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#294622 - 10/18/06 04:04 PM Moments of stupidity can make you smarter.
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Registered: 06/17/05
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When I was eight years old, I was riding my bike down hill, very fast. I was barefoot, wearing only shorts and a t-shirt (helmets and kneepads hadn't been invented yet)

I found myself wondering what would happen if I stuck my foot through the spokes of the front wheel. Being more interested in application than theory, I went ahead and did it.

Immediately my bike went end over end, and I went rolling down the street. I wasn't seriously hurt, but I learned a little about physics that day.

The next year, I wanted to know how far I could ride my bike at full speed with my eyes closed. (there's a pattern developing here.)

It only took a parked minivan to solve that puzzle. I never rode with my eyes closed again.

I've done plenty of stupid things that taught me something as an adult, but I'll save those for later.

What stupid things have you done that made you smarter?

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#294623 - 10/18/06 04:17 PM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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Registered: 05/15/05
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Loc: Poland
I joined the army!
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#294624 - 10/18/06 04:53 PM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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When I was younger, my cousins had me ride downhill on a bicycle while they threw footballs at me from about 50 yds away. Thankfully they never turned out to be quarterbacks. Another fun time was when it snowed..we would put our sleds on top of a hill that was about 100-150 yds high. At the bottom of the hill there was a barbed wire fence. We would get going reasonably fast and bail out at the last second. I always chickened out, but it was still fun. From my experiences, I learned to never listen to my cousins. (I was a generally smart kid).
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#294625 - 10/18/06 08:30 PM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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when iwa young i used to get into it with my older bro. one day we were playing b-ball and he [censored] me off so i threw a rock at him then ran i thougt i wa far enough away and slowed down and BAM i wa out cold. he had picked up a rock and threw it and it hit me in the temple. when i came thrugh i ran into my house yelling and crying and BAM my dad ko'ed me saying don't ever come screaming in the house like that i thought something was wrong with you, i had blood rolling down the side of my face. lesson learned don't through rocks at my bro and don't [censored] dad off.
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#294626 - 10/18/06 11:11 PM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: 5353]
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Jeeze your dads a jerk.. no offense. Yeah I've done a few stupid things in my time (about 16 years worth). Can't remember msot of them, but I've doen some really idiotic stunts in my lifetime.
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#294627 - 10/19/06 01:02 AM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: Stormdragon]
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my dad has passed away, and no offense taken he was a hard hard man great father(provider) no so in the dad department
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#294628 - 10/19/06 02:50 AM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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Registered: 01/13/05
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Loc: Cambridge UK.
Quote:

What stupid things have you done that made you smarter?




Got engaged to a girl believing that her 36G dimensions would compensate for a total lack of common interests and finding her ever so slightly annoying. 3 years and one messy split up later.
lesson learned: do not confuse lust for love

lent a friend £200, 6 months later, had not seen any of it back. Came to a head one drunken evening. Beat the $hit out of him. lost friend. lost money.
Lessons learned: never borrow and never lend. Violence is not always a satisfying resolution to a dispute.

Went to University, partied too hard, did no work, played up to a 'rock n' roll' image that people had of me (and liked me for). Got thrown out, caused terrible pain and worry to my parents.
Lessons learned: All your actions, no matter how self absorbed, have consequences to others. Being popular is not as important as being a caring and decent person. Family comes first, no matter what.

all i can think of right now.
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#294629 - 10/19/06 02:53 AM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10413
Loc: Great White North
To many to list, I was always testing things as a kid and had little fear. Overtime I soon realized fear was a good thing to have otherwise I'd always end up in the hospital.

As a stupid young adult and under the influence at the at the lake, dumby me thought I'd toss some gasoline on to the fire and the flame came right up the nozzle and up my arm singing all of the hair off ... that was stupid. Buddy and I drank all day on my deck many years ago and stupid us never thought about sun burn ... especially to only half of our bodies. When first shaving my head about 4 years ago, while mowing the lawn I thought I'd throw a hat on so I wouldn't burn my head. I did not even realize that the half moon in the back was still exposed and when I took the cap off I had a white head, red neck and a red half moon ... all lasting for about a week.

So much more but that would only bore you.
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#294630 - 10/19/06 04:49 AM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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Registered: 08/12/06
Posts: 446
I was eighteen and a proud owner of a silver Lancia Beta HPE 2000IE, a beautiful, fast car. With only one years driving experience I was not really up to the task of handling it properly which manifested in a embarrassing and potentially lethal crash while racing a Peugeot 205GTI, I was about to overtake it on a long sweeping bend when I lost the back end at 90MPH. I rolled several times, snapped a telegraph pole, went through a dense hedge and ended upside down in a factory carpark. Thankfully nobody but me was involved and I ended up with a small cut on my hand. My dad took me to the crash scene the day after in the hope I might find my glasses, which he did, somehow they survived falling off me and avoided getting crushed by paramedics and the tow truck and the driver. I'm not very religious but I often wonder if my guardian angel was looking out for me. Lesson learned, drive with more care and less bravado and arrogance…..oh and stupidity
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#294631 - 10/19/06 10:42 PM Re: Moments of stupidity can make you smarter. [Re: grumbleweed]
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 3409
Loc: Salem, OR
Awhile back I decided it would be cool to get in a little janitors bucket and have my friends push me full strength downhill over a parking lot of pavement for about 40 feet, and then ram into a path of river rocks, stopping the bucket, and fly out of the thing...Pain hurts.
slammed goblet down on the table as a toddler... split the web of my hand wide open...2 stitches.
Decided to test a knife blade on my thumb...didn't realize I cut myself until blood ran off.
Many many more...
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