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  • Meet Arthur the stray who followed an extreme sports team during a grueling 430-mile race

    11/23/2014 3:27:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-23-14 | Wills Robinson
    Exhausted, covered in mud and desperately hungry, a team of Swedish athletes sat down for a meal as they prepared to take on a dangerous 20-mile trek through the Ecuadorian rainforest. As they opened their canned meat, a tired Mikael Lindnord noticed a scruffy, miserable stray dog staring at him out of the corner of his eye. Feeling sorry for him, he fed the dog a meatball and thought nothing of it, but as the team stood up to continue their race the animal started to follow them - and he didn't stop. As the group of four navigated the...
  • 100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

    01/31/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    The Big Picture, at Ritholtz.com website ^ | January 31, 2013 | Washington's Blog
    Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows right before the shore, shooting the sea up to the sky at the last minute.
  • World’s Deadliest Golf Course Boasts Land Mines and Man-Bear-Pigs (Korean DMZ Combat Golf)

    04/28/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 28, 2012 | By Lauren Davis
    World’s deadliest golf course boasts land mines and man-bear-pigs Along the DMZ, golf is not a sport for the faint of heart. The golf course at Camp Bonifas, just south of the Korean demilitarized zone, boasts just one hole, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in hazards. Live land mines line the course, and bizarre animals stumble out from the woods. Formerly Camp Kitty Hawk, United Nations Command post Camp Bonifas was renamed in 1986 to honor Captain Arthur G. Bonifas, who had been axe murdered in 1976 during a conflict with North Korea...
  • Take a walk on the wildside : The scariest path in the world - Video

    11/24/2008 12:21:50 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 2,458+ views
    Originally built in 1901, this walkway, called El Camino del Rey, now serves as an aproach to Makinodromo, the famous climbing sector of El Chorro in Spain's Andalucia. And it makes the hairiest paths we've ever walked look bald by comparison!
  • PHOTO: Swimming With Crocodiles Thrills Tourists - It`s for the adrenaline junkies

    11/17/2008 9:22:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 5,533+ views
    If you happen to be in Australia and love extreme sports, you will love the new tourist attraction: swimming with crocodiles. Swimming face to face with large salt water crocodiles may not be everyon`s idea of fun, but adventurers rush to North Australia to enjoy this latest attraction for tourists which Australia has offered. Tourists who want to get comfy with the crocodiles climb in a transparent acrylic cage, called the “death cage”, 145 mm thick and 2,8 metres tall, wearing just a swimsuit and protective
  • Youth ministry finds God in the great outdoors

    03/22/2007 11:31:23 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 174+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | 03/21/2007 12:00:12 PM EDT | EYANA ADAH MCMILLAN
    Youth ministry finds God in the great outdoors http://www.yorkdispatch.com/local/ci_5487035 EYANA ADAH MCMILLAN The York Dispatch Article Last Updated: 03/21/2007 12:00:12 PM EDT Daniel Hatterer has learned more than how to handle a few bumps in the road during his mountain biking ventures with a local extreme sports ministry. "I've learned how God is in our lives, that he put you on Earth for a reason and everybody has a purpose in life," said the 14-year-old. "If you're having a hard time, just talk to God and ask him to help you out. It works for me." Last year, Daniel --...
  • Irwins turn down state funeral (Official)

    09/06/2006 11:47:23 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 42 replies · 1,316+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 7 September 2006
    CROCODILE Hunter Steve Irwin's family say they have formally declined a state funeral and will hold a private service within the next seven days. Irwin's father Robert Irwin today also said a memorial service would be held in honour of his son within the next two weeks at an undecided location. Mr Irwin said the family had decided to hold a private funeral for family and close friends only. On behalf of the grief-stricken Irwin family, Mr Irwin read the details from a written statement to a media throng outside the family's wildlife park Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
  • Student launched from catapult died after missing safety net

    11/01/2005 10:44:36 PM PST · by fishhound · 77 replies · 2,276+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Wednesday, 2nd November 2005 | JOHN INNES
    A UNIVERSITY student died after being hurled 100ft through the air by a medieval-style "trebuchet" catapult, an inquest heard yesterday. Kostydin Yankov, 19, an Oxford University student, suffered multiple injuries and serious spinal damage when he fell short of the safety net. He was on a day trip with the extreme sports club, The Oxford Stunt Factory, to Bridgwater, Somerset, in November 2002 when tragedy struck.
  • Girlfriend's tribute to 'Peter Pan' - BASE jumper plunges to death

    07/21/2005 5:59:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies · 1,863+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 21, 2005 | Jano Gibson
    He was known as Peter Pan - the boy who could fly - but something went fatally wrong moments after Australian Darcy Zoitsas leapt from a 1000-metre Norwegian BASE jumping site. As he hurtled down the huge cliff face of Kjerag Peak in western Norway his parachute failed to open on Monday. "I used to call him Peter Pan, the boy who can fly and refuses to grow up and are surrounded by lost boys. He would smile in recognition and call me his Wendy," wrote Lesley Assersen at an online remembrance message board. "I had hoped to live with...
  • LIVE! From the FReeper Canteen ~ It's Camp Run-A-Muk! ~ Nyuk!Nyuk!Nyuk! ~ Friday, June 10, 2005

    06/09/2005 7:10:22 PM PDT · by tomkow6 · 531 replies · 4,715+ views
    My "VOICES","kitty-katz",the Canteen Crew,John Jacob Jingle-Himmer Smith,and FRiends of the Canteen
       For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces.      Am I krazy or what?Extreme sports?...What do we do today?....eXtreme sports?.....waz that?......raslin'?..Naw!............BMX!......Gravity games?.....Nooooooooooooooo!........I LIKE LIVIN'....Motocross?......sky-surfin?....checkers?.. ......I gonna be sick.... you are SICK...Stop hitting me......Snowboarding?.......nobody wants to see yer ..Welcome to Camp RUN-A-MUK!  Camp Run-A-Muk THEME SONG! Today's Feature:eXtreme sports!that's Right...Where the Plan Of the Day is: Mirth...Merriment...and FUN!Kick back! Relax! Tell a joke or two! Have a brew ! The BAR is OPEN!  We've got Eye candy...Mind candy...and Chicken soup for the soul!Check out the EXTREME sports I enjoy: (Well, what...
  • Class War Alert! (Monsieur Kerry Caught Riding His $3,000.00 Bike Yesterday)

    03/30/2004 1:47:56 PM PST · by threat matrix · 107 replies · 357+ views
    Wonkette.com ^ | March 30, 2004 | none given
    A Wonketeer writes to note that bike upon which John Kerry perched for pix yesterday, is well, really expensive.We're shocked. You mean a guy with five homes doesn't ride a Schwinn?Still, we had no idea how expensive it was.He is shown riding a Serotta, a small, high quality, custom bike builder whose frames start at $1495.00 for the frame ONLY and top out at a whopping $4,995.00 for the frame ONLY. Add $1,000.00 for tires, gears, pedals, fancy shoes, Boston College shirt etc.Am I being petty? Sure, but come on, a 'man of the people' dropping $3,000.00 on a bicycle?Think...