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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Of working out and idiots swimming the Amazon

My night at the gym could pretty much be described as embarrassing. Arufa and I are so out of shape we spent a good portion of the time laughing at each other. I did manage to put in3 miles on the elliptical. I attribute that to walking to work most days, walking a mile and a half each way at least keeps me slightly fit. But wow my arm strength is pitiful. I will not reveal how pitiful since Arufa and I made a pact that no one will know how bad it was, but it was bad. (No it was not as bad as just lifting the bar…I can see your mind thinking that)

This guy swam the AMAZON!!! What a maroon! Do you know what is in the Amazon? Neither do I that is why you cannot swim it. Heck half the stuff we know about in there is potentially harmful to you.

We need to stop celebrating ridiculous stunts like this. All they lead to is one idiot trying to top the next. This guy nearly died. Check out some of the blurbs from the article:

“He said he was lucky to have escaped encounters with piranhas, the dreaded toothpick fish, which swims into body orifices to suck blood, and even bull sharks that swim in shallow waters and can live for a while in fresh water…Cramps, high blood pressure, diarrhea, chronic insomnia, larvae infections, dehydration and abrasions caused by the constant rubbing of his wet suit against his skin frequently tormented him…To cope with the delirium and other problems, Strel said he turned to his doctor.
Come on man you are fighting delirium and you still think this is a good idea?

Or maybe I am just jealous because I know I could not do it!


Pierre said...

i'm kind of scared being in the same hemisphere as the toothpick fish, let alone in its rivers...

Leon said...

Only white people do such things. Us black people, getting by is adventure enough.

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