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Limbless Frenchman to swim around the world
Telegraph ^ | 4/24/12

Posted on 04/27/2012 12:18:19 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Mr Croizon and his swimming partner Arnaud Chassery unveiled their plan to link the world's five continents by swimming across a series of narrow straits that separate them.

Having lost his limbs following an electrical accident, the Frenchman said he wants to send a universal message.

"We are going to symbolically link the five continents, two little people like us, two little men, we're going to be able to build a bridge between the continents... That means that we're going to bring them together. Which means no one is very far from each other. So even if we have different political opinions, or skin colours, of even with our disabilitites, we all live on the same planet. And that's the clear message we want to send," he said.

Mr Croizon has already swum the English Channel, a feat which made him even more determined to take on the new challenge.

"When you've had a high dose of that sort of feeling, it becomes a drug, you can't get over it. When the Channel's over, you say 'Blimey, I'm not going to back to the sofa, I don't want to go back there, I got up from the sofa. I don't want to become a sofa-bound athlete.' That's how the new adventure started," he said.

Since childhood, Mr Croizon had dreamed of swimming the English Channel. However, when he was 26 he suffered a powerful electrical shock while changing a television antenna, after which all four limbs had to be amputated.

But he was determined not to give up on his cross-Channel challenge, and sent a plea for help to Chassery, who had already swum the 20 mile (32km) crossing between France and the UK once.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 04/27/2012 12:18:26 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Bob?


2 posted on 04/27/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Q: What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs in a swimming pool?

A: Bob


3 posted on 04/27/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Is his name “Bob?”

Aw nuts. I couldn’t resist.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 12:20:00 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

What were they called when they showed up at the door asking for sponsors?

Matt


5 posted on 04/27/2012 12:20:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

He’s gonna’ pull the continents together? This I gotta’ see!


6 posted on 04/27/2012 12:22:22 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“We are going to symbolically link the five continents, two little people like us, two little men, we’re going to be able to build a bridge between the continents... That means that we’re going to bring them together. Which means no one is very far from each other. So even if we have different political opinions, or skin colours, of even with our disabilitites, we all live on the same planet. And that’s the clear message we want to send”

Good Lord!!


7 posted on 04/27/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: glorgau

And if he’s hanging on the wall . . . ART?


8 posted on 04/27/2012 12:23:47 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

If he’s standing on the finish line?

Neal


9 posted on 04/27/2012 12:27:41 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: laweeks
If he is laying in the leaf pile in the fall? Russel.

If he is laying in the compost? Pete.

10 posted on 04/27/2012 12:28:28 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: driftdiver

Female laying on the grill? Patty.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Limbless?

Unless he’s powered by bean burritos, I fail to see how he achieves basic locomotion...

Yo Quiero Taco Bell, Monsieur?


12 posted on 04/27/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
I never learned how to swim but for some reason have signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon.

I am taking swimming lessons from an instructor that teaches kids (funny sight really). Swimming is difficult for me but now I read about this guy... I need to stop whining and get in the river

13 posted on 04/27/2012 12:33:15 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: driftdiver

What do you call a woman with one leg?

Eileen.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 12:33:29 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: cotton1706

not a very clear message.

I’m going back to my sofa.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 12:33:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

His first name is `Mr’?

OK, A blonde, brunette, a redhead and a limbless Frenchman named `Mr’ (who oddly enough used the expression `Blimey!’) were all in a swimming race. They were supposed to swim the English Channel.
A group of spectators anxiously awaited them at the finish line. The brunette came in first, then the redhead a little later. The crowd waited hours for the Frenchman and the blonde to show up.
Many hours later, when they finally did wash up on the shore half-drowned it was dark and a little old lady walking her dog asked them why it had taken so long, since everyone else had packed up and gone home.
The blonde was very upset. She screamed, “This was supposed to be a breast stroke race, and those other two were using their arms!”

Halfway through this joke I almost gave up but, like swimming the channel, I was committed.


16 posted on 04/27/2012 12:37:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: RexBeach

Ha...what do you say to a one-legged hitchhiker?

“Hop in”


17 posted on 04/27/2012 12:40:40 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: central_va

In a pot on the stove?

Stu


18 posted on 04/27/2012 12:41:45 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Well, he is not limbless, he has stubs which he can attach equipment to. Way to go guy.
My Dad had an arm amputated from being shot by a sniper in WWII.
He swam all the time in the ocean, well more like he kicked and guided himself with the good arm.
He never considered himself handicapped. He was for most of his life an auto mechanic, even with one arm.
I love it when people do not let their alleged disabilities stop them from doing what they desire.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Mich Patriot

What do you call a Japanese woman with one leg?

Irene.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 12:44:29 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Girl with no arms and no legs?

Carrie

21 posted on 04/27/2012 12:51:17 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: TurboZamboni

This just in: Man attempting to swim around the world drowned today. Film at eleven. Over to you, Candy!


22 posted on 04/27/2012 1:17:01 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

What do you call a limbless man being towed by a ski boat?

Skip.


23 posted on 04/27/2012 1:17:42 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (We apologise for the fault in this tagline. Those responsible have been sacked.)
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To: glorgau

Q: What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in a hot tub?

A: Stu.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 1:18:21 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (We apologise for the fault in this tagline. Those responsible have been sacked.)
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To: cripplecreek

Buoy, that’s a bit over the line!


25 posted on 04/27/2012 1:21:11 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

If Obama had a limbless son, he’d look like Bob.


26 posted on 04/27/2012 1:21:42 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Having lost his limbs following an electrical accident,

"'Tis but a scratch."

27 posted on 04/27/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SgtHooper

I just thought I would float it.


28 posted on 04/27/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

At the ball game:

Q What do you call a kid with no arms and legs?

A. Second Base.


29 posted on 04/27/2012 1:30:39 PM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

He’s gonna look like bait, or chum...


30 posted on 04/27/2012 1:32:15 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: dangerdoc

Can littly Billy come out and play?


31 posted on 04/27/2012 1:35:09 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: xrmusn

“Q What do you call a kid with no arms and legs?”

Matt?


32 posted on 04/27/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: RexBeach
What do you call a woman with one leg?

Eileen.

Unless she's Chinese, in which case, it's "Irene".

33 posted on 04/27/2012 1:43:32 PM PDT by Bob
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I never heard that one!


34 posted on 04/27/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Pretty amazing undertaking.


35 posted on 04/27/2012 2:05:18 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: RexBeach

JFloat


36 posted on 04/27/2012 2:07:04 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Mich Patriot

A Muslim, white hating communist running the free world?

Obama

/sorry, I had to go there.


37 posted on 04/27/2012 2:10:20 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: dfwgator

What are you going to do, bleed on me?


38 posted on 04/27/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (We apologise for the fault in this tagline. Those responsible have been sacked.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“Alright, we’ll call it a draw!”


39 posted on 04/27/2012 2:19:24 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

A liberal, a moderate, and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What can I get you, Mitt?”


40 posted on 04/27/2012 2:19:24 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (We apologise for the fault in this tagline. Those responsible have been sacked.)
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To: dfwgator

Come back here, you yellow bastards! I’ll bite your legs off!


41 posted on 04/27/2012 2:22:30 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (We apologise for the fault in this tagline. Those responsible have been sacked.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
What do you call a limbless Frenchman who smells like crap?

Barney.

What do you call a limbless Frenchman who is severely dehydrated?

Pierre.

42 posted on 04/27/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Limbless man under a car - Jack


43 posted on 04/27/2012 2:25:32 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: RexBeach

What do you call a woman with one leg?

Eileen.
**************************
What do you call a Japanese woman with one leg?

Irene


44 posted on 04/27/2012 8:57:28 PM PDT by octex
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