Thursday, May 27, 2010

Forever young... forever stupid.

Youth is wasted on the young.
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WHEATLAND, N.Y. - Police say four teenagers trying to hold their breath for the time it takes to drive through an upstate New York hamlet were hurt when the driver fainted.
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Authorities say three 19-year-old men and a 16-year-old boy were traveling together late Monday night when they decided to try to hold their breath while riding through Garbutt, a rural Rochester-area hamlet that's just three-tenths of a mile long.
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Monroe County sheriff's deputies say 19-year-old Bryan Parslow of Caledonia fainted while driving and his car hit a boulder.
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All four teens were treated at a hospital and released.
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Parslow is no stranger to bad luck. He's a paraplegic who was paralyzed in 2008 after falling out of a window in Brockport while attending college. - MyFox

7 comments:

  1. I held my breath once while reading a post on some blog or other....I passed out, my head hit the keyboard, and I ended up leaving the most intelligent comment ever!

    Seriously, though - it's amazing our race has ever survived, given the stupid things the youth do.

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  2. Dumb luck, Larry, dumb luck. LOL!

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  3. Do ya think they will make the Art Bell Award List?

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  4. PML, is that like the Darwin Awards, but for those who were only injured from their stupidity?

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  5. Yes ... the Darwin Awards...

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  6. I used to have this habit, when young, of trying to blow up balloons in one go. I was once found dead (well not dead but out cold ). People would be alerted by that weird noise balloons make when they deflate, if you let go quickly. Sort of phhhllluuuuuuuuuuuuuuurry sort of sound. :)
    I bet I could do it now, I've got bigger lungs and if I used a smaller balloon...............phhhllluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrr, help!

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  7. Imagine, all this from a species that does heart transplants, splits atoms, travels to the moon, composes symphonies, builds skyscrapers and runs 100 meter dashes.

    And they can hold their breath too. I understand that there can be some sort of sexual pleasure in doing so. Do you suppose something might be missing in the makeup of people who get satisfaction out of holding their breath for pleasure?



    Such versatility!

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