History of Scuba Diving tiki-toki.com/timeline/enโ€ฆ
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First Infographic from the upcoming Australia Great Barrier Reef series! A Brief History of Scuba Diving
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Book on History of Diving/SCUBA Development?

Hello all!

I had a nerdgasm at the History of Diving Museum in the Florida Keys and I loved reading the (IMO all too short!) chapter on the development of the the SCUBA in Neutral Buoyancy. Is there a dedicated book out there that delves deeply into man's attempts to develop equipment to explore the depths? I would love something that goes back to ancient days and continues to the present.

Thank you in advance!

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Scuba diving to the depths of human history - New Scientist newscientist.com/article/โ€ฆ
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Left ear issues for almost two years- sounds like a broken speaker?

Female, 27, 140lbs 5โ€™2โ€

Hello doctors,

I know I need to actually go see a doctor, but Iโ€™m hoping someone here can give me an idea of whatโ€™s going on in the meantime, since my GP is not taking any patients in person right now.

For two years, maybe more Iโ€™ve had the strangest sensation/ reaction to loud noises, particularly music, my own voice, or loud talking/ yelling. Always in my left ear. I have good days an bad days, but I canโ€™t quite put my finger on the sound. Itโ€™s like a broken speaker, but sometimes is a robotic, squeaking/screeching / swooshing and it varies in frequency, depending on the volume of the sound triggering it. Music of any type, even at low volumes can trigger it. My ear feels as though there may be something in it, but Iโ€™m also quite sure thatโ€™s a psychological reaction to what Iโ€™m assuming is a physiological issue.

At first I didnโ€™t pay much attention to it. Nowadays itโ€™s an every day constant bother.

Elevation does not change it. I live in a mountainous province and do a lot of driving, particularly to mountain communities, travelling up and down said maintains in a matter of a day. I can pop my own ears by yawning, and while my ear does bother me itโ€™s no more than usual.

I also have a history of scuba diving, but this issue arose years after my most recent dive.

I had problems with both ears as a child, constant ear infections until I had tubes inserted to drain the fluids. Once the tubes were removed (I was six) I never had an ear infection again.

It could have been one of the many live shows Iโ€™ve attended, but the issue wasnโ€™t sudden onset so itโ€™s hard to pinpoint. This has been a slow gradual transition from a minor annoyance to an ever day battle.

Please help โค๏ธ

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(Request) Scuba diving, decompression sickness, freediving etc.

Any documentary about the history of scuba diving, the bends, extreme diving, etc. Not any underwater nature documentaries, though beautiful and interesting, those are rather easy to find.

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My 87-year-old Grandpa learned how to scuba dive in the past year so he could visit the shipwrecks in Palau (heโ€™s a huge WWII history buff) and posed with his local newspaper. Iโ€™m so proud of him!
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Water based elements/deities are underused in Villains.

In the vast VAST amount of fantasy media, Water is almost always portrayed as a means to purify, cleanse, heal. It's coupled with the beauty of rivers, lakes, pretty waterfalls, rainbows, and greenery.

Meanwhile fire based entities are the go to association for evil and destruction: Sauron (LotR) forged his one ring in a volcano and his realm looks on fire. Sargarus (Big bad of Warcraft) has a burning head and a burning army called the burning legion. Deathwing, Ragnaros, other WoW antagonists are also on fire. All evil/demonic entities from Marvel, Surtur, Dormamu, Mephisto, all fire. ATLA fire nation bad.

Obviously flames have the connotation of the biblical hell, fire & brimstone and all that, which of course lends itself to being an evil element. If we go further back in history, fire was associated with war, invasion, and destruction. So i get it.

What i don't understand however is why Water always needs to be "good", and this goes further back than just Fantasy novels, back to Mythological religions: Ganga, Neptune, Poesidan, Anahita, Nerthus, Sirona, Damona, Bunzi... All "Gods" of water, who are compassionate (relative to their peers), and are associated with fertility and purity. Heck even in Dungeons & Dragons, the Water God is Istishia who's the god of water and purity. The only mythology which even remotely associates Water deities with Death is Egypt.

If we were to sit here and name the top 50 selling fantasy stories which involve any form of water magic or water deity, i reckon 49ish of them would portray water in a benevolent light.

There's three reasons i can think of for why this has become a fantasy trend:

  1. Water is seen as the opposing force to fire, and since fire is evil, water is thus good.
  2. Waterfalls and other water bodies are pretty to look at.
  3. Human beings have an existential bias, where we only view things from our own point of view. We use water to clean ourselves, wash our clothes, to drink, and to farm food... Therefor water good.

My issue with this is, even if you were to take every lake/river on Earth, it would amount to less than 0.00001% of the Earths water mass. Similarly, if you were to take every human on Earth, or every land animal, they would amount (in both quantity and body weight) to less than 0.00001% of life on Earth. The Oceans are bloody huge, with a lot of sea dwelling life within.

Water Deities should have more in common with that aspect of the ocean, rather than with us pes

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First ever backpacking trip booked! Tips appreciated. Greece, July 2021 (probably)

Hello all, I (24/M) have booked my flights from the US to Athens leaving on July 3rd and returning on July 18th. I am vaccinated now and I am planning this trip under the assumption that all major attractions will be open and bars and nightlife will be be in more or less full swing. That said my flights are fully changeable and the only lodging i have booked is eligible for a full refund if the conditions come summer will not allow this. The only things booked now are my flights and 2 refundable nights at Athens Backpackers

The trip will be divided into two parts. Starting out in greece I plan on exploring athens and then taking an overnight to trip to Delphi and Meteora, I would then take another trip to olympia from athens to round out the "mainland" portion of the trip. I expect this part of the trip to take 5 day.

From Olympia (or the closest town with a port) the plan is to spend the rest of trip Island hopping. While in the islands i want to see more ruins and museums and also spend a fair bit of time SCUBA diving. Food is also a major passion, not a huge fan of wine. My understanding is Mykonos, Santorini and Crete are must sees and i can spend 2-3 days on each. I will need to go back to Athens the day before my flight in order to catch a 6am departure.

I do have a few questions that I will list below:

  1. What is the best way to see the greek interior? I was planning on booking a tour group just because it will make for easy transport and overnight lodging but I am open to suggestions.

  2. Would you change up the list of islands i plan on visiting? My goals are history, culture, food, nightlife and SCUBA diving

  3. I have started looking into more attractions and things like that but i would rather not book them until everything is more certain. When is good time to start booking day-trips, cooking clasees, tours, etc?

Please feel free to make any suggestions or share your experiences to help me better plan my itinerary.

