I didn't see a thread for "Don't Try This at Home" or "Well, it could have been worse!" posts, so I'm creating one. We've all done things we should be ashamed of, so don't be shy. Here are a few experiences to help get things started.
- I once won a bet by swallowing a 2-inch scoop of sherbet. The pain wasn't bad (so severe as to numb the headache), but I lost all vision for 10 seconds and couldn't speak the next day.
- I wanted to fell a huge cherry tree from a rather steep river bank, so I tied a cable through the first fork (20+ feet above ground) and anchored it to a stump so the tree would "swing around" rather than fall into the water. As I completed my cut, a wind gust came up, the cable broke, the tree split down the middle, I dove to the ground, and the tree portions fell on both sides of me. I guess I needed a bigger cable.
- As a kid, I occasionally rode in the hopper wagon when Dad was picking corn. I fell asleep and got buried. Luckily, the picker malfunctioned. I woke up & yelled while Dad was near the wagon and he dug me out.