Man Saves Own Life

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in Weird

This might be the bravest guy ever. I"d have just let myself die than go through what he did.
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Male 311
it had nothing to do with `god` it was his will to live, and adrenaline.
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Male 782
Balls of steel indeed.
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Female 464
He has BALLS of STEEL.
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Female 662
That`s amazing. I would have died because I wouldn`t be able to think of stabbing myself with a knife at a moment like that..
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Female 943
golly well what about all the blood that gushed out?
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Female 195
Bekll
Female, 18-29, S. America
1309 Posts Monday, May 12, 2008 9:04:51 AM
^ Let`s capitalize Inivisible Pink Unicorn then... that`s a name. (No people I know directly call their parents mother and father.)

"i know my grammer..."
But you can`t spell it.

lol, actually yes, if that is the name of something yes it should be in capitals, say for example it`s the name of a pub. and i know plenty of people who call their parents Mum or Dad...maybe you should look up the grammar rules regarding that?
and thanks for correcting my spelling :) although i did say i don`t give a poo on the net :P

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Male 1,024
yikes.
i guess if i HAD to, i would.
it would be tough tho.
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Male 578
Yea, I can hear the movie-trailer voice guy now.....This Summer...One man...One knife...One choice.....Saw 5..or 6..or whatever hell number they`re at now. Based on a true story.
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Female 1,984
^ Let`s capitalize Inivisible Pink Unicorn then... that`s a name. (No people I know directly call their parents mother and father.)

"i know my grammer..."
But you can`t spell it.

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Female 195
oh and God should be capitalized, as it is a name, not because God is important. i know my grammer...i just dont give a poo on the net. still, for the sake of arguement......

it`s like Mother or Father need capitals, as that is what you call them (or Mum, Dad, etc) but you dont use a capital letter for sister or brother, as that generally isn`t their title..just what they are.

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Female 195
Shellie84
Female, 18-29, Australia
219 Posts Sunday, May 11, 2008 3:23:07 AM
*throaty voice* How much do you value your life? Do you have the will to live? To survive you must take this steak knife and cut your throat open. You have thirty seconds do this or else you will die. The game begins"

Reference anyone? lol

bah you beat me to it :)

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Female 195
it`s like something out of Saw :O. and he would have passed :)
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Male 1,623
"lolz Kairobert, pretty smart words for someone who mis-spelt kudos."

You try spelling a word you`ve heard only twice and is in a foreign language.

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Male 217
holy sh*t DavyMid, u wanna stfu? nobody cares about what u have to say, u try to act so smart on the internet cuz its the one place where u can make up ur life story and feel good about urself
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Male 217
wow i dont think i could cut my throat open to breathe, id be more afraid of the pain from the throat... this guy has balls
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Male 1,036
Amazing -
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Male 326
I could never do that... He`s got balls. I love hearing these stories. Like that mountain climber a while back who amputated his own arm or something. Incredible stuff.
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Female 10
Wow, that certainly does take a lot of guts - and luck. It`s amazing that he can perform the self-tracheostomy twice! Or perhaps the first one was like a guideline for him..anyway, I wouldn`t be able to do it o.o
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Male 550
I wouldn`t do that even if I`m about to die, because I just know I`d screw up, and I`d prefer a less gruesome death.

Maybe once I learn more about throat anatomy...

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Female 72
Aaaaaauuuuuugggggghhhhhhh! I couldn`t finish it. I just couldn`t. I`m gonna be afraid of waking up and not being able to breath now.
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Male 1,029
I think this one`s just as insane:
http://hike.mountainzone.com/2003/news/h...
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Lol a pocket knife. Crap.
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Male 12,138
^^ silverfyre: "oh..and Mikeado, pretty ironic flaming coming from a guy who uses "mis-spelt" in place of "Misspelled."

Sweetheart, he`s English, so speaks English. We say "mis-spelt", not "Misspelled". You guys are the ones who use OUR language and bastardized it (honor, aluminum, neighbor etc etc).

I`m not a grammar nazi, I`m the goddamn Grammar Überführer.

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Male 93
The guy who cut his own arm off was in the Miller Lite "Man Law" commercials. He was the one with an arm and a half.
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Male 36
dude this guy kicks arse. i hope i never have to go through that.
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Male 486
suffocation ftw i could never
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Male 548
HOLY poo THIS IS FROM MY HOME TOWN OMAHA YESSSSSSSSS
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Female 2,695
awesome.
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Female 1,984
That`s pretty incredible. I could never do that to myself... well, maybe. Nah, I couldn`t.