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Men Dancing in Gloves

When this post was first suggested, I thought Iโ€™d be writing about Men Dancing in Suits while wearing gloves. However, that was short-sighted of me because there are some amazing gloves being worn by men dancing in a variety of fashions. I hope you like this selection:

ONLYONEOF Libido live Right at the beginning of this clip youโ€™ll see their specially designed gloves that have a pocket which holds a retractable tape measure.

TVXQ Catch Me MV The ultimate glove MV!

TVXQ Keep Your Head Down MV Almost everything (see pattern suits) about this MV is fantastic, including their gloves!

SS501 Love Ya MV These are not just gloves, they have a dual purpose to prevent shortness of breath when singing this song.

GOT7 Not By The Moon performance live Look at Bam Bamโ€™s gloves! Arenโ€™t they fabulous? GOT7 are gorgeous here, even if a tad over styled, in their homage to houndstooth.

NUโ€™EST W Help Me Aronโ€™s wearing black leather gloves, to match his splendid outfit. NUโ€™EST are such stylish men.

BET BET MV Iโ€™m reinforcing my last sentence, and Renโ€™s in gloves too.

TAEMIN Want live โ€˜Hot, hotโ€™, yep, and the glove is too, as are all these comeback stages.

MBLAQ Stay live Innovators in style, MBLAQ are dazzling us with their gold gloves for this performance. And, its not a one off, they can work with silver gloves too.

ATEEZ Hala Hala live You can have your HALA HALA in all black or all red . But both pay fine tribute to the glove. I'm so pleased to see a whole group in gloves.

ATEEZ Inception live Eight men in lace, sequined gloves is a very cool way to start a sentence. When I first saw this clip, I fell in love with these gloves and had to research them.

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Iโ€™m Tara Roberts, Nat Geo Storytelling Fellow and Iโ€™ve been telling stories about Black scuba divers searching for slave shipwrecksโ€”AMA

EDIT: Thank you all for your questions! Check out my RPAN that I just did here too: https://www.reddit.com/rpan/r/RedditMasterClasses/llzal5

Hi! Iโ€™m Tara Roberts, a Storytelling Fellow at National Geographic. I spent the last two years following and telling stories about a group of Black scuba divers searching for slave shipwrecks around the world. AMA.

I hitched a ride with the divers to Mozambique, then traveled to South Africa, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Costa Rica and St. Croix to learn more about their dive missions, understand why this search for slave shipwrecks is so important and what kind of impact they hope their discoveries will have on the world. Most of these divers are not professional divers or maritime archaeologists, btw. They are teachers, students, civil servants, retired militaryโ€”just ordinary people who are passionate about scuba diving ... but who wanted to dive with a purpose.

We made a short film about me and the divers here. And I wrote about my experience here.

I am also currently at work on a narrative podcast that will go into even deeper detail about my journey around the world. You can listen to a teaser here. You can also hear more about my work on the Overheard at National Geographic podcast here. And for more information about the divers and their incredible work, check out their website and the work of the Slave Wrecks Project.

If you want to follow me, you can do so on Instagram @storiesfromthedepths and @curvypath_tara and also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sftdpodcast Thanks!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/nnzr57tgcvh61.jpg

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5min Introduction To Dahab (Egypt)

Dahab is a town that can be thought of an island, on one side is the red sea and on the other is the desert. See by yourself: https://goo.gl/maps/Hshbd8WktTc7PQMw7

This beach town is stretched on 10km or so along the red sea.

Dahab permanent population is quite small but currently (early 2021) the amount of long term residents escaping big cities and countries with tight restrictions is growing rapidly. I guess there are currently around 9000 people living in Dahab.

The nearest big city is Sharm El Sheikh (70000 people), a resort city with an airport. Airport to Dahab is only 1h drive (currently costing 400-500 EGP each way for a whole taxi/microbus). Sharm is mostly attracting all-inclusive package holiday tourists.

Unlike Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab does not have many resorts and attract a very different kind of tourism. The Dahab tourists are closer to those you meet when traveling in Thailand, Bali, Goa, Mexico or such destinations.

Dahab offers a very wide range of accommodations, from the extremely inexpensive guesthouses to the more fancy airbnb rentals and hotels. You can also easily find long term accommodation from 3000 EGP per month (yes, a whole studio flat), increasing your budget to 6000 EGP per month usually gets you something of very good standards.

This is a very kid-friendly destination, there are several kinder gardens and the parents also enjoy the large beach where kids can run carelessly away from the road traffic.

Dahab is very bicycle-friendly, there are many bicycle rental shops and the town is mostly flat so cycling from one place to another is very easy. You can also cycle on the beach path, which is super enjoyable and safely away from the traffic.

Dahab attracts people as it is a water sports heaven mostly focused on four activities: kite surfing, wind surfing, freediving (apnea) and scuba diving.

There are many other activities possible including snorkle, hike, climb, horse ride, practice yoga, ecstatic dance, contact dance and many other activities. You may need to ask the local community when and where to practice these activities, in case you are not already on site you can ask your questions on any of the local fb groups.

Ethnicities and nations: a mix of Bedouins, Egyptians and foreigners. The amount of foreigners varies across seasons and yea

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Glooscape and the man who changed an ecosystem

Glooscape is a rocky planet not far from the earth system. Big oceans with jagged rocks sticking out of the brown-orange water. The main colony was is located on the north pole, where it's not as unbearably hot, but a "comfortable" 24 degrees cยฐ. But the real reason why it's such a popular vacation destination is the wildlife.

When it was discovered, the animals where nothing special. Well, not as trippy and surreal as it is now. Transparent embryo like creatures with blue blood that had just entered their Cambrian exploration. They ranged from bottom crawlers to dog sized filter feeders.

But when the first expedition tried to group them into species, they discovered something amazing. The creatures, here after called splicers, could evolve at record breaking speed, by editing their own genome. Combined with the glands that could sample DNA from their food, every individual had a completely new genome with to many changes that no one can figure out relations. Two very similar fishy things could be not related in the slightest, and a crab and eel like creature could be sisters.

Not many people can say they changed the history of an intire biosphere. Actually, there is only one person. Karl Spriggens and he didn't even do it on purpose. He was a part of the first expedition. He was also very clumsy. By cutting his foot on a sharp rock and flipping his kanu while eating chicken noodles, he introduced the human, chicken, cow, wheat, union, carrot and oregano genomes.

Splicer DNA is not to different from human DNA, and splicers are very good at genetic engineering. When human DNA became available to them, it opened a Pandora's box. Suddenly, they had access to extremely advanced biology, like bone, stomach acid, chlorophyll and advanced eyes and brains. These traits spread like wildfire, and 27 years later, they have taken over the whole north pole and have found their way to the equator.

The polar colony is one of the best vacation spots ever. Above the surface, it's nothing special. Scuba diving is amazing though. Swimming through forests of lettuce trees with fish eyes, human hands scuttling over the sea floor. It changes you. When eating on the beach, it's almost tradition to throw some scraps into the water. This has made the genetic roster of the splicers more diverse than ever. A list of found genomes is provided below

  • human
  • chicken
  • cow
  • wheat
  • carrot
  • oregano
  • mushroom
  • sardine
  • squid
  • salmon
  • worble
  • pig
  • dog (went swimming and l
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Non-fiction books about the human experience with water?

I was recommended to read Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui, and while it was interesting, it was more of a personal memoir than deep dive into the title question. I'm looking for something very similar but more about the psychology and history of how we've experienced and interacted with swimming for sport, hygiene, necessity, etc. I'm especially interested in scuba diving and how the ability to breathe underwater has changed things.

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Offering: Spanish (native) and English (native) Seeking: French (native or high level)

Hello everyone, :) Iโ€™m a young guy in Uni who is currently studying for my C1 french exam in June. Iโ€™m looking for someone to practice my french to become more fluent, try to catch an accent and make friends in the process :) I live in the Basque Country, an area of northern Spain which is rich in culture that Iโ€™d love to talk about, also I love to talk about my experience in Birmingham where I managed to catch a native English accent if anyone is interested in the English language.

Some of my interests include Scuba diving, computer science, anime, Spanish and British history and anything on Netflix hahaha :).

Thank you and feel free to PM me.

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List of Instagram business categories

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How I would rewrite Total Drama: Revenge of the Island Part 1

Revenge of the Island. Toxic waste. Dakotazoid! Nah, just playing. Fuck that abomination. I do think that toxic waste was a bit dumb but by the same token it made for an interesting season. I don't think I'm gonna change the gimmicks of this or PI because let's be real, the gimmicks were fine but the overall writing, decisions, and sometimes cast were the problem. Things I liked about this season were Lightning, Sam, Scott, the Go-Kart challenge, Cameron's revenge against Jo, Brick, Jo's character, and Staci's boot. Things I didn't like about this season were Dakotazoid, Anne Maria, Sam's elimination, Scott's motivation to be a villain, and Chris's brutality, so if those get changed, you know why. Let's get into my rewrite!

Episode 1, Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!

Cameos, cameos, and more cameos. That's something that ruined this season in my opinion, as well as the extended stay of Zoey, Anne Maria, and Mike. Look, we have to have the rudimentary cameo from the entire cast on the boat going past the island so we start with that. The new cast comes in and do their normal introduction, Jo and Scott being tough dudes, Mike and Zoey being lovey-dovey OOOOOOOO, Lightning being the egotistical hilarious asshole (God he's my favorite character), Brick the private Brickielson, B and Dawn being fan favorites, Dakota Anne Maria and Staci being annoying cunts, Cameron experiencing outside life for the first time (bubble nerd), and Sam (SETH ROGEN MY FAVORITE I LOVE SAM/ROGEN) being the game guy. Chris explodes the boat (he became fucking evil) and the cast start swimming over to the shore. Jo and Brick start being competitive with each other, but get beaten by Dawn. Lightning saves Cameron and Dakota after Chris blows up her paparazzi-funded dinghy. Everyone gets to the island, Sam washing up on shore last with his GameGuy held above his head. Chris gathers the contestants for this season, warns them about the toxic waste which Lightning jokes about with Sam and earns himself a zap from a mutant rabbit. Chris forms the teams, with Dawn, Zoey, Lightning, Jo, B, and Anne Maria making up the Mutant Maggots and Scott, Mike, Sam, Cameron, Brick, Dakota and Staci making up the Toxic Rats. On top of that, Chris introduces the Chris McLean-brand invincibility statue, hidden somewhere on the Island. Dakota encounters a mutated squirrel and gets frightened by it, leaping into Sam's arm. Talk about foreshadowing! Chris introduces challenge one, each team having to get thei

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56 M South Florida

Greetings from Florida,

I'm new to Reddit and I am figuring out how things work. I've been a seeker for as long as I can remember and I've tried my hand at so many things that I can hardly keep track. I'm 56, happily married with two children. I am very much an introvert a deep thinker and analytical. I'm seeking an email or snail mail pal with a wide range of interests and willing to be share about themselves candidly.

I enjoy poetry, philosophy, spirituality, law, boats, physical fitness, RV's, travel, cooking, brewing beer, scuba diving, flying planes, history, gardening, architecture, technology, self development, psychedelics, psychology and I am fascinated by those outside of the bell curve. I have read and studied extensively on my own the subjects mentioned (and many more) since I was very young. I consider myself to be an empath so I avoid watching any violence or suffering on television. When my wife is watching the medical or cop shows, I listen to music music, podcasts, meditate or watch YouTube videos . I follow Joe Rogan, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown, James Clear, David Goggins, Alan Watts, Gabor Mate, Don Miguel Ruiz and dozens of others.

I am a man of my word. When I commit to something, you can count on it. I have been an accountability buddy to several people and I very much enjoyed that. I put a lot of thought and effort into those activities and it was very rewarding.

The past 24 years, I have been the I.T. Director for a multi-billion dollar company. I work from home and I often have free time during the work day and would like to use my time to communicate with others.

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List of Worst Nightmares at Sea

The sea, as we all know, is a powerful, indifferent beast. I am fascinated by those rare instances where my personal nightmares have came to life so Iโ€™ve provided a list of links to some of the most captivating and terrifying incidents I know of. Have fun researching if youโ€™ve never heard of these!

  1. The โ€œdisappearanceโ€ of the Lonergans

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Tom_and_Eileen_Lonergan

This one is the โ€œclassicโ€ ocean fear. Married couple Tom and Eileen Lonergan went for a scuba trip with a group of other people in 1998 in Australia. However, at the end of the dive the ship captain of the transport vessel miscounted those aboard and left while they were still under water. When they surfaced they found they were abandoned. In open water. They were only realized missing two days later and, despite an extensive search, their bodies were never found. Just a desperate SOS note and some diving gear...

  1. The USS Indianapolis

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-worst-shark-attack-in-history-25715092/

While thereโ€™s a LOT of terrifying boat based madness in the world wars, this one is particularly scary. On July 28, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was hit by a Japanese torpedo around midnight. The ship suffered a catastrophic explosion and capsized. Of the 1,200 on board, only 900 survived the initial explosion. Though many of those โ€œsurvivorsโ€ may have preferred the quick death because what followed was the worst shark attack in history. For four days the sailors were left to the elements and a swarm of hundreds of sharks. Eyewitness testimony confirms a feeding frenzy occurred. Of the 900 in the water, only 317 survived. Many of you know this from the famous speech in Jaws where Quint tells his experience as an Indianapolis survivor.

