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Why do people Risk their lives? (Warning! Scary)

Updated on May 5, 2014

Why, oh why do some people toy with their lives?

  • There are people who are waiting for kidney and heart transplants.
  • There are people who are having painful treatments for Cancer to prolong their lives.
  • Some have to go through very delicate operations to improve the quality of their lives .E.g eye surgery, open heart surgery. etc.
  • Some don’t even have enough money for the delicate operation, let alone under go it – to save their lives.
  • There are also those that pay a lot of money to deal with addiction problems, to improve their health and mental well being.

……. and then there is Dumb and Dumber below!


Tongue Driller

Snake Man

The photos are real, NOT Photoshop. One thing I know for sure is that I will never ever understand why people put their lives at risk doing these activities. To an extent, I can relate to those who deal with dangerous extreme sports – like skydiving, surfing etc. It’s exciting and in many cases boosts self confidence.

However, I can’t say the same for the men in the photo.



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      winepress 7 years ago

      Hmmm, how sad.

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      givingfairy 7 years ago

      Oh my goodness! Some tribes are taking this rites of passage thing to far. I thought I had seen it all but this is outrageous. Some people are born stupid and will die stupid. I really don't understand the reasoning behind self mutilation whether its cultural or not. Very interesting hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      bingskee 7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      scary indeed!

      had seen such acts in some shows. and still i couldnt understand these people. is the amount of money that they receive enough to do it? i think not.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Dave - That's true. There is so much in this world that we will never understand.

      ** Hi Lorlie - True. It is more than silly. :)

      ** Peter - Most likely so. Thanks for stopping.

      ** Ruby - I hope you weren't eating a snack while reading this. :)

      ** Katie - "Crazy Actions" is a another way to explain it. Glad you stopped by.

      ** Hi Sima - I have watched the Illusionist - great film. Who knows may be these guys are... Thanks.

      ** Dr Pastor Carlotta - Lol. Mike's comments are very funny. Glad you stopped by. Best Wishes.

      ** Aka-dj - You're speechless? I'm clueless... :)

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      aka-dj 7 years ago from Australia

      speechless :/

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      lol, lol, lol, I laughed so hard in what mikeq107 said" Ok, there is a nut job in every culture" This is an interesting Hub! lol, lol, Thank you...

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      Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

      Ridiculous! Maybe it is an Illusion. Did you ever see the movie, The is really not true. Thanks for an interesting Hub.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      I love the highlight put on the needs of others as for the crazy actions of those others... crazy yep that nails it, no pun intended. :) Katie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Yuck, What some will do for attention. Interesting and bizarre!!


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      Peter Owen 7 years ago from West Hempstead, NY

      I would assume the pictures were taken in societies that still rely on physical competition to prove themselves and "get the girl".

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Gotta love the tongue driller! I believe that many men go to extremes to prove their 'manliness,' etc. Women do the same sorts of things to be attractive to the opposite sex-it all seems silly to me!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I have never understood those who would do daredevil stunts for 15 minutes of fame and glory. But then again, I also will never understand a lot of things, like women spending thousands and millions of dollars to try and make themselves appear briefly younger or more beautiful etc. I have always told my wife and other women I know that you cannot improve on the looks God has provided.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Cheers Skye2day - lol. You have to say special prayers for them. Nice to see you. Thanks.

      ** Hello Fgual - Thanks for sharing your views. We will never know what goes on in their minds. :)

      ** Eiddwen - thanks so much for stopping and pushing all those buttons. Regards.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Lol Bronson - No, I have never tried that spaghetti trick. It's so soft it might not come out of my nose. :)

      ** Mentalist Acer - I agree, definitely not something to strive for. Thanks

      ** Hello Hello - I really hope so too - that the poison has been taken out. Thanks for stopping.

      ** Mikeq - Lol. "a nut job in every culture". That made me laugh. Thanks for visiting the other article and for the advice. I didn't realise one could get the Licence so fast. I'm going to get my Leather gear and Helmet. :)

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      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      Hi LadyE,

      Oh what are some people doing??!!! What extremes to go to!!!

      thanks for sharing this great hub, we get plenty of variety here on HP.

      I'm pushing all the buttons on this one !!!!

      Take care


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      FGual 7 years ago from USA

      Hello LadyE, Yes, I will never understand why the dumb and dumber daredevils risk their lives doing crazy stunts. Don't understand bodies covered with tattoos either, why can't they just paint on a canvas like an artist? Don't understand why anyone would voluntarily stick a needle into their body either. Don't get it.

      Great hub.

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Hello lady_E sista wow They are lost, OMG help them. My oh My. I love ya sista!!

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      mikeq107 7 years ago

      Ok, there is a nut job in every culture....I guess those guy`s look are our culture especially portland and wonder..yes portland is very can see just about anything here....great hub.....Listen I love your top ten things and you gave me afew ideas for more hubs...but here`s the thing...most of us dream or wish right...ok try this ,just do ..dont say if or maybe...but when....go to your local Motorcycle community ed and apply for your can get it in one to two weekends, they even provide the Bikes...they make you ride all day through cones..zooom, zoom..then they pass you and you go buy your lic...after that join a bike club and the guys will help you get started...anyway just a few thoughts...but you get my drift...I have been riding since I was about 13..I hace raced motocross...ridden trials...rode motorcycle dispatch in London England...and now I ride everyday in Oregon on My 85 Bmw k100 ( 1000cc) Beamers are great...I ride 3 to 5 day trips...and yes I have ridden with the super bikes..all this to say GO FOR IT>>>NOTHINGS IMPOSSIBLE>..Have Fun!!!

      Mike :0)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      The only sense I can make of it. If there is any. They do it for entertainment and earn some money which they are desperate. The snankes most properly have their poison taken out, at least I hope so. It is still a terrible business for whatever reason. Thank you for a great hub.

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      I as a male understand bravado to an extent,but wonder at the extremes of anything,it's not something to strive for,simply because it's a way of making yourself ignorant to reality...moderation and logic take just as much,if not more effort.;)

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      Bronson_Hub 7 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Good lord!

      I expected some rant against privileged VS underprivileged. What followed almost knocked me out of my chair. OK, it didn't, but I'll never look at a Makita the same way again.

      Have you ever done the trick with spaghetti in your mouth and threading it through so it comes out your nose? That's probably what the snake thing feels like, except spaghetti doesn't poop or pee.

      You think that guy with the snakes in his face ever notices when they poop or pee? If they do, he probably starves them before a show. But if he does that, they might try to kill him and eat him (even though they are small, they're probably poisonous enough to kill an elephant).

      There's a lot of material here. Wow. Thanks!!!