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Go tearing out into a howling January ice storm to attempt to prop up the leaning stud walls of the barn under construction when some of the braces gave way.

When the walls came down, at least I was standing between two of the studs.

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Old 10-14-2013, 05:29 AM
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put tweezers into a wall outlet (one of my first "science experiments" at the age of 5)
I'm laughing uncontrollably. I did the same thing at about the same age.

Why did I think it was ok to check the chain lubrication on my bike while in motion. Ran my finger all the way through the front sprocket.
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put tweezers into a wall outlet (one of my first "science experiments" at the age of 5)
I used keys, at about the same age.

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My first year of teaching, I allowed a student named Richard Head to use a nickname.
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When I was 8, I found an old power cord in the garbage. I put paperclips in it, hooked it up to a 9 volt batter, then plugged it in....at my friend's house. It recharged the battery, as far as I could tell. It only occurred to me later that day that his dad yelling at him in Hindi and his lights going out might have been related to my experiment.
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Dr. Michael Hunt ran the planetarium at my high school.
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Why did I.... date a red head with big boobs... what could go wrong?
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Swap out a new fuel petcock for a leaking one on my still warm from ride Norton with 3+ gallons of gas in the tank.
Long funny story with good outcome. NEVER try this, Darwin Award material..������
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Mel Ted Dick was my history teacher in high school. No joke.
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Wow....I just realized I have done several of these......sad
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I'm laughing uncontrollably. I did the same thing at about the same age.

Why did I think it was ok to check the chain lubrication on my bike while in motion. Ran my finger all the way through the front sprocket.
My dad, an electrical guru, was out in the barn when I did it. I remember lights getting dim in the house, sparks and flames spewing out of the wall, and being knocked on my butt by the electrocution. He came running in...he knew exactly what was happening. Learned my lesson on that one....
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It was only 25 amperes received on my end. Blew the breaker and done. Learned a lot about alternating current that day.
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Buy the first Miata we looked at... $4200 for Miata... $4000 in repairs... still have at least $1500 in upgrades I want to do.

However when I'm done it will have all the parts I want on it, it should be like new and good for another 100K miles.

Wife bought the car for me with her inheritance... "I like this one"
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Check why they put a ribbon on that wire around the cow pasture.

Ride a motorcycle through a snow storm.
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Check why they put a ribbon on that wire around the cow pasture.

Ride a motorcycle through a snow storm.
Talked my city cousin into peeing on above mentioned ribbon.
Did not end well for me after my father found out who the "jackass" was that told cousin John that it's ok to hose that ribbon down. To my dad's credit, he did wait to beat my ass until after cousin Johnny's (pussy) obligatory ER visit.
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...fool around with a drunk crazy girl that showed up at my dorm room in college. (Happened more than once.)
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