  1. The Kursk

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_(K-141)

In 2000, a Russian submarine, the Kursk, suffered an explosion due to a faulty torpedo during a training exercise. Of that explosion only 23 of the 118 on board survived. But, again, they most certainly would have wished to be part of that explosion because they were left in the dark. In a sinking, sealed off submarine. Those 23 unlucky souls were trapped in a compartment in the stern, likely expecting a quick rescue. Little did they know that it would take several days to breach their compartment and they only had 8 hours of oxygen...

  1. The Byford decompression incident

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin

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A Deep Dive Into Underwater Treasure Hunting

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Underwater treasure hunting is full of adventure and opportunities to find some really valuable and interesting finds. Whether you are using scuba equipment, snorkeling, or using our new BLU3 Nemo Dive System, you want to know where to hunt, what to expect to find, and what equipment you need. Continue reading for an in-depth look into the exciting world of underwater treasure hunting.

The Different Ways to Treasure Hunt Underwater

Underwater Metal Detecting

One of the best, most consistent, and thorough ways to find lost treasure is by metal detecting underwater. Whether you want to hunt shipwrecks, along heavily-frequented beaches, or in a river that saw Civil War action, metal detecting gives you options. It can be as simple as purchasing an underwater metal detector and wading into a river or along a beach, or as involved as scuba diving lost shipwrecks. Either way, underwater metal detectingย is one of the greatest ways to find valuables and connect to history.

Magnet Fishing

If you have ever gone fishing for bass, catfish, or virtually any other fish in the world, you already have some experience with this one! Magnet fishing at its most basic is essentially tossing a heavy-duty magnet into a body of water, waiting for it to sink to the bottom, and then dragging it along the bottom until you feel something connect. Simply pull the item up and you have successfully recovered an item. This is a fun way to enjoy finding a sunken treasure in deep water.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling and searching for buried treasure with a metal detector is a great way to gain access to deep water situations without needing to use scuba gear. While you will not get the same depth capabilities, snorkeling is much less bulky and less complicated. Depending on where you are planning to hunt, snorkeling with a metal detector might be the best way to approach that particular area.

Scuba Diving

If you are looking to hunt deep water, this may be your best option. Scuba gear allows you access to some of the deepest shipwrecks and areas of interest that are ripe for the taking of s

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My life and my family's background is kind of bizarre. Run into paranormal frequently.

Pardon my writing style. Writing and punctuation is not my strong suit. Beginning I think is necessary for context. I think there's a possibility my family is cursed or something sorry for it being super long and jumps around a little bit.

When I was 15 I walked into my parents house around 2am coming back from the gym. I used to workout late at night at our 24 hour gym. This was a very regular thing for me. I'm one of those extreme night owls where I'm more awake at night than during the day. I like being alone. I prefer silence and the calm of the night.

Anyways in my parents house we have a mud room which opens up into a long hallway. The hallway connects to a living room. When you walk out of the mudroom and turn left you can see the living room from the hallway. When I came home I walked into the hallway. I felt a gut instinct to look all the way down to the end of the living room. The lights were dim yet I'm well adjusted to the dark. I know my head wasn't playing games with me. There was a black billowing smoldering cloud with this cloaked figure in the middle of the smoke. It had it's hood up with no face. Only a pitch black void for where the face should've been. I could feel it's eyes staring directly at me. These very cold eyes. I could see its chest. The chest was covered in some kind of chainmail. The cloaked figure had a dagger on its left hip with a inscription on the white bone sheath. It looked Sumerian or Latin I'm not entirely sure. I believe I was not supposed to see the figure because I got spooked as much as it got spooked. The cloaked figure pulled out the dagger. The blade was a silver curved blade. A very shiny sharp blade. With the same inscription across the top of the blade. The figure charged me with an over the head knife striking pose. We have a bathroom in the hallway. The bathroom has a large heavy wooden door with a deadbolt. I ran into the bathroom. Locked myself in and began having a panic attack. I did not leave the bathroom the whole night. That was not the first strange encounter I've had. Only one of the stranger ones. All throughout high-school a lot of people I knew died. If it's relevant the river that flows through the forest behind my parents house had traces of nuclear waste radiation in it at one point.

For some background information. Half of my family comes from Eastern Europe. They're immigrants. Based off their herbal knowledge, in the middle ages they would've been burned at the stake as witches. To my

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Ice Ice Baby (Stories about the Ice and Cold)

Hey everyone! I have listened/watched almost all of the videos (as I know most of you have as well ;) ) and thought I would share some cool stories that I knew about death and disaster regarding the ice and cold (that I don't think have been covered yet). Sorry in advance if some of the have been covered and if it is too long! There will be a "TLDR" at the end ;)

  1. The Cave Tried to Keep Us: Diver and photographer, Jill Heinerth, recounts how her and her team become the first known divers to go under and in a liberated iceberg. When diving and make their way back, they hear grating and screaming sounds coming from all around them. Making their way back, they find the entrance has collapsed and refrozen - making it impossible to get out. They scramble for a while before Jill finds a crevasse in the iceberg that goes around 130 ft up into the open air. Using small bored holes that fish dug in the iceberg the team CLIMBS out of the cave using holes the size of fingers. They get out and get on the boat and 20 minutes later they hear another screaming. They make their way to the edge of the boat and see that the iceberg has collapsed in on itself further. IF they would have been slower, they all would have been crushed within it. Jill wrote a book called "The Cave Tried to Keep Us" about this experience and her diving history (she has known around 100 people who have died through her diving career). Story link: https://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2019/09/20/jill-heinerth-cave-diving-antarctica
  2. Experienced Scuba Diver Dies under the Ice: Tom and Steve were experienced, fire department volunteer divers who were testing out new gear - specifically dry suits - that they were planning on using. In addition, they thought they could use the opportunity to practice a series of search-and-recovery drills to refresh their skills while testing out the different dry suits. The lake they had went out to was mostly covered with ice. Under these circumstance, you would normally have a team of 3-4 people to do such drills as one diver would be out of the water with a buddy line so that the divers under the water could always find their way back out again. However, it was only the two of them and they did not think they would be under for very long as they were just testing gear - not actually doing body recovery or search. Since the gear was borrowed, they did not trim or secure the suits
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Did Zodiac have French/Canadian Roots?

Hi there,

I have been researching the theory that Zodiac may have had French/Canadian roots. I had been looking over the Scotch Tape Letter again and though I know it is an Unconfirmed Letter there's just something about it that makes me think it is by the hand of the Zodiac.

