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    Scares me and I'm fearless...

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    There was a time when I wouldn't think twice about walking across on that plank.
    But age may have brought about just a little wisdom in that area.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    Close your eyes and run real fast!

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    I wonder if bungee jumping was invented when someone was tied to a rope in case they fell off they could have been retrieved. On another note, I am a recovering alcoholic and before I quit drinking 40 years ago, I used to walk crane I-beam when someone would not have crane over load and trying to pick slightly out of reach of the trolley in 30 foot ceiling. After I got sober. I could not do it anymore. Like Frank said "age and wisdom" now prevail although at 73 I am grateful to still be fairly active.

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    The origins of bungee jumping: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_diving

    I remember reading that 1970 National Geographic article.

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    Hey let's stroll over to the other side, the view is better!

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    This guy's taking the safe route too!
    Vintage work crew photos-hail-no.jpg
    Probably a slower Di Di Mau than your octopus, lol.
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    You go first, we'll watch

    Vintage work crew photos-getatt22.jpg

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    It might be the safer route...
    Vintage work crew photos-oregon_trunk_railroad_bridge_workers_fullsize.jpg
    ..but its one hell of a climb!

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    With all of that debris on the ground, it's not much safer down there...

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