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    Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - After 3,272 miles of exhaustion, sunburn, delirium and piranhas, a 52-year-old Slovenian successfully completed a swim down the Amazon River Saturday that could set a world record for distance — something he's already done three times before.
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    Re: Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    That's ridiculous. I have a hard time with the pool.

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    Re: Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    I don't know what is crazier, the record, or the fact he didn't get eaten by pihranas

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    Re: Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    What I want to know is how do people afford to do these stupid things?
    They can't have jobs.
    Did they just inherit money and decide to do something stupid?

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    Re: Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    Swimmer's life at risk after record Amazon trip

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070408/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_brazil_amazon_swimmer;_ylt=Akf9L4jT5n5KhT 95oLG0MXYZ.3QA

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    Re: Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Swimmer's life at risk after record Amazon trip

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070408/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_brazil_amazon_swimmer;_ylt=Akf9L4jT5n5KhT 95oLG0MXYZ.3QA
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    Re: Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    [size=12pt]Big deal.....you want to impress me.....Start at the ocean and swim 3,272 miles UPSTREAM!
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    I'd much rather see the Packers miss the playoffs because of their talent then because of their injuries.

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    "Vikefanman2000" wrote:
    [size=12pt]Big deal.....you want to impress me.....Start at the ocean and swim 3,272 miles UPSTREAM!

    ;D[/size]
    I guarantee there is some asshole somewhere preparing to do just that.
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    Re: Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    I wonder how many leeches they picked off of him?

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Man completes 3,272-mile Amazon swim

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "Vikefanman2000" wrote:
    [size=12pt]Big deal.....you want to impress me.....Start at the ocean and swim 3,272 miles UPSTREAM!

    ;D[/size]
    I guarantee there is some donkey butt somewhere preparing to do just that.
    I bet you are right!
    Seriously though....if I am going to try this feat (To set the record straight...I AM NOT)....
    I would be bringing my own medical team with me...and not counting on some third world medics to save me from a heart attack!

    I have seen enough Discovery Channel to know that a MASH tent is more sanitary then third world hospitals!
    NO THANKS!

    Hey, by the way....the article says he floated down the Mississippi a few years ago....
    did any of you "locals" happen to cheer him on??
    (or more likely, throw bricks at him from bridges)
    I'd much rather see the Packers miss the playoffs because of their talent then because of their injuries.

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