it gently swayed in the wind. The fog in my head was clearing only slightly faster than both my eyes were swelling shut.

I was just able to see through a tiny sliver, with my right eye. That was enough to make my way back into the house and prepare a wash cloth icepack. I looked like Rocky in the "Cut me Mick!" scene.

When my dad got home from work that night, he was a bit freaked. I couldn't come up with any good excuse that would explain away my injuries, so I told him exactly what happened...

I think that was the only time my dad ever used the term "dumba$$" with me. I think his exact phrase was, "That has got to be the most dumba$$ed stunt you've ever pulled!"

How could I argue with him?

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Old 02-06-06, 12:07 PM   #16
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Then there was that time I posted to the "handgun" thread in the commuting forum.

THAT was pretty stupid.
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Locking my bike to one I suspected was stolen. 10 minutes later, both were nowhere to be seen.
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Then there was that time I posted to the "handgun" thread in the commuting forum.

THAT was pretty stupid.
You do know you can delete your own posts, don't you?

Your rapelling story is hilarious. In the top three you say. I'd love to hear what else made the list.
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Old 02-06-06, 12:45 PM   #19
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reckless speeding in my old nova as a teenager. damn, that was stupid at times. i hate those kind of people now...especially since i ride my bike on the roads now.
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Bought a Wal-Mart bike.
lol. That would be on my list of top good things that I did since I wouldn't be on a bike if it weren't for Wal-Mart. I still can't believe i spent 1800 bucks on a bike. Should have stuck to my 200 dollar wal-mart bike. Could really use the 1800 dollars now
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You do know you can delete your own posts, don't you?
Yea, but no need to mess with the continuity of the thread, regardless of its futility.

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Your rapelling story is hilarious. In the top three you say. I'd love to hear what else made the list.
You asked...

My wife and I moved to a farm house in rural East Texas, back in 1990, (we moved back to town three years later). It was a quaint little frame house, but it had only a wood burning stove for heat. It was a forced air model that fit inside the fireplace. Using a wood burning stove takes some practice. You don't want the wood to burn up too fast because you'll wake up in the night, freezing. However, it needs to ember hot enough to keep the house warm.

Someone told me that a green log would burn much slower than a seasoned one. So I went and bought a cord of green logs. That night, I threw in a small seasoned log with a large green one, on top. After getting the kindling stoked up, I closed the door and adjusted the dampers. Within a few hours the seasoned log was gone and the green one was only blacked from the smoke, so I tried some more kindling to get the log going. No luck. I tried another seasoned log. Nothing.
This is where I had a brilliant thought... I needed some chemical help. An accelerant.

I had no lighter fluid, but I did have gasoline for the mower. So I took a soup can out to the shed and put just a small amount of gas in it.

I opened the door to the stove and began to pour the gas down the length of the green log. There were a few embers still sitting at the bottom of the stove...

In case you weren't aware, gasoline is not flammable. It is explosive.
A massive fireball erupted from the stove's opening. As it mushroomed toward me, past me, and around me, I heard my wife scream my name through the roar of the flames. I jumped back from the stove and patted out a little fire still dancing on my shirt. The plastic holly and garland strung across the mantle was melted and all I could smell was burnt hair.

My wife asked if I was okay. Besides the fact that everything from my waist up was screaming, "I HATE YOU!", I was fine. Of course, I had no hair left on my arms. My eyebrows and eyelashes were gone. And my hairline was burned back to about the top of my head. My skin ended up healing about like it would after a very severe sunburn.

My wife said that the flames blasting out and engulfing me looked like Wile E. Coyote getting bombed by one of his own booby traps, (and she still laughs herself silly, every time this comes up).
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I shot my brothers two front teeth out with a BB GUN!

I shot my brothers two front teeth out with a BB GUN!

Back in 1982 we played a game called war with BB guns. My bro was on the opposite team. Hiding behind a tree just enough to pepper me repeatedly. I got pissed and took aim for that spot. The next thing you know his two front teeth are missing. (OUCH)

He went to the hospital and the state police were called. Needless to say I got myself into hot water over that stunt and was taught a good lesson from Dad later that night. (OUCH)
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Marrying my 2nd wife. For that matter the 1st one wasn't all that great an idea either. The 3rd however, we are now in our 10th year and I woudn't trade her for the world.

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Well, judging from the aforesaid stories I seem to be a pretty sensible person. I've done lots of stupid things, but that stupid...............I dunno, maybe the time I crashed my bike on a railtoad track when the train was coming. (kidding). I did, however, crash on a railroad, once. Didn't get the angle right, got my tire caught in the ruts and slithered across 10 ft. of gravelly shoulder. That was stupid, and it hurt.
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Tried licking the icing off the beaters while they were twirling around. No, they won't cut your tongue off but it does hurt.

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