The Scotch Tape Letter was typewritten and reads as follows -

"I am the ZODIAC and I am in control of all things. I am going to tell you a secret. I like friction tape. I like to have it around in case I need to truss someone up in a hurry....I have my real name on a small metallic tape. You see, while you have it in your possession, I want you to know it belongs to me and you think I may have left it accidentally. I am athletic. It could be swim fins, or a piece of scuba gear. But maybe you play chess with me. I have several cheap sets in closets all over. I have my name on the bottom of the lid with the scotch tape....My tape is waiting for me all over California. Do you know me? I am the ZODIAC and I am in control".

One of Zodiac's claims is that his name can be found on the bottom of the Scotch Tape tin. If we look at the Vintage Scotch Tape tin we can see that it reads St Pauls, Minnesota, I also found one which says France, Minnesota. Many think it could point to the name Paul and though I believe Zodiac did give us his name I think the message he was also sending here was of his origins. There is also another clue above to Zodiac's French connection.

Zodiac states "It could be swim fins, or a piece of scuba gear." I found it an interesting statement to make so went searching and found out all about swim fins and scuba gear. Turns out that the first fins/flippers were found in the 1920's by the bold adventurers of the French Mediterranean Coasts. By the 1930's Commercial and Military Diving had a firm presence but the only available apparatus were crude goggles and Corlieu Fins, these were hard to come by though and many divers made their own home made equipment.

It was in 1914 that Frenchman Louis de Corlieu made the first public demonstrations of his fins or โ€œpropulseurs de nageโ€ as he called them. Being a Lieutenant Commander in the French Navy, he wanted to display the effectiveness of his invention to his colleagues.

Another young adventurer on the scene was Jacques Cousteau. Cousteau explains that he began diving as a hunter. In the 1930s, he and his close companions Frederic Dumas and Philippe Tailliez, speared fish โ€“ some weighing more th

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[Table] I'm the Principal Bass of the San Francisco Symphony. (I performed with Metallica!) In one week, I'll be performing in a drive-in dual orchestra, featuring musicians of the LA Phil and SF Symphony on one stage for the first time ever. AMA!

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Hello Mr. Pingel from r/doublebass! What are your top practice tips for aspiring classical bassists? For one, get the book "Practicing for Artistic Success" by Burton Kaplan (I was fortunate to get to work with him when I was a student at Manahattan School of Music). Learning how to practice is one of the most important aspects of your training. In my experience, my most successful students have been the ones who were the most self-motivated and engaged in their daily practicing. A teacher is with you only around an hour per week, but you are with yourself all the time! Therefore, developing the tools to become your own best teacher are imperative for success.
With that, it is important to develop good technique that is efficient and supported with good posture. Injuries do not promote training, and I went through a couple of bad tendinitis strains while a student and budding professional that I feared might be career ending (I once stopped playing for months because of an injury). It forced me to step back and completely re-evaluate my training and how I was playing. Working with a physical therapist did wonders to deepen my understanding and awareness of my technique and physicality.
Yet, no amount of technical training can imbue your playing with soul. Being inspired, whether by others in music, art, dance, spirituality, philosophy, and more, and by engaging in contemplation and examination of one's own life is to me what will distinguish the artist from the artisan. What does a piece mean to you? How does it make you feel? What are you trying to say with it? Though, words are not necessary, for it can be something beyond the descriptives of speech, and purely sensational.
Growing up my grandfather would take me to see SFSO shows in the late 2000s. Those by far my favorite memories with him. So thanks for some great performances. I have a family friend who plays bass in the SF Ballet (maybe you even know him) and he always says he would be happy if he never hears the Nutcracker again. Since he has to play it every day for like 6 weeks every year. Are there any pieces that drive you nuts when you find out you have to play them? Either because you've done them a million times or maybe because they just don't have a fun bass line. There have been times when a piece has come up that I wa
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Reflections on a Return to Florida's Cave Country

It's a mild evening in the low 70s as I cruise north along US-27 east of Branford. Past Troy Springs, blown out from seasonal flooding of the Suwannee River. Conditions that have reshaped my schedule for the week.

I'm heading to a country style dinner at Momma T's in Mayo and from there to sleep at my hammock in the back lot of Dive Outpost. I'm tired. I've spent the entire day at Blue Grotto on cave line exercises and simulated dive planning & decompression. Preparing for deeper dives on trimix later in the week at Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area north of Tampa.

I spent the first days of my trip at Ginnie Springs. Going over buoyancy, trim, the four major propulsion kicks, mask/regulator/light switches, and much loathed valve shutdowns. Over and over again until confident I could do them easily in a stress overload situation with multiple things going wrong.

Two decades ago, I completed an IANTD Technical Cave certification over 18 months at Peacock Springs and 40 Fathom Grotto after multiple trips down to northern Florida from my home state of Michigan. I haven't been on a legit cave dive in 15 years. The roommate I got cave certified with moved to Oregon to follow a woman and chase dreams of being a fly fishing guide. I got into a serious relationship that progressed to marriage. My career became a lot busier. My outdoor interests detoured to ultralight wilderness backpacking. Then factors related to the COVID-19 epidemic led me back to frequent diving beyond the annual tropical saltwater trip and summer Great Lakes wreck charters.

The reason for the 19 hour drive down here from Grand Rapids is to determine whether I want to spend the time and money for a multi-day cave refresher course. I've decided that's what's responsible before I return to any typical cave penetration dives. When I was certified in my 20s, the allure of cave diving was the challenge, the gear, the status. Those young guy reasons are well behind me now. If I'm going back into underwater caves today, it needs to be for a serious interest in the caves themselves. Also possibly cave photography in the style of SJ Alice Bennett. A Christmas 2020 trip to Tulum that included dives at Angelita, El Pit, Bat Cave, and Nic Te Ha has been my inspiration.

Driving along, I pass numerous Trump signs still up months after the election. Northern Florida is a unique place. It's the rural, small town Deep South rather than the genteel South of the Carolinas & Savannah, the hil

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32 [M4F] Belgium/Europe. The long and winding road that leads to your door...

Hello, people from this subreddit. I already posted something similar in r/foreveralonedating. However, I got no replies. In all honestly, I expected it. It's an M4F post, and from what I gathered, those tend to go unanswered. But, success is built on learning from failure and trying it again. So let's give it another try

TL;DR Canadian guy living now in Belgium, recently learned dutch, nerdy, loves sports and outdoor activities, and is working on his health.

I started with a quote on my title to sound deep and intellectual because that's cool, right? I would ask potential readers to tell me who said it in their message, but Google exists. So those who know earned some ghost points! I must admit that using google to find inspirational quotes of important historical figures can be so inspiring. For example, I didn't realise Chairman Zhao Ziyang famously said during the Gettysburg Address in 1945, "he who dares wins!" And in that spirit, let's talk a bit about me.

