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Date: 07/19/09 12:39 PM

66 Responses to How To Stick Your Hand In Liquid Nitrogen

  1. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 19, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Link: How To Stick Your Hand In Liquid Nitrogen - Welcome to the leidenfrost effect. In case any of you can acctually obtain liquid nitrogen, please dont try this. EVER!
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    ROFLCOPTER Male 13-17
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    That was pretty cool I suppose...
    Oh and... FIRST! Ahahaha I always wanted to say that. I hope no one beats me to this... :3
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    snargh Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    even better is filling a plastic bottle with LN2 and screwing the cap on tight enough to ensure no leaks. Hide it somewhere an unsuspecting victim will go in the next 5 mins and enjoy! (NOTE: removing plastic shards from eyes, yours or your victims, might not be fun. glass bottle might have similar more destructive effect, but i have yet to try that...glass is totally more painful to have in your skin)
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    Darwin award candidate
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    Pilanus Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    Isn`t science awesome?
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    logandaninja Male 13-17
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    July 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    and ur not suposed to where gloves becaus it will soak in and then ur finers will freezze
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    As it says in the comment and video itself, don`t try that at home... seriously... you will lose a limb in an exceptionally painful way.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    Yes. Science is awesome. I`ll remember this....
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    skullcandy Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    that`s like jackass.
    for smart people.
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    that`s pretty cool sounds like the guy from NOVA science. And who gets a manicure before shoving their hand in liquid nitrogen??
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    That`s really cool. I especially like that he explains why it works unlike most videos like this that just show you and don`t explain.

    But why do I feel like he`s about to make me cut out my eye to get the key so I can unlock the bear trap on my head?

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    MisuriX Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    what would happen if ya put the LN2 on that hot plate?
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    Yeah trust me on this one, DO NOT perform this at home... *wink*

    Let`s see how many people get that.

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    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    what a horrible voice.
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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    Science from Darth-vaders uncle.

    nice video, very geeky :D

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    unsub Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    It was pretty cool (literally). And even though I could easily get liquid nitrogen I would never wanna try this ... I`d rather watch this video instead.
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    bobmac Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    I do research in a lab. Last july I had a full liquid nitrogen tank erupt on me. I had some cryogenic burns which sucked but at least I could tell my friends that I knew what the evil T-1000 felt.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    don`t try this at home, but i`ll make the how to video anyways.
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    Tia-Shadow Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    We did some stuff with liquid nitrogen when I was in high school. And My science teacher did all of this, then found it necessary to Pour a cup of it over my head. lmao.
    The coolest thing we did with it was froze oranges solid then shattered them against the wall, but he shattered roses as well.
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    Seaker Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    Does anyone else think he sounds like the guy from Saw?
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    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    July 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    where do you get liquid nitrogen?
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    papakilljoy Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    whats up with that dudes voice
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    epic_haze Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    Saw: The First Experiments. lol
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    neveryours Female 13-17
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    July 19, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    hello i would like to play a game
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    So... how to stick your hand in liquid nitrogen is to put your hand in liquid nitrogen!! :O Who woulda` guessed it!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    Other interesting demonstrations.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4955398.stm
    This one features molten lead:
    http://www.damninteresting.com/how-to-di...
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    DarkTiger8 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    My chem professor did a demo with liquid nitrogen and let some of us stick our hands in it. It felt really weird and you can`t really even feel the cold due to this effect.

    He also described how some chemists will take a drink of it and spit it out. The effect still works as long as you are able to spit it all out. My professor wasn`t crazy enough to try that though.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    IAB should have more of this
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Cajun247 THANK YOU! that link proves the video of the monk pouring hot lead into his mouth is completely possible!
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    bellasmommyx Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    Jigsaw?
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    Leopardson Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    "
    Cajun247 THANK YOU! that link proves the video of the monk pouring hot lead into his mouth is completely possible!"

    The video didn`t show the next 30 seconds where the hot lead melted out of his internal organs and fell through his pelvis, did it?

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    TrampyMan Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    cool...
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    What girly hands he has.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    Why the hell did he alter his voice? Is he ashamed of being such a nerd? Or does he talk like a woman?
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    doodlydoo727 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 5:31 pm
    maybe its a girl?
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    outfire Male 13-17
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    July 19, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    yea, i once was at a demonstration of this stuff, and the guy poured it down peoples arms. sure enough, they were fine.
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    Xdudex08 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    FAKE! Its photoshopped!
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    July 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    "hello fellow nerds" lol the hot plate was cooler that the actual thing
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    Morganville Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    My dad is a college professor and has access to this huge tank Liquid Nitrogen. whats really cool to do is dip in a fresh rose for about 2 seconds then pull it out and flick it with your finger. it shatters instantly
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    xylitol Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    That`s awesome.Having not seen this I would have assumed that one would get instant frost bite from doing that. I think you get frost bite from touching a chunk of dry ice for a couple secounds, I`m not sure though I`m not going to try it lol
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    DesertDustX Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    i remember my science center dipped an onion in liquid nitrogen and dropped it, I was more interested in the sound it made, I dont think ill hear anything like it ever again
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 19, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    I`ve worked LOTS with liquid nitrogen. Daily for three years in fact. And I would NOT try this shiz, ever.

