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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
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Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
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A Gurkha platoon is being briefed by their CO before an assault on the Falklands..

“Your aircraft will fly on this heading at 150 feet to avoid radar, then once over the drop zone you will jump, form up on the ground and close on the objective at these co-ordinates. Any questions?”

There is some discussion amongst the men. The Gurkha unit commander raises his hand.

“Sir, the men are concerned about the risk of injury on the insertion. They ask if it is possible to jump from fifty feet instead?”

“Afraid not, old chap. Fifty feet is too low for the parachutes to open” replies the CO.

The Gurkha commander smiles broadly…

“Ah, that is fine Sir. Nobody mentioned that we would have parachutes”
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A nice story, but, it would seem, one with roots more in the world of fiction than fact. A pity really as I'm sure the bog would have been preserved for posterity in a museum somewhere had it been true.
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So I was totally disgusted last Friday when I witnessed a council worker crush a snail right infront of me. I snapped at him and asked why on earth he would do such a thing, he said "the bastard has been following me around all week I'm sick of him"....!!!!

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