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DoctorStrangelove
6th November 2018, 08:52
Poor sod.

Australian man dies eight years after eating slug for dare (https://uk.yahoo.com/news/australian-man-28-left-paraplegic-eating-slug-dare-dies-eight-years-later-093201485.html)

Took a while but he got there in the end.

woohoo
6th November 2018, 09:12
Poor sod.

Australian man dies eight years after eating slug for dare (https://uk.yahoo.com/news/australian-man-28-left-paraplegic-eating-slug-dare-dies-eight-years-later-093201485.html)

Took a while but he got there in the end.

Pretty sad, daft lad out with his mates and dared to eat it. 8 years of pain and suffering apparently.

Hobosapien
6th November 2018, 10:03
Tragic story. Anyone that as a kid mucked around outdoors (before the playstation generation :rolleyes:), or still does if you're a Bear Grills wannabe, can probably sympathise that such an apparently innocuous action could have such devastating consequences.

Personally I was saved from myself at a young age when the local kids passed around about knowing someone that had to have their stomach pumped after eating crab apples scrumped from a garden down the road. Of course no one knew the kid directly so likely a typical kids urban myth started by a parent (or owner of said garden :laugh) but it did make me think more about the stuff we ate that was wild and not from the local sweet shop. :eyes

Makes me wonder how those winkers on Celebrity Jungle eat so many live tiny animals with abandon yet don't die in excruciating pain from contracting something deadly. One day maybe ... :tongue

GreenMirror
6th November 2018, 14:01
Makes me wonder how those winkers on Celebrity Jungle eat so many live tiny animals with abandon yet don't die in excruciating pain from contracting something deadly. One day maybe ... :tongue

I expect everything has been sterilised first. It might even all be beef....

Hobosapien
6th November 2018, 16:07
I expect everything has been sterilised first. It might even all be beef....

Yes I expect it's all showmanship in that even the live critters are harvested in a controlled environment. They're not likely to be rustling the bushes to capture the lunch.

A line from Dog Soldiers (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280609/) comes to mind on behalf of all the eaten live animals, "I hope I give you the s***s". :smokin

cosmic
7th November 2018, 07:41
Poor sod.

Australian man dies eight years after eating slug for dare (https://uk.yahoo.com/news/australian-man-28-left-paraplegic-eating-slug-dare-dies-eight-years-later-093201485.html)

Took a while but he got there in the end.

Clearly Sam didn't get the memo and watch monsters inside me. That would stop anyone doing something stupid and/or reckless. Poor guy! He should know everything in Australia is deadly.

GJABS
7th November 2018, 21:46
He didn't choose the slug life, the slug life chose him.

Still, a pretty sad thing to have happened.

d000hg
8th November 2018, 11:59
I don't think this is really Darwin material. Just a tragedy. Not like those people falling into the Grand Canyon trying to get extreme selfies.