Man Completes 3,272-Mile Amazon Swim

Submitted by: ashrafali142 10 years ago in
http://somethingbeautifull.blogspot.com/2007/04/man-completes-3272-mile-amazon-swim.html

A 52- year-old Slovenian successfully completed a swim down the Amazon River
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Male 2,510
and im laughing at the "medically tested"

who ever heard of medically tested iq tests?

whats the matter, were the docters frightened it was dangerously low for a person of your age so they had to rush you into the emergency testing room?

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Male 2,510
medically tested IQ of 149?

lmao

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Male 982
Now lets see the pictures of the tapeworm in his urinary gland
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Male 72
I`ve been to Slovenia 3 times
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Male 126
That`s amazing! How can anyone criticize him? The guy swam 3,000+ miles, current or not, through a river containing piranhas and anacondas. I wouldn`t even set my little toe in that water.
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Male 204
-yawns-
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Female 604
That`s pretty nuts...
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Male 292
bada$$
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Male 438
a European who is more like an American. :)

Thank you.

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Male 438
ly non correlateory to the deaths of swimmers then you are blindingly retarded. The random left right up down forward backward current and the ways in which they interact are the direct CAUSES of swimmer death. You don`t get pulled under because it`s just a stream of water, you get pulled under because the current is directed that way (usually into the air and then down onto you by gravity, similar to waves, and how surfers get pulled under).

If you don`t believe me still watch the shampoo video on the main page, and imagine the lateral surface as a piece of debris. Shampoo is more cohesive than water so the effect is even better seen.

To expand even further what I said earlier current combined with debris in the right levels can make such a swim even HARDER, it`s not magically linear, there is no pool captain Speedo. There is poo in the water and a complex reaction (even literal poo in the water).

Anyway to anyone besides captain Speedo and Euro-man, ladies an gentlemen, we have

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Male 528
im glad someone like legion5 is staning up for the guy
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Male 438
Wow Europeans are more retarded than everyone ladies and gentelmen! Surprise surprise (for the record I have a medically tested IQ of 149 so don`t even pull that America crap).

Anyway the acceleration and speed is obviously forwards but it is highly dispursed the floor of the Amazon which is littered with rocks and branches. (it is an extremely unclean river).

Racing current death can be divided into two categories, the first is by hitting a rock, and obviously your interpretation is that the back current off of rocks and other debris magically destroys acceleration and kinetic energy. Unfortunately the swimmer’s head would be bashed against a nice hard rock way before any backcurrents were able to reduce his velocity to 0. After all he has meters and meters of former forward current before the 2 or 3 that have back current act on the swimmer.

The second effect is to diffuse and disperse and generally randomize the currents, if you are saying the effect of debris is direct

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Male 528
Dracor obviously didnt read the whole article
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Male 528
lol i like his quote on the Nile river
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Male 98
now to go on to the nile
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Male 140
i agree with letsgopoping, give him a cookie.
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Male 610
This guy didn`t swim because he`s insane. The reason he did it was obvious!!

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He was getting driving directions from a Goggle map! It`s obvious!!

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Male 2,510
ReaLLyBoReD7 is right i do mountaineering, (walks, climbing) it is impossible to walk that distance in the time limit never mind swimming.

"because when a current hits an object the water goes in reverse, the force is directed backwards"

this was possibly the stupidest quote ive ever seen. So what your saying is when in a river and the current is pulling you down stream just sit tight because the current will reverse and you will stay in one place? tell that to the thousands of people who have been killed by racing currents.

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Female 532
Well, done, old chap...

eh... umm...

Now what?

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Female 1,395
ehehe ^ he`s cute.
I bet really bored7 and legion5 regularly laminate.
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Male 703
i heard he did is so people can think more about the amazon rainforest... piranhas don`t attach people unless they are bleeding or i think in a really small spaces... but seriously this guy went through a lot,...the sun is very very hot and with the reflection of the sun on the water directly on him its burning... somebody give him a cookie
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Female 1,984
That guy`s nuts.
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Male 393
Another pratt does something completely pointless and we`re all supposed to pat him on the back and say well done. Not me.
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Male 1,024
No way would i even go near the river, let alone swim in it.
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Male 946
very well done to him
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Male 438
Ummm he averaged about 2 miles an hour, so that means you are either a moron trying to brag and the current figures are wrong, or you don`t even realize that that average is highly irrelevant because when a current hits an object the water goes in reverse, the force is directed backwards.

This is what forms white water. Furthermore he was wearing the hat because he got chronic sunburn.

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Male 32
This is the stupidest thing i have ever seen...first of all they are basing this over land distance not water distance. The Amazon has a 2 mile an hour current in the dry season to a 6 mile an hour current in the rainy season and judging by the time he was swimming lets say he was swimming in an average of a 4 mile an hour current. that means that the current pulled him FARTHER than he swam everyday with an average distance of 50 miles a day. the current could easily pull you that far in a day. I understand that there would still be a lot of swimming because it`s not a straight shot and he has to be swimming to control himself, but just judging it by the longest swim is stupid. I swim competitively and I keep track of how far I swim and this just insults me because with the current, his over water distance was probably under 100 miles, maybe 200.
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Male 579
"Cramps, high blood pressure, diarrhea, chronic insomnia, >>larvae infections<<, dehydration and abrasions caused by the constant rubbing of his wet suit against his skin frequently tormented him."

O_o

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Female 137
I can`t believe he didn`t get eaten by all the river monsters. Geeeeze!!!!
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Female 1,395
*post grub apathy*
i already heard about this second hand so im not going to bother reading it.
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Male 838
If some Piranhas would have attacked him it would be fun to watch.
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Male 99
wasnt this to stop the war or something idealistic like that? didnt work
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Female 1,228
Good on him.
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Male 40
i wonder if he saw them tiger fish
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Male 667
ummmmm... Why?
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Female 690
I could never do that. I dislike it when piranhas swim in the same river as me. Maybe he will be the one to try and follow Goggles instruction to swim across the Atlantic...
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Male 193
Screw that
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Male 130
Whats with the bonett? He looks like a drowning scarcrow.

But go him I could never do it.

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Male 4
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