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39 Responses to Man Completes 3,272-Mile Amazon Swim

  1. Profile photo of ashrafali142
    ashrafali142 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2007 at 10:06 pm
    Link: Man Completes 3,272-Mile Amazon Swim - A 52- year-old Slovenian successfully completed a swim down the Amazon River
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    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 2:16 am
    Whats with the bonett? He looks like a drowning scarcrow.

    But go him I could never do it.

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    Demogorgon66 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Screw that
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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 3:15 am
    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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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 3:36 am
    ummmmm... Why?
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    jerome95 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 3:42 am
    i wonder if he saw them tiger fish
  7. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 3:47 am
    Good on him.
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    will_lee Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 6:26 am
    wasnt this to stop the war or something idealistic like that? didnt work
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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 6:40 am
    If some Piranhas would have attacked him it would be fun to watch.
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 6:56 am
    *post grub apathy*
    i already heard about this second hand so im not going to bother reading it.
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    xyra Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 9:08 am
    I can`t believe he didn`t get eaten by all the river monsters. Geeeeze!!!!
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    gonadsonfire Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 9:27 am
    "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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    ReaLLyBoReD7 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 10:50 am
    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.
  14. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 11:16 am
    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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    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 11:35 am
    very well done to him
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2007 at 11:51 am
    No way would i even go near the river, let alone swim in it.
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    sprink99 Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2007 at 12:55 pm
    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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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 1:09 pm
    That guy`s nuts.
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    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 1:25 pm
    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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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    ehehe ^ he`s cute.
    I bet really bored7 and legion5 regularly laminate.
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    sunnysongbrd Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 2:54 pm
    Well, done, old chap...

    eh... umm...

    Now what?

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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    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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    TJAW Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    This guy didn`t swim because he`s insane. The reason he did it was obvious!!

    ....

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

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    Dracor Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 5:34 pm
    i agree with letsgopoping, give him a cookie.
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    pearljam0307 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    now to go on to the nile
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    kph155 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    lol i like his quote on the Nile river
  27. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    Dracor obviously didnt read the whole article
  28. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    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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    kph155 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    im glad someone like legion5 is staning up for the guy
  30. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 7:23 pm
    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

  31. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 7:24 pm
    a European who is more like an American. :)

    Thank you.

  32. Profile photo of Tweetness
    Tweetness Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2007 at 8:03 pm
    bada$$
  33. Profile photo of kmdavis85
    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2007 at 12:45 am
    That`s pretty nuts...
  34. Profile photo of bccseahawkz
    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2007 at 1:01 am
    -yawns-
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    KimonoThief Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2007 at 1:09 am
    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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    eskimoboy6 Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2007 at 2:50 pm
    I`ve been to Slovenia 3 times
  37. Profile photo of bwahbwah
    bwahbwah Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2007 at 10:28 pm
    Now lets see the pictures of the tapeworm in his urinary gland
  38. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    medically tested IQ of 149?

    lmao

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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2007 at 3:22 pm
    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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