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Old 11-20-08, 10:33 PM   #1
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has anyone ever been a tunnel rat?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYWYpxkN0S8

I did this yesterday, and I felt like I left my nose on the roof of this building; time for two more Aleve
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Old 11-20-08, 10:35 PM   #2
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:35 PM   #3
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has anyone ever been a tunnel rat?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYWYpxkN0S8

I did this yesterday, and I felt like I left my nose on the roof of this building; time for two more Aleve
I've done something similar to this except it was a traveling wind machine. I've also skydived. I would have to say meh... to both.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:36 PM   #4
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has anyone ever been a tunnel rat?
Is that anything like a toilet-paper-tube hamster???
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Old 11-20-08, 10:37 PM   #5
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Old 11-20-08, 10:41 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-08, 10:42 PM   #7
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I've gone 95 MPH in a 1985 Buick Skylark. (Downhill + tailwind + redline-ish.)

This was outdoors, though.
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I've gone 95 MPH in a 1985 Buick Skylark. (Downhill + tailwind + redline-ish.)

This was outdoors, though.
What size was the trailer and what did you pull it with?
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Old 11-20-08, 10:54 PM   #9
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fastest I've gone is around 900km/h, which is a bit faster than what my car can do going down hill with a tail wind.
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What size was the trailer and what did you pull it with?
Out of control tow truck.
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Old 11-20-08, 11:42 PM   #11
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fastest I've gone is around 900km/h, which is a bit faster than what my car can do going down hill with a tail wind.
Did you get to keep the model plane?

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Old 11-20-08, 11:53 PM   #12
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Old 11-20-08, 11:57 PM   #13
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Old 11-21-08, 01:15 AM   #14
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Seems a lot like the way that it feels swimming in a deep pool, except water in your ears would shield you from the crappy emo music.
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Old 11-21-08, 01:25 AM   #15
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I've gone Mach 1.2. But at 30,000' it really doesn't seem that fast.

On the other hand, 500+ miles per hour at 200' above the ground, through the mountains... now THAT's fast!
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Old 11-21-08, 03:16 AM   #16
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Try three White Crosses and a Tramadol ... you'll feel like you've hit "Ludicrous Speed" just sitting in a chair.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:04 AM   #17
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Try three White Crosses and a Tramadol ... you'll feel like you've hit "Ludicrous Speed" just sitting in a chair.
A couple of Bolt 400's washed down with a few cans of AMP will do the same thing. Straight to plaid once that kicks in.
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A couple of Bolt 400's washed down with a few cans of AMP will do the same thing. Straight to plaid once that kicks in.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:24 AM   #19
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Old 11-21-08, 10:59 AM   #21
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Old 11-21-08, 11:03 AM   #22
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Old 11-21-08, 11:10 AM   #23
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Bridge jumping is so much cheaper than real skydiving or wind tunnel.
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Old 11-21-08, 11:42 AM   #24
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I took a rental car to 100 mph on a freeway once, just so I could say I had driven at triple digit speeds.

My Saturn Vue doesn't go that fast before the computer limits the speed... It maxed at 90 if I remember correctly.
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just use km instead of miles... 60mph = 100km/h, see? only 60% of the effort needed
fastest I've gone on land, driven by me is 185km/h ish... car wouldn't go any faster than that.
fastest I've gone on land, period is roughly 270km/h or so on a bullet train.
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