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    Lame Claims to Fame and Shame ?

    This is the thread to share your claims to Fame and shame no matter how lame i want to hear them.

    I'll start the ball rolling..

    When i was a kid i used to squash flies with a fly squatter with my lil bro, we collected a whole jar of dead blow flies in about 4 months in summer one year, we concidered that an impressive feat, we used to use dead birds, possums, rats what ever we could find to attract the flies and sit next to them all day squatting away...

    I can swim an olympic swimming pool under water turn around and make it to the 60m mark.

    I collect belly button lint, once again in a jar, and have one of the biggest collections in Oz, im looking to be a world record holder one day...

    I used to eat insects, butterflies and moths at primary school for bets or just to get attention, mostly the latter..

    Ive taken over 60 species of Sydney Harbour fish on lure and fly, and at least 15 of those are fish not considered fishable for on lure or fly...

    Your turn guys, im sure you guys have tonnes of claims to fame and shame, i hear them on here every day, nows your chance to come clean, cheers

    This is YOUR MOMENT TO SHINE, YOUR MOMENT to tell MTBR of your greatest achievement, and greatest claim to fame, dont let it slip trendsetters...........
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    I can swim two lengths of a 25m pool underwater. Never tried in a 50m pool.

    I have eaten multiple live guppies for small change and attention.

    I hiked 27 miles in a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    I can swim two lengths of a 25m pool underwater. Never tried in a 50m pool.

    I have eaten multiple live guppies for small change and attention.

    I hiked 27 miles in a day.
    We have a lot in common Billy, We could be brothers.......
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    I bunny hopped 13 of my friends laying side by side.
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    I'm kind of a big deal. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I'm kind of a big deal. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
    i can relate to this cuz i stabbed a guy in the heart with a trident once.

    also guitar player for 2 gigs in a van halen cover band after high school graduation.

    unknowingly helped in "aquiring" a Chevelle in sophomore year of high school.

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    I was the first fat-bike rider at the Brown County Breakdown last year, and this year was the first to complete 100 miles on the fatty.

    yippee!

    oh yah, & I can juggle, balls & clubs!

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    I seem to be remembered more for the heavy breathing in my climbing videos than the actual climbs (especially by male viewers! ). It has caused some petty bytching from faceless internet tough guys who claim to be cyclists

    I don't care though. I love raw footage and always will. There are two simple solutions available for those who don't like it. Hit the stop button, or mute the audio. They can even play one of their favorite songs while the video is playing, which is a better choice than me putting music over it that I like and other people don't like.

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    I have a T-shirt declaring me the world's fastest fat man. Running, not riding. Age has taken a toll on that claim though.

    I am also known locally as the world's slowest mechanic. It's a good thing I got out of that line of work.
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    I dunno. I guess my only claim to fame is whatever my "rep" is at.....?!

    <~~~

    Edit: I got it now. A few years back one of my fish won "best in show" at the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs (convention) "fish show." It wasn't so much that we won (we won other local club's shows a few times) but it was the most entries in a "canadian" show ever (329 total entries).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    i can relate to this cuz i stabbed a guy in the heart with a trident once.
    I've been meaning to talk to you about that. You should probably find yourself a safe house or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you're probably wanted for murder.
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    I won the party at the race last week. Pretty much all I got.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    We have a lot in common Billy, We could be brothers.......
    The similarities ARE astonishing...

    I came in third from last in my first mtb race.

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    I won the 1994 US Oval Masters Amateur 200 lap enduro at the 1/10 scale rc stock car championships...that and about a buck fidy will get me a small coffee at the 7-11.
    I also banged one the hottest cheerleaders on the squad in high school...that was then, now she's no so hot.
    I once caught a 44lb redfish with a small piece of dental floss...
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    For some reason, one summer when I was a kid, pogo sticks were a flash fad in my neighborhood. I earned and held the record for longest continuous "pogo-ing"(?) for the entire summer. Ahhh...those were the glory days. : D
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    i was the first horde rogue to hit level 70 on shadowmoon server after burning crusade came out.

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    Wow, I feel like a mere mortal among the gods after reading this thread. I'll be throwing down serious rep points once my salad shooter recharges.

    I can recite all 50 U.S. states in alphabetical order in just 30 seconds. Something I learned in the 4th grade and never forgot.

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    I am quite effective at pissing my boss off.

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    -have a patent, not really a big deal
    -first person to put a pump track in the sad sack town where i live (it's also a rc race course)
    -i've owned a lot of bicycles... more of a sickness really, but a healthy one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    -have a patent, not really a big deal
    -first person to put a pump track in the sad sack town where i live (it's also a rc race course)
    -i've owned a lot of bicycles... more of a sickness really, but a healthy one...
    Care to give us a round about idea what the patent is bro, interesting......
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    i was the first horde rogue to hit level 70 on shadowmoon server after burning crusade came out.

