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Message 1342003 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 13:29:11 UTC

Wow. I can't do either...
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Message 1342021 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 14:52:39 UTC - in response to Message 1342010.

Wow. I can't do either...

I do suppose you practiced it for awhile, then?

I have never been able to juggle (and I have tried a bit). I also have difficulty with the cube (and I have tried in the past).
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Message 1342035 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 15:21:25 UTC

I cant juggle at all, I have done only two sides of rubics cube. Thats is amazing.
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Message 1342046 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 15:51:52 UTC

The man could do bar bets for a living:)
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Message 1342107 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 17:57:34 UTC

Great bets you had there. I learned very fast never to bet a guy at the bar. You will lose.
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Message 1342112 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 18:11:27 UTC
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One that I saw my mate do was betting a guy that he could buy him two pints of beer, and that on his own, he couldn't drink them without spilling them. When agreed, the trick was, that my mate would place the guys hands palm down on the counter and balance each full pint glass on the backs of them. There was no way, even by using his teeth to try to take a glass, could anyone not spill the beer!

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Message 1342120 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 18:17:21 UTC - in response to Message 1342098.

Another favorite bet, with the same car, was.

I bet I can get all four tire off the ground.

Nobody thought I was in NASA, so they took that bet too.

There was a certain road in Neenah I knew I could pull this off.
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A long run, a big hitch in the road, and a couple of railroad tracks.

If I hit it at over 85mph, I knew all four would come up over the ground for a few seconds. I always had a photog witness it in case there were questions, there never were any.\\\

I guess I should check my 50you reunion to see if any remain.
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I recently hit some RR tracks at 45mph rather than the usual 25mph (I forgot exactly where I was). All 4 wheels were off the ground.
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Message 1342180 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 19:51:27 UTC

Had a friend called Ravi. He died in an Indian sweat tent.
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Message 1342266 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 1:45:46 UTC - in response to Message 1342120.

Another favorite bet, with the same car, was.

I bet I can get all four tire off the ground.

Nobody thought I was in NASA, so they took that bet too.

There was a certain road in Neenah I knew I could pull this off.
\\\

A long run, a big hitch in the road, and a couple of railroad tracks.

If I hit it at over 85mph, I knew all four would come up over the ground for a few seconds. I always had a photog witness it in case there were questions, there never were any.\\\

I guess I should check my 50you reunion to see if any remain.
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I recently hit some RR tracks at 45mph rather than the usual 25mph (I forgot exactly where I was). All 4 wheels were off the ground.

A few years ago, I was barreling along toward a railroad crossing at about 40-45, absolutely sure in my mind that the crossing was smooth as glass. At the last second, I suddenly realized I was thinking about a different crossing and slammed on the brakes. I still went over it too fast, but managed not to launch myself. With the road condition and configuration, and the speed I was going, I would have not only done a lot more damage to the car than the Duke boys ever did to the General Lee, I also would have gone into a ditch. Probably also hurt myself pretty bad.

Another time, I was sitting near a known rough crossing, watching trains, and this guy started going back and forth over it trying to get the crossing to knock off his exhaust pipe, which had fallen off at the converter so its forward end was dragging on / digging into the road. He kept going faster and faster over it, but what he couldn't see was that the first bump was lifting the pipe into the air and it was just floating right over all the other bumps. He would have done better going slower. He finally gave up.

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Message 1342697 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 15:53:22 UTC - in response to Message 1342183.

Had a friend called Ravi. He died in an Indian sweat tent.

My buddy died when he rolled that Chevy.
I was with him.



Sorry to hear, Mark
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