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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Atlas, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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  2. Mister_Beefy

    Mister_Beefy Legal & Proper

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    unleash the power of thermodynamics.
     

  3. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    LOL! :supergrin:
     
  4. Bruce M

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    "It seemed abnormal that so many got hurt..." Maybe not all of us find that walking across hot coals can cause burns to be abnormal.
     
  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    So who was dumber, the first guy or the twenty who followed him?
     
  6. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Never underestimate the stupidity of large groups of people.
     
  7. janice6

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    I don't care as long as I don't have to pay for their health insurance.
     
  8. davew83

    davew83 hhhhhhhhmmmmmmm

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    The science of a fire walk is very interesting, I would challenge anyone who doesn't know or understand it to do some research.

    "Modern physics has explained the phenomenon by claiming that the amount of time the foot is in contact with the ground is not enough to induce a burn, combined with the fact that coal is not a very good conductor of heat." Sums it up in one sentence although there is a little more to it.
     
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  9. Altaris

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Really? ....It took 21 people doing it before you thought, hey lets stop this?
     
  10. napp32

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    "Cool moss...cool moss...cool moss...YEEEEIIIII...oh crap, oh crap, oh crap".
     
  11. Batesmotel

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    I had a renter who used hot coals in his magic act (juggling and holding coals in his hand). He said part of pulling off the illusion was the choice of coals. Natural mesquite coals burn great but are light and don't transfer heat as well as modern charcoal briquets which are denser.

    Another trick was to make sure his hand (or in this case, feet) were totally dry as any sweat transfers heat.
     
  12. janice6

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    It has been said that the collective IQ of a group is equivalent to the reciprocal of the sum of the individuals.
     
  13. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    They just proved they weren't as awesome as Tony Robbins. Lol
     
  14. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    I must be misreading this... Are you saying that the bigger a group is, the higher the collective IQ?
     
  15. Kevin108

    Kevin108 THIS IS IN ALL CAPS

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    The magic word in his statement was reciprocal. It's okay, not everybody gets math jokes.

    5318008
     
  16. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” ― Winston Churchill


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  17. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Oh, crap! Now you're gonna get that guy to come in here and lecture everybody again. Maybe we'll get lucky and there's a comic book convention this weekend.


    :supergrin:
     
  18. gwalchmai

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    I agree.

    ETA: I just read the article. I guess I'd walk across hot coals to avoid a Tony Robbins talk, too, so maybe these guys should get public assistance for their burns.
     
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  19. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I suspect the problem the average suburbanite will run into, hwoever, is that it takes a lot less to burn their feet than a guy who has been walking around Haiti with no shoes for 30 years.

    Guess what - if you need a motivational speaker, you're probably not tough enough to walk on hot coals.
     
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  20. gwalchmai

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    My new sig line. :supergrin: