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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Sky diving?

What is it with all those application videos that declare the author to be adventure loving risk takers?

I did a quick count last night and I reckon that of the 8,000 submitted to date, 7,910 have pictures of the candidate in the middle of a tandem skydive.

Now good luck to them, it's just that I don't consider that to be particularly risky behaviour. Sure the G-Forces are greater than those one experiences when the chute opens are bigger than when the elastic on the bungee cord takes up, but really people, it's statistically very safe indeed.

I was going to try parachuting naked once, but got the wind up me.

On the other hand, no one that I've seen has mentioned wildflower photography, which is a shame really because the islands have plenty of stuff to photograph. Where's the danger in that you might ask?

If you have to ask that, you've never been in a biker bar and responded to that eternal question:

"What do you do?"

"Oh, I photograph flowers."

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