But if he were REALLY a Christian he would`ve WANTED to die - I`m gonna go with that he doesn`t actually believe there`s a heaven. Typical. And it`s sad he gives up his efforts to some god instead of congratulating himself for his bravery.

"Are there any other grammar-nuts out there who are annoyed that they did not capitalize God?"
Uh... I am a grammar nazi, but I DON`T capitalize "god". Why capitalize a word for an imaginary being? It`s trivial.

"That is amazing.
God Bless him."
You mean the same god that almost killed him?

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Female 156
That is the most amazing thing I`ve ever heard of.

oh..and Mikeado, pretty ironic flaming coming from a guy who uses "mis-spelt" in place of "Misspelled."
</grammarnazism>

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Male 1,584
i know a kid that had a treak from the time i met him (7th grade, but im pretty sure he had it long before that) and just got it taken out in 10th. He was a major non-nice individual.
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Female 161
Thats pretty amazing. I cant believe he had the balls to do that
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Male 108
kinda creepy that the news guy has a steak knife under the desk....WHAT ELSE HE GOT `DER????
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Female 128
I say the guy who sawed off his own arm with a pocket knife beats this guy...
But props to this guy nonetheless!!!
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Male 12,138
"Davymid, if you call and sound in distress (ie: choking, gasping, etc), they trace your landline and come anyway. As a precaution.
Duh."

vandagirl, first you called me a jerk-off and now you "duh" me? OK then, let`s enact this little scenario which you think would have been a much better idea than the self-trachyotomy which saved his life.

Having woke up in the middle of the night unable to breathe, you would have dragged yourself to the phone and dialled 911. The operator on the other end then would have heard you gasping for breath and sent an ambulance (and hopefully not a cop like DrewK pointed out) just in case. Average ambulance response time in the US is around 9 minutes.

Go ahead, hold your breath for 9 minutes.

Duh.

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Female 2
Awesome :) This is my local news. I haven`t heard about this story until now.
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Male 495
^^^Vandagirl, They would send a police officer and if he wasn`t dead by the time he arrived, he certainly would be by the time the officer called an ambulance and the ambulance arrived.
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Male 495
Impressive, but thwe guy that cut his own arm off with a pocket knife to save his life tops this guy, IMO.
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Male 54
He would survive in Saw V for sure
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Female 89
Thats amazing
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Female 110
^^ Davymid, if you call and sound in distress (ie: choking, gasping, etc), they trace your landline and come anyway. As a precaution.

Duh.

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Male 250
thats from my local news station, I go to a small christian school, and one of the anchors always supports it and does things for it. he`s a cool guy.
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Female 143
O.O Whoah. That is....amazing!
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Male 5
Here is what I think.. Man wakes up "Omfg I can`t breath!" "Either I`m going to die sufficating, or I`m going to die shuving this steak knife in my throat" *1% better chance with the steak knife* "Really?" "Uhh!" *Blood gushes everywhere* "woot I can breath now, yay for me!" "Now lets get back to bed"
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Male 2,159
Holy crap. That guy`s a legend.

lolz Kairobert, pretty smart words for someone who mis-spelt kudos.

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Male 142
That is amazing.
God Bless him.
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Male 12,138
^^ vandagirl, Cheeyqueso, how exactly would you call 911 with your throat constricted so you were sufficating to death? Are you suggesting this guy didn`t think of that before stabbing himself in the throat with a steak knife?
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Female 665
maaaann that made me all queasy and ugh i couldn`t finish the rest of the video.. but man that is totally amazing, i wouldn`t have ever done that or even thought of it.
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Female 2,196
I wouldn`t know where to stab so I`d probably call 911.
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Female 380
Now that is someone who really loves his family. Willing to stab himself just to see his grandkids one more day? wow...

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Male 292
That was kinda cool.
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Male 259
We have the exact same knives. Snap!
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Male 13
We breed them pretty tuff here in Nebraska. That news clip is from my hometown, Omaha.
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Male 4,290
^ Do you mean loose a religion, as in unleash it and set it free, or lose it, as in it is gone?

Anyway, it`s not so impressive if he`s done it before. Anyone can nail it second time around. He`s probably like "Here we go again..." *sigh* *performs self-tracheotomy while watching TV and making breakfast*

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Male 27
did anyone else find it funny when the anchorman pulled out a steak knife?
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Male 10,440
Thats amazing! Hold on... what did they say? He`s done this before? Well, its not to great now, is it.

