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  1. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    Cut off your own arm to survive?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston They were talking about this guy on the radio this morning and asking people whether they would cut off their own arm to survive.
    I don't know if I could... I mean, I have enough trouble just trying get up the courage to pull off a wax strip. :lol:
     
  2. Arlandria

    Arlandria Love being Mrs.C xx

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    Initially i'd say no, but put in that situation, probably :) Is this the guy 127 is based on?? x
     
  3. odd_socks

    odd_socks Long Term WTT

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    i saw that ad for that film, i dont know if i could but i guess if that situation if u got no choice u have to
     
  4. NuKe

    NuKe mummy to 2 gorgeous girls

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    i would like to say yes, in theory. id get it cut off straight away. but in that situation.... i dunno if i could! i suppose if it came RIGHT down to it and i realised i was going to die if i didnt do it, id have to!
     
  5. jenny_wren

    jenny_wren Queen Spammatha

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    he's done some amazing things
    and i bet he's full of stories, other than
    this one lol

    after 5 days without food and very little water
    i would probably have done the same, you might
    as well die trying than waiting i suppose ...

    but until i'm in that situation i've not got
    a clue, starvation can make you do all sorts
    of things and he was very lucky someone found him

    :flower:
     
  6. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Probably :shrug: I think the will to survive is way stronger than pain thresholds.
     
  7. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    Yes, it is.
    Honestly though, the guy was completely stupid in going out hiking without telling anyone where he was going and when he'd be back.
     
  8. Mrs Mayhem

    Mrs Mayhem Guest

    I have just finished reading the book about this, I honestly don't know if I could have survived for the time he did and stayed strong! He really only had two options left in the end, cut his arm off or die. I guess it comes down to your basic survival instinct!
    I think the only thing that would get me through it would be the thought of not being there for my daughter.
     
  9. rosie272

    rosie272 mum to charlie finn

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    I really hope I never have to find out! ;)
    I think the survival instinct would well and truly kick in..
    And the guy in the film (James Franco) is hot, so I'm going to see it :)
     
  10. Jem_x3

    Jem_x3 Mummy to Isabella :)

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    Probably not before Isabella was born :haha: But now I'd cut off both my arms and legs to get back to her :thumbup:
     

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