    Also, deeply unsettling girl-fingers at 2:51.

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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    July 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    Heey, I used to mess around with this effect back in my freshman year...In metal shop...When I finished welding some peices of metal, I spit on it, and the spit would ball up and roll around. Neat-o Torpedo!
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    nibblette Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    I have to agree with a few others...what is with his voice? It`s like a cross between "Buffalo Bill" and "Jigsaw".
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    "Please subscribe, rate and comment."

    That sentence just took away all his credibility as an educated person.

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    mehh Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2009 at 11:52 pm
    "Also, deeply unsettling girl-fingers at 2:51."

    Agreed!

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    beternal Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2009 at 12:31 am
    Why is everyone so afraid of it?! I use liquid nitrogen in the genetics lab and I always fish out my centifuge tubes from it with my bare hands - takes no *psyching up*...
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    dljudo92 Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2009 at 12:36 am
    his voice is probably masked so people dont recognize it then sue him when they try this
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2009 at 2:11 am
    "Why is everyone so afraid of it?! I use liquid nitrogen in the genetics lab and I always fish out my centifuge tubes from it with my bare hands - takes no *psyching up*..."

    that sounds like it`d work, until you realize the tube would be as cold as the LN if its been in there for long. i dont believe you.

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    bintish Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2009 at 3:41 am
    As a chemist who uses Liq Nitrogen regularly, this video is very irresponsible.

    "Why is everyone so afraid of it?! I use liquid nitrogen in the genetics lab and I always fish out my centifuge tubes from it with my bare hands - takes no *psyching up*..."

    As for this, you obviously don`t have your centrifuge tubes submerged in Liq Nitrogen, otherwise you will have lost your fingers by now. Even the video shows that the effect lasts no longer than about 15 seconds, meaning that the tubes would be that cold after 15 seconds, thereby freezing your fingers on contact.

    I also know this from experience of being wholly stupid in my research lab and grabbing a vessel that had been in Liq nitrogen, it took 5 minutes to defrost it from my hand without permanent damage and a week of bandaging.

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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2009 at 3:58 am
    "Why the hell did he alter his voice? Is he ashamed of being such a nerd? Or does he talk like a woman?"

    Voice masking + Woman hands = Woman.

    I have no idea why she`s hiding it behind the creepiest voice imaginable.

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    binarystarr Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2009 at 4:24 am
    it puts the nitrogen on its skin or it gets the hose again
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2009 at 7:15 am
    Who needs fingers anyway?
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    crabcake Female 30-39
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    July 20, 2009 at 8:32 am
    LOL! binarystar! you are funny!!!
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    bungled Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2009 at 10:13 am
    i kept expecting a accident at the end all it would take is a distraction at the moment of insertion and his hand would be done for
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    DeathDefy877 Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    Hmmm... I think I`ll freeze my hand in liquid nitrogen today.
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    Mamaof5 Female 30-39
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    July 20, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    LMFAO @ binarystarr`s comment...good one!
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    Postovoy Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    Some guy won a Darwin Award honorable mention with something similar to this. The leidenfrost affect also applies to putting liquid nitrogen in your mouth, so he accidentally swallowed it trying to do so. The genius nearly died, but to all of our disappointment he lived.
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    ImmortalZach Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    Who knew Darth Vader was into this stuff?
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    Ah, what a fine day for science!
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
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    July 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    This is complete c*ck. My boss sticks his entire arm in the LN2 tank to check the level. The rest of us take frozen eppendorf tubes out of the nitorgen with our hands (I usually wear latex gloves, if it is a hot sweaty day sometimes they freeze). Boll*cks to the "I am an expert" bit as well, anyone can do this. The fact that people don`t know this is that the world is too full of credulous morons who get all of their science (and history for that matter) from Hollywood, which is nearly always wrong.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    July 21, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    Apparently, Jigsaw does science tutorials in his free time.
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    Thepwnsher Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    haha
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    nice
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    Slmanifesto Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2009 at 2:55 am
    well thats just cool

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