What is the most dangerous thing you'very ever done?

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Re: What is the most dangerous thing you'very ever done?

Post by juliusotinyo » 12 Sep 2017, 01:30

My old 1989 Toyota's​ headlights failed in a remote section of a large highway. It was 1am and no cell service. I drove over 100km in the dark. Some parts of the highway were under construction, so I knocked a couple of barriers. At some point I tapped a weak flashlight on the front hood.

The ordeal lasted 5 hours. It was daybreak by the time I reached civilisation. My front grille was broken, I had 2 flat tires and got arrested by a mean cop who cited my unroadworthy ride. I spent my weekend in a poorly lit lice-infested cell. This was a week ago ?

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Post by breyfoglese » 12 Sep 2017, 10:07

I have a lot of slightly-dangerous things that probably should add up to a very dangerous one. Hitchhiking through Italy, riding on the top of a bus in India, getting caught in a storm off the coast of Antarctica, and of course, riding public transportation after midnight (arguably the most risky). If anything, that's what I call an adventure.
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Post by Colleen0701 » 13 Sep 2017, 02:39

Flown an aeroplane accross the country with not one hour of experience or teaching behind me. As I am still here, I did so successfully. It's a miracle to me too.
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Post by adinamurariu » 16 Sep 2017, 13:50

I just got my drivers license and it seems to me that driving is a very dangerous thing to do in our everyday routine. I live in a small town that can be very crowded sometimes and then everyone gets furious and they drive very reckless.
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Post by Miche Sora » 16 Sep 2017, 16:54

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Post by KITtheKAT » 17 Sep 2017, 08:16

At four years old- decided that my sore throat would go away faster if I swallowed a lozenge the size of my eye whole. Infallible logic, really. Needless to say, it went down the wrong pipe and I needed to be heimliched. That made my chest hurt for days and my sides were bruised a little because my dad panicked and pressed too hard.

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Post by Kinnera » 17 Sep 2017, 10:24

I stuck my head inside the railing for the stairs as a kid, and it took a lot of effort from a lot of people to get me out. It was pretty scary and I still don't go near anywhere that has my bodyparts fit in.
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Post by mumoscar » 18 Sep 2017, 03:25

I and my friends once decided to have an adventure of jumping from a moving truck. The person who would manage to remain upright would be the winner. The adventure ended when the law of gravity did it's work.

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Post by Karen0823 » 19 Sep 2017, 11:43

I was an adrenaline junkie as a young person so I have put myself in danger numerous times. It was basically temporary youthful insanity. The one thing I was probably the luckiest to live through was hitchhiking across the U.S.
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Post by rayn11255 » 21 Sep 2017, 11:33

Does Childbirth count? I don't really do a whole lot of dangerous things.
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Post by Londera » 24 Sep 2017, 20:17

I have never done anything dangerous
I really can't think of anything worth talking about.

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 28 Sep 2017, 12:20

The most dangerous thing I've ever done was walk across an old pipe to get to the other side of a wide fording. There had been a hurricane and the place was absolutely flooded! I could've slipped and fallen into the waters, where huge boulders were washing down with the currents. It was a metal pipe, so narrow I still marvel how I managed to keep my footing. It was really hard not to be frightened by the water below but I managed it. I had two choices, flee to safety via the pipe (which could've led to me pitching over and drowning) or die by staying out where I was.

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Post by BoyLazy » 29 Sep 2017, 04:25

Faced my fears and spoke up at the right moment. I find human being most dangerous. So facing your fears and being true in hard times is the most dangerous thing according to me.

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Post by kdstrack » 02 Oct 2017, 06:37

Drive the death road in Bolivia. This wasn't for fun - we were on a trip to meet some contacts in another city and this was the only way to get there. It was a very tense drive but you get amazing photos!!

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Post by BoyLazy » 02 Oct 2017, 06:56

kdstrack wrote:Drive the death road in Bolivia. This wasn't for fun - we were on a trip to meet some contacts in another city and this was the only way to get there. It was a very tense drive but you get amazing photos!!
I've been part of a narrow escape while driving. So I prefer not to take any risks while driving. I prefer to live and love my life ?
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