Chapter 1: The boring stuff

I know for some people this is essential information, so let's start with that. I'm 32 (in case you missed it), 1.83 meters or 6'0'' in freedom units, 78 kilos or 172 pounds for the metric impaired. I have a bachelor in Economics with a minor in policy studies, and I'm doing a masters in Behavioural Economics. I have no kids and no previous marriages. I've only dated people. Lastly, my heritage is French-Hispanic-Bulgarian-Belgian. Hurray for diversity!

But wait, I hear you say. How does someone with more mixed blood than a blood bank after an earthquake looks? Well, you can check this throwaway profile for current NSFW photos of me. If you want a snapshot related to my pursuit of physical health, here is my progress. Yes, that is my main account. Feel free to annoy me there if you prefer. I use it far more often than this one. And if you want regular images, I got you covered

Chapter 2: The less boring stuff

Now that my CV is out of the way, I can say the other things that don't feel like interviewing for a job. Typing it alone gave me flashbacks of telling employers I was a team player and that I loved introductions and team-building games as if we were in 3rd grade! North American corporate culture horror stories aside, let's say the cool stuff.

*I have a master SCUBA license, and I have scuba in several shipwrec

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Moving to Mexico City. I had some questions and am looking for friends!

Hello r/MexicoCity,

I am planning on moving to Mexico this summer. I used to work for Delta Air Lines and have traveled to Mexico a lot but after COVID I switched jobs and now work remotely.

A bit about me.

I am looking to live in Coyoacan (but am open to other neighborhoods), I work in marketing, and I speak conversational Spanish. I want to make new friends while I am down there, brush up on my Spanish, and learn more about my heritage (I am Hispanic but pretty whitewashed and most of my connections to that history have passed on.) I plan on being vaccinated from COVID before coming down but will still wear a mask and do what I can to slow the spread. I like to be outdoors, I love to scuba dive, and I like to eat.

I am planning on going down on a temporary residency visa if I can get it approved in time, if not I will go with the FMM tourist visa.

Some questions I have.

  • How is COVID going in general -- Are businesses open? What about museums/attractions?
  • Any advice on where to look for an apartment? (I am ideally looking for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath around the $600USD range. Looking in the Coyoacan, Roma, or La Condesa area but open to suggestions.)
  • How do I get a Mexico bank account?
  • Any tips on meeting people in the COVID world? (I plan on quarantining on arrival, masking, and will be vaccinated)
  • Since Cannabis is legalized, are there shops or ways to legally get it right now? (Since I live in a legal state in the US I consume often)

TL;DR Moving to Mexico, looking for people to meet and wondering how COVID is going.

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PoliSci Major With Unique Experiences

UPDATING WITH RESULTS

Demographics

  • Gender: Female
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Residence: New Hampshire
  • Income Bracket: 200,000+
  • Type of School: Public
  • Hooks: Some Legacies. I will put my connection to the colleges below.

Intended Major(s): Political Science/Linguistics

Academics

  • GPA (UW/W): 3.8 W

my school does not calculate unweighted but it is around a 3.5. my school also does weighted weirdly, so my actual weighted is around a 3.9.

I have extenuating circumstances in regards to having a lower gpa that I emailed to every college (basically my sister got very sick and i had to care for her.) Currently, I have a 4.0 UW for semester 1 of my senior year.

  • Rank (or percentile): No rank

  • # of Honors/AP/IB/Dual Enrollment/etc.:

FRESHMAN YEAR: all honors

SOPHOMORE YEAR: all honors and IB chemistry (sl/hl) and IB biology (hl)

SOPHOMORE SUMMER: personal finance at local cc

JUNIOR YEAR: absent (ap human geo online)

Senior Year Course Load:

  • IB Physics
  • IB History
  • IB Latin V
  • IB Film Studies
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Language and Composition

Standardized Testing

  • SAT I: 1410 (690 RW, 720 M) submitted everywhere BUT Columbia and Dartmouth

Extracurriculars/Activities

  1. CBYX Year Long Exchange - Information below ~ 11th grade

  2. Japan Exchange - Studied abroad in Japan for 5 weeks where I lived with a local host family and attended a language Institute to learn Japanese. ~ 10th grade summer

  3. Piano - I am an advanced level pianist and reached a grade 9 ABRSM level in 3 years. I have been able to play in a select orchestra in my German high school as well as participate in the prestigious music pathway there during my Exchange. I am currently trying to create a program to teach piano for free to intercity kids through the Boys and Girls Club. It is currently on hold due to corona though. ~ 9-12 grade

  4. US Department of State Virtual Exchange Peer - a small volunteer organization open to alumni of department of State exchange programs where participants help applicants prepare for their year abroad. ~ 9-12 grade

  5. Language Learning - I often learn languages in my free time. I am currently fluent in only English, German, and Latin (as fluent as you can be with that language) and am proficient in Japanese. ~ 9-12 grade

  6. Scuba Diving - I am an advanced open water scuba diver and am currently working towards my master diver

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Iโ€™m a True Crime Author and Expert on Gangster Dutch Schultzโ€™s Life. Iโ€™m Joined by Two Professional Treasure Hunters Searching for the Notorious Bootleggerโ€™s Missing Fortune. Ask Us Anything!

It is widely believed that notorious Bronx-based gangster and bootlegger Dutch Schultz buried a fortune estimated to be worth more than $50 million somewhere in New Yorkโ€™s Catskill Mountains prior to his death in 1935. Schultz was gunned down and died without revealing where the treasure was buried, spawning a mystery that has endured for nearly a century. Now, 85 years later, three groups of treasure hunters, armed with modern technology and decades worth of intensive research, race to uncover new leads in hopes of finding Schultzโ€™s missing treasure.

In Secrets of the Dead: Gangsterโ€™s Gold, join these three groups of treasure hunters as they follow the trail of this unsolved mystery toward the discovery of a lifetime.

Watch the full episode here: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/gangsters-gold-full-film/5640/?button=fullepisode

Answering your questions from u/SecretsPBS today are: True Crime Author Nate Hendley and Professional Treasure Hunters Ryan Fazekas and Steve Zazulyk.

Nate Hendley: Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and author. Heโ€™s written over a dozen books, primarily in the true-crime genre. Nate has written books about the American Mafia, scams and hoaxes, and gangster bosses such as Al Capone, among other topics. His short book, Dutch Schultz: The Brazen Beer Baron of New York examines the life and times of eccentric New York City mob boss Arthur Flegenheimer (aka โ€œDutch Schultzโ€). His website (www.natehendley.com) offers more details about his books and background. He also hosts a blog at https://crimestory.wordpress.com/ which is devoted to crime-related topics.

Ryan Fazekas: Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Ryan Fazekas uses his metal detecting equipment and skills along with 20 years of scuba diving experience to uncover incredible artifacts and lost items. He has a deep passion for history and especially lost treasure. Ryan has been fortunate to have travelled to some amazing places in search of riches.

Steve Zazulyk: Steve Zazulyk is a professional treasure hunter, writer and scuba diver from Canada and has traveled the world pursuing his passion for finding treasure. He is a professional detectorist with one of the largest metal detecting companies in the world and is notable for finding the famous pirate coin in the first season of The Curse of Oak Island which turned into a global phenomenon. Steve continues to write and speak at events to promote the hobby when he's not se

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Neuroplasticity

In the long history of the Alliance, there has never been a race more suited for exploration and the Planetary Survey Corps, than Terrans. From their ability to survive in a wide variety of environments, to their indifference to atmospheric and tectonic activity, everything about them was almost perfectly suited to encountering new environments. Their home world has high gravity , is populated from deserts to arctic environments, with disregard for weather or tectonics, and their hobbies include off road biking, rock climbing, rappelling, snorkeling, scuba diving, spelunking, and cross country skiing. Their homeworld was practically a training facility for exploration. In fact, the PSC Harsh Environment Training takes place on Earth.

There are, of course, many races who excel at all of these activities. There are races that are stronger, or faster, or more well adapted to particular environments and conditions. But only humans had it all. Only a human could go to a frozen wasteland, and gear up to go swimming in water that would be lethally cold to any other species. And that same human could climb up a rockface, and hike or ski down the slope on the other side, across (kilometers) of rough terrain.

It was well known that while any ship's crew with a human on board was statistically more likely to arrive in port (by a slim, but measurable margin), and we had always assumed it was down to human problem solving, which is one of their many skills. It turns out, there is more to it than that.

One of the truly strange things that humans do, beyond merely existing on a class 12 planet, is that they drive. Automobiles, or cars, or Reenak save me, motorcycles. They drive these at speeds that most of the Alliance races would view as suicidal. In fact, humans still lose many people a year to "traffic accidents" even though a lot of driving is done by computer control now. Still, every human is taught to operate a basic motor vehicle for a variety of reasons. But the reason humans can do this, is because they can process visual data more quickly than most races. They get "tunnel vision" and focus on the things that matter, and ignore the rest of the visual noise, focusing only on what's pertinent. But again, there is more to it than that.

Humans can deal with a wide variety of situational stimuli, noise, both visual and aural, smells, temperatures, and other environmental stimuli. Watch a human try to accomplish a task in an unfamiliar, chaotic environment.

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I'm in this article and I don't like it

I am not the author, just found this article extremely relevant wanted to repost for those of us who maybe take our hobby too seriously. Author is Tim Wu.

Iโ€™m a little surprised by how many people tell me they have no hobbies. It may seem a small thing, but โ€” at the risk of sounding grandiose โ€” I see it as a sign of a civilization in decline. The idea of leisure, after all, is a hard-won achievement; it presupposes that we have overcome the exigencies of brute survival. Yet here in the United States, the wealthiest country in history, we seem to have forgotten the importance of doing things solely because we enjoy them.

Yes, I know: We are all so very busy. Between work and family and social obligations, where are we supposed to find the time?

But thereโ€™s a deeper reason, Iโ€™ve come to think, that so many people donโ€™t have hobbies: Weโ€™re afraid of being bad at them. Or rather, we are intimidated by the expectation โ€” itself a hallmark of our intensely public, performative age โ€” that we must actually be skilled at what we do in our free time. Our โ€œhobbies,โ€ if thatโ€™s even the word for them anymore, have become too serious, too demanding, too much an occasion to become anxious about whether you are really the person you claim to be.

If youโ€™re a jogger, it is no longer enough to cruise around the block; youโ€™re training for the next marathon. If youโ€™re a modeler, you are no longer passing a pleasant afternoon, just you, your paints and your tools; you are trying to land a gold medal at the next model show or at least garner a respectable social media following. When your identity is linked to your hobby โ€” youโ€™re a yogi, a surfer, a rock climber โ€” youโ€™d better be good at it, or else who are you?

Lost here is the gentle pursuit of a modest competence, the doing of something just because you enjoy it, not because you are good at it. Hobbies, let me remind you, are supposed to be something different from work. But alien values like โ€œthe pursuit of excellenceโ€ have crept into and corrupted what was once the realm of leisure, leaving little room for the true amateur. The population of our country now seems divided between the semipro hobbyists (some as devoted as Olympic athletes) and those who retreat into the passive, screeny leisure that is the signature of our technological moment.

I donโ€™t deny that you can derive a lot of meaning from pursuing an activity at the highest level. I would never begrudge someone a lifetime devotion to a passion or an inborn tal

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Fishing buddies

Hiya! Looking for a fishing buddy to hit some canals up, not really knowledgeable in specific locations but was thinking somewhere east of 75! I can drive! If you have Kayaks I can carry them in me truck!

Also open to tagging along on a fishing trip out on a boat, would throw down for gas and help wash your vessel!

25/M That loves traveling, outdoor recreation (hiking scuba diving, mtb, fishing obv haha, backpacking, mountaineering), adrenaline, history, soccer, also an avid reader.

Pm or comment here if youโ€™re down!

Ps: first beers on me!

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10 years ago on this day I performed the world's highest skydive. Something so unexplainable happened that I was forced to keep my mouth shut.

In the summer of 2010, over two years before Felix Baumgartner's name splashed across newspapers and television screens for his supposedly awe-inspiring jump from the stratosphere, I broke the record for the world's highest skydive. A record that still stands, unofficially.

But for reasons explained below, my feat and my name were both wiped from the annals of history. I have been forced to keep quiet for all these years, to grit my teeth behind sealed lips as others steal the glory that is rightfully mine. Not anymore.

I deserve to have my story heard. Whatever be the consequences.

Ever since I was a child I have been a thrill seeker.

Reckless Ronnie, they called me. The kid who climbs trees, happily accepts dares to swim across frigid lakes, goes sledding down the dangerous incline of the tallest hill near his town, slides down rusted bannisters of stairs on his skateboard - that was me. I didn't do it for the respect or the adoration of my peers, I did it simply because it made me feel alive.

I grew up in a broken home. Lost my mother to cancer when I was 10. Lost my father to the bottle soon after. I had no future. No hopes. No dreams. Nothing except for that one moment where I'd step into the jaws of death, fear coiling like a snake in my stomach. That moment where everything else would fall away, and nothing but the here and now mattered. The risk of death kept me anchored to life, like the trembling glow of a lighthouse in the midst of a dark and turbulent ocean. I lived for those moments.

