What if you saw a 400 pound Black Bear drowning in the ocean? If you’re Adam Warwick and have the heart of a Spartan, you dive in after it!
After a huge black bear wandered into a Florida community and accidentally walked towards the ocean after being shot with a tranquilizer, a hero stepped up to do the unthinkable, and save one of the most dangerous animals on the planet.
After a report was called in about a wild bear roaming around, it was determined that he be tranquilized and moved back to the forest. But the dart sent the bear into a panic and he ran towards the ocean, evading officers.
Soon he began swimming out into the Gulf. But the further he went, the more drowsy he became. That’s when Adam Warwick, a biologist with the Wildlife Commission, knew he had to act. Diving into the ocean, he swam ahead of the bear and blocked his path to the open water.
The bear tried lunging at Adam to climb on top of him and stay afloat, but he was losing the ability to move his legs. Staying calm, the biologist grabbed the bear around the neck and brought him towards the shore.
Both bear and man survived without a problem. It’s in moments like this that true bravery and humanity are put on display. While we never suggest putting yourself in knowing danger - if that bear was not subdued, this story would have a grizzly ending - you should never be afraid to test the waters and help others. Even if they are massive bears!
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A 16 year old California boy hitched a ride from San Jose to Maui in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines.
We’re not sure what he was thinking - the Spartan Hawaii Trifecta race isn’t until August 16th!
Be a part of the first-of-its-kind Spartan Race where athletes can earn their entire trifecta in one weekend! These photos of stunning landscapes, dark mud and smiling Spartans will make you book your flight right now. Do actually ride IN the plane, please.
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“See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum… and one night, one night they decide they don’t like living in an asylum any more. They decide they’re going to escape! So, like, they get up onto the roof, and there, just across this narrow gap, they see the rooftops of the town, stretching away in the moon light… stretching away to freedom.
Now, the first guy, he jumps right across with no problem. But his friend, his friend didn’t dare make the leap. Y’see… Y’see, he’s afraid of falling. So then, the first guy has an idea… He says “Hey! I have my flashlight with me! I’ll shine it across the gap between the buildings. You can walk along the beam and join me!” B-but the second guy just shakes his head. He suh-says… He says “Wh-what do you think I am? Crazy? You’d turn it off when I was half way across!”
- The Killing Joke
fun fact: this is the only time in the history of batman where he actually laughs at one of the joker’s jokes. this is also from my favorite comic.
Billed as “the toughest race in the world,” the Tough Guy 2012 competition took place yesterday in Perton, England. Every year, thousands of men and women tackle the course, which is described on the Tough Guy website as eight country miles filled with freezing mud and “barbed wire, cuts, scrapes, burns, dehydration, hypothermia, acrophobia, claustrophobia, electric shocks, sprains, twists, joint dislocation and broken bones.” See more.
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Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type.. I’m like, hey girl, magenta! and she’s like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, no - I want magenta!
This has always been one of my favorite JM quotes. My man is wise.