This week's "DQYD Top 5" is inspired by our guest Sheridan. If you haven't listened to the episode yet, Sheridan is a sky diver, so we set out to make our top 5 lists based extreme sport & thrill seeking themes.
Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to add your own top 5lists!
Nathan's Top 5 Fun Things That Will Most Certainly Kill You if Done Incorrectly
Pick 5: Chicken
Whether it was racing towards a cliff, or even each other, a "friendly" game of chicken was how many teens proved their manliness in the 40's and 50's after consuming too many pops. This is what happens we didn't have video games to satiate our competitive side.
Pick 4: Rock Climbing
Rock climbing can be beyond safe. When proper equipment, supervision and tested routes are used, a great time can be had. Replace just one thing in that sentence however, and you're in for a bad time
Pick 3: Wrestling
Watch any wrestling program on TV these days and it'll lead with "Don't try this at home". This is because thousands of people a year injure themselves by doing things like diving onto tables, and more importantly, each other. Let the professionals handle it and fight that urge to powerbomb your budz.
Pick 2: Extreme Camping
Maybe camping in woods bores you? Maybe you want to visit a desert? Maybe you want to take a hallucinogenic and find yourself. Maybe you underestimated how much water you'd need. Maybe you cant find your way back. MAYBE ITS SUPER COLD AT NIGHT. MAYBE YOU GOT BIT BY A POISONOUS SNAKE...Maybe just keep it to safe places with your friends, mkay.
Pick 1: Slacklining (Tight Rope)
As a man with absolutely no balance, the idea of crossing a large gap where I can easily fall terrifies me. With this said, what better way to feel like the protagonist from Assassin's Creed than traversing buildings via a small rope.
Farrin's Top 5 Thrill Seeking Hobbies
Sheridan had us shaking in our boots with her adrenaline pumping 13k foot jumps and so this week, we’re talking other extreme hobbies. Check out these five thrill seeking hobbies.
Pick 5: Base Jumping
Base Jumping is just as terrifying as skydiving to me, but with lower heights. With that said it’s still dangerous as all get out and will be sure to get you pumped up!
Pick 4: Dune Bashin
Want to do something a bit more extreme than “muddin’?” Dune Bashing might be up your alley. Get a SUV, a really good Roll Cage, and find some big sandy dunes, and you’re in for a treat!
Pick 3: Storm Chasing
Waaaay back in the day as a young lad, I used to be frightened of tornados, so you can imagine I wouldn’t dream of being a storm chaser. These people are crazy to get close enough to a tornado. But they produce some of the coolest videos you’ll find on the web/Weather Channel.
Pick 2: Shark Diving
Deep dark seas, colorful coral, and super sized sharks brings us to our number 2, diving with sharks. You will not find me anywhere near this hobby. One word, nope.
Pick 1: Wingsuit Flying
At number 1, here’s another take a flight, wingsuit flying. Get your squirrel on, and jump into the fresh air, navigating with subtle movements of your body. Just be careful landing!
Drew's Top 5 Common Fears
Some of us were listening to Sheridan talk about her love of jumping out of a perfectly good plane, and were 100% on board. Others immediately had nope-alarms were going off in their heads. It got me thinking about the various phobias that people have, and so I consolidated a list of common fears.
Pick 5: Claustrophobia
The fear of enclosed spaces. This is probably the one on the list that hits the closest to home for me. While a packed elevator doesn't overly bother me, the thought of getting stuck in a small space is very anxiety-inducing.
Pick 4: Acrophobia
The fear of heights. A healthy fear of heights is definitely a good thing. However, for some, the picture to the left is enough to make their stomach lurch.
Pick 3: Arachnophobia
Spiders. Cute, cuddly, eight-legged nightmare fuel. Spiders are very anxiety-inducing to many people.
Pick 2: Necrophobia
Fear of death is a natural thing. Especially since there's no way to truly what happens after you pass away until you do.
Pick 1: Glossophobia
The fear of public speaking comes in at the number one spot... over death. It makes a fair bit of sense, though. I can verify that when you're in front of a group of people and you botch your presentation, death is often preferable.