Archive for February, 2012


Stairway to Heaven

Going up stairs does not sound fun at all but rather boring and tiresome. Remember that feeling of finally reaching the 40th step? 50th step? 100th step? Oh, the feeling of being out of breath, the need for water, and sore hamstrings.
Doesn’t sound pleasant does it?

So, why is it that many people still make it their challenge to do some crazy hike that involves pretty much only stairs. Maybe it’s the excuse that it’s in Hawaii! Or maybe it is the simple thrill of being at such high altitudes and having a nice view from above.  Whatever the reasons may be, people begin their 3,922-step journey at the bottom of the Haiku Valley in the island of O’ahu . This is not a simple stair hike but a rather steep vertical trail where eventually some of the stairway steps become invisible in the midst of the fog.  Although it is originally named the Haiku Stairway, however, for this very reason many have also come to know of it as the Stairway to Heaven.

So, the final question is: Do you dare to take the thrill?

         

     


Gaki no Tsukai is a Japanese variety show featuring the comedy duo Downtown, comedy duo Cocorico, and comedian Yamasaki Hosei. They’re the people behind the popular Silent Library and Punishment Game videos that you may have see on YouTube. One of the bits they do on the show is called Absolutely Tasty. They all bring two unusual ingredients to add to a dish. They all have to sample everyone’s concoctions at the end. It’s not as extreme or dangerous as other activities, but it can get pretty gross. The video below is the one they did with rice. An actual bear’s paw may or may not be an ingredient~

Would you dare eat/drink one of this concoctions?

Part 1:

Part 2:

Underwater Wonders

Diving itself is a dangerous ‘sport,’ but when it is mixed with exploring uncharted territory, extremely cold temperatures, low-visibility conditions, little space, frolicking with wild animals, and limited air supply, you have what is known as Cave Diving. The invention of the sport started when somebody was attempting to get rid of a dead body. According to PBS, cave diving is more dangerous than climbing Mount Everest. Because of all its associated risks and nature, the National Speleological Society defines a successful cave dive as “one you return from.”

Would you like to take a swim with dangerous animals?

Would you be curious enough to explore all the wonders that blue holes hold?

Most importantly, do you dare?

Heli-skiing is not your average run down, bunny hill. Heli-skiing invovles a helicopter, perfect powder, and an extremely long way down the mountain. Heli-skiing has become extremely popular since its beginning in the 1960s, and is one extreme way to ski down a mountain. There is also the option of heli-boarding, which involves snowboarding instead of skiing. People enjoy the rush of jumping out of a helicopter and cruising down the mountain at high speeds. Do you think you could handle it?

Do you dare? 

The IPECAC Challenge

Hey guys,

Well we’re back in action to present you with another bile inducing, rectum cringing dare. After the popularity of the “Cinnamon Challenge” subsided, thrill seekers and masochists needed a new outlet. Nights of alcohol binging and buffet swarming have led to the fruition of the IPECAC challenge.

“IPECAC? What the hell is that?” In short, Ipecac is an emetic, in other words, a laxative. The catch is, instead of pooping it all out, people vomit it all out. Ipecac works by “acting locally by irritating the gastric mucosa and centrally by stimulating the medullary chemoreceptor trigger zone to induce vomiting.”

First popularized by Family Guy in this clip:

 

Disgusting?

Yes.

Funny?

Of course!

Now, for the challenge:

Another video of the challenge; warning, might actually induce vomiting!

Now the question is,

Do You Dare?

It’s All Downhill from Here

Abseiling, or rappelling, is not your average rock climbing experience. It is just you, a rope, and a very long drop. Usually, the rock face is extremely steep and climbers use the abseiling technique to get down.  Could you handle the steep drop? Also,check out the video below! Could you descend down a steep rock with a waterfall roaring next to you? Most importantly, do you dare?

http://www.papermasters.com/rappelling.html

http://www.adrenalin.com.au/abseiling-adventure/nsw-sydney/land/11898

Olé!

We’ve all heard of the bullfighting in Spain, but we’ve probably never heard of a spectacle known as Jallikattu. The “sport” takes place in India’s Tamil Nadu province, and while you may think Spanish bullfighting is dangerous, participants of Jallikattu not only run with the bulls, but they get dangerously close in an attempt to subdue the crazed beasts to grab the money tied to their horns. (Note: These bulls have chili peppers rubbed into their eyes and are force-fed alcohol and afterwards have their testicles  pinched.)

(Un)fortunately for the daring, the use of bulls in performances are now prohibited due to aggressive campaigning on behalf of PETA. It seems like if you want to run with the bulls now, you’ll just have to settle for good ol’ Spain.

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Photo credits

Is it scary?

Yes.

Will you get hurt?

Most likely.

But ultimately, do you dare?

Cinnamon Challenge

“So what is this so called Cinnamon Challenge?” you might ask.
Cinnamon apple pie? Cinnamon rolls?
To eat as many until you can eat no more?

Well, no my friends.
It consists of none of the above. However, it is a very simple task or what appears to be simple for many.

You begin by simply filling a tablespoon of full ground cinnamon.
The goal is to swallow the cinnamon WITHOUT vomiting or inhaling it.
Difficult or easy?

This is what you end up at the end of the challenge…

Do you dare?

Comment below and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you!

Attention Adrenaline Junkies!

Love roller coasters because of the adrenaline rush that it gives you as it plunges down at an incredible speed? Try going down in skates! Beware: this is not for the average thrill seeker!

Do you dare?

Adrenaline junkie skates

Photo Credit: likecool.com

Bullet Ant Ritual

The Bullet Ant (or Paraponera clavata) is a species of ant whose sting feels like you’ve been shot by a bullet. Some people use the ants as an initiation rite or as part of a ritual. The sting of this ant can bring a grown man to tears.

Do you dare?