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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Roy holds a record. People are amazed at this record, but no one wants to try to break it. What is it?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 6:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Roy has done something better? faster? longer? higher? wider? more often? than anyone else? or for the first time?
Is it a record you would find in the Guiness book of world records?
It is not a gramophone record, is it?
Is Roy human? male? adult?
Would it be possible to break the record?
Would anyone breaking the record run the risk of getting hurt? of accepting financial loss? of regretting it?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Roy has done something better?no faster?no longer?no higher?no wider?no more often?yes than anyone else?yes or for the first time?no
Is it a record you would find in the Guiness book of world records?possibly, but I'm not sure
It is not a gramophone record, is it? no
Is Roy human? male? adult? yes to all
Would it be possible to break the record? yes
Would anyone breaking the record run the risk of getting hurt?yes of accepting financial loss?possibly of regretting it?very likely
Sherluck_hums (Sherluck_hums)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he break this record at a rodeo? Any special event? Is the era he broke it in relevent? if it is was it in the 18th century? 19th? 20th? 21st?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he break this record at a rodeo?no Any special event?no Is the era he broke it in relevent?no if it is was it in the 18th century? 19th? 20th?this 21st?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

After a little research I have determined that yes, Roy's record is in the Guinness Book of Records.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it take more than a month to break the record? A year?
Did he set out to set the record initially?
Does it take a talent? Or is it an unfortunate thing people do?
Would doing it occasionally be considered normal? Do most of us try to stop from doing it?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hiccups?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it take more than a month to break the record? A year? Theoretically, it could be broken in a matter of minutes, but in reality it took Roy decades.
Did he set out to set the record initially? NO
Does it take a talent?no Or is it an unfortunate thing people do?yesish, tiny FA
Would doing it occasionally be considered normal?no Do most of us try to stop from doing it?well, yes

Hiccups?no
Puzzlicious (Puzzlicious)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2006 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it involve pain? Broken bones?
Have most of us done it ever?
Cookie (Cookie)
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Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 9:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Roy break the record by purpose? Or is it something that just happened to him? Like "the man who broke his leg the most times"?
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Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 11:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Roy die? Get hurt? Paralyzed permanently? Does it involve big heights?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 1:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it involve pain?yes Broken bones?no
Have most of us done it ever?no

Did Roy break the record by purpose?no Or is it something that just happened to him?yes Like "the man who broke his leg the most times"?yes, but no to example

Did Roy die?well, yes, but not from this Get hurt?yes Paralyzed permanently?no Does it involve big heights?yope
Bodo (Bodo)
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Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 3:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hit by lightning?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 4:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hit by lightning?YES! Damn, that was fast.

*****************SPOILER*******************

Roy C. Sullivan from Virginia holds the record for the person most times struck by lightning - and living to tell the tale. Between 1942 and 1983, Roy has the dubious distinction of being struck by lightning seven times. He was known as the Human Lightning Rod.

The first lightning strike in 1942 happened as he was working up in a lookout tower and the lighting bolt shot through his leg and knocked his big toenail off.

In 1969 while he was driving along a mountain road a second strike burned off his eyebrows and knocked him unconscious. Another strike just a year later, while he was walking across his yard to get the mail, left his shoulder seared.

He was standing in the office at the ranger station in 1972 when lightning set his hair on fire and Roy had to throw a bucket of water over his head to cool off. A year later, after his hair had grown back, a lightning bolt ripped through his hat and hit him on the head, setting his hair on fire again. It threw him out of his truck, knocked his left shoe off and seared his legs. A sixth strike hit him in 1976 while he was checking on a campsite, injuring his ankle.

The last lightning bolt to hit Roy in 1977 happened while he was fishing. It sent him to hospital with chest and stomach burns.

Roy Sullivan was never killed by lighting - he committed suicide while in his 70's in 1983 reportedly distraught over the loss of a woman.
Cookie (Cookie)
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Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

well, it was solved fast but what a good idea for a puzzle!
Bodo (Bodo)
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Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I dunno, I think I'd rather be hit by lightning than hold the world record for coninuous hiccups...:-O
Bodo (Bodo)
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Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Er, conTinuous, that is.
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Friday, December 08, 2006 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can just imagine his reaction each successive time...the first time..."oh my god, I was hit by lightning, I'm so lucky to be alive!" the next time..."Wow, what are the chances! I guess I'm unlucky!" the third time "Ok, seriously???" and thereafter I'm sure it got a bit routine. I bet if I was his friend and I heard about the fourth lightning strike I'd be rolling on the floor laughing. By the seventh it would be "Hey, guess what happened today?"..."I don't know, did Roy get hit by lightning again?"..."Yep, he sure did".."Well, Ok then."

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