Looks like the net is turning everyone into atheists. which is good - but I don`t think thats a good way to loose a religion.

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Male 369
i hate the fact that they bring god into this
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Male 1,053
"Coley:
I dunno. The arm would have taken longer, that`s what`s messed up. Stabbing yourself in the throat to me just sounds worse."
Yeh fair enough it was bad but cutting your own arm off would be ALOT worse, easy.
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Female 486
Woah!! I would never even have that idea, nevermind have the guts.
That`s outstanding! (not gona say breathtaking).
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Male 1,455
Reminds me of the "Saw" movies.
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Female 110
^^Davymid:

As a first-posting dickhead, I would like to apologize to the aforementioned jerk-off for flaming.

It`s kinda early, and since you`ve been reading my other posts, you remember that I have a slight temper? ^_^

Either way, sorry about the flame.

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Male 483
man, that is quite incredbile
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Male 12,138
^^ dragon, anyone who didn`t do what he did because they`re afraid of some pain would be dead. That makes them stupid in my book. This guy was smart enough to save his own life.

^^ and vandagirl, I wasn`t calling YOU illiterate. Please at least read the posts before you decide to flame. And please don`t call me a jerk-off, as someone might call you names back, like first-posting dickhead.

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Female 4,028
[quote]And this isn`t about bravery vs cowardice, it`s about intelligent vs stupid. Everyone saying "Oh I could never do that, I would be too scared" really means "Oh I could never do that, I would be too stupid". Because you`d be dead. [/quote]Everyone who is saying they could never do that, does not necessarily mean they never would. No one ever really knows what they would do in the situation. Saying, "I could never do that," does not equate to ignorance.
Out of curiousity, before seeing this video, would you have thought of such a thing?
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Female 110
Davymid, I wasn`t attempting to be `stupid` in the various ways that you use the word.

Considering it is my first post of the morning, that`s VERY literate of me.

And no, being afraid that I`d kill myself by bleeding to death does NOT make me stupid. I would never be able to stab myself in the throat. I am not a doctor, and I didn`t go to X years of medical school to be preforming operations on myself.

Truth be told, I`d probably just call 911 off of a landline and hope for the best.

Thanks for being a complete and utter downer.
Jerk-off.

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Male 901
Oh come on, cutting your arm off with a dull pocket knife, and then using your weight to break the bone (since you can`t really cut through bone with a pocket knife) is way more manly.
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Male 12,138
And this isn`t about bravery vs cowardice, it`s about intelligent vs stupid. Everyone saying "Oh I could never do that, I would be too scared" really means "Oh I could never do that, I would be too stupid". Because you`d be dead.
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Male 12,138
^^ "Wow. Does anyone understand the realness of this vidoes. A man stabbed himself in the thoart. The thoart has so many places that if lacerated can end in death. Mainly the aorta/jugular that pumps vitale blood from the brain the the heart. If nicked a person can substain emense lose of blood. This guy is lucky."

OK, OK, there`s grammar nazism and then there`s plain illiteracy...

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Female 110
Yeah, that guy has a LOT of b*lls for doing that. I couldn`t hack it if I had to!
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Male 420
that man has balls of steel
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Male 6
the concept of mirracles when considering the abrahamic faiths has always puzzled me. First of all the beliefs (I think) say that we all have a free will, this is how we are tested by `the devil`(laughing out loud), so isnt a miracle when our own free will is being taken away? also, if god can intervine like this,then why does this happen in the first place? more over, if he was an atheist, would this still have the miraculous connotations the man states? soz for bad spelling
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Female 262
^haha.

And this is a brave man... second time he has done it, facing cancer... Its not just a one off moment... its a life struggle for this dude...!

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Female 4,197
*throaty voice* How much do you value your life? Do you have the will to live? To survive you must take this steak knife and cut your throat open. You have thirty seconds do this or else you will die. The game begins"

Reference anyone? lol

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Male 1,114
I think I could do that, cutting yourself is easy...

Though I probably would be too panicked to think to do that tbh

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Male 4,867
id of missed and kiled my self, i wouldt know where to stab.

wow a black emo!

jks. hes a legend

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Female 4,028
You`d be amazed what one would do to save their own life.
I learnt how to perform one of those. I mean, I haven`t practiced it, but I have a basic idea of how to do it if I ever need to. (I really hope I never need to... I`d probably kill....)
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Male 1,383
Wow, that`s amazing, I`m not sure whether I could do that if I was panicking. But then again, he sorta did know what he was doing.

Amazing story anyway.

