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the most extreme that you have done or happened to you

 
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topic is: What is the most EXTREME that you have done or happened to you?

some of you do millions of extreme things....

but, it never happens to me other than by accident

travelling at 80mph, my car turned turtle about 2 to 3 times into a ditch, luckily i had my seatbelt on, but the car was a total wreck.
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When I was kid, I was cutting a tree branch to make Gilli-Danda (an Indian outdoor game).

But I was so dump that cut the branch on which I was sitting.

I felt down from the tree as soon as I cut the branch.

Lucky axe fell down far away from me.
 
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but according to cartoon rules(works for the good guys only, not the bad guys), the tree should have fallen, instead of you and the branch
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
When I was kid, I was cutting a tree branch to make Gilli-Danda (an Indian outdoor game).

But I was so dump that cut the branch on which I was sitting.

I felt down from the tree as soon as I cut the branch.

Lucky axe fell down far away from me.



There you are Kalidasa where were you for so many centuries ?
 
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Well I was i 5th or 6th standard that time.

I read that story of Kalidas much later. When I read his story, I felt great I have done what great Kalidas had aslo did.
 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
Well I was i 5th or 6th standard that time.

I read that story of Kalidas much later. When I read his story, I felt great I have done what great Kalidas had aslo did.



This is more popular as one of the Humorous Stories of Sheikh Chilli .

I knew that story as it was part of the 6th grade text book.
 
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I might be Shaikh Chilli in past life.
 
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SheiKH CHilli

PareKH CHetan


I can guess that
 
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Good Observation Deep

I guess you have read Lateral Thinking by Bono
 
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I once put premium gasoline in a rental car.
 
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Hmmm....

Returning to the original question:

There are a number of silly anecdotes from my teens involving vehicles, where the vehicle didnt end up so good - but despite driving head-first into a semi-truck on one occassion, I always came out unscathed (just scared that my mum was gonna kill me when she found out I'd trashed her car).

Possibly the STUPIDEST bit of decision making I've done was on a holiday to the Peruvian Andes when my girlfirned and I decided we wanted to trek around the "Cordierra Blanca". Having taken the 10 hour bus ride to Huaraz up at 3000m above sea level, where we gasped for beath for a couple of days, we discovered that the tourist industry wasnt as well developed as we'd thought - so decided to go it alone. We had a few days worth of food in our packs together with rudimentary stove, tent etc etc and a pretty good looking map. We took a series of delapadated buses up to a high lake (Langanuco - *AWESOME* place) and began our walk. We planned for a 5 day circuit of Huasacaran (the highest mountian in the world within the tropics). After the end of day 1 it was obvious that 5 days was going to be woefully insufficient for our walk - but we decided to walk on and see how far we could get before having to backtrack..

For 2 days we saw nobody.... the scenery was stunning - high snow covered jagged peaks, warm sunny days, lush green meadows and bright blue glacial lakes. On day three we decided to get up to the top of the pass (6000m) and look into the next valley before deciding whether to proceed or backtrack. Shortly after starting walking we lost the path.. I dont know how - but we did.. In our (altitude induced) dazed state we decided to keep climbing up the grassy slope toward the high pass. the slope got steeper and steeper and in places we were clinging on to grassy tufts to avoid falling over (still wearing full 80ltr backpacks!)... Had we fallen we woudl have plummeted 100's of metres... had we even twisted and ankle we would have been in dire trouble!!!. Just before sunset we finally made it to the top of the pass and were able to camp beside a bright blue lagoon surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of rock and ice listening to small avalanches all through the night!..

The next day we returned the way we came and found from the top of the pass a clear and easy gravel footpath zig-zagging all the way down the mountainside - we have no idea how we managed to miss it on the way up!!..about halfway down a donkey herder passed on his way up and seemed to laugh at the amount of stuff we were carrying (he had a blanket and pair of sandals and a donkey... nothing else!).

The trip remains one of my lifes highlights to date but had either one of us fallen whilst trying to get up that slope I hate to think what would have happened - it woudl certainly be classed as "EXTREME"!!

We later discovered that our map was 20 years old and didnt account for the actions of a large earthquake in 1974 which had radically changed the landscape - 2 new lakes and different shaped hillsides!!!. We went into deserted territory completely unaware of the dangers of altitude and were lucky to come out unscathed!
 
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How many of you know what a pressure cooker is? I'm sure most Indians do

How many of you know what happens when you use your full strength to open a hot pressure cooker?

I do

BOOM!!!
 
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I atttack a bully in a way that a man shouldn't be attack . His friends didn't stop me, they wouldn't miss it for the world. He didn't press charges either for obvious reasons.
 
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In a game of chess in the semi-finals in my college tournament. In the midst of a tense game, I put my Queen in the path of a pawn expecting that move to clinch that game for me.
 
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I once released code to production with a compiler warning still in my code!!! Didn't get caught...
 
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Just back from an incredible roller coaster ride, where we were buckled in seats facing down...and hands and legs dangled in the air.....(btw it was called the superman ride)

another thing....once a stone thrown at me hit me in the eye...and my glasses broke...some shards entered my eyes....could reach a doc after 2 hrs...and he checked and said it was fine...then went to an eye specialist after another 2 hrs...and he took out many small pieces of glass....and thanks to god there was no damage to my eyes!
 
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In school(around 8th grade I think), I had a fight with a teacher who is assigned to 6th grade. We almost came to blows and people had to separate us both. From then on until I graduated with top of the class honors, I was considered a hooligan.
 
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Originally posted by John Dunn:
I once released code to production with a compiler warning still in my code!!! Didn't get caught...



A/one/singular warning??? Must be nice.

When I started work at my previous job, the application I was brought into help enhance had over 3600 warnings when build with the default settings in Borland's Turbo C, and that's how it got released on a regular basis. And the other developers wondered where some of the fragile functionality came from. Rather than finding the array overrun in a low-level function, they just restricted certain user inputs to 32 characters.
 
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Once during lunch time, I found that the food in our office canteen was very bad in taste so me and my friends decided to eat outside for a change. We decided to explore a new restaurant, went there and ordered food (thali) and it was surprising to see the ingredients being the same as they were in our office canteen with the same taste and later we came to know that he was the caterer of our office canteen

P.S. In our office canteen food is free and there we paid money for the same food
 
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Recently i heard 'Funeral' from Rock band Arcade fire.
 
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Before that, I got argued with traffic police around 30 minutes, I was urgent in vehicle, But these 'Daythieves' saw an opportunity to make money from me. It was a good show by me in the road, both in vehicle and with voice.

I released my energy as the voice. With hand and leg guestures, Shouting to all police present on various political and moral and 'economic' matters.

They started looking each other, becoz they dont seen this kind of performance before, And one fellow just started moving to the police jeep. As i see this movement, which may become dangerous, i changed my attitude, become polite and asked them "How much money will be enough"?.
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Last Year I was going to Dehradun along with my frends we were total 5 people, near Jim Corbett National Park we met a severe accident in a small bridge, head on collison with the vehicle coming from the other side at abt 100km/hr. God blessed us we all survived I didnt got even a scratch on my body, the other vehicle fell off from the bridge, there were many kids in that and surprisingly they also didnt got severe injuries or any casualty it was just like a miracle.
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