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Snaggy

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Icon 11 posted February 25, 2007 13:17      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Slovenian marathon swimmer Martin Strel is attempting to become the first person to swim the entire length of the Amazon.

(The River that is... remember when Amazon meant that? [Razz] )

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/6389845.stm


A real risk is the toothpick fish.
They can enter the body by swimming up the penis and can only be removed by surgery.


YOW!

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Just_Jess_B

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ew.

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ScholasticSpastic
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Icon 1 posted February 25, 2007 14:46      Profile for ScholasticSpastic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've heard about the swimmer and the fish. The Amazon is my favorite river (yes, I have a favorite river). He also needs to watch out for freshwater stingrays, piranha, and a whole gamut of other apex aquatic predators. Still, I think he'll be fine. The penis-dwelling bugger is called candiru. He'll also get to meet anaconda, pink dolphins, caiman and giant otters, lucky guy!

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted February 25, 2007 16:22      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This guy is trying to swim over 5,000 km because...
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fromTFA:
I want to do something that no one else has ever done.

He doesn't need to do that, he could clean behind my sofa.

/coat

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stevenback7
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Icon 1 posted February 25, 2007 16:28      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I do find it amusing that the guy has bodyguards with loaded guns on all sides of him ready to fire anything which gets close to him.

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Stibbons
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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
A real risk is the toothpick fish.
They can enter the body by swimming up the penis and can only be removed by surgery.

My first thought was that he should dip it in wax to seal it...
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stevenback7
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Icon 1 posted February 26, 2007 17:23      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
A real risk is the toothpick fish.
They can enter the body by swimming up the penis and can only be removed by surgery.

My first thought was that he should dip it in wax to seal it...
okay you go do that while I call 911! (wow I can't even imagine doing something that stupid)

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TheMoMan
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stevenback7 ___________________ I know that they are supposed to prevent STD's but would not a Condominium do the same.

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drunkennewfiemidget
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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
stevenback7 ___________________ I know that they are supposed to prevent STD's but would not a Condominium do the same.

And all this time I thought condominiums were chick magnets. :\
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stevenback7
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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
stevenback7 ___________________ I know that they are supposed to prevent STD's but would not a Condominium do the same.

911 prevents STD's ??? what are u trying to say ?

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