An adrenaline junkie to the core.

Growing up, I dabbled in numerous activities that sharpened my senses and made my heart race. Rock climbing, paragliding, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, water skiing; I was game for anything that could get my skin tingling. But nothing, and I do mean nothing got me going quite like skydiving.

I was 19 when I did my first solo dive. Saved up money from my job at a local diner to pay for it. I remember it all very well. The roar of the engine of the tiny Cessna, the wind lashing my face and making my lips quiver, the weightless feeling in the pit of my stomach as I plummeted to the ground, the sprawling view beneath me, the parachute tugging me upwards and making me drift in the air, and the way my knees wobbled when I landed. As I lay smiling on the dirt, trying to catch my breath while looking at the cloudless sky I had just dropped through, I knew I had found my calling.

Over the years I developed quit

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19 [M4F] Connecticut - Looking for my person

Hey! Thanks for checking me out! I hope youโ€™re having a great day! I apologize for the length of this but I figured youโ€™d rather know who youโ€™re talking to. Now to get into it.

You can call me CJ (until I know youโ€™re not a creep). Iโ€™m 19 (20 in May) and from Connecticut. Iโ€™m straight and a male.

To preface, Iโ€™m looking for a monogamous, romantic, online to in person (preferably, Iโ€™m really tired of long distance online only relationships) relationship.

Now that the standard asl is out of the way we can get into the more interesting stuff!

Iโ€™m currently a sophomore in college studying History. I am white, 5โ€™10โ€, am currently rocking a dad bod, have medium dark brown hair, and a beard. I don't have any tattoos at the moment but many are planned. I hope to have kids in the future and definitely lots of dogs (unfortunately, I am allergic to cats). This is what I look like https://imgur.com/a/zshhTB7

Iโ€™m a really big nerd. I love video games, dnd, โ€œnerdyโ€ movies/shows, and plan on going to cons and events once quarantine is over! My favorite genres are fantasy and sci-fi and my favorite universes are the Witcher, Marvel, Pokรฉmon, Legend of Zelda, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Halo. I normally tend to be the โ€œlore guyโ€ of the group.

Branching off that, my favorite games currently are Sea of Thieves, the Witcher 3, the MCC, Bioshock Infinite, Pokรฉmon, Animal Crossing, and Skyrim. But in no way is this the extent of my game library. I play on pc and switch.

I also love doing stuff outside, especially around the water. My favorite outdoor activity is SCUBA diving but I also enjoy hiking, target shooting, free diving, boating, and snorkeling.

Favorite Shows / Movies / Youtube: Marvel, Harry Potter, Star Wars (except the sequel trilogy), Disney, Avatar: TLA, The Witcher, Gravity Falls, Impractical Jokers, Unus Annus, Game Grumps, Pokemon, How to Train Your Dragon

โ€œQuirksโ€: I do have anxiety and minor depression that is under control. Also, when it comes to relationships, I really need some sort of physical connection in order to emotionally attach to someone, therefore I heavily prefer local unless visits are often and consistent. Though distance can be ignored for the right person of course

Deal Breakers: Use of tobacco or nicotine containing products (unless youโ€™re actively trying to quit), STDs, use of hard drugs(420 friendly though), supporting racism.

Things that I Dislike: Being lied to or cheated on, lied to, and led o

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56 M South Florida

Greetings from Florida,

I'm new to Reddit and I am figuring out how things work. I've been a seeker for as long as I can remember and I've tried my hand at so many things that I can hardly keep track. I'm 56, happily married with two children. I am very much an introvert a deep thinker and analytical. I'm seeking an email or snail mail pal with a wide range of interests and willing to be share about themselves candidly.

I enjoy poetry, philosophy, spirituality, law, boats, physical fitness, RV's, travel, cooking, brewing beer, scuba diving, flying planes, history, gardening, architecture, technology, self development, psychedelics, psychology and I am fascinated by those outside of the bell curve. I have read and studied extensively on my own the subjects mentioned (and many more) since I was very young. I consider myself to be an empath so I avoid watching any violence or suffering on television. When my wife is watching the medical or cop shows, I listen to music music, podcasts, meditate or watch YouTube videos . I follow Joe Rogan, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown, James Clear, David Goggins, Alan Watts, Gabor Mate, Don Miguel Ruiz and dozens of others.

I am a man of my word. When I commit to something, you can count on it. I have been an accountability buddy to several people and I very much enjoyed that. I put a lot of thought and effort into those activities and it was very rewarding.

The past 24 years, I have been the I.T. Director for a multi-billion dollar company. I work from home and I often have free time during the work day and would like to use my time to communicate with others.

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32 [M4F] Belgium/Europe. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known!

Hello, people from this subreddit. I already posted something a bit ago. However, I got no replies. In all honestly, I expected it. It's an M4F post, and from what I gathered, those tend to go unanswered. But, success is built on learning from failure and trying it again. So let's give it another try. Now with extra words!

TL;DR Canadian guy living now in Belgium, recently learned dutch, nerdy, loves sports and outdoor activities, and is working on his health.

I started with a quote on my title to sound deep and intellectual because that's cool, right? I would ask potential readers to tell me who said it in their message, but Google exists. So those who know earned some ghost points! I must admit that using google to find inspirational quotes of important historical figures can be so inspiring. For example, I didn't realise Chairman Zhao Ziyang famously said during the Gettysburg Address in 1945, "he who dares wins!" And in that spirit, let's talk a bit about me.

Chapter 1: The boring stuff

I know for some people this is essential information, so let's start with that. I'm 32 (in case you missed it), 1.83 meters or 6'0'' in freedom units, 78 kilos or 172 pounds for the metric impaired. I have a bachelor in Economics with a minor in policy studies, and I'm doing a masters in Behavioural Economics. I have no kids and no previous marriages. I've only dated people. Lastly, my heritage is French-Hispanic-Bulgarian-Belgian. Hurray for diversity!

But wait, I hear you say. How does someone with more mixed blood than a blood bank after an earthquake looks? Well, you can check this throwaway profile for current NSFW photos of me. If you want a snapshot related to my pursuit of physical health, here is my progress. Yes, that is my main account. Feel free to annoy me there if you prefer. I use it far more often than this one. And if you want regular images, I got you covered

Chapter 2: The less boring stuff

Now that my CV is out of the way, I can say the other things that don't feel like interviewing for a job. Typing it alone gave me flashbacks of telling employers I was a team player and that I loved introductions and team-building games as if we were in 3rd grade! North American corporate culture horror stories aside, let's say the cool stuff.

*I have a master SCUBA license, and I have scuba in several shipwre

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