Q: Why don't blind people skydive?

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A: It scares the heck out of the dog. :p



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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Of the very very very few things I've refused to experience in my lifetime - and will continue to refuse to experience, it's bungee jumping. There is not a bat's chance in hell of ever making me believe it can be fun - even if you get me super drunk and drop drugs in my drink. My body will never allow my head to get that wired that I'd do that one.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Of the very very very few things I've refused to experience in my lifetime - and will continue to refuse to experience, it's bungee jumping. There is not a bat's chance in hell of ever making me believe it can be fun - even if you get me super drunk and drop drugs in my drink. My body will never allow my head to get that wired that I'd do that one.
      I'm with you Sal!

      As you know I have a fear of heights and I have nightmares of me falling from great heights occasionally.

      Those are bad enough! Why would I want to live out my nightmares?

      Not for me, no thanks!

      Terra
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      • Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        I'm with you Sal!

        As you know I have a fear of heights and I have nightmares of me falling from great heights occasionally.

        Those are bad enough! Why would I want to live out my nightmares?

        Not for me, no thanks!

        Terra
        Oh, sure...it's probably your fear of heights that stunted your growth...:rolleyes:

        (I would normally tell you to see a Shrink...but that probably won't help in this case...)
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

          Oh, sure...it's probably your fear of heights that stunted your growth...:rolleyes:

          (I would normally tell you to see a Shrink...but that probably won't help in this case...)
          :p

          LOL 3M!

          Terra
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      • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        I'm with you Sal!

        As you know I have a fear of heights and I have nightmares of me falling from great heights occasionally.

        Those are bad enough! Why would I want to live out my nightmares?

        Not for me, no thanks!

        Terra
        First tornados and now this? If you start dreaming you're wearing ruby slippers I would have to say "No more Wizard of Oz for you, young lady..."
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  • I always remember these guys from the old "You asked For It" show...
    And the guy who gets the vine too long...
    "I was lucky the ground was there to break my fall..."
    Sometimes I think they should have called that show, "Who Thought Of This?" :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Someone in my family used to do safety checks on the winches in popular bungee spots around the UK. Blackpool etc and he confirmed the majority of them to be an accident waiting to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Why don't blind people skydive?

    Have you ever heard a german shepard scream at 10,000 feet?
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    #1. They don't want to.

    #2. Only 2 things fall from the sky: Bird **** and assholes.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Am I the only one here who has bungy jumped?
    I did it because I was afraid of heights. It must have taken me 10 minutes to finally go.I kept telling myself there were only two ways down,off the platform I wwas on and the stairs,and I'm not walking those stairs again.
    As it was,when I went off the cord sprung up and popped me in the nose.I had a cut and bloodied nose after I was done,but at least I did it.
    (PS: I won't do it again.)
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      Am I the only one here who has bungy jumped?
      I did it because I was afraid of heights. It must have taken me 10 minutes to finally go.I kept telling myself there were only two ways down,off the platform I wwas on and the stairs,and I'm not walking those stairs again.
      As it was,when I went off the cord sprung up and popped me in the nose.I had a cut and bloodied nose after I was done,but at least I did it.
      (PS: I won't do it again.)
      Do you know how many rubber bands I have had snap on me?

      As you can quite imagine, after being a medical secretary for years, the number is quite high. And those little rubber band snaps hurt.

      There's no way I want to jump with a big rubber band for my safety.

      Uh uh! Ain't gonna happen!

      I'll go on roller coaster rides to confront my fear of heights, lol!

      Terra
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    I prefer roller coatser too Terra.Sadly my riding days are over.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I prefer roller coatser too Terra.Sadly my riding days are over.
      Awww!

      Well you're probably saving yourself from a back or neck injury any how.

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Ha! Its the triple bypass and the kidney transplant that has ended those days.I loved the neck snaps....lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Haha, I hear you!

      Better than a chiropractor, right?

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author armedgrace
    I have tried bungee jump before. And dear I say it, it was not easy, or fun. I was Provoked by my friends to do it for the sake of my buddy's birthday.

    "It will be fun" they say
    "You'll be surprised on how thrilling it is" they say
    .......right.
    dang' it~!

    After that "HAPPY" jump, I was drunk with my own adrenaline. I feel my adrenaline dripping off my nose. LOL *(just kidding)*

    no more bungee jumping for me, thank you very much.
    I prefer Roller coaster or Kiddy ride like carousel... ?

    Whut?! did I just said that? LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Read an altimeter? I skydived once - about the same reason as armedgrace bungee jumped. I wasn't reading ANYTHING on the way down. It was the worst experience of my life. I was too sick to even barf. Once I was on the ground I just laid there feeling the ground under me and waiting to see if I'd ruptured any veins or my heart (which I was afraid I accidentally might have gotten a bite of on the way down). I laid there so long that my friends got scared.

    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER...will I do it again. NEVER.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

      Then you were dealing with amateurs and are right not to do it again. A real rig has a failsafe device hooked to an altimeter that will open an emergency chute if you hit 1500 feet without your chute opening. Did you make a line jump, or were you hooked to someone?

      I can't imagine anybody letting a first time jumper free fall.
      In other words, someone sky diving around Denver would have splattered themselves 3700 feet earlier...
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

      Then you were dealing with amateurs and are right not to do it again. A real rig has a failsafe device hooked to an altimeter that will open an emergency chute if you hit 1500 feet without your chute opening. Did you make a line jump, or were you hooked to someone?

      I can't imagine anybody letting a first time jumper free fall.

      Hell no I didn't fall on my own! And I know there's altimeters - but I wasn't reading anything. I wasn't worried about learning to either - I knew before I went up I'd only want to do it once. I didn't even want to do it once. I'd even undo it to this day if I could. Nope. I wasn't reading anything.

      I was busy wondering if I would feel it when my spirit got tossed out of my body. And I'm thinking the guy I was clipped on to probably has permanent fingernail damage somewhere. When my feet hit the ground I just let myself fall and stayed there. I don't even remember much about being in the air other than waiting to hit ground and wondering how soon it would be over either way. I opened my eyes for a split second once and closed them again and just kept telling myself "it's just for a few minutes....it's just a few minutes". It seemed like an hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nerohawk
    [QUOTE=MoneyMagnetMagnate;5874174]A: It scares the heck out of the dog. :p

    That totally answers the freakin question.
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  • Profile picture of the author armedgrace
    that's a relief that someone in here have the same thought about giving these adrenaline-triggers.

    skydiving...............?

    no thanks.

    my heart might hit the ground first rather than my foot. LOL
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