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Male 516
I think that it´s really difficult to know if we would be brave enough do do this righn now, sitting confortabily in front of the computer... When it comes to such situations, humans have a really deep survival instinct
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Male 36
Wow. Does anyone understand the realness of this vidoes. A man stabbed himself in the thoart. The thoart has so many places that if lacerated can end in death. Mainly the aorta/jugular that pumps vitale blood from the brain the the heart. If nicked a person can substain emense lose of blood. This guy is lucky.
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Female 1,264
"Is anyone else as OCD as me about grammar?"

SHUT THE F*CK UP YOU CANT BE OCD AND YOU CERTAINLY DONT HAVE IT... sorry but claiming you have OCD because you alphabetize your CD collection pisses me off (eg). I see it all the time.

but i believe, and someone could probably word this better than i am, that they dont capitalize the G because that excludes the gods of other religions and results in... bad publicity... or maybe theyre just athiest idiots or something i dont know

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Male 1,347
^god should never be capitalized, takes away from it

definitely adrenalin + survival instinct

anyone find it creepy how he was hugging the girl at the end?... or better put, really creepy

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Male 3,301
Kaseyface, we dont care much for them grammar nazis `round these parts...

:P But yeah, what sucks about suffocation is the sheer panic you feel when you are dying.

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Male 1,623
You do whatever you need to do to survive. If not, you`re a pussy and deserve death.

Cudos to this dude.

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Female 221
Are there any other grammar-nuts out there who are annoyed that they did not capitalize God? If he`s talking about a god as in, say, calling someone who`s good a ping pong a ping pong god. But whether you believe in God or not, if a person you are interviewing is talking about God in that sense and you are reporting on it, it is supposed to be capitalized. Silly reporters.

Is anyone else as OCD as me about grammar?

</grammar rant>

Yeah, that guy was pretty crazy amazing. I think suffocating would be one of the worst ways to go...

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Male 490
Meh, brave, shmave... It`s called a survival instinct. Everly living thing has it, this man just happened to know what to do and how to do it. Bravery is another thing completely.
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Male 4,546
Coley:
I dunno. The arm would have taken longer, that`s what`s messed up. Stabbing yourself in the throat to me just sounds worse.

It`s a tough call between the two.

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Female 1,492
WHAT THE FU(K?? I`M MEAN COME ON!!THIS MAN IS FRAKIN` AWESOME!!!
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Male 3,301
That man has the biggest pair of balls I`ve ever seen. I`m surprised that little house he lives in is big enough to house those massive balls.

Given how he didn`t feel pain, it probably WAS an adrenaline rush.

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Male 838
Odd. I think suffocation is likely the worst death I could imagine. Given the choice of bleeding to death or that, I opt for the bleeding. The steak knife would`ve been an easy choice for me too.
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Female 121
I think this one`s just as insane:
http://hike.mountainzone.com/2003/news/h...
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Male 471
Whelp, that guy got on my list of "coolest people ever". Go him.

Anyone who can perform a self-trach TWICE is awesome.

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Male 458
That`s the definitely the instinct of survival right there.
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Male 2,486
Wow, that`s pretty brave.

But, bravery really doesn`t matter when your body is telling you "YOUR ABOUT TO F*CKING DIE, DO SOMETHING QUICK", he probably did it our of sheer adreniline and fear for his own life.

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Female 296
wow He is brave! i could never do that.
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Male 300
Wow. . .kudos to him. . .I couldn`t ever imagine myself doing that, I guess I just don`t have the balls. . .I`d rather suffocate, haha
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Male 962
i could never stab myself.
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Male 1,550
This is the only time someone should use a sharp object on themselves.

You hear me you emo kids?

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Male 254
err. holy spork in a bottle?

anyways, thats crazy! id never do that. and his voice was funny. it sounded like my friends

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Male 279
well, that guy had the right thought at the right time, that saved him :>
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Female 174
Okay. Would I wake up?

Probably not.

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Male 888
holy spork in a bottle!
and it didnt hurt?!
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Female 68
He did it twice?!
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Male 453
could you stab your self in the throat? i certainly couldn`t
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Male 543
Wow, thats pretty bitchin.
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Male 7,933
Wow, Yeah, Wow.
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Male 114
thats crazy. I could never turn the knife on myself, I wouldn`t even THINK of doing that. go, dude! self-harm ftw!
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Male 1,620
Link: Man Saves Own Life [Rate Link] - This might be the bravest guy ever. I`d have just let myself die than go through what he did.
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