Grand Canyon Photographer‏

Take a deep breath and look at this one. He is I think a candidate for the Darwin Awards Grand Canyon Photographer

This is a case of a photographer photographing another photographer. The following pictures were taken by Hans van de Vorst from the Netherlands at the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The descriptions are his own. The identity of the photographer in the photos is unknown.

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I was simply stunned seeing this guy standing on this solitary rock in the Grand Canyon.

The canyon’s depth is 900 meters here. The rock on the right is next to the canyon and safe.

Watching this guy on his thong sandals, with a camera and a tripod I asked myself 3 questions:

1. How did he climb that rock?

2. Why not take that sunset picture from that rock to the right, which is perfectly safe?

3. How will he get back?

After the sun set behind the canyon’s horizon he packed his things (having only one hand available) and prepared himself for the jump. This took about 2 minutes.  At that point he had the full attention of the crowd.

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This is the point of no return.
After that, he jumped on his thong sandals…
The canyon’s depth is 900 meters (3,000 feet) here.

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Now you can see that the adjacent rock is higher so he tried to land lower, which is quite steep and tried to use his one hand to grab the rock.

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We’ve come to the end of this story. Look carefully at the photographer.
He has a camera, a tripod and also a plastic bag, all on his shoulder or in his left hand. Only his right hand is available to grab the rock and the weight of his stuff is a problem.
He lands low on his flip flops, both his right hand and right foot slip away…

At that moment I take this shot. He pushes his body against the rock. He waits for a few seconds, throws his stuff on the rock, climbs and walks away. Presumably to a bathroom to change his shorts.



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The Royal Guard ……Ooops‏

This will put a smile on your face this rainy morning …….

The funniest incident comes about half way through this series of clips when soldiers
of some Middle Eastern Country are attending to a coffin at an airport ……

These soldiers don’t look like they could organize a one car funeral let alone being part
of an honour guard ………. watch for it .

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(Perhaps they should stop polishing the soles of their boots – Ed)

Did I read that sign right?

1) In a Restroom

TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW

2) In a Laundromat:

AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT

3) In a London department store:

BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS

4) In an office:

WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN

5) In an office:

AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD

6) Outside a second hand shop:

WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING – BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

7) Notice in health food shop window:

CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

8) Spotted in a safari park:(I sure hope so)

ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR

9) Seen during a conference:

FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN’T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR

10)Notice in a farmer’s field

THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.

11) Message on a leaflet

IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS

12) On a repair shop door:

WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD – THE BELL DOESN’T WORK)

Strange Newspaper Headlines

1) Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

2) Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Really? Ya think?

3) Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Now that’s taking things a bit far!

4) Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

What a guy!

5) Miners Refuse to Work after Death

Good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!

6) Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

See if that works any better than a fair trial!

7) War Dims Hope for Peace

I can see where it might have that effect!

8) If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

Ya think?!

9) Cold Wave Appears to be Linked to Temperatures

Who would have thought!

10) Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

They may be onto something!

11) Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?

12) Man Recently Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge

He probably IS the battery charge!

13) New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Weren’t they fat enough?!

14)  Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

That’s what he gets for eating those beans!

15) Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

16) Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Boy, are they tall!

17) Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?

morning smiles‏

HOPE THESE MAKE EVERYONE SMILE
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PAY ATTENTION MEN
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YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY WON’T GET THIS ONE
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WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT
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WOW ANOTHER COOL IDEA
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OH HOW FUNNY

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THIS MAN JUST RESTORED FAITH IN HUMANITY
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SAD BUT TRUE, ADAM CAN YOU DO THIS TO MINE, PLEASE
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YEP I USE THEM FOR CAT LITTER, IT’S CALLED REPURPOSING
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What is Courage

What is the meaning of courage?
 
Is it to fight a bull without any weapon?

Is it to fly a fighter in combat?

Is it to practice free fall parachuting?

Is it bungee jumping, white water rafting?
 
Bullshit .. those are nothing!

THIS
, my friend, is COURAGE!!!

What is Courage
Plus, it’s the last photo I have of my dog

Both Feet In

If you ever feel a little bit stupid,

just dig this up and read it again;

you’ll begin to think you’re a genius…

 

 

 



(On September 17, 1994, Alabama’s Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.)


Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: “I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever,”

–Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.
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“Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.”

–Mariah Carey
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“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life,”

— Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign
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“I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,”

–Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.
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“Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,”

–Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC ..

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“That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I’m just the one to do it,”

–A congressional candidate in Texas ..
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“Half this game is ninety percent mental.”

–Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark
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“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it..”

–Al Gore, Vice President
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“I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix.”

— Dan Quayle
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“We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?”

–Lee Iacocca
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“The word “genius” isn’t applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”
–Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst.
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“We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.”

— Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor.
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“Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.”

–Department of Social Services, Greenville , South Carolina
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“Traditionally, most of Australia’s imports come from overseas.”
–Keppel Enderbery
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“If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there’ll be a record.”

— Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman

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Feeling smarter yet?



Send it on to
your brilliant friends.

 

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I just did!



Last picture taken of an idiot

It’s the laws of nature that the stupid usually remove themselves from the gene pool………

Last picture taken of an idiot

(…and preferably before the genes have been passed on. -Ed)

The Height of Jihadi Stupidity

                     This is the height of jihad stupidity.

                  They have the brains of a door knob.

(That, by the way, is an insult to door knobs. Door knobs are a lot smarter… and useful!)

the height of jihadi stupidity‏

A Taliban suicide bomber stopped and searched by police,

was found with a metal shield around his penis.  Asked about

the purpose of this protection, his response was: he wanted to

keep his penis intact after the explosion, not to have any

sexual problems once he found his 72 virgins in heaven…

Chinese Jet Engine Maintenance 101

When I was working in Hong Kong I was warned not to fly on Chinese planes.  – now I know why! 

For anybody who is not familiar with a jet engine, a jet fan blade should be perfectly smooth.

A pilot for a Chinese carrier requested permission and landed at FRA (Frankfurt , Germany) for an unscheduled refuelling stop.

The reason became soon apparent to the ground crew: The Number 3 engine had been shutdown previously because of excessive vibration, and because it didn’t look too good. It had apparently been no problem for the ground crew guys back in China: as they took some sturdy straps and wrapped them around two of the fan blades and the structures behind, thus stopping any unwanted wind-milling (engine spinning by itself due to airflow passing thru the blades during flight) and associated uncomfortable vibration caused by the sub optimal fan.

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Note that the straps are seat-belts … how resourceful! After making the “repairs”, off they went into the wild blue yonder with another revenue-making flight on only three engines!

With the increased fuel consumption, they got a bit low on fuel, and just set it down at the closest airport (FRA) for a quick refill.

That’s when the problems started: The Germans, who are kind of picky about this stuff, inspected the malfunctioning engine and immediately grounded the aircraft. (Besides the seat-belts, notice the appalling condition of the fan blades.)  The airline operator had to send a chunk of money to get the first engine replaced (took about 10 days).

The repair contractor decided to do some impromptu inspection work on the other engines, none of which looked  all that great either.  The result: a total of 3 engines were eventually changed on this plane before it was permitted to fly again.

Chinese Jet Engine Maintenance 101_002Chinese Jet Engine Maintenance 101_003And you all were worried about toys with lead paint.