    /nerd off


    Ooooo...that reminded me, I had the high score on the Galaga game at the corner store for 3 years running. Good times!
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    I've met some famous people over the years... mainly just lucky and being at the right place at the right time

    Quentin Tarantino (tall, fast talker, couldn't stand still)
    Andy Garcia (nicely dressed)
    Kirsten Dunst (pretty and very very thin)
    Christina Ricci (I kept staring at her forehead)
    Colin Mochrie and Curt Harnett (lived in my hood, Curt has not aged a day!)
    Conrad Black (huge man, very polite and well spoken)
    Rachel McAdams (pretty smile very nice)
    Dame Judi Dench (chatted about Toronto)
    Paris Hilton (prettier in person and really nice)
    Vin Diesel (surprisingly small and seemed to like the company of men)
    Dennis Quaid (shared a cab)
    Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
    Colin Firth (oh gosh... very handsome!)

    lots more
    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I've met some famous people over the years... mainly just lucky and being at the right place at the right time

    Quentin Tarantino (tall, fast talker, couldn't stand still)
    Andy Garcia (nicely dressed)
    Kirsten Dunst (pretty and very very thin)
    Christina Ricci (I kept staring at her forehead)
    Colin Mochrie and Curt Harnett (lived in my hood, Curt has not aged a day!)
    Conrad Black (huge man, very polite and well spoken)
    Rachel McAdams (pretty smile very nice)
    Dame Judi Dench (chatted about Toronto)
    Paris Hilton (prettier in person and really nice)
    Vin Diesel (surprisingly small and seemed to like the company of men)
    Dennis Quaid (shared a cab)
    Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
    Colin Firth (oh gosh... very handsome!)

    lots more
    What about Singlesprocket, he must fit onto that list some where.......

    Ive met Ron Jeremy at the Sydney sexpo, that was a moment i'll always cherish, id seen so many of his movies, hes a real mans man Ron.......
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    I partied with man that made Jerry Garcia's guitars. And I did the cabbage patch on the stage that the grateful dead had had just left. I smoked pot with Peter Tosh. I'm an excellent bowler and I can drink a lot of beer.

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    i rip spectacular belches. especially when i ride. it just all come gurgling up. i have to warn new riders. it is what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I've met some famous people over the years... mainly just lucky and being at the right place at the right time

    Quentin Tarantino (tall, fast talker, couldn't stand still)
    Andy Garcia (nicely dressed)
    Kirsten Dunst (pretty and very very thin)
    Christina Ricci (I kept staring at her forehead)
    Colin Mochrie and Curt Harnett (lived in my hood, Curt has not aged a day!)
    Conrad Black (huge man, very polite and well spoken)
    Rachel McAdams (pretty smile very nice)
    Dame Judi Dench (chatted about Toronto)
    Paris Hilton (prettier in person and really nice)
    Vin Diesel (surprisingly small and seemed to like the company of men)
    Dennis Quaid (shared a cab)
    Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
    Colin Firth (oh gosh... very handsome!)

    lots more
    where the hell do you hang out, girlfriend?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    What about Singlesprocket, he must fit onto that list some where.......


    Ive met Ron Jeremy at the Sydney sexpo, that was a moment i'll always cherish, id seen so many of his movies, hes a real mans man Ron.......
    Rod Jeremy ... wow the stories he must have!

    It's funny people come up to me and say.. wow you know singlesprocket!

    few more
    George Bush (shook his hand while he was campaigning in 2000. I was attending a conference and he and his entourage stayed at the same hotel... I met a few of his secret service guys)
    Rudy Guiliani (shared a table with him at a Starbucks He was wearing a trench coat in the middle of summer)
    Noel Gallagher (shopping for clothes for his lady. I helped him with is stroller on the escalator)
    Jean Claude Van Damme (he was working out at my gym. He asked me If I could pass him a 10lb plate.Then he almost dropped it on his own foot.)
    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    where the hell do you hang out, girlfriend?!
    It's really just luck.
    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    It's really just luck.
    ''just luck'' lol, your a bloody celebrity magnet, you need to carry a camera and sell the pics to glossy magazines, youd be rich......
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Okay...I had to think hard, but I've got a few...

    In 7th grade, I won the state history fair with a documentary video about the rise and fall of railroads. I bash editted the entire thing with 2 VCRs and a voice recorder.

    George W. Bush (then Gov of Texas) wrote me a letter of recommendation for the US Air Force Academy....ended up not going (damn screws in my shoulder).

    And lastly...my grandmother was 4th (I think) cousins with the Queen of England. I'm not exactly sure of the lineages or whatever, but I do know it to be true. I'm also sure there are 1000's of other people that are 3-4 times removed from royalty, but I thought it was cool.

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    well about 6 years ago I went skiing with a bunch of friends. The very first day we got there we started to drink, some one brought a big texas mickey. Well in an hour and a half the three of us polished off 3/4 of the bottle when we decide to head out for dinner. Well during the walk, we were walking along the edge of a 6' cliff (not high but wait). The village was just below so instead of taking the easy way around, we decide to hop the cliff or rock wall.

    To make a long story short (to late) when my drunken self jumped I landed wrong and didn't bend at the knees and shattered my heel in 5-6 pieces. Well did I tell you this was the first day of the ski trip and never mind that it was Dec and the season had just started. It took me one year to be able to walk again.

    My patrol that I use to ski patrol just shook their heads

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    back in the 90's, my finger was on Dateline NBC when the anchors were doing pieces about where they grew up. Jane Pauley went to my high school and there was a film crew in my geometry class. They got my finger and my calculator in one of the scenes that made it on TV.

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    I got a speeding ticket once.............














    For 137 is a 55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i rip spectacular belches. especially when i ride. it just all come gurgling up. i have to warn new riders. it is what it is.
    Me too! If I know nobody is close enough to hear it and get PO'd at me, I'll rip ones that are loud enough to echo off nearby walls/cliffs. Great fun!

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    Here are a few truisms about me:

    I can count to 10 in 1 language easily, 2 languages with some thought, and 3 languages if I feel motivated to use google translate

    I once met a cashier that reminded me of someone famous. I don't recall who it was, though

    I have seen dead people

    I can swim underwater for as long as I can hold my breath

    I am a morning person, but I haven't figured out in which time zone

    My poop stinks

    My wife often makes comments about my lack of friends and then thinks about it for a second and says never mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    where the hell do you hang out, girlfriend?!
    you would be surprised who comes to toronto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Care to give us a round about idea what the patent is bro, interesting......
    a recycling process for a certain type of plastic into a permeable insulator type material
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    I got a speeding ticket once.............
    For 137 is a 55.
    Kudos! I Luckily for me, they never caught me in a similar act. I think I would get deported with no questions asked if they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    I got a speeding ticket once.............














    For 137 is a 55.
    Soooooooo what happened ? Did you get locked up

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    I met Emmylou Harris once.

    Because of my dog.

    My dog also met China (the pro wrestler) when I wasn't around.

    So my dog has met more famous people than I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcisok View Post
    Soooooooo what happened ? Did you get locked up


    Nope. Highway Patrol wasn't so tight assed BITD, citation did cost me $850.00 though.

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    I once was in the same shop in Killarney, Ireland as the actress who played Blossom on TV. She was being mobbed by other people in my group but I kept my distance. Went through the checkout right behind her parents.

    I saw John Kerry running through the terminal at BWI a handful of years ago.

    A landowner who was letting me do field work for my thesis on his ranch told me that he used to own a ranch in Hawaii that was featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous BITD. He sold all his property in other states and consolidated to Texas so he didn't have to travel so much to manage his land.

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    Did you frame the ticket? I would have.

    I used to play t-ball and at a young age had my ear pierced. Just one. During a game that had been going on for a few innings the umpire happened to notice I had an earring and called time. I asked what for? He told me I had to remove my earring. My response was that all the girls got to wear them--one earring per ear, non dangly and a necklace tucked into the shirt--why was I any different? He said because I was a boy. I told him that was ludicrous and if I had to remove my earring all the girls had to remove all their jewelry. We had to pause the whole game and all the girls had to remove their jewelry and hand it over to their parents. Fighting sexist rules and idiocy even as a youngster.
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    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    Me too! If I know nobody is close enough to hear it and get PO'd at me, I'll rip ones that are loud enough to echo off nearby walls/cliffs. Great fun!
    same here. especially if i eat anything right before riding.

    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    you would be surprised who comes to toronto
    oh, i'm surprised ANYBODY goes to toronto.

    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    For 137 is a 55.
    riding/driving a what?

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    I taught over 300 kids how to ride mountain bikes.
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    You may be happy to hear that my dad has kicked cancer's ass. Now he's looking for whoever sent it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    I taught over 300 kids how to ride mountain bikes.
    I would not think that is lame, Great work

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    This is fun...tough to remember, but stories I still hear when I go to my home town:

    7th grade - showed up to school driving a car that didn't belong to anyone I knew. Lots of strange looks from teachers

    Once hit a guy so hard in football one shoe and his helmet came off. Joke was on me, he did a short stent in the pros, I didn't even play in college.

    Walked into a dominos pizza and shot the guy behind the counter. With a paint ball gun. I'm not proud of this one but my high school buddies still think it was the best prank ever.

    The first one (only one while I was there) in my college slosh-ball league to hit 3 home runs in a game (keg at second and home - not safe or moving to the next base until you drink a full beer at each)

    More recently:
    First in my family with a post-graduate degree

    Several published articles, patents, and conference talk credits

    Led 4 first human use cases of new medical devices in a 3 year span. Working on #4 now.

    Look how serious I've become. I think I need to start binge drinking again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post

    oh, i'm surprised ANYBODY goes to toronto.
    it's a celebrity secret safe heaven
    broadcasting from
    "the vinyl basement"

    build trail!

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    ^^Not any more.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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